Dr. Arjun Srivathsa
Arjun joined WCS-India in 2012 as a Research Associate. He obtained his Master of Science degree in Wildlife Biology and Conservation from the graduate program offered by NCBS–WCS in 2012. He obtained his PhD from the University of Florida, USA. His doctoral research focused on conservation ecology of dholes.
Arjun’s research interests and on-going collaborative projects include studies of carnivore ecology and human-carnivore interactions across multiple landscapes in India. He is a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Canid Specialist Group and the IUCN Dhole Working Group. He is also a professional artist and cartoonist, specializing in creating conservation-themed artwork for nature education and science communication.
Ryan joined WCS-India as a Research Assistant in 2019. He obtained his Master of Science degree in Wildlife Biology and Conservation from the National Centre for Biological Sciences, TIFR in 2018. His work has previously focused upon the research and conservation of lesser-known endangered species such as dholes, fishing cats, sharks and rays. His primary interest lies in the conservation of endangered species and landscapes through the application of robust scientific studies and is inclined towards the conservation of lesser-known endangered species and understanding the change in nature of human-wildlife relationships due to geopolitical changes. He has experience conducting and co-leading field surveys across the Western Ghats, Central Indian Forests and the Eastern Himalayas. He also possesses expertise in managing and processing big data and, the application of bioinformatics analyses and genetic techniques.