My research interests lie in three generally incompatible fields - quantitative ecology, natural history and socio-ecology. I like to use advanced quantitative techniques and analytical methods to answer deductive questions falling in the broad domain of population and community ecology. Apart from numeric patterns, I am interested in understanding natural history of birds, mammals and amphibians from a bio-geographic and functional point of view. Of late, I have found a new liking in interdisciplinary research that integrates knowledge of ecology and humanities. I am especially interested in policy-oriented ecological research targeted at strategic management of diffuse socio-ecological systems (mostly dry grasslands).
Projects Involved: Peninsular Birds
PERSONAL AND OTHER INTERESTS
I find it difficult to separate my research and personal interests as the two overlap to a great extent. I like exploring new landscapes on foot and bike with occasional rounds of birding and herping. My spare time is spent in reading books (strictly non-fiction), watching movies, listening to music (largely classical and fusion) or scanning through digital content. I like to watch and play sports - football, cricket and badminton - whenever possible.
- Siddhesh Bramhankar, Mihir Godbole and Varun Kher (2018), Saswad Grasslands of Pune in Danger. Conservation India. https://www.conservationindia.org/gallery/saswad-grasslands-near-pune-in-danger