ABOUT US: OOI WEBSITE TEAM
Shantanu Joshi: I am interested in ecology, taxonomy and biogeography of odonates. I completed by Bachelor's in Science from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai after which I worked at National Centre for Biological Sciences with Deepa Agashe's Adaptation Lab to study polymorphism in Agriocnemis pygmaea. I recently finished Master's in WIldlife Biology, Conservation and Management from Bhavan's College, Mumbai. I am a Curator of order Odonata at the Museum and Field Stations Facility at NCBS, Bengaluru.
Aaratrik Pal: I'm broadly interested in odonates, butterflies and wild plants. I have completed my Master's in Botany and now pursuing PhD from University of North Bengal. My passion works for photographing odonates and learning more about them. I'm also working on a site in my regional language (bengali). For more information email me.
Kalesh Sadasivan: A Plastic Surgeon by profession and a naturalist by passion, from Kerala. Founder member and Research Associate of Travancore Nature History Society (TNHS), an NGO based in Trivandrum since 2010. I am a wildlife photographer and an amateur taxonomist with specific interest in invertebrates. I have discovered and described more than a dozen new species to science from the Western Ghats including frogs (Raorchestes sp.), reptiles (Sitana sp.), wasps (Dolichogenedia sp.), ants (Tyrannomyrmex sp.) and also discovered 4 new species of odonates: Protosticta ponmudiensis, Euphaea pseudodispar, Euphaea thosegharensis and Cyclogomphus flavoannulatus from Western Ghats. To know more about what I do visit my page or email me.
Vinayan P Nair: I am a teacher at Kozhikode, North Kerala. My home town is Taliparamba, North Kerala in Kannur District. I am a post graduate in Zoology (with Entomology specialisation) and hold MPhil (Entomology) and BEd. I studied butterflies and moths while in college and have published 20 research papers. I am a self taught photographer and has been documenting odonates and other insects of my area since 2009. For the last 6 years I have been studying the taxonomy and ecology of odonates of Kerala. I am also associated as a Research Associate at Travancore Nature History Society, Trivandrum.
Krushnamegh Kunte: I am a naturalist broadly interested in biodiversity, conservation and citizen science. I am an Associate Professor at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), TIFR, Bengaluru, where my research lab investigates diversification and adaptation in insects. I also serve as the Chief Editor of the Biodiversity Atlas – India project, of which this website is a part. Read more on my lab website or email me if you are interested in my research work and in the Biodiversity Atlas – India platform.
Cite this page along with its URL as:
. . 2022. About Us: Ooi Website Team . In Joshi, S., P. Dawn, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Odonata of India, v. 1.57. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.