Welcome, I am a Primatologist . Currently, I am a PhD student at Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University Japan. For my PhD, I am going to investigate the social system and reproductive strategies of Central Himalayan langur (Semnopithecus schistaceus) in high altitude forests of Western Himalayas, India. I have been studying their ecology and behaviour at different altitudes ranging from 1500 m a.s.l. to 4000 m a.s.l. from last four years funded by grants from Rufford foundation, National Geographic Society, Leakey Foundation and Kyoto University Japan.
My long term research interest are primate behaviour, ecology and conservation of primate species living in the Himalayas. Little research on primates has been conducted in this area. It is very important carry out systematic long term studies in this region not only because it is a biodiversity hotspot, but also because it is one of the world’s most sensitive regions to climate change. Humans as well as wildlife are forced to adapt to many changes brought upon by ongoing climate changes worldwide including resource availability, conflicts and potential increase in disease transmission. With these motivation, i will be carrying out long term studies in Himalayas to understand how the habitat is changing and how humans as well as animals adopting it in order to finding ways allowing coexistence of both ensuring their the survival in this tough terrain.