I am a PhD student in Dr Barry Noonâ??s lab. While my primary training has been in Veterinary medicine, following the completion of my masters degree in wildlife biology I have been involved in ecology projects dealing with organisms as varied as centipedes and birds. Most recently I was engaged with WWF-India in a project addressing the landscape ecology of large mammals in the Indian terai. Ever since I have been fascinated by the conservation challenges associated with protected areas embedded within agricultural landscapes. Besides ecology my other interests include birding, reading, hiking and traveling.