Masters students

IISER-TVM

Chinmay Hemant Joshi (2017-18) Behavioral ecology and silk biomechanics of Stegodyphus sarasinorum (Eresidae)

Reshnu Raj (2017-18) A comparative analysis of the visual associative learning in two hymenopteran insects

Neetash MR (2017) Olfactory conditioning and learning in bees

Riya Elizabeth Thomas (2016-17) Preference for single amino acid nectar of phenylalanine in Apis cerana. Currently pursuing PhD in Centre for Neuroscience, McGill University, Canada

Isai Amudhu (2016-17) Sensory ecology and visual adaptations of Tetragonula iridipennis as a function of its size

Sibi Sasikumar (2016-17) Investigating possible parthenogenesis and sociality in social spiders

Sajesh Vijayan (2015-16) Ontogeny of orientation flights in the Asian honeybee. Currently pursuing PhD in IISER-Thiruvananthapuram

Aparajitha Ramesh (2015-16) Foraging specialisation in the Eastern honeybee, Apis cerana. Currently pursuing PhD in University of Groningen, Netherlands

Aditya Singh (2014-15) Recruitment behaviour of stingless bee Trigona iridipennis. Currently pursuing PhD in Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center – Göttingen, Germany

Preeti Saryan (2013-14) Temporal flight patterns in diurnal and nocturnal Indian carpenter bees. Currently pursuing PhD in IISER-Bhopal

Animakshi Bhushan (2013-14) Behavioural Ontogeny of the Asiatic Honeybee, Apis cerana. Currently pursuing PhD in Dartmouth College, USA

Thejasvi Beleyur (2012-13) Task differentiation during prey capture and retreat-mate recognition in the Indian social spider, Stegodyphus sarasinorum (Eresidae). Currently pursuing PhD in Max-Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany

External universities

Sheheer Ali (2015-16) AVC College, Mayiladuthurai: Prey capture behaviour and feeding interactions in a social spider, Stegodyphus sarasinorum

Elsa Mini Jos (2016-17) Pondicherry University: Evolution of touch-sensitive stigmas in angiosperms and its’ ecological significance in Heterophragma quadriloculare (Bignoniaceae). Currently pursuing PhD in Utah State University, USA

Sruthimol Bhasi (2012) Mar Athanasious College for Advanced Studies , Thiruvalla (under Mahatma Gandhi University): Influence of patch size on plant and insect communities in Myristica swamp forests of the Southern Western Ghats

Visiting students

Katie Hall (2015-16) University of Exeter: Masters by research project on Asian honey bees, Apis cerana (Supervisor: Dr. Natalie Hempel de Ibarra)

Lucy Nevard (2015-16) University of Exeter: Masters by research project on Asian honey bees, Apis cerana (Supervisor: Dr. Natalie Hempel de Ibarra)

Bryony James (2016) University of Exeter: Masters dissertation project on stingless bees, Trigona iridipennis (Supervisor: Dr. Natalie Hempel de Ibarra)

Johanna Yourstone (2017-18) Lund University: PhD project on bee pollination in agricultural fields of Eastern Ghats (Supervisor: Prof. Henrik Smith and Prof. Almut Kelber)

Gowri Vinod (2018) University of Exeter: Masters dissertation project on stingless bees, Trigona iridipennis (Supervisor: Dr. Natalie Hempel de Ibarra)

Project Fellows

Plant-animal interactions

Amit Biswas (2016), Ashish Nerlekar (2018), Elsa Mini Jos (2017-18), Evangeline Arulmalar (2011), Neha Mohan Babu (2016), Rishiddh Jhaveri (2017-18), Sairandhri Lapalikar (2016-18), Sasmita Mallick (2012), Shwetha Muzumdar (2012-13), Sridhar Halali (2016), Sruthimol Bhasi (2012-13), Sumayya Hassan (2015)

Behavioural ecology of social spiders and bees

Anjana (2011), Deepa Noble (2015-2016), Keerthi (2012), Richa Shah (2012-13), Sheheer (2015-16), Thejasvi Beleyur (2013-14)