Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology Laboratory

Research in our lab focuses on establishing links between sensory physiology and evolutionary behavioural ecology using plant-animal mutualistic interactions as the model system. Why have animals evolved the senses they possess and how do these senses contribute to their foraging ecology and behaviour? The methods we use are multi-pronged incorporating field studies and behavioural experiments. We are part of IISER-TVM Centre for Research and Education in Ecology and Evolution (ICREEE).

Hema Somanathan
Professor, School of Biology
IISER Thiruvananthapuram
Maruthamala PO, Vithura
Thiruvananthapuram – 695551
Kerala, INDIA

Office: 0471 2778063


Asmi joins the lab

Dr. Asmi Jezeera rejoins the lab as a post-doctoral researcher. She will be working on understanding the effect of pesticides on the native honey bee species in India. A very warm welcome to you!

HFSP fellowship to Sajesh

Sajesh is awarded the HFSP fellowship to carry out his post-doctoral research work at Western University, under Dr. Natasha Mhatre. We wish him all the very best.

ISEB grant to Sudeep

Sudeep receives the ISEB travel grant to attend the 19th ISEB Congress in Melbourne, Australia. This will allow him to present his work on the floral constancy of Apis dorsata to the international community. We are very happy for him and wish him all the best.