Shraddha Kumari K is working as Research Assistant and supporting various projects and initiatives. She has completed her Master of Science in Zoology from Kuvempu University. Before joining BCIT she worked as Guest Faculty in Government First Grade College, Tumakuru, Karnataka. Shraddha is also pursuing her PhD in Zoology with focus on Ecology of bats from Jain (Deemed to be University). She has delivered several talks and interacted with school students in Karnataka and have few national and international publications. She is interested in studying the distribution, dispersal, and foraging range of bats.
Preetham is presently pursuing his Master of Science degree in Wildlife and Management from Kuvempu University, Shivamogga. He joined BCIT in 2018 as a volunteer and is now working on various projects covering acoustics, distribution mapping and conservation issues. He has been curious about bats for a long time and feels bats are the least studied, are challenging to study due to their nocturnal nature and are marred by myths. He is passionate about carrying out long term research on bats.
Kaushik has a master’s degree in Genomics from Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamilnadu, where his thesis was on social behavior and bioacoustics of bats. He has carried out field studies and assisted other researchers on various projects across South East Asia. He is presently volunteering with BCIT on our Diversity Survey project.
Neeraj is a tax advisor with a Big 4 company and a keen naturalist. Actively volunteering with BCIT for nearly five years now, he contributes to its diversity surveys, roost monitoring projects and photo documents various species being a wildlife photographer himself.
Dhanush is presently pursuing his Master of Science degree in Wildlife and Management from Kuvempu University, Shivamogga. He has worked on conflicts related to elephants in estates, paddy fields and private farms. Being a wildlife artist, he has created artwork for BCIT apart from participating in field work.
Tarun is a passionate naturalist who left a software engineering job to pursue his dream of serving as an IFS officer. A long-standing permanent supporter, he contributes to bat related research work and various other tasks on the field and in office. He has volunteered with various research organizations, carried out transect surveys and various other conservation-oriented projects.