Sand dunes and natural vegetation of the Thar desert

Arnab Chatterjee

Institute of Ecology and Evolution | Professorship for Ecology | Small Mammal Ecology Group
Sand dunes and natural vegetation of the Thar desert
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Institute of Ecology and Evolution | Professorship for Ecology | Small Mammal Ecology
Arnab Chatterjee
PhD student
Arnab Chatterjee
Room 424
Dornburger Straße 159
07743 Jena

Research Interests

  • Population dynamics of small mammals with a special reference to rodents.
  • Impacts of land use and land cover changes on the demography and behaviour of native prey species (e.g., Indian desert gerbil Meriones hurrianae).
  • Ecological relationship between rodents and native plant community.
  • Western arid grassland ecosystem of India.
  • Systematic review and evidence-based conservation

Curriculum vitae

   
Since 02/2021

PhD student at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Working Group: Small Mammal Ecology.

  • Project: Impacts of Land Use and Cover Changes on the Demography and Behaviour of Indian Desert Gerbil (Meriones hurrianae) in Thar Desert, India.
  • Scholarship: „Research Grants- Doctoral Programmes in Germany“ by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).
10/2018 - 03/2019

Project intern in the “Habitat Improvement and Conservation Breeding of Great Indian Bustard: An Integrated Approach” under ‘Endangered Species Recovery Programme’ at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun.

07/2018 - 10/2018 Project intern in the field survey for the “National Status Assessment of Lesser Florican” by the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. 
08/2016 - 07/2018

Master of Science in Zoology with a specialization in Wildlife and Conservation Biology at the University of Calcutta.

  • Thesis: Assessment of Conservation Threats for Wetland Mammals: An Evidence-based Conservation Approach.
  • Scholarship: Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.
07/2013 - 06/2016

Bachelor of Science in Zoology (Honours); Chemistry and Botany (Pass/Minor) from the Scottish Church College, the University of Calcutta.

  • Scholarship: Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.

Field stays

   
01/2019-03/2019

Mark-recapture of free-ranging dog population in the Thar desert landscape, Rajasthan, India.

07/2018-10/2018

Population estimation of lesser florican and associated agro-grassland habitat survey in the state of Gujarat and Rajasthan, India.

03/2018

Masters’ field excursion in Okhrey Village and Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary (Eastern Himalayan Biodiversity Hotspot), Sikkim, India

12/2014

Bachelor’s field excursion in Mudhumalai Tiger Reserve (Tamil Nadu), Bandipur National Park (Karnataka) and Nagarhole National Park (Karnataka), Western Ghats Biodiversity Hotspot, India.

Publications

Chatterjee A, Bhattacharyya S (2021) Assessing the threats facing wetland mammals in India using an evidence‐based conservation approach. Mam Rev. https://doi.org/10.1111/mam.12242.

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