CES In-house Symposium 2014: Schedule

Day 1

Session 1

Introductions and Announcements

9.30 – 10.10

Dr. Rohini Balakrishnan

(Faculty)

Title – Temperature, size and song frequency in tree crickets.

10.10 – 10.30

Navendu Page

(Dr. Kartik Shanker’s Lab)

Title – Patterns in local, regional and turnover diversity in the evergreen woody plants of the Western Ghats.

10.30 – 10.50

Rutuja Chitra Tarak

(Dr. R. Sukumar’s Lab)

Title – Trees shrink: how much did they grow then?

10.50 – 11.15

Tea / Coffee

 

Session 2

11.15 – 11.55

Dr. Praveen Karanth

(Faculty)

Title – Phylogenetic diversity as a measure of biodiversity: Pros and cons.

11.55 – 12.35

Divya B.

(Dr. Praveen Karanth’s Lab)

Title – Capturing richness independent phylogenetic diversity and testing PD surrogates in woody plant communities.

12.35 – 13.00

Bharat H. Aithal

(Dr. T.V. Ramachandra’s Lab)

Title – Visualisation of urbanisation patterns in Greater Bangalore, India.

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch

 

Session 3

14.00 – 14.40

Sandeep Pulla

(Dr. R. Sukumar’s Lab)

Title – Tree niche differentiation in a tropical forest.

14.40 – 15.00

Sanjeeta Sharma Pokharel

(Dr. R. Sukumar’s lab)

Title – Assessing stress response in Asian Elephants using fecal glucocorticoid metabolites.

15.00 – 15.20

Souvik Mandal

(Dr. Raghavendra Gadagkar’s Lab)

Title – How far do wasps fly?

15.20 – 15.45

Tea / Coffee

 

Session 4

15.45 – 16.05

Jaideep Joshi

(Dr. Vishwesha Guttal’s lab)

Title – Collective movement and evolution of altruism.

16.05 – 16.25

Ravi Jhambekar

(Dr. Kavita Isvaran’s Lab)

Title – Impact of the Invasive Weed Lantana camara (Verbenaceae) on Butterfly Behaviour

16.25 – 16.45

Dr. Sumanta Bagchi

(Faculty)

Title – Empirical signatures of ecological resilience.

16.45 – 17.05

Ganesh Hegde

(Dr. T.V. Ramachandra’s Lab)

Title – Solar energy for rural electrification: Rooftop PV for domestic and standalone systems for irrigation.

 

Day 2

Session 5

Announcements

9.30 – 10.10

Dr. Renee M. Borges

(Faculty)

Title – Do plant and animals differ in phenotypic plasticity?

10.10 – 10.30

Dr. Kavita Isvaran

(Faculty)

Title – Is the distribution of reproductive success among females relatively uniform in birds and mammals?

10.30 – 10.50

Kunal Arekar

(Dr. Praveen Karanth’s lab)

Title – Determining the species status of the Himalayan populations of Hanuman langur

10.50 – 11.15

Tea / Coffee

 

Session 6

11.15 – 11.55

Dr. Deepak Veerappan

(Dr. Praveen Karanth’s lab)

Title – Preliminary findings on the phylogeography and systematics of the fan-throated lizards Sitana cf. ponticeriana.

11.55 – 12.15

Monisha Bhattacharyya

(Dr. Rohini Balakrishnan’s Lab)

Title- Reproductive isolation through song in two sympatric tree cricket species

12.15 – 12.35

Paromita Saha

(Dr. Raghavendra Gadagkar’s Lab)

Title- Yet to be updated

12.35 – 13.00

Sabiha Sachdeva

(Dr. Vishwesha Guttal’s Lab)

Title- Anticipating the regime shifts in ecosystems using spatial data

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch

 

Session 7

14.00 – 14.40

Aniruddha Dutta Roy

(Dr. Praveen Karanth’s Lab)

Title- A peek into the evolutionary origin of skinks of the Indian subcontinent.

14.40 – 15.00

Suman Attiwilli

(Dr. Kavita Isvaran’s Lab)

Title- Impact of invasive plant Lantana camara and road on habitat use by butterflies in a moist deciduous forest

15.00 – 15.20

Dr. Anjan Kumar Nandi

(Dr. Raghavendra Gadagkar’s Lab)

Title- Dominance networks in social wasps: detecting substructure and beyond

15.20 – 15.45

Tea / Coffee

Session 8

15.45 – 16.05

Nitin Saxena

(Dr. Vishwesha Guttal’s Lab)

Title – Understanding the pattern of evolution of schooling behaviour in fish using phylogenetic approach

16.05 – 16.25

Samira Agnihotri

(Dr. Rohini Balakrishnan’s Lab)

Title – Quantifying vocal mimicry in the Greater Racket-tailed Drongo: A comparison of automated methods and human assessment.

16.25 – 15.05

Dr. Raghavendra Gadagkar

(Faculty)

Title – Worker Policing in Social Hymenoptera: are ugly data destroying a beautiful theory, and what we should do about it?

Feedback and Acknowledgements

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