DPhil.

Mr. Nishant Kumar DPhil thesis, Somerville College and the Department of Zoology (Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology) University of Oxford & Wildlife Institute of India (Department of Animal Ecology & Conservation Biology) Ecology and Ethno-ornithology of Black Kites Milvus migrans in Delhi, India

Dissertations

Our grants strongly encourage research institutions and senior scientists to train and mentor students in the field in order for them to obtain their Master’s degrees. These students have successfully submitted their dissertations to their respective universities:-

Akshay V. Anand affiliated to Pondicherry University – MSc thesis titled A Comparative Study on the Nest Site Selection and Cavity Availability of the Forest owlet Heteroglaux blewetti and other Sympatric Owls in Khandwa District, Madhya Pradesh.” Supervisor Dr. Prachi Mehta.

Ms. Mahasweta Patnaik affiliated to Wildlife Research & Conservation Society, Pune, Maharashtra – MSc Thesis, TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi for Large and Small Owls in Melghat Tiger Reserve. Supervisor & Guide Dr. Prachi Mehta, WRCS.

Miss. Sayli Suresh Sawant affiliated to Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology & Natural History, Coimbatore – MSc. thesis, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun for “Occurrence of Serpent Eagles in North and Middle Andaman Islands”. Supervisor: Dr. Shirish Manchi, SACON.

Mr. Nishant Kumar affiliated to Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, Uttarakhand – MSc thesis, Saurashtra University. ‘’A Study of Resource Selection by Black Kites Milvus migrans in the Urban Landscape of National Capital Region, India.’’ Supervisors: Dr. Y. Jhala & Dr. Qamar Qureshi, WII.

Ms. Megha Rao affiliated to Wildlife Research & Conservation Society, Pune, Maharashtra – MSc. thesis Pondicherry University. ‘’Nest site selection of Heteroglaux blewitti, in Khandwa District of Madhya Pradesh, India.’’ Supervisor: Dr. Prachi Mehta, WRCS.

Ms. Ridhi R. Chandarana affiliated to Wildlife Research & Conservation Society, Pune, Maharashtra – MSc. thesis, Pondicherry University. ‘’Assessing the Diet of the Forest Owlet Heteroglaux blewitti through pellet analysis in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh, India.’’ Supervisor: Dr. Prachi Mehta, WRCS.

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