Specialist InAnimal Behavioral and Ecology, Taxonomy, Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Biodiversity Conservation
Dr. Nikunj B. Gajera, Scientist in Terrestrial Ecology Division holds M.Sc. and M.Phil (Animal Science) from the Saurashtra University, Rajkot and Ph. D in Zoology (Ornithology) from KSKV Kachchh University, Bhuj, Gujarat. He has 10 years of research experience as Research Fellow (RF) (3 years in Life sciences Department of North Gujarat University), Junior Research Fellow (2 years), and Senior Research Fellow (1 year), Programme Coordinator (1 Year), Project Scientist (2 years). His research interest is on animal behavioral and ecology, taxonomy, traditional ecological knowledge and biodiversity conservation. He has completed 23 research projects on various aspects of biodiversity, climate change, irrigation and EIA studies. He has published 29 research papers in national (12 research papers) and international journals (17 research papers). He has also published 04 books and 03 chapters in edited books on various aspect of biodiversity, 16 abstracts in various national/international seminars and conferences. He has participated 14 workshop/training and leadership courses.