Photo-credit: Nikhil More
Bower bird nests, bee hives and towering termite mounds have always fascinated architects, naturalists and laypersons alike but we barely know how they are built. A study by an interdisciplinary team consisting Nikita Zachariah (a PhD student) and Prof. Renee M Borges from CES, Aritra Das from the Centre for NeuroScience and Prof. Tejas Murthy from the Department of Civil Engineering, IISc offers interesting clues on how termites build huge mounds.
CES students shine at the 54th Animal Behaviour Society Meeting in Toronto in June 2017.
Madhura Amdekar, a PhD student of Maria Thaker, got an Honorable Mention (second place) for the Founders Memorial Poster Award.
Pratibha Yadav, a PhD student of Renee Borges, got an Honorable Mention (second place) for the 3-Minute Thesis Presentation Award.
As a faculty at CES, it was a particularly proud moment for me to watch them win. They had some tough competition, and it was well deserved. Great job, ladies!!
(i) Sri. Ajay Narayan Jha, Secretary, The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change presented the Best ENVIS Centre (thematic)
2015-16 award to Dr.T.V.Ramachandra, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
(ii) Namma Bengalurean 2016 award of Namma Bengaluru Foundation, Bangalore. http://www.nammabengaluruawards.org/
(iii) Dr.T.V.Ramachandra was Conferred the ROTARY EXEMPLARS 2017 - Citizen Extraordinaire award.
This article was published in 'Current Science' dated 25th June 2016 as Guest Editorial and the weblink is http://www.currentscience.ac.in/Volumes/110/12/2207.pdf
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