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Job Vacancy for the Position of Postdoctoral Fellow for Forest Dynamics Research in the Long-Term Ecological Observatories (LTEO) programme

Announcement of Vacancy for the Position of Postdoctoral Fellow for Forest Dynamics Research in the Long-Term Ecological Observatories (LTEO) programme

Number of vacancies: One

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow 

Chief responsibilities: Oversee and manage the Forest Dynamics project of the Indian LTEO program, liaise with the co-PIs across multiple institutions, supervise junior researchers, and assist in data analysis and report and manuscript writing. 

Job Vacancy for the Position of Research Assistant in the  Long-Term Ecological Observatories (LTEO) programme

Announcement of Vacancy for the Position of Research Assistant in the  Long-Term Ecological Observatories (LTEO) programme

Number of vacancies: One   

Position: Research Assistant  

Chief responsibilities: Liaison with the Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) and network building activities.  

Last date to apply: 13 July 2020 

Project details:  

Job Opportunities in the Long-Term Ecological Observatories (LTEO) programme

Long-Term Ecological Observatories (LTEO) programme announces the following three vacancies:

1. Position: Science Manager

Number of vacancies: One

Chief responsibilities: Oversee the science plan of LTEO, liaise with research projects, develop new projects, project management including supervising junior researchers, and network building activities.

Last date to apply: April 30, 2020

Project details:

New publication on how Asian elephants make decisions about their diet

Contrary to the expected hypothesis that crop-raiding elephants in a human-dominated landscape will exhibit higher stress, the authors found that the stress levels were lower than expected, and it could be due to access to the superior quality of diet (as shown by higher NDVI and faecal Nitrogen content). 

Salient findings of the study: 

  1. Lower levels of faecal glucocorticoid metabolites (as a proxy of stress) in crop-raiding elephants, than the elephants in protected forests. 

New publication on Asian Elephant Thanatological behaviour

This paper deals with how wild Asian elephants react towards the injured, dying and dead conspecifics.  The branch of science that deals with understanding the reactions of individuals towards dead or death is termed 'Thanatology'. This is the first documentation on Asian elephants thanatological behaviour. 

Link to publication: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10329-019-00739-8 

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Small brains, smart solutions: A new study shows that tree crickets manufacture optimal aids for sound amplification

media coverage, ces, iisc, publications

A new study published in the journal eLife shows that tree crickets manufacture surprisingly accurate optimal aids for sound amplification. This work was led by Natasha Mhatre (a former PhD student of CES), Rittik Deb (a recent PhD student of CES), Rohini Balakrishnan and collaborators from UK (Robert Malkin and Daniel Robert).

Topic: 
Cobra King
Speaker: 
Gowri Shankar, IISc
Date & Time: 
7 Dec 2017 - 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Documentary
Venue: 
CES Seminar Hall, 3rd Floor, Biological Sciences Building
Coffee/Tea: 
Before the talk
Abstract:

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