I am broadly interested in understanding the behavioral and physiological responses of ectotherms under global change phenomena. Studying behavior and physiology together, my research focuses mainly on proximal mechanisms of how ectotherms maintain homeostasis in an increasingly variable world. To this end, I am currently working on the spiny-tailed lizards (Saara hardwickii) in the Thar desert to understand their nutritional and stress physiology against the backdrop of ecological variation. I also work on animal communication in the context of sexual selection in diurnal geckos and foraging (nutritional) ecology in rock agamas.
Indian Institute of Science
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