is a batrachologist, working as a research scientist at the Center for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. His current research interests are in the field of urban ecology, trying to understand the processes that drives biodiversity and distribution in urban environment
Frog Find ver1.1
Frog Find is the first ever, free android application for field identification of frogs and toads of the Western Ghats. Features include high quality images, hot spots for identification, ecological status and distribution maps, search facility, the option to get observation inputs from the users and a new feature on advertisement call records of frogs and toads. This fetched Frog Find the India Geospatial Excellence award in Biodiversity Conservation for the year 2013.
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Frog Watch aims at mapping amphibians (frogs and toads, caecilians and salamanders) based on data that include observations, photographs, call records, identifications, locations, behaviours and so on collected by citizens and citizen science program.
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I go with the following teaching philosophy - Teaching is the best way to learn and learning process never ends. I frequent schools, colleges and universities with an ambition to ignite young minds with curious questions in ecology, keeping amphibians as focal organism.