About Insect Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Lab

The primary research focus of our lab is on evolutionary ecology and biodiversity conservation. We investigate how insects respond to environmental variation and the ecological and evolutionary consequences of their responses. Our goal is to improve the sustainability of two important ecosystems in India: Agricultural ecosystems and forest ecosystems. Therefore, we mainly focus on pest insects and pollinator insects that play a key role in these ecosystems. We are developing novel technological approaches based on UAVs, harmonic radar, network analysis and modeling, computer vision, and machine learning to improve the ecological data collection, processing, and analysis.