Wildlife Ecology, Biodiversity conservation, carnivore ecology, Wildlife-human conflict
A/B-52, Medical College Colony, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202 002, UP
Satish Kumar completed his master’s and M.Phil. degrees in Zoology from the University of Jammu. He joined Bombay Natural History Society in 1991 and completed Ph.D. on Ecology and Behaviour of Grey Wolf in Maharashtra under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service funded research project. He is presently an Associate Professor and is teaching in the Department for the past 25 years and has published more than 25 research papers. His research focussed mainly on Grey Wolf in India using radio-telemetry to study predator-prey relationships, spatial organisation of wolf packs, dispersal from natal packs, breeding biology and variation in individual behaviour in semi-arid grassland ecosystems in the Deccan plateau. He worked with the Forest Department of Uttar Pradesh to assist them to identify large carnivorous animals, which were attacking children in the state during 1996-2000. He has also worked on bird communities of semi-arid lands in the Deccan. He went to Kawishiwi Field Lab, Northern Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service for taking advanced training in large carnivore ecology. He worked with Dr. L. David Mech and Dr. Michael Nelson in Superior National Forest, Minnesota. He carried out a surveillance of bird diseases in collaboration with the Bombay Natural History Society to investigate bird flu in wild waterbirds in Uttar Pradesh and studied migratory behaviour of Bar-headed Geese using satellite telemetry and some other waterfowl by using bird rings. He has also worked for documentation of faunal diversity of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri, U.T. of Jammu & Kashmir in collaboration with its Centre for Biodiversity Studies. He has participated in several national and international conferences, symposia and training programs.