Long-term study – Impact of climate change on small mammal communities and risks of spillover infections
The project aims to use a long-term integrated approach combining both molecular and ecological methods across a habitat gradient, to understand the potential of zoonotic spillovers. Further, it will establish a successful monitoring regime for potential zoonotic diseases, and generate critical information on the ecological and evolutionary consequences of climate change on biodiversity.
Shifting fish and fisheries: Examining fishers and seafood trade responses to shifting fish distributions in India
In this era, where climate change impacts are already obvious, this project will synthesise ecological, economic and citizen sourced information to describe and quantify marine ecological changes from climate change and the corresponding human responses on the east and west coasts of India.
The project aims to develop methods to determine the age of trees using DNA methylation on teak trees. If the method works, it can be applied to other species as well and can test the impact of climate and other variables on tree growth dynamics. This can also be used in forensics, certification, and enforcement for illegal logging.
The project aims to create a cost-effective and scalable one-stop system to monitor and assess air quality. It will provide users real-time local information, helping them make informed decisions regarding their exposure and will also allow the public to make their concerns known to decision makers.