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V. JITHIN

A post-graduate in Wildlife Science from the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun with interests spanning across ecology, education and Science communication. Maybe I should call myself an education researcher formally trained in Ecology (?)

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Work

  • Research Fellow

    • Community Ecology and Restoration (CEROS) Lab, Nature Conservation Foundation, Bangalore (2022-present)

Education

  • Master of Science in Wildlife Science

    • Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun (2019-2021)

  • Diploma in Biology

    • Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru (2017-19)

  • Bachelor of Science in Botany

    • Farook College, University of Calicut, Kerala (2016-19)

Initiatives

  • Myristica - The Ecological Festival - Kerala's Biggest Students' Ecological Festival (Read more :Archived Webpage)

  • Organized Latin America Biodiversity International Online Quiz in connection with World Environment Day 2020 in collaboration with Indo Hispanic Language Academy (Kolkata), Difraneli (San Jose, Costa Rica), and Biodiversidad Y Desarrollo Sustenible De Mexico SC (Jilotepec, Mexico). (2020)

Research

  • Rooted in the Neighbourhood: Illustrating Place-based Education Initiatives in the Indian Context (2023-24) with Anjitha Devarajan (Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Goa) and Adila Farisa (Independent Artist)

  • Conservation Conversations among College Students: A Case Study of a Student-led Ecological Festival in India (2022-) with Afna P. (Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal), K. Kishore Kumar (Farook College, Kozhikode), T.T. Reshma (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata), K.M. Adila Farisa, K.K. Asmabi, P.T. Hanan (Independent Researchers)

  • Impact of land-use change on the rock outcrops of the northern Western Ghats (2022-23) with Dr. Rohit Naniwadekar (Nature Conservation Foundation-India) and Dr. Aparna Watve (Bombay Environmental Action Group)

  • Tadpoles with a trick: Overwintering Ecology of tadpoles in a Himalayan stream, Uttarakhand, India (2020-2021) Under the supervision of Dr. Abhijit Das (Department of Endangered Species Management) and Dr. J.A. Johnson (Department of Habitat Ecology), WII, Dehradun. [ https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6327622 ]

  • Some Elements of Foraging Behaviour in Relation to Communal Roosting in the Common Myna (2018-2019) Under the supervision of Prof. T. N. C. Vidya, Animal Behavior and Sociogenetics Lab, Evolutionary and Organismal Biology Unit, JNCASR, Bangalore

  • Effect of Temperature and Humidity Variations in Cows - A Preliminary Study ( 2014-15) Under the joint supervision of Dr. A. Prasad, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University (KVASU) and Manjusha (HSST), PKMMHSS Edarikode

  • Phytoextraction of Aluminium Using Humped Bladderwort – A preliminary Study (2018-19) Under the supervision of P. T. Nushiba Naser, Department of Botany, Farook College, Kerala

  • Women’s Career Pathway in Chemical Sciences; a Multi-stage Investigation in Kerala, India (2020-2021) In collaboration with P. Muhammed Jasil (The Gandhigram Rural Institute, Tamil Nadu), Hanan P. T. (Farook College, Kozhikode), Sreenath Chandramohan, K. K. Asmabi (Central University of Punjab), P. Anu (Farook College); Royal Society of Chemistry Inclusion & Diversity Grant Award (Cambridge, UK)

  • For more updates, please visit: ResearchGate

Scholarships/ Grants/ Recognitions

  • OCELOTS Education Scholar – Online Undergraduate Module Development, Online Content for Experiential Learning of Tropical Systems, Iowa State University, USA (2023)

  • Best Poster Award, 14th Student Conference on Conservation Science - Bengaluru. Indian Institute of Science, National Centre for Biological Science & NCF (2023).

  • Best Oral Presentation Award, Conference of Young Ecologists & Evolutionary Biologists, Jagiellonian University, Poland (2021)

  • Innovation in Science Pursuit and Inspired Research Scholarship (INSPIRE - SHE) Award

  • SMBE Everywhere Logo Award, Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution, USA (2022).

  • JNCASR Project Oriented Biology Education (POBE) Fellowship

  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Inclusion and Diversity Award - 2020

  • Prof. Thomas Kurian Award - 2017

  • (Shortlisted for) M. Krishnan Memorial Award for Nature Writing - 2021 - Madras Naturalists' Society

  • Special Mention, Photography Awards, Mangrove & Marine Biodiversity Conservation Foundation of Maharashtra, India (2019).

  • Best National Service Scheme Volunteer Award, Directorate of NSS, University of Calicut (2018).

Membership

  • The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC)

  • IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC)

  • British Ecological Society (BES)

  • Malabar Natural History Society (MNHS)

  • Society for Open, Reliable, and Transparent Ecology and Evolutionary biology (SORTEE)

  • Online Content for Experiential Learning of Tropical Systems Network

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Contact

I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Lets' connect.

Please write to: jithinvjyothis@gmail.com

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