Dr. Mriganka Shekhar Sarkar

Scientist-B

,North-East Regional Centre

Contact: (01360) 2216423(O)

Area of Specialization

Ecology:Population ecology, Landscape ecology, Biodiversity, Conservation biology, Animal movement, Radio telemetry, Spatial statistics, Reintroduction biology

Genetics: Population genetics, Conservation genetics, Landscape genetics

Qualification

  • B.Sc. in Genetics from Indian Academy Degree College (Bangalore University), Bengaluru, Karnataka in 2004.
  • M.Sc. in Applied Genetics from M. S. Ramaiah College of Arts Science and Commerce(Bangalore University), Bengaluru, Karnataka in 2007.
  • Post graduate diploma in bio-techniques from Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bengaluru, Karnataka in 2009.
  • Ph.D. (Zoology) from Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, Uttarakhand and University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal in 2017.

Expertise

Ecology

Genetics

Work Experience

Scientist-B

Research and Development

G.B Pant National Institue of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development

Dec 2019-Till Date

National Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dept. of Biological science,Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, Kalyani, India

April 2019-Dec 2019

Visiting Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie Università di Roma "La Sapienza",Rome, Italy.

Oct 2018-March 2019

National Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dept. of Biological science, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, Kalyani, India.

April 2018-Sep 2018

Project Scientist

Dept. of Biological science, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, Kalyani, India.

Oct 2017-March 2018

Senior Project Fellow

Faculty of Natural Resources Management

Uttarakhand Space Application Centre Dehradun, India

Oct 2015-June 2017

Project Biologist

Department of Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology

Wildlife Institute of India Dehradun, India

Oct 2014-Oct 2015

Junior Research Fellow

Department of Landscape Level Planning and Management

Wildlife Institute of India Dehradun, India

Sep 2010- July 2014

Project Assistant-II

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology

Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES), Hyderabad, India.

Jan 2010-Sep 2010

Lecturer

Dept. of Genetics

Brindavan College, Bengaluru, India.

July 2007-May 2008

Countries Visited

  • Itlay    Turkey    United Kingdom

Awards / Recognition

National Scholarship on merit (Madhyamic Pariksha), West Bengal, India, 2002.

M.S Ramaiah Prize for Academic Excellence, 2006 and 2007, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Certificate of appreciation by Former Environment & Forest Minister: Dr. Jayram Ramesh, for participation in Tiger Reintroduction programme at Panna Tiger Reserve, Madhya- pradesh, New Delhi, India, 2011.

Achieved Honorary Certificate and Gold Medal given by Madhya-pradesh Forest Department for participation and contribution in Tiger Reintroduction programme at Panna Tiger Reserve, Madhya-pradesh, India, 2014.

UGC – International travel grant offered by Calcutta University |Rs. 50,000/-| for presenting paper “Colonization pattern and growth of Reintroduced Tiger (Panthera tigris) population at Central India” in an International Conference ICWERC 2016 : 18th International Conference on Wildlife Ecology, Rehabilitation and Conservation held in Istanbul, Turkey during February, 15-16, 2016.

Early career international travel grant– offered by Science Engineering Research Board – DST |Rs. 83,066/-| for presenting paper “Multiscale statistical approach to assess habitat suitability and connectivity of Common Leopard (Panthera pardus) in a part of Kailash Sacred Landscape, Western Himalaya, India” in an International Conference ‘Spatial Statistics 2017: One World: One Health’ during 04 th July -7 th July in Lancaster, United Kingdom.

National Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Offered by Science Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

CSIR- International travel grant – June 2018 (Not availed).

NACCB 2018 – Society for Conservation Biology North America: Financial Assistance Award – June 2018 (Not availed).

Italian Government Scholarships (2018-2019): Visiting post-doctoral fellow at Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie "Charles Darwin"(La Sapienza - Università di Roma) during October 2018- March 2019.

Research Interests

Broad Subject Area Specialization Sector
Ecology, Genetics Population ecology, Landscape ecology, Biodiversity, Conservation biology, Animal movement, Radio telemetry, Spatial statistics, Reintroduction biology, Population genetics, Conservation genetics, Landscape genetics Biodiversity conservation

Publications

Sl.No. Category Numbers
Peer Reviewed Reports 5
Peer Reviewed Papers 12
Paper in Book chapter 1
Popular article 1
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Skills

Technical Skills
  • Instruments : PCR, Gel electrophoresis, Genetic analyser, GPS, Instruments of radio-telemetry, Camera traps.
  • Softwares : Remote sensing and GIS tools, Programming in R

Extra curricular activities

  • Hobbies:    Fine Arts (Painting)
  • Sports:       Badminton, Chess

Dr. Mriganka Shekhar Sarkar   mriganka.bio@gmail.com