Ashwin Viswanathan

Research Associate, Education and Public Engagement

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I am broadly interested in processes that structure tropical plant communities. For my PhD, I studied how plant-fungus and plant-insect interactions regulate populations of tree seedlings and maintain seedling diversity in rainforests. I have previously studied avian seed dispersal in rainforests, and vegetation clustering in resource poor semi-arid ecosystems. I am also intrigued by citizen science, and my current work is focused on using citizen provided information to better understand bird distributions in India.

Projects

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Bird Count India

Birdwatchers pooling information for research and conservation

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