Hi! I’m Akshay, an early-career ecologist interested in species coexistence of tropical trees. I enjoy helping other people conserve wildlife and nature.


Human-wildlife conflict around protected areas

Nine protected areas in India (2014-15)

Karanth and Surendra, 2018
(book chapter)

Impact of repeat-logging on tropical trees

Andaman Islands, India (2017-18)

Surendra, Osuri and Ratnam, 2021 (Accepted) Forest Ecology and Management

Bird communities in forest fragments over time

Anamalais, India

Shankar Raman, Surendra and Mudappa (in prep.)

Species coexistence in dipterocarp forests

Sinharaja, Sri Lanka
(2019- )


Doctoral student, Yale University (2019 – present)

Research affiliate, Nature Conservation Foundation-India (2018-19)

MSc Wildlife Biology and Conservation, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore (2016-18)

BE Electrical Engineering & MSc Physics, BITS-Pilani Goa (2010-15)