Hello, I’m Akshay Surendra, a community ecologist from Bangalore, India.
I’m presently studying the various ways by which soil microbes maintain a high diversity of trees in a tropical forest. I work in mixed dipterocarp forests of Sinharaja, Sri Lanka.
Work experience and education
PhD candidate, School of the Environment, Yale University (2019 – present)
Research Affiliate, Nature Conservation Foundation – India (2018 – 2019)
Master of Science in Wildlife Biology and Conservation, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore (2016 – 2018)
Intern, Agumbe Rainforest Research Station (2016)
AIF Clinton Fellow, Reap Benefit (2015 – 2016, discontinued)
Masters (Hons) in Physics, BITS-Pilani Goa Campus (2010-2015)
Bachelors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, BITS-Pilani Goa Campus