Hi! I’m Akshay, an early-career ecologist interested in species coexistence in tropical forests. 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

Impact of repeat-logging on tropical trees

Andaman Islands, India (2017-18)

Surendra, Osuri and Ratnam, 2021

Bird communities in forest fragments over time

Anamalais, India

Surendra and Shankar Raman (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)