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Hello, I’m Akshay Surendra, a community ecologist from Bangalore/Bengaluru, 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.

My dissertation research has no direct benefit for humankind. However, I do like to spend my spare time helping people who do things that benefit nature and/or people.

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

Grade 11 and 12 [CBSE], Sindhi High School – Hebbal, Bangalore (2008-10)

Grade 4 to 10 [ICSE], Presidency School – RT Nagar, Bangalore (2000-08)