Here is a unique opportunity to hear stories from the dirt tracks of the jungles: to smell the earth through people who have made forests a part of their lives. ‘From the Field’ showcases people like ecological historians, wildlife researchers, or forest department staff, and the challenges they face in their daily lives and professions. Learn from their insights on a broad spectrum of topics, gained through extensive studies and hands-on experiences.

Fig-Fig Wasp Mutualism

April 15, 2017

Ten years ago, being told that one could study ecology in the middle of the concrete jungle that Bangalore has become, would have drawn laughter from me. But a peek […]

Sea-ing is Believing: an account of dolphin entrapment in a fishing net

March 01, 2017

“Dolphin!” the driver of the fishing boat said to me excitedly, as he shook me awake from my slumber in the cabin. It was pitch dark outside. I looked at […]

Sampangi Lake: forgotten histories of fluid landscapes

January 15, 2017

Not many months ago, the neighbouring Indian states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu yet again engaged in a long-standing, intense strife and conflict over sharing the waters of the river […]

How Many Birds in a Coffee Bush?

December 15, 2016

Until January 2013, my bird identification skills could have been classified as rudimentary at best, and I had steadily resisted learning about birds from my over-zealous partner. I assured him […]

Spectacular Gliders: Flying Squirrels

November 01, 2016

At about 9 am one April morning, three field assistants and I walked along a trail in Sunkadakatte range, Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary, walking in even paces and counting them. We […]

Unlikely Giants of the Tree Canopy

October 01, 2016

It was a very windy afternoon, the skies were grey, and a storm was imminent. It was summer and unbearably hot, so the strong wind was a welcome relief. I […]

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