Monica Kaushik Research Associate
Research interests
Monica Kaushik's research has focussed on examining the impacts of global change drivers on bird communities. She has examined the impact of extractive uses and invasive species on bird community structure and function, in various landscapes and contexts. She also has a special interest in raptors.

Academic background
  • PhD (pursuing) from Wildlife Institute of India through Saurashtra University, India.
  • MSc Environmental Biology in 2007. University of Delhi, India.
  • BSc Botany (Honours) in 2003. University of Delhi, India.

Activities at NSI
  • Monica Kaushik brings in her long experience in managing research teams into NSI, and is responsible for co-ordinating the administration at NSI.
  • Monika is also involved in the training rural youth and forest guards in bird identification to promote eco-tourism in collaboration with Uttarakhand Forest Department.

  • Researched seed-dispersal effectiveness of native and non-native birds in Alakai plateau, Kauai, Hawaii.
  • Researched impacts of small-scale extractive disturbances on vegetation and forest birds in Western Himalayas, India.
  • Researched influence of habitat Structure and anthropogenic disturbances on Raptors Western Himalayas, India.
  • Examined competition between native plants and Lantana camara for seed dispersal in Western Ghats, India.

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