Dr. Devcharan Jathanna
Dr. Devcharan Jathanna initially joined WCS India program in 1998 and has worked on the ecology of large carnivores and their prey since then. He currently works as Associate Director – Conservation Science. He handles study design, data analysis and scientific publication-related activities. Along with Killivalavan Rayar, he oversees the field research and data processing, for WCS India Program’s long-term research on large carnivores and their prey. He also provides technical support to other research programmes within WCS India, coordinates with national and international research collaborators, develops proposals towards raising funds, obtaining permits and facilitating collaborations with partner institutions, and helps put together donor and technical reports. He also trains WCS research staff in various aspects of field research and data analysis, teaches courses, and guides students at the WCS-NCBS MSc Programme in Wildlife Biology & Conservation.
Dev, as he’s known to friends and colleagues, received his MSc in Wildlife Science from the Wildlife Institute of India in 2001, and his PhD from Manipal University in 2016. His doctoral research focused on generating understanding of the biology and ecology of Western Ghats small carnivore species that is relevant to their conservation, using a diversity of approaches. He is proficient in distance sampling, capture recapture modelling, occupancy estimation, other statistical modelling, as well as study design and field data collection protocols for these different analytical approaches. Dev has extensive experience in designing and conducting academic courses, technical workshops and field training programs, for field research staff, MSc & PhD students and faculty in India, southeast Asia and central Asia, since 2006.
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