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Anuradha Bhat

Associate Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences (DBS)
E-mail: anuradhabhat [at]
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Research Interest:

My research interested are in the following broad areas:1) Ecology: Community ecology and distribution patterns of freshwater fish in tropical ecosystems 2) Behaviour and Evolution: population variations in behavioural traits among wild zebrafish populations and its evolutionary implications3) Conservation of fish and tropical stream systems: statistical and modeling methods in developing conservation strategies

Academic Background:

  1. PhD (Ecological Sciences), Indian Institute of Science, 2002


  1. Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata (current)
  2. Teaching Fellow, University of St Andrews (2009 - 2010)
  3. Royal Society (International) Fellow, University of St Andrews, UK (2004 - 2008)
  4. Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Indiana University, USA (2006 - 2008)

Awards and Honors:

  1. Small Research Grant from Fisheries Society of the British Isles (2005)
  2. Royal Society (India) International Fellowship from Royal Society, UK (2004)

Selected Publications:

  1. Deacon, Amy; Ghosh, Sushanto K; Bhat, Anuradha and Magurran, Anne E. 2019."Predatory behaviour of female guppies (Poecilia reticulata) in a mosquito control context: the importance of social and habitat factors." Aquatic Invasions, 14, 478-489
  2. A., Shekhar M.; Singh, Richa; Bhat, Anuradha and Jain, Manjari. 2019."Feeding in murky waters: acclimatization and landmarks improve foraging efficiency of zebrafish (Danio rerio) in turbid waters." Biology Letters, 15, 20190289
  3. Ghoshal, Aditya; Daniel, Danita Kripa and Bhat, Anuradha. 2019."Temporal patterns and sex differences in dyadic interactions in a wild zebrafish population. Behavioural Processes." Behavioural Processes, 166, 103896
  4. Roy, Tamal and Bhat, Anuradha. 2018." Repeatability in boldness and aggression among wild zebrafish (Danio rerio) from two differing predation and flow regimes." Journal of Comparative Psychology, 132, 349-360
  5. Shukla, Rohitashva and Bhat, Anuradha. 2018."Beta-diversity partitioning and drivers of variations in tropical fish community structure in central India.." Aquatic Sciences, 80, 18

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