Project Dhvani's Vijay Ramesh received a research grant for a project titled: 'Conservation through Sounds: Using acoustics to evaluate the effectiveness of forest restoration'. For more details, visit this link.
Pooja and Sarika spent their summer selecting sites, climbing trees, listening to the sounds of the forest as they collected pilot data for Project Dhvani. In addition, Project Dhvani (PI: Pooja Choksi) received a 5 year research permit for Satpura and Kanha National Park. With methodologies, sites and permits in place, we're ready for data collection in winter!
We are proud to announce that Project Dhvani (PI: Pooja Choksi, Co-PIs: Sarika Khanwilkar and Vijay Ramesh) received an Early Career Grant from the National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration to carry out field work in central India during 2019 and 2020. As a part of this project, we will be carrying out research and outreach to inform conservation efforts using sounds. More updates to follow!
The Advanced Consortium of Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity at the Earth Institute, Columbia University awarded Vijay Ramesh, Pooja Choksi and Sarika Khanwilkar a Graduate Student Research Fellowship for 2019 to carry out interdisciplinary research across the fields of environment and development. You can read more about it here.