Biswa Bhusana Mahapatra
Batch: 2019
PhD Title: Identifying potential drivers of invasion and assessing the extent of niche shift in globally invasive vertebrates
PhD Guide: Aravind N.A.

I have a Master’s degree in Life Science from the National Institute of Technology Rourkela. My interest in species introduction and biological invasion was piqued during my first visit to BR Hills where I learned about invasive species. My doctoral thesis delves into the impact of climate change on the distribution of invasive species while exploring the differences between the native and introduced niches of each invasive vertebrate,. I am also studying the correlation between socioeconomic and ecological factors and biological invasion. Besides these, I am engaged in disseminating ,my ideas and research through seminars and talks. Biswa’s work can be accessed at