Shivani Krishna is an Assistant Professor of Biology. Before joining Ashoka, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Insect Ecology and Behaviour Laboratory at the University of Haifa, Israel. Her work funded by Israel Science Foundation focused on learning of complex flower morphologies by bumblebees. She completed her PhD from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)-Thiruvananthapuram working on plant-animal interactions and plant reproductive ecology in the evolutionarily unique freshwater swamp forests in the Western Ghats. She continued as a bridging postdoctoral fellow examining the ecological significance of touch-sensitive stigmas in plants. Her research interests lie in understanding ecological mechanisms that structure plant-animal interactions, with focus on pollination, herbivory and seed dispersal

Graduate Students

Diana Michael

March 2021

Upasana Sengupta

December 2020

Manan Mehta

Research Fellows and Interns

Kunjan Joshi

Research Fellow

Kunjan Joshi

Research Fellow

Ashoka Scholars Programme

Soham Kacker

Forests in Flux (2022-2023)

Soham Kacker

Forests in Flux (2022-2023)

Ashoka Scholars Program

Past Lab Members

Apoorva Gopinath

Research Fellow

MSc Zoology, CUK


Ashoka Scholars Program (2021-2022)

Tatsam Garg

Winter 19' intern

Physics Major, Ashoka

Anitha Eswari

Monsoon 19' Intern

Biology Major, Ashoka

Tejashwini Hegde

Research Fellow


Dev M

Nov 19'-Feb 20' Intern

MS Animal Sciences, CUK


Ashoka Scholars Program (2020-2021)

Bhavya Dugar

Ashoka Scholars Program (2020-2021)

Pooja Chand

Research Fellow

SERB-funded project

Gayathri V


Shiv Nadar University