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