Raghavendra Gadagkar, Ph.D., Permanent Fellow
DST Year of Science Chair Professor
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Born in 1953 in Kanpur, India
Studied Zoology and Molecular Biology in Bangalore
Design Experiments in Animal BehaviourI am currently enjoying writing a book with the working title "How to Design Experiments in Animal Behaviour - cutting edge research at trifling cost". This book is aimed primarily at young students interested in and curious about nature. I describe several classic experiments in animal behaviour and some of my own, in a manner that readers can attempt to perform the experiments by themselves and design new ones, based on their interest and feasibility in their situation. My aim is to focus on how to design experiments so as to unambiguously answer specific questions about how and why animals do what they do. It is also my aim to choose the simplest possible experiments, even while they help to answer profound questions, and those that can be performed with little or no research facilities. The Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore is publishing individual chapters, as I write them, in Resonance - Journal of Science Education and will put them together as a book after I complete the planned 17 chapters - I have so far written and published 11 chapters.
Gadagkar, Raghavendra (2020). "How to Design Experiments in Animal Behaviour: 11. Fighting Fish - Does Experience Matter?" Resonance 25, 2: 269-296. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12045-020-0942-x. https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/025/02/0269-0296.
- (2020). "How to Design Experiments in Animal Behaviour: 10. Why Do Wasps Fight? Part 2." Resonance 25, 1: 111-131. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12045-019-0925-y. https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/025/01/0111-0131.
- (2019). "How to Design Experiments in Animal Behaviour: 9. Why Do Wasps Fight? Part 1." Resonance 24, 12: 1413-1426. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12045-019-0907-0. https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/024/12/1413-1426.