Anuja Mital

Ph.D. Integrative Conservation and Ecology (ICON)
Major Advisors: Krista Capps and John Maerz


Master of Science (Wildlife Biology), AVC College, Bharthidasan University, Tamil Nadu, India, 2016

Thesis: Community Structure and Resource Partitioning in Freshwater Turtles of Ghaghra and Sarju rivers, Uttar Pradesh, India

Bachelor of Science (Botany and Zoology), St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai, India, 2014

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

– Grant awarded by World Wildlife Fund India in 2020
– Grant awarded by Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund in 2019
– Diversity Grant by Desert Tortoise Council in 2019
– Runner up, Best Student Talk at the 16th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles, Fort Worth, Texas, USA in 2018
– Project Dissertation Programme Fellowship, Laboratory for Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES), 2016.
– Indian Academy of Science (IAS) Summer Research Fellowship 2015,
Centre for Ecological Sciences at Indian Institute of Science.

Selected Publications

Sharma, R., Ali, M., and Mital, A. 2020. Nilssonia nigricans: Scavenging. Herpetological Review 51(4):836-837

Mital, A., Gunia, L., Tachung, B., and Das, A. 2020. The impressed tortoise (Manouria impressa) in India – extended range and natural history notes. The Herpetological Bulletin 153, 2020: 40-43

Ranganathan M.S., Dharwadkar, S., and Mital, A. 2020. Nilssonia gangetica: Predation. Herpetological Review 51(1):580

Mital, A., Tao, B., and Das, A. 2019. Manouria impressa (Impressed Tortoise): Geographic distribution. Herpetological Review 50(3):523

Mital, A., Khan, S. and Kumar, R.S. 2019. Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis and other riverine birds on the islands near Turtle Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh. Indian BIRDS 15(2):64-64A

Sarkar, D., Mital, A., Mandal, R., Talukdar, G. and Kumar, R.S. 2019. ‘Community ponds: a tool for conservation’. A case study of Nilssonia gangetica (Cuvier, 1825) in Kashipur village, Uttar Pradesh, India. Herpetology Notes 12:631-636