Wild IQ - Field to Lab

 24th-26th June 2022  |  Venue: KCRE, Agumbe

Eligibility:  14 years and above

We share the planet with 15 million different species of which only 2 million are known to science.
How many of these do you know ? Can you tell them apart  ?
At Wild IQ’s  Field to Lab sessions you will explore these basic constructs comprehensively.
What you will learn…
  • What is a species?
  • How do we know a species when we find one?
  • Classic viewpoints on what constitutes a species
  • Basic methods to identify species
  • Hands-on experience with basic phylogenetic software
  • Diversity and function of animal displays and signals
  • Behavioural sampling of Draco (gliding lizard) and plotting its behaviour
  • How do individuals interact spatially?
  • Basic spatial pattern and processes
  • Grid sampling of frogs in streams and estimating basic spatial indices

Are you ready to take your learning from the field to the lab ?

Meet your researchers

Priyanka Swamy

Ph D scholar, University of Mysore

Priyanka has diverse experience across ecological field and laboratory work. As part of the Phylogeography of king cobras project, she has travelled to king cobra habitats across the world and has experience with phylogenetic and population genetics tools to understand evolutionary and biogeography patterns and assist conservation prioritisation. 
She has also addressed questions related to diversity pattern, population structure and drivers of diversification of the Ranids of the Western Ghats and other herpetofauna.
An excellent environment educator, she has co-conducted a wide range of outreach programs for diverse audiences from school and college students, to forest officials, researchers, and enthusiasts.
She is now embarking on her PhD project on Malabar pit vipers which will mark the beginning of a topic long-awaited to be discovered.

Avantika Deep Sharma

(M Sc), Wildlife Biology and Conservation

National Center for Biological Sciences

Avantika is studying sex-specific signalling and spatial behaviour of the gliding lizard Draco dussumieri. Though still refining her interest she is broadly interested in animal behaviour and its integration with conservation.


Open to ALL above 14 years.


Dates: 24th to 26th June 2022

Maximum no of participants: 15


Rs. 14,850/-

* Pickup and drop to Guddekere bus stop
* Accommodation in tents
* Veg/non-veg food
* Program charges, and
* Educational materials.
* Transportation to KCRE
* Personal expenses