Associate Professor

Behavioural Ecology and Evolution, Entomology


Basic Details

Associate Professor

Qualification Details

S.No. Qualification Name Of University Passing Year

Academic Details

Recent Significant Publications, Articles, Cases

S.No. Title Journal Volume/Issue Year
1 O371Familiarity dominates related in mate selection in ladybirds. Journal of Zoology 304(1), 55-64. 2018
2 O374Influence of food availability on mate guarding behaviour of ladybirds. Bulletin of Entomological Research doi:10.1017/S0007485318000056 2018
3 O373Leg impairment affects the reproductive attributes of a ladybird, Menochilus sexmaculatus (Fabricius). Journal of Asia- Pacific Entomology 21, 797-806. 2018
4 O375Mating experience influences mate choice and reproductive attributes in an aphidophagous ladybird, Menochilus sexmaculatus. Animal Biology doi: 10.1163/15707563-17000128 2018
5 O372Paternity success in ladybirds: Function of mating interval and order. Journal of Ethology 36, 151–159 2018
6 O370Plasticity in reproductive output and development in response to thermal variation in ladybird beetle, Menochilus sexmaculatus. Journal of Thermal Biology 71, 180-188 2018
7 O377Selection and inheritance of developmental variants of Propylea dissecta under thermal stress conditions. Journal of Thermal Biology 69, 275-280. 2017
8 O376Strategic mate guarding behavior in ladybirds. Ethology 123, 376-385. 2017
9 O382Adult body size drives sexual selection mutually in the ladybird, Menochilus sexmaculatus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Acta Entomologica Sinica 59(2), 209-218 2016
10 O387Does regeneration ability influence reproductive fitness in Menochilus sexmaculatus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)? Journal of Asia Pacific Entomology 19(3), 829-834. 2016
11 O384Effects of prey resource fluctuation on predation attributes of two sympatric ladybird beetles. Canadian Entomologist 148, 443-451. 2016
12 O381Food resource partitioning by small and large variants of ladybirds: consequences of prey species and prey size. Current Science 110 (7), 1343-1349. 2016
13 O385Inbreeding avoidance in aphidophagous ladybird beetles: A case study in Menochilus sexmaculatus. Canadian Journal of Zoology 94(5), 361-365. 2016
14 O380Influence of temperature on reproductive biology and phenotype of a ladybird, Menochilus sexmaculatus (Fabricius). Journal of Thermal Biology 58, 35–42. 2016
15 O386Last male wins the egg fertilization fight: a case study in ladybird, Menochilus sexmaculatus. Behavioural Processes 131, 1-8. 2016
16 O379Mating alters the rate of development of ovarioles in the ladybird, Propylea dissecta. European Journal of Entomology 113, 44-50. 2016
17 O378Perceived prey quantity modulates oviposition in ladybird, Menochilus sexmaculatus. Journal of Ethology 34, 59-64. 2016
18 O383Slow and fast development in two aphidophagous ladybirds on scarce and abundant prey supply. Bulletin of Entomological Research 106, 347-358. 2016

Conferences, Seminars &Talks

S.No. Details Year.
1 O225"The Love for Science" at INSPIRE INTERNSHIP programmes of DST as mentor at Shri Ram Murti Smarak College of Engineering & Technology 2018

Awards & Recognitions

S.No. Name Of Awards Year.
1 O226Commonwealth Academic Fellowship, worked at University of Exeter, UK with Prof. Tom Treganza 2014

Academic/Administrative Services to the University

S.No. Details
1 O324Superintendent, M.Sc. Zoology Semester Examinations, May & December 2009- 2014, 2017, 2018
2 O325LU Postgraduate (M.Sc. Zoology) Admissions – 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018
3 O326Member, Departmental Research Committee, University of Lucknow, Lucknow
4 O327Member, Board of Studies in Zoology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow
5 O328Head Examiner, B.Sc. Zoology Practical Examinations 2018 , University of Lucknow.
6 O329President, Women Indoor Games Club, Lucknow University Athletic Association, 2010-2011
7 O330Member, Research Council, University of Lucknow 2014

Teaching Areas / Specialization

S.No. Details
1 O331Entomology
2 O332Animal Behaviour
3 O333Molecular Biology
4 O334Animal Physiology
5 O335Developmental Biology

Research Areas & Interests

S.No. Details
1 O321Observation of behaviour and understanding its evolution as well as modulation through ecological factors is my research area.
2 O322We primarily concentrate on sexual selection (or mate selection), sperm competition, mate guarding and their modulation. These behaviours are studied to assess factors affecting overall fitness changes in adults as well as offspring.
3 O323Ladybird beetles, potential biocontrol agents of numerous insects pests, and thus immensely useful insects are my experimental model for these studies.