Gaurav Baruah | PhD Student

gauravI am investigating how populations respond to different environmental perturbations and if there are any early warning signals associated with population regime shifts. To achieve this, I am using a combination of simulation-based modelling approach and experimental methods involving laboratory microcosms. My previous research was based on how variation in a particular trait can result in coexistence in different tree species. In my current work, also, I am using a trait-based approach to better quantify and hopefully predict the impact of environmental change on populations and ecological communities.

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  • 2015 – present, PhD Student, Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2012 – 2015, MS in Biology, IISER Kolkata, India
  • 2010 – 2012, BS in Biology, IISER Kolkata, India