Research Team

Aditi Dhillon

Junior Research Assistant, CUES Aditi has recently completed her post-graduation in Environment and Development (Batch of 2021) from the School of Human Ecology, Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD). Human-animal relations and looking at the co-creation of space by both humans as well as non – human beings and entities has been her area of interest. Her … Continue reading Aditi Dhillon

Vijaylakshmi Suman

Junior Research Assistant, CUES Vijaylakshmi completed her M.A in Environment and Development from the School of Human Ecology, Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD). Ever since, she has been specifically interested in Restoration Ecology, and also completed a dissertation on the restoration and recreation of the Dheerpur wetlands in the Yamuna floodplains of Delhi, by focusing on ecological and social … Continue reading Vijaylakshmi Suman

Fizala Tayebulla

Junior Research Assistant, CUES Fizala Tayebulla’s curiosity in urban ecology stems from her captivation with ecology and its intricate processes. She has worked in the urban ecological landscape as part of her dissertation in Masters in Environment and Development. She is an avid birder and is the in-house CUES photographer and designer. She is also … Continue reading Fizala Tayebulla

Ajay Immanuel Gonji

Senior Research Assistant, CUES Ajay has been associated with the Centre for Urban Ecology and Sustainability since 2015. He is also a PhD Scholar at the School of Human Ecology, Ambedkar University Delhi. His research focuses on understanding the ecology and behaviour of mesopredators such as the Golden Jackal (Canis aureus) in the parks and … Continue reading Ajay Immanuel Gonji


Junior Research Assistant, CUES With an ardent interest in biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, Shiwani also enjoys traveling and has been part of India Hikes working as a green trail intern. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology (Hons) from Hindu College, University of Delhi, and post-graduation in MA Environment and Development from Ambedkar University Delhi. … Continue reading Shiwani

Sonali Chauhan

Senior Research Assistant, CUES Sonali is a Science graduate with a Masters in Environment and Development from School of Human Ecology at Ambedkar University Delhi. Before joining CUES, she has worked in projects relating to biodiversity conservation, ecological restoration and urban ecology. She has a keen interest in plant ecology. She is part of the … Continue reading Sonali Chauhan

Divya Mehra

Junior Research Assistant, CUES Divya’s admiration of trees and forests started at a very young age. Her curiosity to understand the functioning of biodiversity and ecosystems led her to do her Masters in Environment and Development from the School of Human Ecology, Ambedkar University Delhi. She has been associated with a conservation organisation, working mostly … Continue reading Divya Mehra