The Sciences

Listen: Walking With Elephants, With Manan Gupta

Manan Gupta talks about how reading Richard Dawkins helped him change his interests, how subject boundaries are artificially created and his current graduate work on evolution and niche construction.

The Soupçon of Scicomm is a short-podcast series produced by IndSciComm.

Manan Gupta is a PhD student at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru, working at the interface of evolution and ecology. His work spans studying theories of non-genetic inheritance to looking at behavioural ecology and social organisation of elephant herds. He combines modelling, simulation and data from the field to study these questions in greater detail. He thinks deeply about animal group sizes and how it changes with changing environmental resources. In this episode, Gupta talks to IndScicomm about how reading Richard Dawkins helped him change his interests, how subject boundaries are artificially created and his current graduate work on evolution and niche construction. Tune in!

This podcast has been reproduced with written permission.

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