Projects and Collaborations
The Research Collections support a number of national and international collaborative research projects. Our major collaborators and collaborative projects are:
Prof. Chris Simon: University of Connecticut, USA. Cicadas and their endosymbionts, supported under the National Academies of Sciences' (USA) Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) SCIENCE programme. 2013 to present.
Dr. Benjamin Price: Natural History Museum, London (systematics and citizen science of Indian cicadas). 2013 to present.
Dr. Johannes Spaethe (University of Wuerzburg, Germany), Dr. Johann Neumayer (Salzburg, Germany), and Dr. Martin Streinzer (University of Vienna, Germany): Diversity of Bumblebees in the Himalaya. 2015 to present.
Dr. Emily Moriarty Lemmon and Dr. Alan Lemmon: Florida State University, USA (Anchored phylogenomics). 2015 to present.
Dr. David Weisrock and Dr. Paul Hime (University of Kentucky, USA): global amphibian phylogenomics. 2015 to present.
Prof. Naomi Pierce (Harvard University, USA, NSF GoLife ButterflyNet project), Dr. David Lohman (City University of New York, USA, NSF GoLife ButterflyNet project), and Dr. Akito Kawahara and Dr. Robert Guralnick (University of Florida at Gainesville, USA, NSF GoLife ButterflyNet project): Global butterfly phylogenomics, trait evolution, biogeography, and ecology. 2017 to present.
Dr. Kathrin Stanger-Hall (University of Georgia, USA), Seth Bybee (Brigham Young University, USA), and Mark Branham (University of Florida, USA): Evolution and diversification of fireflies, through the NSF Collaborative Grant (2017-2021): Shedding Light on Firefly Phylogenetic Systematics and the Evolution of Their Sexual Signal Types. 2018 to present.
Dr. Blanca Huertas, Dr. David Lees, Dr. Geoff Martin, and Dr. David Gower: Natural History Museum, London. Systematics and bioinformatics of Indian butterflies; development of the NCBS research collections. 2012 to present.
Contact us if you wish to engage with this research collections facility or to collaborate in any biodiversity-related projects in India.