About Us

We are involved in research in ecology & evolutionary biology, ecological services, training in niche areas, and advocacy for conservation and sustainability.

We are interested in science-driven conservation research, outreach and action, and understanding ecological and evolutionary processes that shape life. 

As the name suggests, Chatur Ullu Lab (CUL) mainly works on dragonflies (chatur) and owls (ullu), and everything they interact with! It is a diverse group of researchers, conservationists, and practitioners passionate about biodiversity research, conservation action, and outreach.

Our focal areas of research are:

The group, founded in 2019, is led by Pankaj Koparde.  If you are interested, we can find ways to work together

Our Projects are funded by:

  • Department of Science & Technology (DST) – SERB, Government of India
  • DST, GoI International Travel Grant
  • Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change (MoEFCC), GoI
  • India BioScience Outreach Grant
  • EarthWatch Citizen Science Fellowship
  • Prakriti Research Fellowship
  • MIT-WPU Seed Funding
  • Corporate funding through CSR funds
  • Consultancy Projects