Dr. Avik Ray is a researcher working at the intersection of evolutionary biology, genetics, agriculture, food, and cultural anthropology. He is keen to understand the traditional agro-ecological practices and their role in agro-biodiversity management and conservation as well as to apply evolutionary theories to address agricultural issues. Besides, he is also interested in agricultural history, natural and cultural history, and archaeology.
Dr. Rajasri Ray is a researcher in ecology and biodiversity. Her research interest covers sacred grove ecology and ecosystem services, species distribution modeling and functional aspects of biodiversity. Her current research includes functional characterization of sacred groves in a modified landscape, historical aspects of biodiversity dynamics, and species and habitat conservation planning and management.
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Marketing and fund-raising executive
Rakesh Mitra is a marketing executive with more than a decade of multi-industry experience in marketing and branding coupled with a technology-driven approach to comprehend the interplay between societal changes & marketing. His perpetuating quest is to gain an understanding of sensory marketing, neuro-marketing, religious branding, and combining sharp analysis with small data and contextual branding. He is also interested in human culture and its implication in marketing.