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.
Education and outreach coordinator
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.
Abhik Sarkar is the founder of a web portal (https://www.ebongin.com) which promotes the rich cultural heritage of Bengal and also provides a platform for the sellers to sell their products. His specializations are Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Social Media optimization(SMO).
Research associate and social media liaison
Debarati Chakraborty is a researcher with multiple interests. She is involved in understanding the crop domestication and diversification scenario in India by using clues from genetics, archaeology, anthropology and traditional cultural practices. Her other interests include toxic trace metal bioremediation, effects of pollutions and climate change on socio-ecological services rendered by wetlands and mangroves.