Disease ecology of amphibians
Effect of anthropogenic and natural stressors on amphibian populations especially focusing the lone and combined effects of pesticides, ultraviolet B radiation and trematode infections on amphibian species. Laboratory experiments are integrated with mesocosm and field surveys to understand the processes in natural systems
Sea turtle conservation, genetics and biology
Conservation issues of sea turtles: genetic diversity, nest paternity, behavioral and biometric data of nesting female turtles, eggs and hatchlings at Kosgoda turtle rookery needed for their protection to aid population recovery. These are matched with rural community based surveys to assess their contribution towards sea turtles conservation and to build capacity to utilize the natural resources for sustainable tourism while providing local impetus to support the conservation of turtles and their natural environment.
Assessment of genes linked to drug resistance, genetic diversity of the malaria parasite, hidden parasite reservoirs in the human host. Gastrointestinal and blood parasites of wild, captive and domesticated animals and their zoonotic potential.
Tick species associated with otoacariasis of humans and domesticated animals, life cycle studies, seasonal dynamics, risk factors, infectious agents carried by ticks and level of acaricide resistance in different tick species infesting domesticated animals