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Madhusudan Katti
Works at California State University, Fresno
Attended University of California, San Diego
Lives in Fresno, California
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The next event of the Central Valley Café Scientifique, which meets monthly at Peeve's Public House in downtown Fresno.
California looks thirstily at the skies to end this prolonged drought. Meanwhile, our valley continues to feel the oppressive weight of the high pressure ridge sitting on top of us, keeping that mo...
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A developer’s work at subverting the commonweal is never done, and our city’s disdain for general plans is what led to Operation Rezone and the overbuilding of the Bust.
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Researchers will be able to use birds to better understand how speech evolved.
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The show's latest episode couldn't have been much better timed, or much worse made.
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As Rock prepares for the release of <i>Top Five,</i> a bittersweet film comedy in which he does triple duty as director, screenwriter, and star.
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Between 1980 and 2004, extreme weather cost the world an estimated US$1.4 trillion and much loss of life. Climate change is expected to exacerbate flooding,
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The situation is pretty grim in #Sundarbans  with this #oilspill   which hasn't received much attention in the US media.
With the ship’s salvage taking more than two days and authorities failing to clean up the spill – now spread over an 80km swathe of the Sundarbans – in over five days, the first of what is expected to be a myriad of dolphin corpses came to the surface yesterday. Dhaka Tribune photo
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Turns out you can be an effective citizen scientist way before you're old enough to vote.
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Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterston, and Thomas Sadoski in “The Newsroom.” Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN P. JOHNSON / HBO
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Both The Blaze and NBC News reported that Afghan police shot down a bird with a possible Taliban bomb attached to it. The news publications attached a video of
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Staffers get an unprecedented look at confidential material; ranking Democrat lobs new criticism at panel chair
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Associate Professor of Vertebrate Biology
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  • California State University, Fresno
    Associate Professor of Vertebrate Biology, present
  • Arizona State University
  • Princeton University
  • University of California, San Diego
  • Wildlife Institute of India
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Fresno, California
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Ulhasnagar & Bombay, India - Tempe, Arizona - Princeton, New Jersey - San Diego, California - Dehradun, India - Bombay, India - Ulhasnagar, India
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An evolutionary ecologist studying the city
Introduction
I am an evolutionary ecologist who discovered birds as an undergrad after growing up a nature-oblivious urban kid near Bombay, went chasing after vanishing wildernesses as a graduate student, and returned to the city grown up as a reconciliation ecologist! I study ecological and evolutionary processes in more or less human dominated ecosystems with the goal of applying our understanding of these processes towards reconciling biodiversity conservation with human development. I also hold a position as an Associate Professor of Vertebrate Ecology in California State University, Fresno.
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Grew up in "USA" and made it all the way to the USA - just in time to see the "made in USA" tag lose its shine in the global market!
Education
  • University of California, San Diego
    1990
  • Wildlife Institute of India
  • Institute of Science, Bombay
  • Elphinstone College, Bombay
  • New English High School, Ulhasnagar
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