Trishna Dutta

Post-Doctoral Scholar


dutta_t_web.jpgEmail: tdutta@clemson.edu
Office: 864-656-4823

Department:
School of Agricultural, Forest, and Enviromental Sciences

Location:
118A, Lehotsky Hall


Education:
PhD, Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University - 2012
MSc, Environmental Science, University of Pune - 2002
BSc, Botany, Delhi University - 2000

Research interest:
Carnivore Biology, Landscape Genetics, Man-animal conflict, Conservation planning

Publications:
Sharma, S., Dutta, T., Maldonado, J. E., Wood, T. C., Panwar, H. S., Seidensticker, J. Forest corridors maintain historical gene flow in a tiger meta-population in the highlands of central India. Proceedings of the Royal Society Bulletin: Biological Sciences. 280(1767) DOI:10.1098/rspb.2013.1506.

Dutta, T., Sharma, S., Maldonado, J. E., Wood, T. C., Panwar, H. S., Seidensticker, J. Gene flow and demographic history of leopards (Panthera pardus) in the central Indian highlands. Evolutionary Applications DOI: 10.1111/eva.12078.

Sharma, S., Dutta, T., Maldonado, J. E., Wood, T. C., Panwar, H. S., Seidensticker, J. (2013) A highly informative microsatellite panel for individual identification and sex determination of jungle cats (Felis chaus). Conservation Genetics Resources DOI: 10.1007/s12686-013-9873-0.

Sharma, S., Dutta, T., Maldonado, J. E., Wood, T. C., Panwar, H. S., Seidensticker, J. (2013) Spatial genetic analysis reveals high connectivity of tiger (Panthera tigris) populations in the Satpura-Maikal landscape of Central India. Ecology and Evolution. 3(1) 48-60. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.432

Dutta, T., Sharma, S., Maldonado, J. E., Wood, T. C., Panwar, H. S., Seidensticker, J. (2012) Fine-scale population genetic structure in a wide-ranging carnivore, the leopard (Panthera pardus) in central India. Diversity and Distributions. 19 (7) 760-771. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12024.

Dutta, T., Sharma, S., Maldonado, J. E., Wood, T. C., Seidensticker, J. (2012). A reliable method for individual identification and gender determination of wild leopards (Panthera pardus fusca) using non-invasive samples. Conservation Genetics Resources 4(3): 665-667. DOI 10.1007/s12686-012-9618-5

Sharma, S., Dutta, T., Bhatnagar, Y.V. (2006) Marking site selection by free ranging snow leopard (Uncia uncia). In: Conservation Biology in Asia (Eds. J.A. McNeely, T. M. McCarthy, Smith, L. Olsvig-Whittaker and E. Wikramanayke). Society of Conservation Biology Asia Section and Resources Himalaya Foundation. Pp. 197-213.

Sharma, S., Thapa, K., Chalise, M.K., Dutta, T., Bhatnagar, Y.V., McCarthy, T.M. (2006) The snow leopard in Himalaya: A step towards conservation by studying their distribution, marking, habitat selection, coexistence with other predators, and wild prey-livestock-predator interaction. In: Conservation Biology in Asia (Eds. J.A. McNeely, T. M. McCarthy, A. Smith, L. OlsvigWhittaker and E. Wikramanayke). Society of Conservation Biology Asia Section and Resources Himalaya Foundation. Pp. 184-196.

Professional society activity:
Society for Conservation Biology
Society of Women Geographers
International Bear Association
Member of Bear Specialist Group - Sloth Bear Expert Team, India

Honors and awards:
• 2012 Travel grant from YETI-2012
• 2012 Travel grant from Graduate Student Travel Fund, GMU
• 2012 Dissertation completion grant. Provost’s Office, GMU
• 2007- 2011 Doctoral fellowship in conservation science through GMU-SCBI and National Zoological Park (NZP)
• 2011 ‘Landscape genetics of sloth bears in central India’ funded by International Bear Association
• 2007 Travel fund from Graduate Student Association, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, GMU
• 2006 Travel grant from Graduate Student Travel Fund, GMU
• 2006 Grant from Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University, VA
• 2005 Tibetan Wolves: Food habits and use of TLC for their scat identification’ funded by Wildlife Conservation Society, India
• 2005 ‘Feeding ecology of the snow leopard (Uncia uncia) in Hemis National Park, Ladakh, India' funded by International Snow Leopard Trust, USA

Websites:
http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=lJOb0JUAAAAJ&hl=en
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Trishna_Dutta3/?ev=hdr_xprf