I am Shawan Chowdhury, a third-year PhD student from the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland. As a part of my doctoral research, I am focusing on insect migration, their global distribution and assessing their conservation status in protected areas. I am mostly interested in Ecology, Behaviour, and Conservation of insects; however, I am always keen to work on other animal groups.
My passion towards nature started in my childhood days when I preferred roaming around forests and open fields, surrounded by diverge vegetation layers. My interests ignited after getting admitted into the Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. From January 2014 to December 2016, I investigated how butterflies survive in a mega-populated tropical inner-city habitat, Dhaka. It was fascinating to observe how the diversity of these beautiful creatures fluctuated significantly from one season to another and from one place to the other. Eventually, this helped me to study their migratory behavior and conservation status.
If anyone is interested to start a discussion on any topic, please feel free to contact me.