Kartik Shanker

Country: India

Occupation: Research

Best part about my job: Field work in exotic places

Biggest challenges I face: Balancing research and conservation and my personal life

The most unusual or exciting thing that’s happened to me while working in the field: My first arribada, my first leatherback, the reticulated python that fell out of the tree

Why I like being a member of the MTSG: The opportunity to provide the best research for conservation

Turtle researcher / conservationist I most admire: Brian Bowen / Satish Bhaskar (amongst contemporaries: B. Godley / J. Nichols

When I’m not working on turtles I like to: Beat J. Nichols (or anyone) on the basketball court. And listen to Brendan Godley rant at 3 am.

Ten years from now, I hope I will be doing: More of the same

Relevant links to find out more about me and my work:
www.atree.org/kartikshanker.htmlhttp://ces.iisc.ernet.in/hpg/kartikwww.kachhapa.org