Nachiketha Sharma

Doctoral Student, Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University

Outline of Research: Vocal communication in Asian elephants and its conservation applications

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Educational and Professional History
  • 2016- present
    PhD Student- Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Apr 2016- Mar 2019
    Student, Leading graduate program in Primatology and Wildlife science, Kyoto University, Japan
  • 2011-2016
    Research Assistant, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Original article(s) (peer-reviewed)

  • Sharma N, Pokharel SS, Kohshima S, Sukumar R(2019) Behavioural responses of free-ranging Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) towards dying and dead conspecifics Primates. doi:10.1007/s10329-019-00739-8
  • Mizuno K, Sharma N, Idani G, Sukumar R (2017) Collective behaviour of wild Asian elephants in risky situations: how do social groups cross roads? Behaviour, 154(12), 1215-1237. doi:10.1163/1568539X-00003465
Outreach Media


  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: MEXT Japan, scholarship for the academic year 2016-2019
  • Indian Academy of Science (IAS) summer research scholarship, India, for the academic year 2009-2010