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Priya is an ecologist, with an interest in tropical forest diversity, dynamics and biogeography. She did her PhD on the biogeography and macroecology of small mammals in the Indian subcontinent. Her postdoctoral work was on African tropical forest-savanna dynamics. As part of her long-term research, she is interested in understanding forest recovery in northeast India and how human activities influence recovery. Besides research, Priya has been involved with organizing the Student Conference on Conservation Biology in Bangalore, and actively engaged with improving inclusivity in our field.