Dr KS Gopisundar | Photo: Special arrangement
Bengaluru: Renowned scientist Dr K S Gopisundar has been appointed as the new Editor in Chief of Waterbirds, a US-based international journal dedicated to the aquatic birds. It is for the first time that an Indian scientist is being elected to this high office. Waterbirds journal is reckoned as one of the most authoritative voices on the subject globally.
Having been associated with Wild Life Institute of India, Dehradun, and international crane foundations and National Conservation Foundation, he has been immersed in studies in the field of water birds. He specialised in the study of the sarus cranes. His intellectual eminence paved the way for his editorship of the oldest journal of the world on the subject.
Dr Gopisundar is a National Geographic Explorer on Waterbirds. He completed his PhD from Minnesota University in the USA. Presently, he is based in Jodhpur to observe and study sarus cranes. He is a co-chair of IUCN in the stork division. He hails from Bangaluru and pursued his masters' degree in ecology from Pondicherry University.