Sougata Sadhukhan
Dr. Sougata SadhukhanAssistant Professor

Institute of Environment Education & Research

Experience 9 years


Being a tech-savvy and passionate ecologist, Sougata Sadhukhan has a keen interest in emerging technologies in wildlife conservation. After completing his Masters in Zoology from Calcutta University, he started his research career at the Wildlife Institute of India in 2013. There he worked on several projects including All India Tiger Estimation Projects, Smart Patrolling Projects (MSTriPES), Wolf Projects and a bioacoustics monitoring projects. He completed his doctoral work on “Understanding Wolf Howls and their application In Individual Identification and Population Estimation” from Forest Research Institute (Deemed to be) University, Dehradun (Research Centre WII). His PhD focussed on cutting edge methods on active acoustics-based population estimation of Indian wolf.

PhD in Forestry (Wildlife Science), M.Sc. & B.Sc. (Zoology), Diploma in Photography

Wildlife Conservation, Bioacoustics, Population Ecology, Large Carnivore.
9 years of research experience in Wildlife Sciences with premier governmental Institutes in India.

  • Khan S, Shrotriya S, Sadhukhan S, Lyngdoh S, Goyal SP, Habib B. Comparative Ecological Perspectives of Two Ancient Lineages of Gray Wolves: Woolly Wolf (Canis lupus chanco) and Indian Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2022:194. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2022.775612.
  • Sadhukhan S, Root-Gutteridge H, Habib B. Identifying unknown Indian wolves by their distinctive howls: its potential as a non-invasive survey method. Scientific reports. 2021 Mar 31;11(1):1-3. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-86718-w
  • Sadhukhan S, Hennelly L, Habib B. Characterising the harmonic vocal repertoire of the Indian wolf (Canis lupus pallipes). Plos one. 2019 Oct 31;14(10):e0216186.