Dhriti Banerjee

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Dhriti Banerjee (born February 6, 1970 in Calcutta ) is an Indian zoologist .


Banerjee is the daughter of KD and Chhaya Banerjee. In 1991 she received a Bachelor of Science from the Presidency College of the University of Calcutta and in 1993 she graduated from the Ballygunge Science Gollege of the University of Calcutta with a Master of Science. From 1995 to 1998 she was a member of the Scientific and Industrial Research Committee of the Indian Government. In 1999 she was at the University of Kalyani in West Bengal for Ph.D. PhD. From 1998 to 2007 she was a zoological assistant at the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI). She has been working there as a scientist since 2007. From January 2010 to October 2015 she was the head of the ZSI office in Calcutta.

Banerjee began her scientific career as a PhD student on drug abuse and its effects on human physiology. She received several national and international grants for her master's and doctoral studies. Her interest in the environmental and natural sciences led her to join the Zoological Survey of India and the Ministry of Environment to conduct research on India's enormous biodiversity. She traveled extensively across the country studying the fauna diversity in tiger reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, nature reserves and ecosystems. In addition, she is involved in a long-term study of the biodiversity in the Himalayas and examines the possible effects of climate change on the fauna of the Himalayas.

Banerjee's research interests are taxonomy , molecular systematics and the biodiversity of flies. She has been involved in several research projects on the appearance of flies as crime scene detectors to estimate the time of death and the post-mortem interval in forensic examinations. It also looks at deadly pathogens that affect the economy and human health.

Banerjee has conducted several public awareness programs to promote environmental awareness, conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of biodiversity in urban and rural India. One of their main activities has been building capacity and promoting the vital role that every citizen plays in saving and protecting the environment through conservation and sustainable use.

Banerjee has worked on 15 scientific projects and published around 95 scientific publications in international and national journals. She and her doctoral students are working on projects on fauna diversity, the diversity of transmitters and forensic entomology, as well as a project on the digitization of Indian fauna diversity.

Banerjee 2017 belonged to the Erstbeschreibern the of fly Tabanus pseudoannularis from the family of brakes (Tabanidae) and 2018 to the Erstbeschreibern of fly Heligmonevra paruii from the family of asilidae (Asilidae).


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