Dr. Prithwiraj Jha
Dr. Prithwiraj Jha is an Assistant Professor at the department of Zoology, Raiganj Surendranath College (under the University of Gour Banga, Malda), India. He earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Zoology from the University of North Bengal, Darjeeling, India.
Dr. Jha’s research interests pertain to freshwater ornamental fish species; particularly, their aquaculture management, and their interspecific or intraspecific interactions. In the recent years, he shifted focus to understanding the ichthyofaunal assemblage patterns in local water bodies and their (different) interactions, including the consequences of the ever-changing habitat ecology.
Dr. Jha teaches “evolutionary ecology” – a broad area which details how organisms evolve and are adapted to their environments. A broader description would include the concepts of ecology, environmental biology, principals of evolution, adaptation (including ethology), idea of biodiversity and biological conservation. He also teaches chordate and non-chordate biology and aquaculture.