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H.S.A. Yahya

After obtaining his Ph.D. degree under the supervision of the Late Dr. Salim Ali from the University of Bombay in 1980. Dr. Yahya worked as filed biologist in various projects of Bombay Natural History. While posted at Bharatpur (Rajasthan) and Harike (Punjab) he has ringed over ten thousand birds. He has been actively contributing to Indian ornithology and conservation of bio-diversity. He has also worked with Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFEI), Peechi, for a brief period. Before joining the A.M.U., he worked as a lecturer in the Postgraduate Department of Zoology at R.K. College, Madhubani, Bihar, for three years. Dr. Yahya is one of the founder teachers of the Department of Wildlife Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University. Since 1998 he is serving as Professor and Chairman of the Department. He has published a number of papers in leading journals, technical reports and popular articles in English as well a in Urdu. His earlier two books – Feeding Impacts of Parakeets and Crows on Aagriculture and Biology of Indian Barbets have been quite popular. While working with the National Commission of Woldlife Conservation and Development in Saudi Arabia between 1994 and 1997, he has done important studies on several avifauna projects. Dr. Yahya has supervised over 30 M.Sc., 5 M.Phil. and 3 Ph.D. students. He has delivered many extension lectures in Bahrain, Britain, Canada, China, Pakistan, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and USA. Dr. Yahya wishes to continue learning and understanding the intricacy of nature. He gets immense pleasure in sharing his experiences with his students vis-?-vis contributing for the cause of nature conservation.

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Bibliographic information

Title Primates of India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 09.07.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788190173568
length 298p., Illustrations; Maps; 23cm.