Mayanglambam Ojit Kumar singh


Mayanglambam Ojit Kumar singh
moksingh.13@stu.aud.ac.in



Research Area:


I am right now preparing to defend synopsis of my research work on insect diversity, entomophagy and food cultures. The chosen field sites are two areas of southeastern region of Manipur state, India. I am trying to use the tools of ecology, anthropology and political ecology to the establishment of insect eating as a part of food culture. The areas where the study is going to be performed have seen many changes in terms of the land use pattern but entomophagy is still a part of food culture. Here I would wish to find out the role of entomophagy as a part of the food culture and also the impact on entomophagy due to land use changes. Food is identity, economy, culture, geography and adaptation towards our environment. One of the field sites is a tribal village dominated by one ethnic group and the other one is a large village having different groups of people belonging to different community, class and caste.


Bio Note:


I am a Research Student at SHE. Presently I am availing study leave from Ramjas College, Zoology Department, University of Delhi to do my research work at SHE. I have been teaching Zoology, Environmental Sciences and Ecology to the BSc Zoology students and BSc Life Sciences Students since 2006. I was CSIR-UGC Junior Research Fellow from 2004 to 2006 and had completed M.Phil in Animal Behaviour from Zoology Department, University of Delhi working on the Orientation Behaviour of Plutella xylostella (a Lepidopteran insect). I was awarded National Honour award 2015 in the memory of scientist Shambhu Nath De for popularization of Science among children.
My area of interest is Biodiversity, Biocultural adaptation and Conservation of resources.