For my master's project, I studied the anatomy of the tectofugal visual pathway in bird brains. I volumetrically quantified the visual signal-processing regions in the brain and compared them across different birds.
During my bachelors, I used to monitor the butterfly population at NCBS. Every week I went around the campus and counted the number of butterflies that I encountered and also recorded their species.
And a LOT more coming soon......
Kunte, K., Basu, D. N., & Kumar, G. G. (2019). Taxonomy, Systematics, and Biology of Indian Butterflies in the 21st Century. In Indian Insects (pp. 275-304). CRC Press. (PDF)
Karmakar, T., Nitin, R., Sarkar, V., Baidya, S., Mazumder, S., Chandrasekharan, V. K., Das, R., Kumar, G. G., Lokhande, S., Veino, J., Veino, L., Veino, R., Mirza, Z., Sanap, R. V., Sarkar, B., & Kunte, K. (2018). Early stages and larval host plants of some northeastern Indian butterflies. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10(6), 11780-11799. https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.322.214.171.12480-11799