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Upama Aich is a behavioural evolutionary biologist who is interested in the evolution of behavioural, reproductive, and morphological traits in light of sexual selection and environmental changes. Her postdoctoral research project aims to look at the long-term, intergenerational effects of endocrine disruptors in Australian freshwater fish. 

Her PhD research at the Australian National University focused on sexual selection and ageing in a model species while asking a broad question- 'Does age matter in male reproductive success?' Hint: it does, but the results may surprise you. 

Upama completed her Masters's research project at the Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. There, she studied the association between the life stages of an aposematic butterfly and phenology and its host plant. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Evolutionary biology, PhD, The effects of age and mating history on male reproductive success, Australian National University (ANU)

18 Jan 201822 Dec 2021

Award Date: 14 Jul 2022

Entomology, Masters , Synchronization of coincidences of Pachliopta aristolochiae butterfly in relation to its host plant Arsitolochia indica, University of Dhaka

20 Jan 20154 Dec 2016

Award Date: 6 Mar 2017

Research area keywords

  • Sexual selection
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Ageing
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • biodiversity conservation
  • Entomology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • reproductive biology

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