Kartik Shanker

Kartik is Faculty at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore where he indulges his fascination for ecology and evolution, working with students on frogs, reptiles, birds, plants, reef fish and other marine fauna. Kartik has worked on the biology and conservation of sea turtles for the last 25 years, and is the author of the book From Soup to Superstar, a historical account of sea turtle conservation in India. He is a Founding Trustee of Dakshin Foundation which works largely with coastal communities on natural resource conservation and management.  In his spare time, he seeks to distract young minds from more serious pursuits with books such as Lori’s Magical MysteryTurtle StoryThe Adventures of Philautus Frog and Moonlight in the Sea. As the Founding Editor of CC, he believes that art and science must meet more often, in creative and engaging ways.