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Advait Jukar, ESP PhD alum receives prestigious Donnelley postdoc fellowship at Yale

Advait Jukar

Congratulations to environmental science and public policy doctoral graduate Advait Jukar (PhD, 2018) on receiving a Gaylord Donnelley Postdoctoral Environmental Fellowship at Yale University.  Click to see the list of current Donnelley Fellows.

Dr. Jukar will be studying the impacts of human hunting and climate change on the megafaunal extinction in India. He will use tools including faunal analyses, stable isotopes, bone surface modification, and geochronology to understand the anthropogenic and environmental context of this extinction. The recent extinction of large terrestrial vertebrates has been the focus of paleontological, archeological, and ecological research for decades, but the causes are poorly understood in some of the most biodiverse regions of the world, like the Indian Subcontinent. India unlike large parts of the world, retains several species of large mammals such as rhinos and elephants. Advait’s goal is to understand why so many large species have survived in this region.

Fellowship dates: June 2020 – May 2022

Advait Jukar's first postdoctoral fellowship was with the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, where he was the Deep Time Buck Fellow.