Welcome to YETI

YETI is a first-of-its-kind conference for students and researchers of ecology, evolution, behavior and conservation in India, organized entirely by student volunteers from across the country.

This event serves as a friendly and inspiring platform for ecologists early in their career, to present and discuss their work, exchange ideas, and strike up collaborations with contemporaries.


YETI Tezpur 2017

4th to 7th January, 2017

Tezpur University, Tezpur – 784028, Assam

YETI 2017 has concluded

YETI 2017 was held at Tezpur University, located at close proximity to Tezpur (Assam), which also happens to be the least (air) polluted city in India (WHO, 2016). Tezpur University, a central university, was established by an Act of Parliament in 1994. It is located near the foothills of Eastern Himalayas and is well connected to a number of protected areas (PA) of the region, viz Nameri TR, Pakke TR, Laokhowa-Burachapori WLS Complex, to name a few.

For more details about the hosting institute, visit the Tezpur University Website.




Official Mascot of YETI 2017

The Globally Endangered Assam Rabbit

“One of the rarest among the lagomorphs, the Hispid Hare (Caprolagaus hispidus), which is also known as the Assam Rabbit, had its distribution extended along the foothill region of the southern Himalayas from Uttar Pradesh through southern Nepal, the northern region of West Bengal to Assam, and into Bangladesh as far south as Dhaka (Bell et al. 1990). But in the past few decades this species has suffered a lot due to habitat loss, caused by encroaching agriculture, logging, flood control, and human development (Bell et al. 1990). The natural spatial and temporal dynamics of the tall grassland habitat, particularly the fire cycles, are key important to the conservation of this species (Bell et al. 1990, Maheswaran 2002).”


The YETI mailing list periodically posts news, opportunities and other interesting information. To join the list, visit http://www.freelists.org/list/meetyeti and sign up. Other than the conference itself, students can use the website as a medium to explore and discuss Projects (coming soon), or provide/obtain information on Ecology Resources such as free software, journals and sources of funding.

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