Ashwini Mohan

Ashwini Mohan
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Ashwini V. Mohan
Wiss. Mitarbeiterin

TU Braunschweig
Zoological Institute
Mendelsohnstraße 4
38106 Braunschweig

Contact No.:  +4915129098511
Email ID: ashwinivm30[at]



2009-2012: Bachelor of Science in Genetics, Biotechnology and Biochemistry, Jain University, Bangalore, India

2012-2013: Lab intern at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Bangalore, India and field intern at the Kalinga Foundation, Agumbe, Karnataka, India

2013-2016: Master of Science in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India

Thesis: Phylogeography of the Andaman keelback (Xenochrophis tytleri) on the Andaman Islands

2016-2017: Project: Diversity of geckos on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands: identifying islands and species of conservation importance

October 2017-present: PhD student, Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Braunschweig


Research Interests:

  • Evolution and diversification of the green geckos (genus Phelsuma)
  • Evolutionary biogeography, comparative phylogenetics
  • Herpetofaunal diversity and distribution on tropical islands



Constant J. & Mohan A.V., The lanternflies from Andaman and Nicobar: one new Pyrops species, new records and illustrated key to the species (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Fulgoridae). Belgian Journal of Entomology, 49: 1-24, 2017