Biodiversity outside ForestsTumkur City Transport ServiceGubbi Labs Eco-stationPlanning for Evolution of CitiesBooks by Gubbi Labs

Biodiversity estimations have been typically carried out mostly in protected areas. However, there remains an un-estimated diversity outside forests or the non-protected areas which are mostly not sampled and estimated scientifically. Here, our research attempts to study the biodiversity in the non-protected areas.

Gubbi Labs was engaged by Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) to propose a research based intervention by introducing a dedicated bus-based city transport service for a medium-sized city - Tumkur. We are happy that this was introduced during Feb 2011 and has been well received by the citizens of Tumkur.

An Eco-station is being established by Gubbi Labs as a facility for long-term ecological research and also as a site for design, development and demonstration of a variety initiatives on sustainable ecosystems to livable settlements.

Cities are complex systems. Building on the 'science of cities' our research works on planning for evolution of cities.

Gubbi Labs is proud to present the Pictorial Guide to Frogs and Toads of the Western Ghats by Dr. KV Gururaja and On a Trail with Ants by Dr. Ajay Narendra and Sunil Kumar M.. The book on An Illustrated guide to common Diatoms of Peninsular India by B. Karthick, P. B. Hamilton and J. P. Kociolek will be out soon!

Research 

Gubbi Labs works on a host of domains ranging from sustainable ecosystems to livable settlements. Prominent themes addressed are:Biodiversity outside Forests, Planing for Evolution of Cities, Conservation Biology of Frogs in the Western Ghats, Diatoms of Indian Sub-continent, Alternative Energy, Geo-information Sciences, Bio-acoustics. Know more about them here.

Courses


Gubbi Labs offers specialized training from time-to-time based on specific user requirements. In pursuance with this, Gubbi Labs is offering short-courses. Some of our featured courses are: Mapping Essentials, Research and Statistics Essentials, Exploring Natural History and Experiencing Sustainability. Stay tuned about our courses here.

New book!

Magical Mantids by 13-year old Ananda Shikhara Bhat is available on shop.gubbilabs.in. The book was released by Prof. Raghavendra Gadagkar at IISc on 19th June 2014.

Whats up?

Check out our Android app, Frog Find to identify Frogs and Toads of the Western Ghats on Google Play! FROG FIND

India Geospatial Award for the Android application Frog Find

India Geospatial Award for the Android application Frog Find Award received jointly by Center for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP) of Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and Gubbi Labs. The award was handed out at the ongoing India Geospatial Forum conference at Hyderabad International Convention Centre. (http://www.indiageospatialforum.org/)

Gubbi Labs in collaboration with Coco Products is happy to present 'g-pith', a natural organic media. Coco Products is a 39 year old coir industry and has been manufacturing coir and coir products since then with an established presence in the region.

g-Pith is a processed coir-pith and the blocks are scientifically compacted. This is introduced in easy to handle block sizes and bags.

Frog Find 1.0 is here for FREE!

Update: The wait is over. Go get the app here at no charge!

And for those who missed our launch event, please read this post by Dr. Gururaja!

Gubbi Labs is proud to launch an android app, "Frog Find 1.0" that helps to identify frogs and toads of the Western Ghats. This is based on our popular publication, 'Pictorial Guide to Frogs and Toads of the Western Ghats' by Dr. K. V. Gururaja published last year. This monsoon, you can use this app to venture in the field and use this interactive app on your mobile phone. This is being launched on 27th April 2013 coinciding with the 5th Annual Save the Frogs Day at Jaaga, Bangalore.

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Mapping Essentials is happening again on 17th and 18th May 2014.
Potential participants are encouraged to go through the course description and apply here.