Indian sociobiologist Raghavendra Gadagkar was awarded Germany's highest civilian honour - the Cross of Order of the Merit, on Friday. He was bestowed with the honour for contribution in the field of behavioural ecology and sociobiology. And also for works in strengthening research corporation between India and Germany.
A resident of Bengaluru and professor at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) was awarded at the German Consulate in Bengaluru.
Prof Gadagkar, is one of the leading experts in the field of insect sociobiology. He is also the president of the Indian National Science Academy and has published more than 270 research papers and two books. His first book, Survival Strategies, has been translated into Chinese and Korean.