Sonali has been studying frogs for nearly a decade. She recently completed her doctoral research at the Systematics lab on integrative taxonomy, molecular phylogeny, and biogeography of Indian frogs. She has extensively studied the frogs of the Western Ghats and Sri Lanka, carried out fieldwork across the Indian subcontinent and neighbouring Southeast Asian regions, and described nearly 40 new species of frogs. Sonali is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate (funded by CSIR, Government of India) at the Systematics lab, where she continues to delve into broader questions surrounding systematics, phylogenetic relationships, evolution, and biogeography of Asian frogs.

Publications
Garg S, and Biju SD. 2019. New microhylid frog genus from Peninsular India with Southeast Asian affinity suggests multiple Cenozoic biotic exchanges between India and Eurasia. Scientific Reports 9 (1906): 1–13.

Garg S, Suyesh R, Das A, Jiang J, Wijayathilaka N, Amarasinghe AAT, Alhadi F, Vineeth KK, Aravind NA, Senevirathne G, Meegaskumbura M and Biju SD. 2018. Systematic revision of Microhyla (Microhylidae) frogs of South Asia: a molecular, morphological, and acoustic assessment. Vertebrate Zoology 69(1): 1–71.

Garg S, Das A, Kamei RG and Biju SD. 2018. Delineating Microhyla ornata (Anura, Microhylidae): mitochondrial DNA barcodes resolve century-old taxonomic misidentification. Mitochondrial DNA Part B 3(2): 856–861.

Garg S, Senevirathne G, Wijayathilaka N, Phuge S, Deuti K, Manamendra-Arachchi K, Meegaskumbura M and Biju SD. 2018. An integrative taxonomic review of the South Asian microhylid genus Uperodon. Zootaxa 4384(1): 1–88.

Garg S and Biju SD. 2017. Description of four new species of Burrowing Frogs in the Fejervarya rufescens complex (Dicroglossidae) with notes on morphological affinities of Fejervarya species in the Western Ghats. Zootaxa 4277(4): 451–490.

Garg S, Suyesh R, Sandeep S and Biju SD. 2017. Seven new species of Night Frogs (Anura, Nyctibatrachidae) from the Western Ghats Biodiversity Hotspot of India, with remarkably high diversity of diminutive forms. PeerJ 5: e3007.

Garg S and Biju SD. 2016. Molecular and morphological study of Leaping frogs (Anura, Ranixalidae) with description of two new species. PLoS One 11(11): e0166326.

Willaert B, Suyesh R, Garg S, Giri VB, Bee MA and Biju SD. 2016. A unique mating strategy without physical contact during fertilization in Bombay Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus humayuni) with the description of a new form of amplexus and female call. PeerJ 4: e2117.

Senevirathne G, Garg S, Kerney R, Meegaskumbura M and Biju SD. 2016. Unearthing the fossorial tadpoles of the Indian Dancing Frog family Micrixalidae. PLoS One 11(3): e0151781.

Biju SD, Senevirathne G*, Garg S*, Mahony S, Kamei RG, Thomas A, Shouche Y, Raxworthy CJ, Meegaskumbura S and Van Bocxlaer I. 2016.  Frankixalus, a new rhacophorid genus of tree hole breeding frogs with oophagous tadpoles. PLoS One 11(1): e0145727. [*equal contribution]

Wijayathilaka N, Garg S, Senevirathne G, Karunarathna N, Biju SD and Meegaskumbura M. 2016. A new species of Microhyla (Anura: Microhylidae) from Sri Lanka: an integrative taxonomic approach. Zootaxa 4066(3): 331–342.

Meegaskumbura M, Senevirathne G, Biju SD, Garg S, Meegaskumbura S, Pethiyagoda R, Hanken J and Schneider CJ. 2015. Patterns of reproductive-mode evolution in Old World tree frogs (Anura, Rhacophoridae). Zoologica Scripta 5: 509–522.

Biju SD, Garg S, Gururaja KV, Shouche Y and Walujkar SA. 2014. DNA barcoding reveals unprecedented diversity in Dancing Frogs of India (Micrixalidae, Micrixalus): a taxonomic revision with description of 14 new species. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences) 43(1): 37–123.

Biju SD, Garg S, Mahony S, Wijayathilaka N, Senevirathne G and Meegaskumbura M. 2014. DNA barcoding, phylogeny and systematics of Golden-backed frogs (Hylarana, Ranidae) of the Western Ghats-Sri Lanka biodiversity hotspot, with the description of seven new species. Contributions to Zoology 83(4) 269–335.

Biju SD, Kamei RG, Mahony S, Thomas A, Garg S, Suyesh R and Sircar G. 2013. Taxonomic review of the tree frog genus Rhacophorus from the Western Ghats, India (Anura: Rhacophoridae), with description of ontogenetic colour changes and reproductive behavior. Zootaxa 3636(2): 257–289.