Dr. K.V. Gururaja is a batrachologist, studying anuran amphibians in the Western Ghats of India for over two decades. He has described 21 new frog species and 3 novel breeding behaviours. He authored a Pictorial Guide to Frogs and Toads of the Western Ghats and an acoustic guide – Mandookavani. He has received the Karnataka State Biodiversity Award for Excellence in 2016 and India Geospatial Excellence Award for Frog Find Android App (2014). Gururaja initiated a citizen science programme – Frog watch India.