Indraneil Das received his early education from the University of Calcutta, obtaining a D.Phil. in Animal Ecology from Oxford University. He has served as Scientific Officer of the Centre for Herpetology, Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, Research Fellow at Universiti Brunei Darussalam and was a Fulbright Fellow at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University. Currently, he is Professor at the Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. His current research centres on ecology and conservation of amphibians and reptiles, especially the role of fragmentation and other landscape change, and the systematics and natural history of these species, especially in tropical Asia.
Professor Das has published 424 scientific papers, chapters and books, nearly all on herpetological topics. He is an Editor of Biodiversity and Conservation (a Springer journal) as well as of the Asian section of the Geographical Distribution portion of Herpetological Review. Between 1992 and 2011, he was Editor of Hamadryad, the Journal of the Centre for Herpetology, Madras Crocodile Bank Trust.