Sustainability Leadership Fellow Cohort: 2017-2018
Ph.D. Student, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology and Graduate Degree Program in Ecology
Research Summary:My research explores the myriad ecological and social dimensions associated with the conservation of large mammals, particularly tigers in human dominated landscapes in India. In the past my research has focused on estimating the spatial distribution and abundance patterns of tigers and their prey to inform the management of these populations in small and fragmented protected areas in northern India. My ongoing doctoral research addresses the more complex challenge of ensuring the conservation of these species when they occur outside protected area boundaries amidst dense human populations using a combination of ecological and social research techniques.