Visiting Fellows

Adjunct Senior Fellows

Dr. Gladwin Joseph
Research interest: Integrated natural resource management, agroforestry, sustainable agriculture, nursery technology, forest regeneration, applied ecophysiology, adaptive research approaches.
Azim Premji University, Bengaluru

Dr. R. Prabhakar
Director, Software Technology Strand Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India.
Research interest: Ecoinformatics, geographical information systems for conservation, spatial technology and human interactions with ecosystems. Working on a project to provide a framework and a platform for creating social-ecological maps of urban areas. Decentralization and cost-effective conservation.

Adjunct Fellows

Dr. Asavari Devadiga
Asavari Devadiga's expertise resides in environmental planning and infrastructure service and its delivery. Her research interests and experience span integrated water management, sustainability planning, resilience in institutions, international policy and infrastructure management.

Asavari has a strong interdisciplinary background ranging from the technical sciences, applied and social sciences, to urban planning and policy. Asavari has a wide ranging 16-year professional history of working in public, private, and nongovernment sectors. Her experience spans leading and managing teams and projects and conducting technical analyses for a wide variety of projects including urban and infrastructure development, environmental restoration, watershed management, water supply diversification, and land use master plans. Asavari's more recent work includes collaborative research and planning for regional water resilience in California at the Association of Bay Area Government and on affordable housing at the City of Berkeley. As Adjunct Fellow at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) in Bangalore, Asavari's work spans water and wastewater management and environmental governance. Currently, Asavari is a Lecturer at University of California Berkeley.

Education and Bio:
Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, University of California Berkeley
MS, Environmental Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston
Post Graduate Diploma, Environmental Science, University of Bombay
BS, Microbiology, University of Bombay

Dr. Asmita Sengupta
DST-INSPIRE Faculty Fellow
Adjunct Fellow, Suri Sehgal Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, ATREE
Research Interests: Human-primate interactions, plant-animal interactions, primate ecology

Dr. Deepak Malghan, IIMB
Research Interests: Ecological Economics (analytical theory of scale, ecological distribution), Historical Political Economy.
At ATREE, I am collaborating with the water group led by Drs. Lele, Srinivasan, and Thomas.

Dr. Megha Shenoy
Independent Industrial Ecologist,
Research interests: industrial ecology - specifically industrial symbiosis and urban metabolism - to measure stocks and flows of resources for sustainable consumption and production.

Dr. Narasimha D Rao
Project Leader - Decent Living Energy (DLE) Project,
Research interests: Relationship between energy systems, human development and climate change. His research interests also include investigating income inequality, infrastructure, and climate policy.

Dr. Robert John Chandran
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata

Dr. T. O. Sasidharan
Ex Senior Scientific Officer, Central Silk Board, Bangalore, India
Research interest: Eco-friendly technologies for insect pest management, while preserving the environment. Investigations on native isolates of the entomopathogenic fungus, Metarhizium sp. for control of certain potentially dangerous insect pests of forest plantations and nurseries. The possibility of using Microsporidia for insect pest control is being investigated.