Ashwathi V K
Ashwathi is a researcher in ATREE. She is interested in hydrologic modeling ,water management and sustainable development. She has M.Tech in Water Resources Engineering and Management from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal. Her masters research focused on comparing modeling techniques to simulate hydrologic processes in small urbanizing catchments in the Western Ghats. Prior to joining ATREE she was working as Assistant Professor at the Malabar Institute of Technology, Kannur-Kerala.

Divya Solomon
Divya is a researcher working in Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE). Her research interests focus on issues of sustainable development, vulnerability and climate change in a rural context. She has previously worked as a consultant with Centre for Environment Education, Bangalore, India and the Institute for Global Environment Studies, Hayama, Japan.

Jagdish Krishnaswamy
Jagdish is anecohydrologist and landscape ecologist with keen interests in Bayesian statistical approaches. He has worked on ecohydrological questions in three continents for over twenty years. He got his B.Tech in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India and a MS in statistics and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Duke University, North Carolina, U.S.A. He is increasingly applying his training and experience to questions and problems related to ecosystem services, especially hydrological services in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. He serves as affiliate faculty at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore. His work has informed policy and management of ecosystems and biodiversity in the Western Ghats and elsewhere in the country.

Kumaran K.
Kumaran has completed Master Degree in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Pondicherry University. His research focuses on impact of changes in land cover, specifically by introduced exotic species, on natural habitats and ecosystem services. He has extensive field experience in the deployment, installation and management of a range of hydro-meteorological equipment and logger and also camera traps. He is well versed with use of GIS software such as GRASS and Quantum GIS and has a basic understanding of R programming. He has experience in working in the Southern Western Ghats and the Coromandel coast, both in human dominated and wild landscapes. He has worked with a range of social groups including farmers, fisher folk and tribal communities and is sensitive to issues of gender and equity.

Milind Bunyan
Milind Bunyan is a forest ecologist with research interests in ecological niche modeling and the application of geospatial tools in understanding ecological patterns and processes. He has a Ph.D. in Forest Resources and Conservation from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A. This was preceded by a Masters in Forestry from the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun, India and a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science from St. Joseph’s College of Arts and Sciences, Bangalore, India. Milind is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology. His current research interests are in studying the impacts of climatic and anthropogenic change on forested and natural ecosystems, especially through the application of geospatial technologies.

Prakriti Prajapati
Prakriti is a researcher in Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment. Her research interests lie in the fields of ecological economics, development ethics and political ecology. She has a BA (Hons) in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi. She recently completed an M. Sc. in Economics (Environment and Resource Economics) from Department of Policy Studies, TERI University. In her Master's dissertation, she worked on virtual water trade and its implications for India where she investigated the ecological, political, economic, social, cultural and ethical implications of India’s virtual water flows. Prior to joining ATREE, she has worked on crop diversification in Indian agriculture at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.

Shrinivas Badiger
Shrinivas leads the programme on Land, Water and Livelihoods at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Bangalore. He has a Ph. D. in Soil and Water Resources Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A. and masters in Water Engineering and Management from Asian Institute of Technology at Bangkok, Thailand. His past work has focused on assessing the impact of watershed development programmes on water availability and human wellbeing; role of land-use intensification on rural-urban conflicts over water appropriation; and understanding the impact of land use land cover change on hydrologic services including those on agriculture. More recently, his efforts have focused on understanding farmers’ vulnerability to climate and other drivers; the role of institutions and improved governance in minimizing climate change driven disasters such a droughts, and floods and response of the agro-ecosystems and forests to extreme climate events including rainfall.

Venkitachalam R.
Venkitachalam has recently submitted his dissertation titled 'Status and ecology of threatened vulture species in Moyar Valley to Bharathiyar University (Coimbatore). He has worked previously with Arulagam, BNHS and SACON and brings considerable experience from his work in the Moyar Valley.