Shruthi J


Shruthi completed her MSc in Applied Botany (2008) and has a Diploma in medicinal plants (2007), both from Kuvempu University. Her Master’s project was on Isolation and characterization of endophytic fungi from above ground parts of Eleusine indica and Chloris barbata. After her Masters she worked as a researcher in various projects.


  • March 2009 to July 2010: Research Assistant, “An ecosystem service approach to agricultural security in a sacred landscape mosaic”, Conservation genetics lab, ATREE, Bangalore, focusing on pollen biology, staining techniques and fluorescence microscopy.
  • May 2010 to December 2010: Research Assistant, “On understanding the effects of fragmentation on the gene-flow of an endangered species”, Conservation genetics lab, ATREE, Bangalore, focusing on DNA isolation by CTAB method.
  • January 2011 to February 2012: Research Associate, “Wipro” project undertaken by ATREE, Bangalore, focusing on curating and organizing herbarium collections, censusing permanent vegetation monitoring plots, data cleaning and analysis and plant phylogenetic work.
  • March 2012 to August 2013: Junior Research Fellow, “Prioritisation, identification and mapping of medicinal plants used in the traditional medicine systems of the Khashi and Garo tribes of Meghalaya”, School of Ecology and Conservation lab, Gandhi Krushi Vignana Kendra (GKVK), Bangalore, focusing on preparation of fliers and preparing field guide book.
  • October 2013 to February 2014: Research Assistant, project on “Biofuels in India flowing through time and space in tiny conduits” focusing on translation, interaction with the farmers and qualitative field research in Hassan district.

Current work and project

Since February 2014, Shruthi has been working on the data entry for the rural household survey data for the Arkavathy basin villages as part of the project 'Adapting to Climate Change in Urbanizing Watersheds' (ACCUWa) funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The survey data pertains to various aspects of domestic and farm water demand and management.