Staff

Executive Staff

Dr Ganesan Balachander, Director
Dr Sarala Khaling, Regional Director, Eastern Himalaya, Gangtok
Sridhar Ramaswamy Iyengar, Deputy Director, Finance & Administration, sridhar(at)atree(dot)org

Post-doctoral Research Associate

Avik Ray
avik.ray@atree.org

Senior Research Associates

Allwin Jesudasan
Degree and subject: MSc Economics
Research Interests:Economic aspects of wildlife conservation
Contact: allwin.jesudasan(at)atree(dot)org

C. Made Gowda – also Assistant Field Coordinator, BRT CCC
Degree and subject: MSW
Research Interest: Tribal Development
Contact: cmade(at)atree(dot)org

Iswaragouda Patil
Degree and subject: M. A. Economics
Research Interests: Field methods in socio-ecological studies, specifically understanding land-use change, cropping systems choices, environmental degradation and livelihood security.
Contact:iswar.patil(at)atree(dot)org

Dr. Joby Paul
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Kiruba Haran
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Jagadish M. R.*
Senior Research Fellow

Prashanth M. B.
Degree and subject: Engineering in electrical and electronics
Research Interests / Support: Acoustic based detection of birds, Owls in particular; Outreach activity; Geographic Information Systems
Contact: prashanth.mb(at)atree(dot)org

Prasanna J Kolte
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Priti Gururaja*
Senior Research Fellow

Ramya Ravi
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Roshmi Rekha Sarma
Junior Research Fellow
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Sanjeev D. Kenchaigol
Senior Research Associate
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Seena Narayanan
Degree and subject:M.Sc. Zoology(Entomology), M.Phil. Zoology (Parasitology)
Research Interests:Biosystematics of Dung Beetles
Contact: seena.narayanan(at)atree(dot)org

Senthil Kumar U.*
Senior Research Fellow

Somajita Paul, also PhD student 2008
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Sourya Das
Senior Research Associate

Snehalatha Vadigi
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Sreerupa Sen
Degree and subject: MSc Natural Resources Management
Research Interests: GIS and Remote Sensing, Conservation biology
Contact: sreerupa.sen(at)atree(dot)org

Sumangala R. C.*
Senior Research Fellow
Degree and subject: MSc Microbiology
Research Interests: Conservation genetics and phylogenetic studies.
Contact: sumangala.rc(at)atree(dot)org

Dr. Swati Sulagna
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Dr. Milind Bunyan
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Research Associates

Abhijeet Kulkarni
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Ameya Gode
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Annesha Chowdhari
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Apoorva
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Ashwini S.*
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Chirag Rai
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Deepthi N.
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Harisha R. P.
Degree and subject: M. Sc. - Botany
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Contact: hari(at)atree(dot)org

Giridhar Malla
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Kailash B. R.
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Karshini Naresh Chaitanya
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Karthik Madhyastha
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Karuna Gurung
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Manohar Kalal
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Lionel Sujay Vailashery
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Manohar Kalal
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Nakul Heble
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Jayalakshmi Krishnan
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Meghana Eswar
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Md. Zuhail
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Saravanan A.
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Sharada R
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Sutapa Mukherjee
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Velavan S.*
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Vindhya NanuGopalan*
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Yogisha Bhat
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* These positions are funded as Junior Research Fellows or Senior Research Fellows under DBT and DST project Grants.

Programme Officers

Ashish Mathew George
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Coordinators

Dr. Bhaskar Acharya
Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, Western Ghats Grants programme
Contact: bhaskar.acharya(at)atree(dot)org

Jojo T. D. Coordinator, Vembanad CERC
Contact:jojo(at)atree(dot)org

Kavitha A.
Field Co-ordinator, Kanakapura, (also SRA)

Neeraj Kakati
World Heritage Biodiversity Programme for India, Assam
Contact: niraj(dot)kakati(at)atree(dot)org

Muneeswaran Mariappan
Coordinator, Ecoinformatics Lab
muneeswaran(dot)m(at)atree(dot)org

Shiva Subramanya S.
Coordinator, Web/Database
shiv(at)atree(dot)org

Project Coordinators and Assistants

Aijaz Ahmed
Asst. Project Coordinator

Arunava Gupta,
Project Associate, Assam

Chaithanya P.
Project Assistant, CEPF

Cynthia Mary Sinclair
Project Assistant, CEPF

Madhavi Latha
Asst. Coordinator, PhD Programme
Contact:madhavi(at)atree(dot)org

Mathivannan
Asst. Field Coordinator, KMTR
Contact: mathi(at)atree(dot)org

Praveen Raje Urs
Lab Assistant

Susan Varughese
Project Coordinator

Research/Technical Assistant

Kavya Krishna
Research Assistant

Kottaimuthu
Research Assistant

Manjunath B.
Research Associate

Michelle Gurung
Research Associate

Nilmani Rabha
Research Assistant, Assam

Renuka V Reddy
Project Assistant, CEPF

Shruthi Patil
Data entry Operator, ACCUWa

Sophia J. Moses
Museum & Lab Assistant

Upen Deka
Research Assistant, Assam

Administrative Staff

Ashoka B, Accountant, ashoka.b(at)atree(dot)org
Bhogaiah, Accountant
Hemalatha G, Administrative Secretary, hemalatha(at)atree(dot)org
Hetal Hariya, Managing Editor, Conservation & Society, Current Conservation, hetal.hariya(at)atree(dot)org
Himangshu Sarma, Project Executive, Assam
Indrani U. Receptionist indrani.ravi@atree.org
Laxmikanthaiah N, Office Executive lakshmikanthaiah(at)atree(dot)org
M. Saji, Systems Administrator, saji(at)atree(dot)org
Meetu Desai, Manager, Communications, communications(at)atree(dot)org
N. Ramesh, Office and Facilities Manager, ramesh(at)atree(dot)org
Obaiah B, Librarian, obaiah(at)atree(dot)org
Rajinder Singh, Administrative and Liaison Officer, New Delhi rajinder.singh(at)atree(dot)org
Rashmi R Shet, Human Resources Officer, rashmi(dot)shet(at)atree(dot)org
Rohini Y. M, Accountant. rohini(dot)veeresh(at)atree.org
Sindhu K., Accountant, sindhuk(at)atree(dot)org
Thomas Samuel M,Manager, Communications, North East, samuelthomasm(at)gmail(dot)com
Sunil Dahal, Finance & Administrative Executive, Gangtok, sunil.dahal(at)atree(dot)orgT. R. Gopi, Manager (Finance & Accounts), gopi(at)atree(dot)org
Usha H, Secretary, usha.h(at)atree(dot)org
Vartika Saxena, Accountant

Field Support

Arjun Rai, Field Assistant Eastern Himalayas
Bhabhananda Roy, Field Assistant, Assam
Dhavamani – Field Assistant
Guruswamy G C- – Field Assistant
Janardhana K. – Senior Consultant
K. M. Poovu, Field level coordinator
Kumar D.S. – Field Assistant
Kumbha, Sr. Field Assistant
Lokesh D. - – Field Assistant
Madesha, Field Assistant
Manjunath BK– Field Assistant
Manjunatha G. – Outreach Consultant
MajidMaqbool - Outreach Consultant
Nagendra - – Field Assistant
Nanje Gowda S., Sr. Field Assistant
Narayan, Sr. Field Assistant
Prakash Tamang, Field Assistant, Eastern Himalayas
Rajanna D, Field Station Caretaker
Rajen Chettri, Field Assistant
Satish – Field Assistant
Shivaram, Field Assistant
Tamiz Azhgan, Field Assistant
Tenzing Sherpa, Field Assistant, Eastern Himalayas

Facilities Support

Andrew Chettri, Driver, Sikkim
Ajay Chauhan, Office Assistant, Delhi
Brin K Kharka, Driver, Gangtok
Gangaratna, Asst. Cook and Housekeeper
Jadeswamy, Driver
Jayamala, Housekeeper
Karma Dorjee, Office boy, Sikkim
Lakshmi, Housekeeper
Madha, Housekeeper
Meena Rajaram, Cook
Narayanamma, Caretaker
Raghu R., Office Assistant
Renukha, Cook
Saraswathi, Gardner and Nursery Caretaker
Sumithra, Housekeeper
Sunitha, Housekeeper/ Attender
Tulendu Barman, Driver, Assam
Umesh, Driver
Venkataraju, Gardener
Yellappa, Driver