Fellows

Sarala Khaling
Senior Fellow & Regional Director

Sarala is a trained ecologist and interdisciplinary researcher from Darjeeling, India. She has over 15 years of experience in managing projects focused on enhancing sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services at the landscape-level. She holds a doctorate in Wildlife Ecology from North Bengal University. Her major interests include investigating the drivers of change in human-modified landscapes that impact biodiversity, ecosystems and ecosystem services, especially in the mountains and hills of northeast India and North Bengal. She is currently working on issues of food sovereignty, sustainable food systems and the water-energy-food nexus.

Projects

Bats-of-Darjeeling-Sikkim-Himalaya-Effect-of-forest-patch-sizes-on-species-diversity-Measurement-Son
Building-a-biodiversity-information-system-for-the-state-of-Assam-Assam-Biodiversity-Portal
Conserving-the-Critically-Endangered-White-bellied-Heron-Ardea-insignis-Humes-1878-in-Arunachal-Pr
Forests-for-biodiversity-and-wellbeing-Rhino-in-Manas-Assam-20180517-173732
Occupancy-and-resource-use-by-mammals-in-the-socio-ecological-production-landscape-of-Darjeeling-Sik
Pangolin-Conservation-in-the-tea-landscape-of-Darjeeling-Eastern-Himalayan-India
Protection-and-Sustainable-Management-of-Aquatic-Resources-in-Manipur-Participatory-approach-for-man
Transforming-lives-through-Efficient-Energy-Technologies-and-Restoration-of-degraded-lands-in-the-Te
Value-Added-Products-from-Invasive-Plant-Species-for-Improving-Livelihoods-of-Marginalized-Communiti
Wild-edible-plants-of-Dzongu-Valley-Sikkim-India-Conserving-diversity-traditional-knowledge-and-p
Woodpecker-communities-in-the-differently-managed-forests-of-Darjeeling-Eastern-Himalaya-India

Publications

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Biological Apocalypse
Pipes-crisscross-Sikkims-undulating-landscape-but-not-everyone-has-unfettered-access-to-freshwater
Opinion: Why Sikkim is crisscrossed with pipes that run dry
https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/livelihoods/opinion-why-sikkim-is-crisscrossed-with-pipes-that-run-dry/
Details
d44151-023-00011-5_23963448
Reviving Sikkim’s traditional agroecology
https://www.nature.com/articles/d44151-023-00011-5
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Team

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Obaiah B
Sr. Library & Information Officer
Sriram-ravichandran
Sriram Ravichandran
Placement, Communications, and Certificate Course Manager
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Madhavi Latha
Coordinator
Pallavi-Varma-Patil
Pallavi Varma Patil
Lead – Collaborations and Partnerships
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Siddhartha Krishnan
Senior Fellow & Convenor, ATREE Academy

Awards