Batch: 2021
Phd Title: Impact of Lantana camara on Soil, Flora, and Livelihood of the communities in Malai Mahadeshwara Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
Phd Guide: Siddappa Setty R.

I am a conservationist and climate reality leader from India. I am driven by a passion for Environmental Conservation and have worked on various Interdisciplinary Projects such as Restoration by Phytoremediation, the Impact of Idol-Immersion in Varanasi, and the Effect of Global Warming on Medicinal Plants in the High-Altitude Trans- Himalaya. I was awarded an M.Phil. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, for my work on Nanoparticle Toxicity Impacting Freshwater Algae. Currently, I am pursuing my research focusing on Socio-Ecological frameworks related to the spread of Invasive Species in Forest Ecosystems. I write scientific articles & conservation stories to share knowledge and raise awareness in the community. As a researcher, I look forward to exploring Sustainable Management strategies across the spatio-temporal scale for invasive species, including environmental and social aspects, as conservation efforts can be successful with community participation. An interdisciplinary research approach and unwavering dedication to ecological conservation would create a global conservation community.