Lecture #3 – Dr. Ramesh Krishnamurthy

Lecture #3: Title: Covid-19 Challenges of Protected Areas Management in India: Towards Integrated Nature-Culture Solutions
August 21, 5:00-6:00pm, Vancouver Time (August 22, 8:00-9:00am, Beijing Time)
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Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Ramesh Krishnamurthy, M.Sc., Ph.D. Scientist, Wildlife Institute of India (MoEFCC, Govt. of India), Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Dr. Ramesh Krishnamurthy is a scientist with the Wildlife Institute of India and is also an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Forestry, UBC. He specializes in Landscape Ecology, Species Recovery Strategies and Integration of Technology in Wildlife Research and Management. He serves on various commissions of IUCN and academic/conservation associations. His research and conservation experiences are mainly on birds and mammals of the Western Himalaya, Shivalik-Terai Landscape and Central India regions. Presently, he is involved in a diversity of projects that include the Reintroduction and Monitoring of Tiger Populations in Panna Tiger Reserve (Madhya Pradesh), Conservation Breeding and Reintroduction of Western Tragopan in Himachal Pradesh, Application of Wireless Sensor Networks for Forest and People Protection, Integration UAV (Drone) for wildlife research and management, and Climate Change Effects on Riverine Forests and Indicator Species along the Ganges. He has received the prestigious Distinguished Foreign Scholar Award by the US Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology and the NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Michigan State University, USA.