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Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
Impact assessment of formal and informal institutional arrangements linked to conservation of natural resources, interdisciplinary research on forest-based livelihood enhancement, conservation planning and sustainable forest management, Ecological sustainability and poverty alleviation.
Interdisciplinary research experience of ten years on issues related to scientific management of natural resources and forest-based livelihood enhancement in different regions of the country, including the Himalaya (Garhwal), North-eastern region (Mizoram) and Central India (Orissa).