Carnegie Hall, Room 104
Hubert H. Humphrey Visiting Professor (Fall 2013)
Remote Sensing, Landuse
Carnegie Hall, 104C
Harini Nagendra is a Department of Science and Technology Ramanujan Fellow at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, and Asia Research Coordinator at the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change (CIPEC), Indiana University. Dr. Nagendra’s research focuses on questions of social-ecological sustainability in forests and cities in the global South, with two main areas of interest. The first focuses on understanding the human drivers of forest change – with a recent co-edited volume Reforesting Landscapes: From Pattern to Process published in 2010 by Springer. The second focus of Dr. Nagendra’s research examines the impact of urbanization on ecological sustainability in India, with a long term program of research on biodiversity, green spaces and lakes in Bangalore and other Indian cities. She is also interested in translating the results of research into policy, and is on the Scientific Committees of Diversitas and the Global Land Project, and a Lead Author of the InterGovernmental Panel for Climate Change’s 5th Assessment Report.