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Himalayan subtropical broadleaf forests, Himalayan subtropical pine forests


Field biologist, Researcher, Ecologist

Niranjan Balagopal

Ashoka University

I’m interested in studying applied landscape ecology and animal behavior. I have a bachelors in Microbiology and a Masters in Environmental Studies and Resource Management.

Prior to joining LEACHS lab, I was a Project Officer at WWF-India, and worked on human-elephant conflict and monitored radio-collared elephants in the Western ghats–Nilgiris landscape.

For my PhD, I am studying forest dynamics in the western Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh and central Himalayas of Nepal, with particular focus on monoculture – natural forest dynamics, ecosystem services and wildlife habitat suitability.