Michael Levin paper
PhD student Michael Levin was first-author on a paper “Using publicly available data to conduct rapid assessments of extinction risk” published in Conservation Science and Practice.
Sarika paper on tiger trade
Sarika Khanwilkar was first author on a paper “Patterns of illegal and legal tiger parts entering the United States over a decade (2003-2012)” in Conservation Science and Practice. Media coverage is here, here, here, and here.
Pooja Nat Geo grant
Phd student Pooja Choksi, along with Krishna Anujan, Sarika Khanwilkar, Vijay Ramesh, and Pooja Gupta won the Meridian Collaborative Grant from National Geographic for the project “Soundscapes and stories: a locally replicable model for conservation using a biocultural approach” to be conducted in central India and the Western Ghats
Pooja on podcast
PhD student Pooja Choksi spoke to the host of the podcast, The Subverse, Susan Mathews about what ecological restoration means to different people and how to measure it using novel tools like acoustics in central India.
Marsh award for Ruth DeFries
Ruth DeFries was awarded the 2021 Marsh Award for Climate Change Research by the British Ecological Society.
Project Dhvani in The Hindustan Times
The Hindustan Times featured Pooja, Vijay, and Sarika’s bioacoustics Project Dhvani
NCCI paper published
Former PhD student Amrita Neelakantan and Ruth DeFries publish on the Network for Conserving Central India
post doc positions
Post doc positions are available in the DeFries lab to work on nature-based solutions in India.
Mondal paper on food security in central India
Former postdoc Mondal published paper on multi-cropping and food security for smallholders in central India