Living with Wildlife, An Interdisciplinary Seminar with Krithi K. Karanth
Title: Living with Wildlife: Insights from conservation research, technology and education programs in India
Dr. Krithi Karanth has been involved in scientific research and conservation in Asia for the last 21 years focusing on the human dimensions of conservation. She has conducted macro-level studies assessing patterns of species distributions and extinctions, impacts of wildlife tourism, consequences of voluntary resettlement, land use change and understanding human-wildlife interactions. Her talk will focus on projects that have applied conservation science to understand and develop interventions addressing human-wildlife conflict, wildlife connectivity and education in India. She will share stories from Wild Seve, which services more than a half million people and has helped 13,500 families file and receive compensation for wildlife losses from the government; Wild Kaapi, a wildlife friendly certification program that launched the world's first wildlife friendly coffee company; and Wild Shale, a conservation education program being implemented in 300 schools in rural India.
Karanth is Chief Conservation Scientist and Director at the Centre for Wildlife Studies, Explorer with National Geographic Society, Adjunct Faculty at Duke Univ. and the National Centre for Biological Sciences. She has published more than 90 scientific and popular articles and has served on the editorial boards of the journals Conservation Biology, Conservation Letters and Frontiers in Ecology and Environment. She has mentored over 120 young scientists and engaged more than 500 citizen science volunteers. In April 2019, she will receive the WINGS Women of Discovery Award for Conservation.
Hosted by NIMBioS & the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, Toyota Auditorium
1640 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996