NATIONAL Member, Southern Indian Regional Committee, World Wildlife Fund 1974-82 Member, Karnataka State Board for Wildlife 1976-82 Member, Task Force for the Ecological Planning of the Development of Western Ghats 1976-78 Convener, Working Group on the Conservation of the Bamboo Resources of Karnataka 1976-80 Member, Project Tiger National Steering Committee 1978-82 Served on several committees on Environmental Impact Assessment 1978-82 Member, National Committee on Environmental Planning 1979-84 Member, Indian Committee for the Man and Biosphere Programme 1980-83 Member, Ad-hoc Committee on Environmental Legislation and Administration 1980-81 Member, Steering Committee and Representative for South India, Indian Board for Wildlife 1981-83 Member, Centre-State Joint Committee on Silent Valley Hydel Project 1981-82 Member, National Ecodevelopment Board 1981-84 Member, University Grants Commission Panel on Environmental Education 1981-84 Member, Committee on Bastar Pine Plantations 1981 Member, Hill Area Development Advisory Committee, Planning Commission, Govt. of India 1985-90 Chairman, Task Force II on Concepts, Definitions, Measurements and Monitoring Tools, Planning Commission, Government of India 1987-88 Chairman, Fuelwood and Fodder study group, Planning Commission, Govt. of India 1987-88 Member, Steering Group, 8th Five Year Plan (1990-95) for Environment, Forests and Wasteland Development, Department of Environment, Government of India 1988-90 Member, National Committee for Biosphere Reserves, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India 1992- Member, Panel of Experts, Proposal for preparation of teaching material on environmental education to school children and training of teachers. Karanataka State Council for Science and Technology. 1993- Member, Karnataka State Planning Board 1993- Member, Technical Advisory Panel for Research relating to "Assessment of impact of wild medicinal plant collection on their regeneration and population status". Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions, Bangalore Chairman, Expert Group on Research Coordinating Programme for Eastern and Western Ghats, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. 1997- Member, Research Council, National Institute of Science and Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi 1998- Member, Standing Advisory Committee (Overseas) of Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India 1997- Chairman, Task Force on Application of Biotechnology for Biodiversity Conservation and Environment, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, 1997- Member, Sub-committee of Biotechnology Research and Promotion Committee for conducting site visit to Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India 1997- INTERNATIONAL Member, Steering Committee, Environmental Planning Commission, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources 1977-1984. Member, Steering Committee, Ecology Commission, IUCN 1984-1987 Member, Scientific Advisory Panel for Biosphere Reserves, MAB/UNESCO, 1985-87 Member, Biodiversity Coordination Committee, IUBS-SCOPE-UNESCO, 1991- Section Co-ordinator, Global Biodiversity Assessment, UNEP 1993 Expert Member, Commonwealth Science Council Biodiversity Programme, 1993- Member, Indian Advisory Team of the Project on "Environmental Scarcity, State Capacity and Civil Violence, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, U.S.A. 1994-