Research Interests

of Prof. Madhav Gadgil


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Conservation Biology, Population Biology, Human Ecology, Ecological History

His research focuses on the ecology of Western Ghats, a mountain range in South India, now recognized as one of the world's biodiversity hot spots. He is particularly interested in how the manifold human demands affect the productivity as well as diversity of the biological resources in this tract spanning some 160,000 sq.km. This involves field research on plant and bird communities, on the organization of rural societies in relation to the use of biological resources, and on the resource demands of the larger society. He is currently formulating a programme of organizing local communities to prepare strategies for sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity each in their own localities.


Link to Biodiversity Unit Homepage

Link to MADHAV GADGIL's Homepage

Link to JNCASR Homepage

Link to CES Homepage

Link to ENVIS Homepage