Dr. Narayan Sharma, Cotton University, Assam India
Dr. Narayan Sharma studies community and behavioural ecology and the conservation biology of the primates in the fragmented landscape of Upper Brahmaputra Valley of northeastern India. He is also interested in political, human and landscape ecology as well as ecological history. Currently, I am part of a collaborative project entitled ‘Landscape level conservation planning for elephants in Karnataka’. I am collating data on the distribution of elephants, their habitats, and on anthropogenic factors affecting elephant distribution from across the state, and to assist with the delineation of elephant habitats, respectively, into conservation, co-existence and removal zones, based on objective ecological and social criteria.