Narayan Sharma, Cotton University, India
Dr. Narayan Sharma has been involved in studying community and behavioural ecology and the conservation biology of the primates in the fragmented landscape of Upper Brahmaputra Valley of north-eastern India. He also has a keen interest in political, human and landscape ecology as well as ecological history. Dr. Sharma currently works on a collaborative project titled Landscape level conservation planning for elephants in Karnataka. The project entails collating data on the distribution of elephants, their habitats, and on anthropogenic factors affecting elephant distribution from across the state. Additionally, Dr Sharma’s project also assists in the delineation of elephant habitats, respectively, into conservation, co-existence and removal zones, based on objective ecological and social criteria.