Krithi Karanth (Ramanujan Fellow, Government of India) is also Assistant Director of the Centre for Wildlife Studies, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke University and Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University. She has a Ph.D in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University (2008), a Master's degree in Environmental Science from Yale (2003), and, B.S (Environmental Science) and B.A (Geography) degrees from the University of Florida (2001). Dr. Karanth's research in India has spanned over a decade that encompasses a broad range of issues examining human dimensions of wildlife conservation. She has conducted macro-level studies assessing patterns of mammal extinctions in India, impacts of wildlife tourism in reserves, sociological consequences of voluntary resettlement and, more recently, on understanding ecological and social dimensions of human-wildlife conflicts and land use change. She has published over 20 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals and has edited a special issue on India for the Journal Biological Conservation. She has received grants and awards from the National Science Foundation, Society for Conservation Biology, National Geographic Society as well as Yale, Duke, Columbia, Carnegie Mellon and University of Cambridge.
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