Dr. Madhu Verma

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program Fellow
Field of Specialization: Environmental Management
Name: Dr. Madhu Verma
Official Address and Designation: Professor--Environment and Developmental Economics
Coordinator--Centre for Ecological Services Mngt. Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM)
P.O. Box 357, Nehru Nagar
Bhopal 462 003
Madhya Pradesh
Telephone (O): 91-755-2775716
E-mail: sangeeta.sonak@gmail.com
Duration of Grant: Four Months
Project Title: Forest Ecosystem Investment for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation in India and Rewarding Co-benefits of Forest Carbon
Abstract of Project :
Through my Fulbright grant I will demonstrate the usefulness of modeling, valuation and accounting of forest ecosystem services in decision-making processes. I shall highlight the use of forest ecosystem infrastructure as response mechanism for climate change and as a base for setting up forest carbon payments and co-benefits regimes. Working with Dr. Robert Costanza at Portland State University, who has pioneered valuation and economy-ecology modeling work would strengthen my capabilities as well as that of the Centre for Ecological Services Management that I manage at IIFM. I intend to meet various stakeholders and visit model sites.

Academic Background :
Ph.D Economics Barkatullah University, Bhopal 1992
M.Phil. Regional Planning and Economic Growth Bhopal University, Bhopal 1984
M.A. Economics Bhopal University, Bhopal 1982
Professional Background :
Professor IIFM, Bhopal 2006–till date
Associate Professor IIFM, Bhopal 1994–2006
Senior Lecturer Bhopal University, Bhopal 1996–1994
Assistant Director (Economist) Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal 1984–1986
Dr. Madhu Verma