Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program Fellow
Field of Specialization:
Dr. Sharachchandra Lele
Official Address and Designation:
Senior Fellow Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)
Royal Enclave, Jakkur P.O., Bengaluru 560 064 Karnataka
080 2363 5555
Duration of Grant:
Integrating Ecosystem Services with Environmental Governance
Abstract of Project :
Translating the concept of ecosystem services into policy and action requires an integration of payments-based approaches with traditional environmental governance. Under my Fulbright grant, I propose to strengthen this strategic area in my research and that of ATREE by interacting and setting up long-term collaborations with Professor Gretchen Daily and other researchers at Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment, who are pioneers and world leaders in ecosystem services assessment. Activities include seminars, field visits, review of data, and mathematical modelling. Proposed outputs include joint papers and proposals. Interactions with Stanford’s IPER program will strengthen ATREE’s fledgling Ph.D. program. Findings will be fed into Indian research and policy networks.
Academic Background :
Energy and Resources
University of California, Berkeley, U.S.
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Indian Institute of Technology—Bombay, Mumbai
Professional Background :
Centre for Environment and Development, ATREE, Bengaluru
Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Environment and Development, Bengaluru
Senior Research Associate
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security, Oakland, U.S.