Energy and Wetlands Research Group
Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES) Field Station, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Kumta
Research Team @ Kumta


Research Area: wetlands, conservation, restoration and management of ecosystems, environmental management, GIS, remote sensing, regional planning and decision support systems

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Dr. M.D. Subash Chandran

Research Area: Forest ecology, coastal ecosystems, ecological history, sacred groves, ecosystem management

Qualification: Ph.D

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Dr. Prakash N. Mesta

Research Area: Coastal & Estuarine Ecology, Benthos, GIS, Coastal Management, Ecosystem Valuation, Mangroves.

Qualification: Ph.D. in Marine Biology

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G. R. Rao

Research Area: Plant taxonomy, diversity, endemism, evolution, ethnobotany, medicinal plants and conservation aspects in Western Ghats and Western Himalayas.

Qualification: MSc. Botany

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Deepthi Hebbale

Research Area: Seaweed diversity ,Biomass Estimation, Biochemical Analyses, Estuarine Ecosystem

Qualification: B.E. Biotechnology

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Shrikanth Naik

Research Area: Bird Diversity



Sachin N Hegde

Qualification: M.Sc.

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Vishnu D. Mukri

Research Area: Plant taxonomy, Amphibians, Seed biology

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Gayatri Naik S.

Research Area: Sacred groves ecosystem services assessment; Village Biodiversity documentation

Qualification: B.Com., Diploma in Commercial Practice

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