In conjunction with the interdisciplinary activities of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), a seminar series on topics in mathematical biology will be hosted at NIMBioS every other Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in the Hallam Auditorium, Room 206, Claxton Building, 1122 Volunteer Blvd. Seminar speakers will focus on their research initiatives at the interface of mathematics and many areas of the life sciences. Light refreshments will be served in Room 205 beginning 30 minutes before each talk. Faculty and students from across the UT community are welcome to join us.
Speaker: Dr. Krithi K. Karanth, Director, Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bangalore; Conservation Scientist, Wildlife Conservation Society, New York; Duke Univ.
Time/Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019, 1-2:30 p.m.*
Location: Toyota Auditorium (room 103), Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, 1640 Cumberland Ave.
Co-sponsor: Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
Topic: Living with Wildlife: Insights from conservation research, technology and education programs in India
Dr. Krithi Karanth has been involved in scientific research and conservation in Asia for the last 21 years focusing on the human dimensions of conservation. She has conducted macro-level studies assessing patterns of species distributions and extinctions, impacts of wildlife tourism, consequences of voluntary resettlement, land use change and understanding human-wildlife interactions. Her talk will focus on projects that have applied conservation science to understand and develop interventions addressing human-wildlife conflict, wildlife connectivity and education in India. She will share stories from Wild Seve, which services more than a half million people and has helped 13,500 families file and receive compensation for wildlife losses from the government; Wild Kaapi, a wildlife friendly certification program that launched the world's first wildlife friendly coffee company; and Wild Shale, a conservation education program being implemented in 300 schools in rural India.
Karanth is Chief Conservation Scientist and Director at the Centre for Wildlife Studies, Explorer with National Geographic Society, Adjunct Faculty at Duke Univ. and the National Centre for Biological Sciences. She has published more than 90 scientific and popular articles and has served on the editorial boards of the journals Conservation Biology, Conservation Letters and Frontiers in Ecology and Environment. She has mentored over 120 young scientists and engaged more than 500 citizen science volunteers. In April 2019, she will receive the WINGS Women of Discovery Award for Conservation.
*Reception and refreshments after the talk.
Seminar Flyer (pdf)
Blog post: Conservation champ visits NIMBioS
For more information about this and other NIMBioS Seminars, visit http://www.nimbios.org/seminars.