• BSc. (Hons) Zoology – Delhi University, India
  • MSc Ecology and Environmental Science – Pondicherry University, India
  • MRes Environmental Biology – University of St Andrews, UK


University of Queensland Graduate Scholar Award, 2010
Australian Wildlife Preservation Society University Research Grant, 2010

Wentworth Group Science Program Scholarship, 2011
ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions ECR Visiting Fellowship Scheme, 2012


Bal, P., Nath, C.D., Nanaya, K.M., Kushalappa, C.G. and Garcia, C. Elephants Also Like Coffee: Trends and Drivers of Human–Elephant Conflicts in Coffee Agroforestry Landscapes of Kodagu, Western Ghats, India. Environmental Management. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-011-9636-1


Project Assistant (Investigation of spatial vegetation patterns in semi-arid ecosystems) - Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of science, Bangalore, India

Research Assistant (Improving abundance estimation from systematic line transect data though design & modelbased methods) – Centre for Research into Ecological & Environmental Modelling, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK

Research Intern (Coping with human-elephant conflicts in coffee agro-forestry landscapes of Kodagu, Western Ghats, India) – Ecology Department, French Institute of Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India
Program Coordinator (Conservation Department) – Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India


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