PECS-SC member

Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India


Dr. Harini Nagendra is a Professor in Sustainability at Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India. Her research examines the factors impacting the transformation of biodiversity and ecosystem services in diverse social-ecological settings. Her field sites are located across a gradient from forested to urban landscapes in South Asia, with additional research in South America, East Africa and the Mediterranean, and on cross-continental datasets. She uses an interdisciplinary approach, combining satellite remote sensing and landscape ecology, with biodiversity plots, social interviews, and policy analyses to examine the interface between social and ecological drivers and outcomes of change.

Prof. Nagendra obtained her Ph.D.  in Ecology in 1998 from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She is an editorial board member of Animal Ecology, Ecology and Society, LAND, and Regional Environmental Change. Her recent awards include the 2013 Elinor Ostrom Senior Scholar Award for Collective Governance of the Commons, and the 2007 Cozzarelli Prize for best paper in the Sustainability section in PNAS (co-authored with Ostrom). She is a Scientific Committee Member for PECS, DIVERSITAS, and the Global Land Project, and a lead author for the IPCC Annual Report 5 - Working Group III.

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2016-11-08 Albert Norström

PECS - Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society

Stockholm Resilience Centre

Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Visiting address: Kräftriket 2

+46 734 60 70 68 albert.norstrom@su.se


The Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), is a core project of Future Earth. It aims to integrate research on the stewardship of social–ecological system and the relationships among natural capital, human wellbeing, livelihoods, inequality and poverty.