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Amit Kaushik

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PhD Student, Integrative Conservation (ICON) & Anthropology

I am a second Ph.D. student in Integrative Conservation (ICON) at the Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia, USA.

I received my Masters's degree in Environment and Development from the School of Human Ecology, Ambedkar University Delhi in 2016 and a Bachelor's degree in Commerce (Hons.) from the University of Delhi in 2012. My master's research focused on the spatial response of a wild herbivore species, Kiang (Equus kiang) to a nomadic-pastoral-indigenous community, Changpas, in the Rhupshu region (Changthang) in Ladakh, India. After my master's, I worked on an ecological restoration project in Delhi with the Centre for Urban Ecology & Sustainability, Ambedkar University Delhi for two years. Furthermore, I worked on a project titled "Development of Landscape Management Plan and Monitoring with Reference to Ken-Betwa River Link Project, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh" at the Landscape Ecology and Visualization Lab (LEV-L), Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India from 2018-21.

These experiences shaped my research interests in environmental anthropology, political ecology, politics of knowledge and translation, landscape connectivity, South Asia, etc. I plan to conduct my doctoral research on the interactions between humans and wildlife with reference to landscape connectivity programs in Central India. 

https://amitkaushikem.wixsite.com/eanth

Education:

M.A., Environment & Development, School of Human Ecology, Ambedkar University Delhi, 2016

B.Com.(Honors), Department of Commerce, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi, 2012

 

Research Areas:
Research Interests:

environmental anthropology, wildlife conservation, livelihood practices, political ecology, socio-ecological landscapes, conflict

Selected Publications:

Masters Research:

“Habitat-Use Interactions between Kiang (Equus kiang) & Changpas (Nomadic Pastoral Community) in Tsokar basin, Ladakh.” Supervisor: Dr. Suresh Babu, Co-Supervisor: Dr. Asmita Kabra. Unpublished MA Thesis, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University Delhi, India. 2016. 

Reports:

1. WII, 2022. Integrated Landscape Management Plan for Greater Panna Landscape, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun https://pib.gov.in/PressReleaseIframePage.aspx?PRID=1830540

2. CUES, 2017, 2018. Annual Project Reports. Centre for Urban Ecology & Sustainability, AUD.

Magazine Article:

Kaushik, A. (2020). Buddhram and his Elephant Rambahadur: A Tale from the Indian Jungle. Issue I, Volume I, CERD Green Chronicles, CERD Foundation. https://c3396ad3-2549-4e17-84b9-f8c11060fa7e.filesusr.com/ugd/a89490_d1…

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