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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.


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 Unpublished MA Thesis, Dr.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. 


1. WII, 2022. Integrated Landscape Management Plan for Greater Panna Landscape, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun

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.…

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