Kulbhushansingh Suryawanshi is an Ecologist and Conservation Scientist interested in Human-Nature relationships. He is the India program director of the Snow Leopard Trust and the head of the High Altitude Program of the Nature Conservation Foundation. Kullu uses inter-disciplinary methods to build an understanding of coupled human-nature systems. His focussed research has been on the interactions between large carnivores such as snow leopards and wolves, and traditional livestock herding communities. He is interested in the population dynamics of snow leopards, their wild herbivore prey, and livestock. Kullu applies his research findings to further human-wildlife co-existence in the high elevation regions of Western Himalaya.
- Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg Zu Berlin, 2021-22
- Southwood Prize 2013
- Suryawanshi, K. R., Bhatnagar, Y. V., Redpath, S., & Mishra, C. (2013). People, predators and perceptions: patterns of livestock depredation by snow leopards and wolves. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50(3), 550-560. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.12061
- Suryawanshi, K. R., Redpath, S. M., Bhatnagar, Y. V., Ramakrishnan, U., Chaturvedi, V., Smout, S. C., & Mishra, C. (2017). Impact of wild prey availability on livestock predation by snow leopards. Royal Society Open Science, 4(6), 170026. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.170026
- Suryawanshi, K. R., Bhatia, S., Bhatnagar, Y. V., Redpath, S., & Mishra, C. (2014). Multiscale factors affecting human attitudes toward snow leopards and wolves. Conservation Biology, 28(6), 1657-1666. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12320
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