Bio

Research Interests: Biodiversity conservation, Human-animal relations, Natural resources management, Indigenous people and livelihoods, Conservation and development

 

Education:

  • BSc: Saurashtra University, Gujarat, 1994
  • MSc: Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, 2001
  • MSc: University College London, 2009
  • PhD: National University of Singapore, 2015

 

Selected Publications:

  • Aiyadurai, A. & Meme, A. (2015). Possible occurrence of Muntiacus gongshanensis in Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India. Deer Specialist Group News, IUCN/SSC, 4 (5-13).
  • Aiyadurai, A. (2012). Bird Hunting in Mishmi Hills of Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India. Indian Birds, 7 (5): 134-137.
  • Aiyadurai, A. (2011). Wildlife hunting and conservation in Northeast India: a need for an interdisciplinary understanding. International Journal of Galliformes Conservation, 2: 61-73.
  • Aiyadurai, A. (2011). The Meyor: A Least Studied Frontier Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India. The Eastern Anthropologist, 64 (4): 459-503.
  • Aiyadurai, A, Navinder, Singh, J and Milner-Gulland, E.J. (2010). Wildlife hunting by indigenous tribes: a case study from Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India. Oryx, 44 (4): 564-572.

 

Work Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (Aug 2016 to present)
  • Independent Researcher, International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) –Netherlands and Wildlife Trust of India, New Delhi (2010)
  • Research Affiliate, Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore (2005 – 2006)
  • Programme Coordinator, GEER Foundation, Gandhinagar (2003 -2004)
  • Project Officer, Wildlife Trust of India, New Delhi (2002 – 2003)
  • Project Officer, Centre for Environment Education, Ahmedabad (2001 – 2002)
  • Programme Assistant, Centre for Environment Education, Ahmedabad (1995 – 1999)