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



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)