Meghna Agarwala

Ashoka University

My work integrates ecological methods with remote sensing, social surveys, palaeoscience and modelling to understand forest dynamics and herbivory provisioning services of forests at different spatial and temporal scales. For the past 12 years, I have worked in central India; a journey that began with my doctoral research in 2010, which studied forest use and governance, and forest degradation in the Kanha-Pench Landscape. I have subsequently moved onto studying forest dynamics more mechanistically in order to uncouple human impacts from biophysical changes due to environmental conditions.