Dr Nagaraju is a senior applied scientist for TNC India. In this capacity he oversees science, conservation planning and implementation across all the projects we work on throughout the country. Before joining TNC he was a research associate and post-doctoral fellow with Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE), where he worked on the north-east India bioresource mapping project.
At TNC he works on range of applied conservation projects such as riparian restoration, regenerative agriculture, forestry related NCS pathways, biodiversity and ecosystem services assessment, and wildlife conservation. He also conducts his own research in areas ranging from community ecology, restoration ecology, biogeography and evolution. One of his key research areas focuses on integrating multiple components of biodiversity such as taxonomic, functional and evolutionary diversity to identify key biodiversity areas which preserves high species diversity as well as providing maximum ecosystem services.
His training was in conservation genetics, biogeography and community ecology, with a PhD from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada in 2018. Shiva has published over 14 research articles on topics ranging from conservation of NTFP forest genetic resources, wildlife conservation, biogeography, vegetation ecology, plant evolution and invasion ecology.
Shiva joined TNC in 2019 and is based in our New Delhi office.