Research Affiliate, Oceans and Coasts
M.Sc. (Wildlife Biology and Conservation)
Nachiket Kelkar worked with the Oceans and Coasts programme understanding the ecological and socio-cultural drivers of conflict between green turtles and fishers in the seagrass meadows of the Lakshadweep Islands (2009-2013). In addition, he assisted in a range of other projects including our long-term monitoring of climate-change impacts on coral reefs and occupancy studies of dugongs in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Nachiket continues to actively collaborate with NCF and is currently pursuing his PhD on rivers and floodplain systems at ATREE.
Nachiket's major research interests are in the ecology of freshwater and marine ecosystems, statistics, spatial ecology, population ecology, environmental sociology and history.