I Am Krithi Karanth
My name is Dr. Krithi K. Karanth and I live in Bangalore, India. My research in India has spanned 17 years and encompasses a broad range of issues examining human dimensions of wildlife conservation in seven states across India, with a particular focus on the Western Ghats.
I have conducted research on mammal extinctions, the impacts of wildlife tourism in reserves, socio-ecological consequences of voluntary resettlement, and, more recently, on understanding human-wildlife conflicts and assessing biodiversity outside parks. My projects have trained over 500 citizen scientists in field methods across more than 25 research and conservation projects.
I have published over 65 articles and blog posts, including several for National Geographic. I was honored to be National Geographic Society's 10,000th grantee in 2011 and was selected as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2012. I have a Ph.D. in environmental science and policy from Duke University, a master's in environmental science from Yale University, and B.S. and B.A. degrees from the University of Florida.