School of the Environment
I am a Research Fellow at the School of the Environment, working on projects involving land use science and ecosystem services. I am nominated by the Australian Government to the United Nations Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) as an expert and am leading chapter on economic valuation of pollination services. I am also leading Global Sectoral Group on Agro-ecosystems of the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ES-Partnership) which is being coordinated by the Environmental Systems Analysis Group (Wageningen University, the Netherlands).
My current research involves the integration of environmental economics and ecology for understanding of the complex socio-ecological and economic dimensions of ecosystem services with their implications for equitable and sustainable development. I am also interested in land use and land cover change and its impact on biodiversity and ecosystem services.
PhD Agro-ecology (Ecosystem Services) Lincoln University, New Zealand 2007.
M.Sc. Agriculture (Plant Breeding & Genetics): Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India, 1998.
B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons): GND University, Amritsar, India, 1995.
: Ecosystem services
Associate Editor, Environmental Studies, Open Access Books, Versita Publishers
Member, Editorial Board of Academic Editors, PeerJ Journal.
Member, Editorial Board, IAFOR Journal of Sustainability, Energy and The Environment (IJSEE)
Member of Ecological Society of Australia.
Member of the International Society for Ecological Economics.