I am a transdisciplinary scientist with research interests in studying the interactions between society and the environment. My current research focuses on measuring social, human and natural capital for the transformation of agriculture and food systems towards sustainability. I am contributing to the Scientific and Economic Foundations Report of the TEEBAgriFood hosted by the UN Environment, Geneva. I am Principal Investigator on several farm level studies applying True Cost Accounting in agriculture systems. I am nominated by the Australian Government to the United Nations Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) as an expert and has been a lead author in Pollination Report and Asia Pacific Regional Assessment. I also served on the Advisory Panel on Agroecology in Asia Pacific region at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and expert at the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-NET) Asia Pacific, United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
My research focus is on understanding 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.
Academic Editor and Member, Editorial Board, PeerJ Journal
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Art & Science of Geography
Member of the International Society for Ecological Economics.
Member of the Indian Society for Ecological Economics India