Krithi K. Karanth

Krithi K. Karanth

Executive Director, Centre for Wildlife Studies (

Dr. Krithi K. Karanth a Ramanujan Fellow is currently Executive Director at the Centre for Wildlife Studies and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke University.

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Dr. Krithi K. Karanth has conducted extensive research on conservation issues in India since 2001 focusing on mammal extinctions, effects of anthropogenic pressures, voluntary resettlement of people, tourism trends, human-wildlife conflicts, resource and land use change around Indian parks. She has published 16 scientific articles in several international journals and co-edited a special issue on conservation issues in India for Biological Conservation. Her work has been covered by The Hindu, Times of India, Indian Express, Monga Bay and more then fifty other international and national newspapers and science blogs.

She holds bachelors degrees in Environmental Science and Geography from the University of Florida, masters degree in Environmental Science from Yale University, doctoral degree in Environmental Science and policy from Duke University and was a postdoctoral fellow with Columbia University.

She was awarded a Ramanujan fellowship from 2011-2016 by the Indian government's Department of Science and Technology. She has received the Cambridge Hamied award, Society for Conservation Biology Best Student Award, Wildlife Conservation Award, Duke Outstanding Paper and other honors. She currently works with the Centre for Wildlife Studies, National Centre for Biological Sciences and Columbia University.

10 Posts by Krithi K.:

Opportunity to Build Conservation Support: Local People’s Perceptions of Parks in India and Nepal

Lantana in India: A Losing Battle?

Wildlife Tourism in India — New Challenges for Park Management

Protected Areas and Beyond

Developing Simple and Innovative Techniques to Monitor Elephants

Modeling Conflict Hotspots and Compensation Access in Central India

Dearth of Studies on Hunting in India

Wildlife Tourism – New Study, New Revelations

Patterns of Large Mammal Extinctions in India

Insights From A Scientific Study Of The Bhadra Resettlement