Speaker's Profile

Kallur S Murali

Kallur S. Murali is Senior Programme Officer in the Asia Regional Office, International Development Research Centre, New Delhi, on Collaborative Adaptation Research in Africa and Asia.

He also worked in various UN organizations, INGOs, and NGOs. His areas of expertise include programme development, management, monitoring, and review; climate change adaptation in river basin systems of South Asia; biodiversity conservation through community participation; forest management and degradation; coastal and marine ecosystem management; and environmental impact assessments and environmental management.

He is a member of the Association of Tropical Biology, USA. He was also Advisory Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Non-timber Forest Products, India, and Editor for the Asian region of Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal.

He holds a Ph.D in Ecology from the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, and an MSc in Agriculture from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India. He has published over 120 scientific papers and books.