Speaker's Profile 

Kallur Surbrammanyam Murali

Senior Programme Officer, Asian Regional Office (ARO)

Kallur Surbrammanyam Murali is a Senior Programme Officer with the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) at IDRC’s Asian Regional Office (ARO). He is an ecologist specialized in the sustainable use of natural resources and the conservation of biodiversity. He is also an expert on climate change adaptation for communities dependent on forests, oceans, and agriculture. Before joining IDRC, Murali worked at the United Nations on biodiversity and other environmental issues that affect smallholder agriculture. He has extensive experience with community-based conservation initiatives. Murali has worked at academic institutions, international and local NGOs, and French government institutions. He has many scientific journal articles to his credit as well as books in English and local Indian languages. Murali has a PhD in ecology from the Indian Institute of Science. He has published over 100 scientific articles in national and international journals apart from publishing popular articles in English and Kannada in popular magazines.