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Amit Kaushik

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PhD Student, Integrative Conservation & Anthropology

I received my Masters's degree in Environment and Development from the School of Human Ecology, Ambedkar University Delhi in 2016 and a Bachelor's degree in Commerce (Hons.) from the University of Delhi in 2012. My master's research focused on the spatial response of a wild herbivore species, Kiang (Equus kiang) to a nomadic-pastoral-indigenous community, Changpas, in the Rhupshu region (Changthang) in Ladakh, India. After my master's, I worked with the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India from 2018-21. In this project, we developed a Landscape Management Plan for Greater Panna Landscape in Central India. These experiences shaped my research interests in environmental anthropology, politics of (knowledge, translation, and scale), landscape connectivity, etc. I plan to conduct my doctoral research on the interactions between humans and wildlife with reference to landscape connectivity programs in Central India. 

Of note:

Board Member, Social Science Working Group, Society for Conservation Biology (2022-24)

President, Anthropology Graduate Student Organization, University of Georgia (2022-23)

Research Areas:
Research Interests:

environmental anthropology, wildlife conservation, livelihood practices, political ecology, socio-ecological landscapes, conflict

Selected Publications:

Masters Research:

“Habitat-Use Interactions between Kiang (Equus kiang) & Changpas (Nomadic Pastoral Community) in Tsokar basin, Ladakh.” Supervisor: Dr. Suresh Babu, Co-Supervisor: Dr. Asmita Kabra. Unpublished MA Thesis, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University Delhi, India. 2016. 


1. Wildlife Institute of India, 2022. Integrated Landscape Management Plan for Greater Panna Landscape, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.


M.A., Environment & Development, School of Human Ecology, Ambedkar University Delhi, 2016

B.Com.(Honors), Commerce, University of Delhi, 2012


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