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Harini Nagendra, Professor of Sustainability, Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India.

Harini Nagendra is a Professor of Sustainability at Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India. She is an ecologist who uses satellite remote sensing coupled with field studies of biodiversity, archival research, institutional analysis, and community interviews to examine the factors shaping the social-ecological sustainability of forests and cities in the south Asian context. She has conducted research and taught at multiple institutions, and was the 2013 Hubert H Humphrey Distinguished Visiting Professor at Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Prof. Nagendra is a recipient of a 2013 Elinor Ostrom Senior Scholar award for her research and practice on issues of the urban commons, and writes frequently for Indian newspapers and magazines. She was a Lead Author on the IPCC Working Group III AR5 report, and serves on the Scientific Steering Committees of the Global Land Project, and the Programme for Ecosystem Change and Society. Her 2016 book “Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future” examines the implications of environmental change for urban sustainability in cities of the global South.

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