The event, Tues., Oct. 22, is free and open to the public. The talk will be streamed live via video to LSRC A158 for overflow attendance.
A public reception will be held before the lecture at 5:15pm in the Hall of Science.
Parking is available in the Bryan Center Parking Lot.
Although originally trained as an engineer at NITK, Surathkal in 1971, Ullas Karanth - pursuing his deep passion for wildlife - started studying tiger ecology in India in 1986. He obtained his Masters Degree from University of Florida, USA (1988) and PhD from Mangalore University, India (1993).
Karanth has worked extensively on tiger and prey ecology, publishing more than 100 scientific papers and several books, including The Way of the Tiger, A View from the Machan and Science of Saving Tigers. His focal areas of interest are: carnivore ecology, modeling of wildlife populations, and conservation policy.
He has worked as a conservation scientist for the Wildlife Conservation Society since 1988, and also is the founding director of Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bangalore. He is currently Director for Science-Asia, with the Wildlife Conservation Society. He has served as board member of WWF India and been a Vice President of Bombay Natural History Society. He serves as a member on the National Tiger Conservation Authority and the Governing Body of the Wildlife Institute of India. More details about his work and ideas can be found at www.wcsindia.org andwww.conservationindia.org
Karanth was elected a Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences in 2008.
He was awarded the Sierra Club’s International Earthcare award in 2006, J. Paul Getty Award of WWF in 2007 and Salim Ali Award for lifetime achievement from Bombay Natural History Society in 2009. He won the Karnataka Government’s Rajyothsava Award in 2010 and the Padmashree award from the President of India in 2012.