Landscape Level Planning and Management
It is widely recognized that any wildlife research and conservation efforts focused on single species and small areas offer only limited results. Because ecological processes and species–habitat interactions vary at different spatial and temporal scales, extrapolation or drawing a general conclusion based on a small spatial unit, local factors and a single species can be misleading. Further, wildlife management involving human–wildlife interface issues requires consideration of the landscape model, incorporating the matrix effect and societal development. Increasingly, conservation policy and research needs demand landscape level design, particularly for studying and adapting to the effects of climate change on natural resources and human society.
The Department of Landscape Level Planning and Management was established to stimulate interest and capacity in this respect by offering training modules for managers and biologists in landscape ecology, landscape level policy development and human–wildlife interface options. The department has both field managers and biologists, providing for integration of different perspectives towards translating theoretical models to practical management solutions. The faculty members are involved in research and training programmes in a variety of landscapes, providing new dimensions to wildlife management in the country.
Last Updated: February 28, 2020