Scientist-D and Course Coordinator "Master's Course in Heritage Conservation and Management
malvika [at] wii [dot] gov [dot] in
Phone: +91 135-2646336

My work and research interests concern the analysis of relationships between human activities and biodiversity, bird ecology, national and international conservation frameworks for biodiversity and natural heritage, urban ecology and environmental assessment. At the C2C, my work involves developing and conducting research on World Natural Heritage protection and management with particular focus on models of community participation; contributing to strengthening of capacities in natural heritage management and fostering international cooperation on natural heritage initiatives; and working with the public especially the youth to participate in world heritage protection.

I am a member of the Society for Conservation Biology.

Selected publications:

  • Managing threats, in Worboys et. al. (eds) Protected Area Management and Governance, Australian National University Press, Canberra. Mathur, V.B., Onial, M. And Mauvais, G. [in press].

  • Reconciling food production and biodiversity conservation: Land sharing and land sparing compared. Science 333:1289-1291. Phalan B., Onial, M., Balmford A., & Green R. [2011].

  • India’s Vth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Ministry of Environment & Forests, New Delhi. [2014].

  • National Biodiversity Action Plan (2008): An addendum, Ministry of Environment & Forests, New Delhi. [2014].

  • Conserving biodiversity in urban areas: A bird’s eye view, Urban Green Futures -Proceedings. Onial, M. [2014].