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Dr. Nishith A.
Dharaiya
Associate Professor in Life Sciences at Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University
Life Sciences
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About

Nishith currently works as Associate Professor at the Department of Life Sciences, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan (Gujarat) India. Nishith does research in Wildlife and Conservation Biology with special focus on large mammals and habitats. His research interest also includes, Wildlife and Conservation Biology,  wetland ecology and biodiversity monitoring. His current research work includes conservation of sloth bears in central and western India. He is also involved in a research project on monitoring of bear population in north east India. He is the Co Chair of IUCN-SSC Sloth bear Expert Team and the member of IUCN-SSC Human bear conflict mitigation expert team. 

Research Interests
Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Large mammal ecology
Human- Wildlife Interaction
Biodiversity
Professional Skills
Ecology
Water Quality
Conservation Biology
Ecosystem Ecology
Environment
Climate Change
Conservation
Biodiversity
Sustainability
Wastewater Treatment
Research Experience
A study on the ecology and behaviour of satellitic lion metapopulation around Gir PA and its conservation
Saurashtra University October 1996 - August 2001

Ph D Project 

Work Experience
Associate Professor
Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University November 2015 - Present

Teaching PG students of Zoology, Environmental Science and Research in the field of Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Assistant Professor
Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University November 2003 - November 2015

Teaching Environmental Science and Zoology to PG students and Research in the field of Wildlife and Conservation Biology 

Lecturer
Virani Science College, Rajkot August 1999 - October 2003

Teaching Zoology to UG students

Education
Wildlife Institute of India
2010 - 2010
Training of Trainers COurse
SCBI, Smithsonian Institute
2010 - 2010
Training of Trainers Phase II
SCBI, Smithsonian Institute
2010 - 2010
Training of Trainers Phase II
Wildlife Institute of India
2010 - 2010
Training of Trainers COurse
SCBI, Smithsonian Institute
2010 - 2010
Training of Trainers Phase II
Wildlife Institute of India
2010 - 2010
Training of Trainers COurse
Smithsonian Institution
2009 - 2009
Effective tools for Environmental Leadership and Conservation
Smithsonian Institution
2009 - 2009
Effective tools for Environmental Leadership and Conservation
Smithsonian Institution
2009 - 2009
Effective tools for Environmental Leadership and Conservation
Smithsonian Institution
2006 - 2006
Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity
Smithsonian Institution
2006 - 2006
Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity
Smithsonian Institution
2006 - 2006
Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity
Saurashtra University
1997 - 2002
Doctoral Degree , Zoology

Studied on the ecology and behaviour of satellitic lion metapopulation around Gir PA and its conservation

Saurashtra University
1994 - 2002
Saurashtra University
1994 - 2002
Saurashtra University
1994 - 2002
East China University
1997 - 1997
Wildlife Management and Conservation Training Programme
East China University
1997 - 1997
Wildlife Management and Conservation Training Programme
East China University
1997 - 1997
Wildlife Management and Conservation Training Programme
Presentations/Talks
Human and WildLife: Conflicts or co-existence?
National Law University, Gandhinagar Aug 2020
Human versus Animal Conflict Management and Co- ex

Online through WebEx 

Lockdown ke WILD effects
Sophia College, Ajmer Aug 2020
National Webinar on "Is pandemic lockdown a green

Online webinar on Google meet on August 21, 2020

Community Outreach Programmes: Bringing Science to
Facebook live talk Jul 2020
Public talk at "I am a beautiful soul"

July 22, 2020 
A public talk on facebook live for an organization "I am a beautiful soul".

Challenges and opportunities for research on lesse
M.K. Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar Jun 2020
National Conference on The Spectrum of Life

June 11, 2020

Webinar and Live on Youtube, Facebook

Link: https://youtu.be/mBDnqqtWLVg

191 Participants and 746 Online viewers on YouTube

Community Outreach Programme: Bringing Science to
KC College, Mumbai Jun 2020
National Webinar on Biodiversity and Conservation:

Webinar, June 9-10, 2020

Live on Youtube 

Career opportunities in Environment and Conservati
Parul University, Vadodara Jun 2020
Regional Career Oriented Webinar

June 22, 2020 

Online on Google meet with more than 100 viewers.

Scientific Writing: Proposal to Research Paper
K J Somaiya Vidhya Vijar May 2020
National workshop on Techniques in Field Biology

May 30 and 31, 2020

Online and Live on YouTube

Link: https://youtu.be/qRoE9FwZJOc 

200+ Participants and 185 YouTube viewers

Conserving sloth bear in the central Gujarat throu
WCB Research Lab, HNG University, Patan May 2020
The Bears of India: YouTube talk series

A live talk series organized in collaboration with IUCN Bear Specialist Group, The Corbett Foundation and Santuary Nature Foundation as a part of International Bear Day Celebration 2020

May 10 -14, 2020

Life and living with Sloth bear
Rajkot May 2020
Akashwani Rajkot Radio Interview

Radio interview on Aakashwani Rajkot on May 30, 2020

 

Conserving sloth bear through community outreach p
Nature club, Surat Apr 2020
Public talk on Facebook

May 3, 2020 Live on Facebook 1.5K viewers 

Link: https://www.facebook.com/natureclubsurat/videos/1283576681850503

Importance of communication in science
Patan Apr 2020
Regional Webinar on Gyaan Lecture Series

Yuva-Patan Gyan Vidhya Online talk series April 28, 2020 

Online on Facebook 

Link: https://www.facebook.com/yuvapatan24/videos/556529745263612

Viewers: 1.5k

Membership
Member
Mar 2017
Gujarat State Board for Wildlife
Co Chair
Apr 2012
IUCN SSC -Sloth bear Expert Team
Member
Oct 2009
IUCN- Bear Specialist Group (BSG)
Member
Apr 2008
International Association for Bear Research and Management (IBA)
Media Publications
Sloth bear: The bear of Indian Sub continent
Gujarat Forest Department and WCB Research Lab | Jan , 2020

A short video documentary as a part of our sloth bear conservation outreach programme. The short video film was released by the Gujarat forest department. The film is prepared in all the three languages Gujarati (native) Hindi (national) and English language. The most important part of this film is the entire film prepared in Zero budget through voluntary contribution from all. 

Living with the Sloth bear: A booklet on sloth bear for local community
WCB Research Lab and Vadodara Wildlife Division | Jan , 2020

An informative booklet to distribute among tribals, community, tourists and school children as a part of our Sloth bear conservation outreach programme. 

Radio talk on Sloth bear
Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation | Jan , 2020
A field booklet "Working in the sloth bear landscape"
Gujarat State Forest Department | Jan , 2018

A field guide for frontline forest staff on monitoring sloth bear population and dealing with human - sloth bear conflicts. Published by Vadodara wildlife division, Gujarat state Forest Department

Prizes and Awards
Award
Dec 2008
ITTO, Japan Travel Fellowship
ITTO Travel Fellowship Award
International Tropical Timber Organization, Japan | Dec 2008

ITTO, Japan Travel Fellowship

Scientist Exchange Fellowship and Award
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum and Smithsonian Institution, USA | Sep 2006
IUSSTF Fellowship
Scholarship
Sep 2006
IUSSTF Fellowship
Young Scientist Award
National Society for Environment and Science | Oct 2000

Awarded as young scientist for the research work on Asiatic lion and leopard in Gir PA

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