The project aims to develop new products and methods to study forest fires, lantana infestation, and forest understory and test positive feedback mechanisms between forest fires, climate change, and forest composition.
This project will initiate a collaboration with the Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Diseases (ZVBD) Research and Training Centre, a transdisciplinary research centre based in Shillong. It will conduct modelling studies to identify the burden and risk of zoonotic diseases and their relation to land use, climatic, meteorological, and other determinants.
The overarching goal of this project is to establish Ashoka University as a role model in incorporating sustainability values across all aspects of the campus that includes but not limited to, planning, construction, governance, operations, research, education and public outreach.
The project aims to create a cost-effective and scalable one-stop system to monitor and assess air quality. It will provide users real-time local information, helping them make informed decisions regarding their exposure and will also allow the public to make their concerns known to decision makers.
In this era, where climate change impacts are already obvious, this project will synthesise ecological, economic and citizen sourced information to describe and quantify marine ecological changes from climate change and the corresponding human responses on the east and west coasts of India.
The project aims to use a long-term integrated approach combining both molecular and ecological methods across a habitat gradient, to understand the potential of zoonotic spillovers. Further, it will establish a successful monitoring regime for potential zoonotic diseases, and generate critical information on the ecological and evolutionary consequences of climate change on biodiversity.