Prof. John Kurien
Prof. John Kurien John Kurien was formerly Professor at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS) Profile: John Kurien was formerly Professor at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Trivandrum and is currently Visiting Professor at the Azim Premji University, Bengaluru. In the 1970s he helped small-scale fishers organise marketing cooperatives before moving on to CDS from where,…
Dr. K. Sunilkumar Mohamed
Dr. K. Sunilkumar MohamedDr. Sunil K. Mohamed is a Principal Scientist and Head of the molluscan fisheries and mariculture division at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi PhD: 1990  Cochin University of Science & Technology MSc: 1981  Marine Biology, Annamalai University BSc: 1978  Zoology, University of Kerala Profile: Dr. Sunil K. Mohamed is a Principal…
Dr. Kavita Isvaran
Dr. Kavita Isvaran Kavita Isvaran is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc) Profile: Kavita Isvaran is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc). She is interested in the ecology and evolution of behaviour and life histories, particularly in social and reproductive traits…
Prof. Mark Hamann
Prof. Mark Hamann Professor Mark Hamann works with James Cook University. His research group focuses on two main themes; Biology and conservation of threatened marine and freshwater species - in particular marine and freshwater turtles, animal tracking, human dimensions and Understanding impacts of plastic pollution and other human-based threats on marine systems. His areas of…
Radhika Viswanathan
Radhika Viswanathan Radhika Viswanathan is a researcher and development communication specialist from Bangalore, India. Her interests lie in the intersection between development research, policy and communication. She brings her experience working with government, multilateral and international development agencies, and NGOs on local governance, panchayats, water and sanitation, science and innovation policy and fundraising research. As…
Aarthi Sridhar
Aarthi Sridhar Aarthi Sridhar is a founder trustee of Dakshin Foundation and heads its Communities and Resource Governance Programme. Trained in the social sciences, her research interests cover a range of historical and contemporary socio-legal studies, with a focus on regulating resource use, environmental justice and democratic practices. She has also facilitated the creation of…
Naveen Namboothri

Programme Head

Naveen Namboothri Naveen  Namboothri  is a founder trustee of Dakshin Foundation and currently serves as its Director. Trained as marine biologist, he has worked in diverse coastal, marine and island systems across India. His engagement cuts across regional, national and local agencies including government and non-government sectors. He heads the Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring Programme and…
Kartik Shanker

Programme Head

Kartik Shanker Kartik Shanker is a founder trustee of Dakshin Foundation. An ecologist by training, Kartik has interests in both mountain and marine systems. His work with marine turtles in the last 20 years has led to broader interests in coastal and marine conservation. Currently, he serves as the Director of ATREE, Bangalore, and is…
Kartik Shanker

Program Head

Kartik Shanker Kartik Shanker is a founder trustee of Dakshin Foundation. An ecologist by training, Kartik has interests in both mountain and marine systems. His work with marine turtles in the last 20 years has led to broader interests in coastal and marine conservation. Currently, he serves as the Director of ATREE, Bangalore, and is…
Marianne Manuel

Junior Programme Head

Marianne ManuelJunior Program Head Qualifications: M.Sc. Environmental Studies, TERI University, New Delhi, 2011 E-mail: marianne.manuel88@gmail.com Profile: As Assistant Director at Dakshin, I support the Director and Associate Director with the long-term vision and strategy for the institution, institutional fundraising, administration as well as facilitate coordination between the three programmes. Apart from this my research and interventions focus…