Dr Narayan Sharma

Ph.D. :Manipal University/National Institute of Advanced Studies

Research Interests:

Ecology, Conservation Biology, Primatology and Human Ecology

Email: narayansharma77[AT]gmail.com
Joined the University in .

Post-Doc : Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore 

Career Profile/Services :

1. Research Scholar, Indo-US Primate Project, Department of Zoology, JNV University, Jodhpur, India -2001

2. Technical Assistant, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India (2002-2004)

3. Doctoral Research Scholar, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India (2005-2012)

4. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore, India (2013-2015)

Administrative assignments within and outside the institution:

1. Member, Editorial Board, Aaloran, First Edition March 2018 | HRD Gauhati University. -2018 

2. Convener, World Water Day Celebration Committee, organised jointly by Safe Water Centre for Healthy Assam (SWaCHA) and Department of EBWS | Cotton University. -2018

3. Member, Higher Secondary Admission Coordination Committee, Cotton University for the academic session 2018-19 | Cotton University. -2018

4. Joint Convener, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Cell – Cotton University. (2018 onwards)

5. Member, Invitation Committee, North east India Energy Conclave organised by Cotton University.(23 to 25 April, 2018)

6. Member, Technical & Poster Committee, North east India Energy Conclave organised by Cotton University. (23 to 25 April, 2018)

7. Member, RUSA Committee Cotton University. -2018

8. Organising Secretary, World Environment Day Celebration, Organised jointly by Cotton University and United Nations Resource Centre, North Eastern Region at Cotton University. (5 June 2018)

9. Member (Cotton University Colloquium) Cotton College State University. -2017

10.Member (Cotton University Movie Appreciation Society) Cotton College State University. -2017

11. Member (Organising Committee, First Convocation) Cotton College State University. -2017

12.Member, Assam State Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (ASBSAP) Assam State Biodiversity Board.  -2017

13.Panel of Experts, Internship Programme on Biodiversity Conservation | Assam State Biodiversity Board. -2017

14.Advisor, Assam Biodiversity Portal Assam State Biodiversity Board. -2017

15.Co-ordinator, Research Methodology, PhD Course Work Cotton University. (2017 onwards)

16.Member, Departmental Research Committee, Department of Zoology Cotton University. -2017

17.Chairperson and Convenor, Departmental Research Committee, Department of Environmental Biology and Wildlife Sciences Cotton University. -2017

18.Chairperson and Convener, Under Graduate and Post Graduate Board of Studies, Departmental Department of Environmental Biology and Wildlife Sciences Cotton University. -2017

19.Member, PhD Course Work Committee Cotton University. -2017

20.Member, Organisation Committee, Popular Lecture by Paul Walton, Professor of Chemistry, University of York, UK at Cotton University. -2017

21.Convenor (Exhibition Committee), National Science Day, Cotton College State University and IASST. -2016 

22.Chairperson (Institutional Animal Ethical Committee | Cotton College State University and Cotton University) (2016 onwards)

23.One of the key volunteer in preparation of Mysore City Bird Atlas to systematically document the distribution and abundance of birds across the city, Karnataka (June 2015)

24.Core Organiser, Young Ecologists Interact and Talk (YETI) (website: http://www.meetyeti.com) held at Nagaland University, Nagaland.  -2013 

25.Core Organiser, Young Ecologists Interact and Talk (YETI) (website: http://www.meetyeti.com) held in Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. -2012

26.Core Organiser, Young Ecologists Interact and Talk (YETI) (website: http://www.meetyeti.com) held in Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India. -2011 

27.One of the key volunteers of Student Conference on Conservation Sciences (SCCS) held in Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2013, 2011 and 2010) 
28.Core Organiser, Young Ecologists Interact and Talk (YETI) (website: http://www.meetyeti.com) held in Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. -2010 

29.Key volunteer, International Tree and Flying Squirrel Colloquia held in Periyar, Kerala | National Institute of Advanced Studies. -2006 

30.Member (Cotton University Newsletter Editorial team) Cotton College State University

Activities/assignments in the University:

1. Organised a workshop on ‘Introduction to eBird.’ Resource Persons: Mr Jaydev Mandal and Somoyita Sur, Gauhati University, Guwahati | Cotton College State University. (28 October 2018 )

2. Jointly organised World Turtle Day at Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden with Help Earth and Assam State Zoo and Botanical Garden | Assam State Zoo and Botanical Garden. (23 May 2018)

3. Jointly organised a talk (with IASST, Guwahati) by Dr Asad Rahmani, Former Director, Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai on ‘Threatened Birds of Brahmaputra Flood Plain of Assam’ | IASST  (18 May 2018)

4. Organised an interactive session with Dr Geeta Ramaswamy and Ms Swati Sidhu, Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysuru on the topic ‘Citizen Science, Introduction to R and Wikimedia Commons’ | Cotton College State University. (30 March 2018)

5. Co-ordinated the Campus Bird Count held at Cotton University. (February 2018)  

6. Organised an interactive session with Mr Gopakumar Menon on the topic ‘Why otter matter?’ at Cotton College State University. (30 January 2018)

7. Member (Editorial Board, Cotton University Report and Journal 2017) | Cotton College State University. -2017   

8. Organised an interactive session with Mr Dhananjaya Katju, PhD Candidate, Texas A&M University, USA on the topic ‘The Political Ecology of non-compliance: Environmental Governance, Encroachment, and Illicit Resource Extraction in the Manas Tiger Reserve’ | Cotton College State University. (27 December 2017 )

9. Organised an interactive session with Ms Neha Sinha, Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai on the topic ‘Communicating conservation- conformation challenges and complexities’ at Cotton College State University. (8 Novembar 2017)

10.Member (Editorial Board, Cotton University Report and Journal 2016) | Cotton College State University. -2016

11.Organised a colloquium delivered by Anindya Sinha, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. The title of the talk was, “A search for a new philosophy of biology” | Cotton College State University. (5 December 2016) 

12.Organised a colloquium delivered by M Ananda Kumar, Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore. The title of the talk was, “Promoting humanelephant coexistence: potential benefits of technological interventions in contested landscapes” | Cotton College State University (15 November 2016)

13.Organised a colloquium delivered by Amritharaj Christy Williams, WWF – International and Kashmira Kakati, Wildlife Biologist. The titles of the talks were:  “My life with elephants” and “Lessons from the jungle” | Cotton College State University. (24 October 2016)

14.Organised a workshop on Plant Taxonomy, Identification and Field Skills at Cotton College State University. (Resource person: Himu Roy, Department of Botany | Cotton College State University) (10 September 2016)

15.Organised a workshop on Ecology of Spiders at Cotton College State University. (Resource person: Ms Sangeeta Das, Department of Zoology, Gauhati University) | Cotton College State University. (24 september 2016)

16.Organised a workshop on Quantitative Ecology on at Cotton College State University. (Resource person: Umesh Srinivasan, Princeton University, USA) | Cotton College State University. (11 June 2016)

17.Organised a colloquium delivered by Subhankar Chakraborty, All India People's Science Network and Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti-Karnataka. The title of the talk was “Why do we conserve, what do we conserve: an (non)-evangelical dialogue in conserving natural population.”  | Cotton College State University. (6 April 2016)

18.Organised Cotton University Butterfly Walk at Cotton University Campus (with Sarangpani Neog) | Cotton College State University.  (30 March 2016 to 1 April 2016)

19.Organised a colloquium delivered by Kalyan Varma, Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore. The title of the talk was, “The Power of Photography.” | Cotton College State University (13 March 2016)  

20.Co-ordinated the Campus Bird Count held at Cotton College State University | Cotton College State University. (February 2016)

21.Organised a colloquium delivered by Krishnapriya Tamma of NCSB, Bangalore. The title of the talk was, “Mammals of South Asia: Biogrographic Patterns, macroevolution and speciation.” | Cotton College State University. (9 Feb 2016)