Q: Congratulations on all of your recent achievements, especially the launch of your new book Ecology of a Changed World. Can you provide a brief summary of the work?
Q: How did you go about doing this research and collecting data? What was the most intriguing or unexpected part of the process?
Q: When and how did you first become interested in this field of study?
Q: We also want to congratulate you on being Elected a Fellow to the Royal Society of London. What does this honor mean to you?
A huge amount. As a student I used to think members of the Royal Society were ‘god-like’. Now I know the truth.
Q: You also organized “Effects of climate change on Himalayan biodiversity,” a conference held at the University of Chicago’s Center in Delhi, May 2022. How did that go?
Q: How has your membership with COSAS helped you over the course of your recent projects and successes?
Apart from generous financial support, which has helped both my students and myself, I have learned a great deal about Indian history, religion, and sociology, which has really helped me put my own work in a better perspective.