Research: Bangalore’s development-led growth has resulted in the intense reshaping of the urban landscape. Accordingly, the urban green space has also undergone transformation. This study focuses on ‘turfgrass lawn ecosystems’ which have slowly but surely made their way into Bangalore’s development-led landscaping and greening strategies. This research investigates two broad issues: a) the socio-economic factors influencing establishment, management and sustenance of major turfgrass ecosystems (for example a golf course, an institute park) and b) environmental impact in terms of whether they act as a source or sink for greenhouse gas fluxes. Masters degree: M Sc in Environmental Science from Tezpur Central University, Assam.
Title of Study: Urban greens: Ecological impacts and socio-economic drivers of turfgrass ecosystems
Year of Joining: 2010
Advisor(s): Prof. Dilip Ahuja