Dr. P. S. Easa, Chairman of Aranyakam Nature Foundation and Member of the IUCN Asian Elephant Specialist Group, delivered an invited lecture on "Man-Wildlife Conflict: The Way Forward." The lecture took place on May 31, 2023, at 07:00 PM, conducted online via Google Meet. Dr. Easa, renowned for his expertise in wildlife conservation and management, shared valuable insights on the complex issue of human-wildlife conflict. Through his lecture, he addressed the challenges arising from the interaction between humans and wildlife, emphasizing the need for effective strategies to mitigate conflicts and promote harmonious coexistence. Dr. Easa's talk offered a forward-looking perspective, highlighting innovative approaches and potential solutions to minimize conflicts while safeguarding both human livelihoods and the conservation of wildlife species. Attendees gained valuable knowledge and recommendations to navigate this crucial aspect of wildlife conservation in the present and future.
Dr. Vikram Goel, Project Scientist II at the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research in Goa, delivered an insightful invited lecture on "Decoding Antarctica." The lecture, which took place on May 30, 2023, at 03:00 PM, was conducted online via Google Meet. Dr. Goel, an expert in polar research, provided a comprehensive overview of the climate and ongoing research activities associated with Antarctica. Through his engaging talk, he delved into the unique environmental conditions of the region, including the extreme cold, vast ice sheets, and delicate ecosystems. Dr. Goel highlighted the significance of Antarctica as a key indicator of global climate change and discussed the latest scientific advancements and discoveries in this remote continent. Attendees gained a deeper understanding of the importance of Antarctic research and its implications for understanding climate dynamics and environmental conservation on a global scale. Dr. Goel's expertise and insights shed light on the fascinating world of Antarctica and its vital role in shaping our understanding of the Earth's climate system.
Dr. Nuncio Murukesh, a distinguished Scientist-E specializing in Ocean-Atmospheric Studies at the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research in Goa, delivered an enlightening invited lecture on "Introduction to Arctic Climate." The lecture took place on June 1, 2023, at 03:00 p.m. at TB Ninan Hall, UC College, Aluva. With expertise in polar research, Dr. Murukesh provided a comprehensive overview of the climate characteristics and dynamics of the Arctic region. Through his informative talk, he explored the unique environmental conditions and the significant role the Arctic plays in global climate patterns. Dr. Murukesh shared the latest scientific findings, shedding light on the impacts of climate change on the Arctic ecosystem and its far-reaching consequences. Attendees gained valuable insights into the complex interplay between the Arctic climate, oceanic systems, and atmospheric processes. Dr. Murukesh's lecture not only enhanced understanding of the Arctic climate but also emphasized the urgent need for continued research and conservation efforts to address the challenges arising from climate change in this vulnerable region.
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