Ranjini Murali

Ranjini Murali

Postdoctoral scientist

I am an interdisciplinary scientist interested in understanding human-wildlife interactions and working closely with local communities to develop programmes that can support coexistence. I am also interested in the science-policy interface and have worked closely with the Inter Governmental Science Policy Platform on Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity (IPBES) and the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Programme (GSLEP), an intergovernmental alliance of the snow leopard range country governments and organizations working on snow leopard conservation.

For my PhD, I worked on understanding how local communities used, valued, and managed ecosystem services in snow leopard landscapes, with a focus on Spiti Valley and Ladakh in India, South Gobi, Mongolia, and the Tien Shan in the Kyrgyz Republic.

My current research involves understating the impacts of institutional change on the abundance and distribution of big cats, specifically the snow leopard. I’m always looking for interesting collaborations across disciplines and systems. .

+49 (0) 30 2093 6874
Rudower Chaussee 16, 12489 Berlin
Room 2'202

Research interests
  • Local institutions
  • Environmental Management
  • Conservation
  • Snow Leopards
Research Path and Education
  • PhD in Forestry, 2019

    Manipal University in affiliation with Snow Leopard Trust and Nature Conservation Foundation

  • MSc in Environmental Biology, 2009

    University of St. Andrews

  • BSc in Zoology, Microbiology, and Chemistry, 2008

    St. Joseph’s College of Arts and Science, Bangalore, India

Latest papers with the Conservation Biogeography Lab