Prof. Dr. Purvaja Ramachandran
FEC Executive Committee Position: Co-Chair
Dr. Purvaja Ramachandran is Scientist-G and Division Chair of Futuristic Research at the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Chennai, India, specializing in climate change and integrated coastal zone management.
After gaining research experience at the Max-Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Germany, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands and in many countries, she focused and strengthened research on measurement of trace gases CH4, N2O and CO2 and the processes governing their production and emissions in mangrove and coral reef ecosystems.
For the past decade, she has been conducting several research projects on integrated coastal zone management, and more recently on marine spatial planning and blue carbon sequestration. Her research focus also includes Island carrying capacity, Island Management Plan and Island Ecology and environment.
She co-leads a work package on role of urban and rural nitrogen sources for soil, water quality and health as part of the UKERI funded project on South Asia Nitrogen Hub.