#6 In conversation: Dr. Devapriya Chattopadhyay

Dr. Devapriya Chattopadhyay

Dr. Devapriya Chattopadhyay is a paleobiologist whose work investigates the evolution of molluscs and the factors that drive their evolutionary trajectory. Educated at the University of Jadavpur and IIT Bombay, she received her PhD in Geological Sciences (Paleontology) from the University of Michigan and is currently an Associate Professor in Earth and Climate Science at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Pune.

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#5 In conversation with: Dr. Advait Jukar

Dusting away sediment from dinosaur egg shells in southern India, during the first formal field expedition with Dr. Greg Wilson and his team in 2010 (Photo Dr. Advait Jukar)

Dr. Advait Jukar is a vertebrate paleontologist and science educator, whose work focuses on global change and the evolution and biogeography of large herbivores. He was a Deep Time-Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, and is currently a Gaylord Donnelly Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, where he studies the impact of hunting and climate change on the megafaunal extinction in India.

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#3 In conversation with: Sarbajit Sen

Sarbajit Sen is a graphic artist and filmmaker based in Kolkata. His wide-ranging work, which has been exhibited in India and abroad, addresses topics like climate politics, the Partition of India, famines and left politics in West Bengal. He is the recipient of a national award for the Best Comics on Environment (1994) and a national award for the Best Film in the Art & Culture Category (1995) for Painting in Time, his debut film on Thangka painting in Sikkim.

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#2 In conversation with: Dr. Shashi Kad

Recent studio picture for a course on the science of climate change, curated by SAGE Sustainability and partners and aimed at policy makers and students (Photo Dr. Shashi Kad)

Dr. Shashi Kad trained as a geologist at Panjab University, Chandigarh, and studied Environmental Change and Management at the University of Oxford. She is the founder and CEO of an advisory and consulting firm, SAGE Sustainability, and has worked extensively on issues related to climate change, sustainability, green supply chains, green buildings and gender.  

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#1 In conversation with: Prof. Ashok Sahni

Hunting for dinosaurs at Balasinor, Gujarat, 2012 (Photo Prof. Sahni)

Prof. Ashok Sahni (b. 1941) is one of India’s best known palaeontologists. He was part of the Indo-US team of researchers who discovered and reconstructed Rajasaurus narmadensis, a 9-meter long carnivorous dinosaur whose remains were found in the Narmada region in India. Prof. Sahni received his MSc in Geology (1963) from the University of Lucknow and his PhD in Geology (1968) from the University of Minnesota. He is currently Emeritus Professor at Panjab University, Chandigarh. In 2011, he received the National Geoscience Award for lifetime achievement and professional excellence, including in the field of science popularization.

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