Editor Name: Rama Bhat P
Designation: Professor and Head
University: Alva’s College
Worked at various capacities in Conservation of Flora and fauna of Gersoppa, Conservation of Medicinal Plants in Charmadi and Subramanya areas of Karnataka, Studies onthe Western Ghats of Karnataka- Conservation of Flora and Fauna and its Plantlore, Studies on conservation of plant biodiversity and ecorestoration of abandoned mines of Kudremukh, Studies on Rattans of Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu districts of Karnataka with particular reference to species diversity, density of population, seed viability and seed germination, Pilikula Nisarga Dhama Project on Ex situ Conservation. These are funded by Indo-Norwegian Environment Program, Bangalore, MaCarthur Foundation, USA, IPGRI, Malaysia, KPOCL, Bangalore, NPC, Govt. of India.
Actively involved in delivering lectures in high schools and colleges of the Dakshina Kannada in environmental awareness programmes and conservation of medicinal plants. One of the core activity as resource person in the eco-education training programmes for the teachers and students of eco-clubs in 200 high schools of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts constituted by the Govt. of Karnataka.