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Assistant Professor, Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources (CEENR)


Area of Specialisation
  • Green Accounting, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, Climate Change, Solid Waste Management,
    Environmental Policy, Sustainable Development and Sustainability, Urban Ecology
 

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Academic Qualification
  • Ph.D in Environmental Economics from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai

Fellowship and Awards
  • Visiting Faculty of Dr B R Ambedkar School of Economics and University, Bangalore, From January 2022-

  • Scholarship received from Wood Institute for the Environment, Stanford University, USA, March 19th – 23rd 2018 (for presenting research paper)

  • Visiting Scholar, India Study Centre, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand, January 9th -29th, 2017.

  • Visiting Faculty, Department of Economics, Central University of Tamil Nadu, India, March 2015 – May 2015.

  • Junior Research Fellowship (UGC-NET), Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India, 2008-2012.

Government Committee and other Professional Membership
  • Member, Green Budget Preparation, and Implementation of Government of Karnataka

  • Member of the core group of the preparation of State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC), Government of Karnataka, 2019.

  • Member reviewer, UK Research and Innovation, International Peer Review College, London from 2017 till-

  • Subject Reviewer of Global Value Assessment of Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (July, Germany, 2021)

  • Member, Board of Studies Department of Economics MS University Affiliated Colleges, Tamil Nadu

Selected Publications

Books and Monographs:

  • Balasubramanian M , M Manjunath O Remadevi K H Vinay Kumar, Ritu Kakar and R K Singh (2019) Climate Change and Impacts of Vulnerable Communities: A Case study of Karnataka, ISEC Monograph 63:ISBN 81-7791-161-9

  • Balasubramanian M (2017) Economics of Urban Ecosystem Services: A Case Study of Bangalore, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) Monograph.

Policy Briefs

  • Rajashsekhar D, Sunil Nautiyal, Kala S Sridhar, Krishna Raj, S Manasi and M Balasubramanian (2021) Responding to Climate Change: What should Karnataka and India do? ISEC Policy Brief - 47

  • M Balasubramanian M (2020) Ecosystem Services Valuation and Integration into the Policy at the Local Level in Karnataka, ISEC Policy Brief - 40.

  • M Balasubramanian, M Manjunath, O K Remadevi, K H Vinaya Kumar, Ritu Kakkar and R K Singh (2020) Climate Change Impacts on Vulnerable Communities in Karnataka, ISEC Policy Brief -39.

Articles Published in Journals:

  1. Guenat Solene, Phil Purnell, Zoe G. Davies, Maximilian Nawrath, Lindsay C Stringer, G R Babu, M Balasubramanian et al (2022) Meeting Sustainable Development Goals via Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Nature Communications (Nature); 13 (1) (3559)
    http://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-31150-5

  2. Walter Leal Filho, M Balasubramanian, Wendy Purcell and Shlomit Paz (2022) Handling the Health Impacts of Extreme climate events, Environmental Sciences Europe,(Springer) 34:45, pp 1-5 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12302-022-00621-3 

  3. Balasubramanian M (2021) Forest Ecosystem Services contribution to food security of vulnerable group: a case study from India” Environmental Monitoring and Assessment ,193, 792 10.1007/s10661-021-09528-7 (Springer)

  4. Balasubramanian M (2021) Forest Ecosystem Services contribution in the Sustainable Development Goals: A case study from the Western Ghats Region in Karnataka, Indian Forester, 147 (4):339-345, DOI: 10.36808/if/2021/v147i4/ 151584.

  5. Balasubramanian M and Kamaljit K Sangha (2021) Integrating Capabilities and Ecosystem Services Approaches to evaluate Indigenous connections with nature in a global biodiversity hotspot of Western Ghats, India, Global Ecology and Conservation, e01546 (Elsevier) doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2021.e01546.

  6. Balasubramanian M (2021) The Value of Recreational Ecosystem Services in India, Environmental Sciences Proceedings, MDPI, 3 (1) pp 1-10. doi.org/10.3390/IECF2020-08030.

  7. Balasubramanian M (2020) Valuation of Ecosystem Services and their impactions for Accounting for Natural Capital in Karnataka, Aarthika Charche: FPI Journal of Economics and Governance, Volume 5(1) pp:59-72.

  8. Balasubramanian M, (2019) Economic Value of Regulating Ecosystem Services: A comprehensive at the global level Review, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Springer) Vol 191:616. pp 1-27.

  9. Umanath M, M Balasubramanian and Paramasivam (2019) Does current dietary pattern ensure nutritional security?, Novel Techniques in Nutrition and Food Sciences, 3 (5) pp 1-3.

  10. Balasubramanian M (2018) Climate Change, famine, and low-income communities Challenge Sustainable Development Goals, The Lancet Planetary Health (Elsevier) Vol 2 No 11 pp e421-e422.

  11. Balasubramanian M (2018) Municipal Solid Waste Management in India: Status, Problems and Challenges, International Journal of Environment and Waste Management Vol. 21, No. 4, pp 253-268.

  12. Balasubramanian M (2017) Inclusive Wealth Accounting for South Asia: Measuring towards Sustainability, International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development Vol. 17. No. 1, pp 36-55.

  13. Balasubramanian M (2015) Economics of Solid Waste in India, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 50, No 25 p 17-20.

  14. Balasubramanian M (2015) “National Accounts and Value of Biodiversity in India, International Journal of Green Economics, Vol 9, No. 1 pp 35-57.

  15. Balasubramanian M (2014) "Green National Income Accounting and Sustainable Development", The Journal of Income and Wealth, Vol 36(1), January-June (2014), pp 21-31.

  16. Balasubramanian M and P J Dilip Kumar (2014) "Climate Change Uttrakhand and World Bank Message", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol XLIX No 1 pp 65-68.

  17. Balasubramanian M (2013) "Forest Resources Integrating to National Accounts in Karnataka India", International Journal of Green Economics, Vol 7, No 3 pp 276-298.

  18. Balasubramanian M Dhulasi Birundha, (2012) “An Economic Analysis of Solid Waste Management in Madurai District, Tamil Nadu”,  Applied Journal of Hygiene 1(1): 1-7.

  19. Balasubramanian M and V. Dhulasi Birundha (2012) Climate Change and its Impacts in India, IUP Journal of Environmental Sciences, Vol. VI, No 1, pp: 1-16.

  20. Balasubramanian M and Dhulasi Birundha (2011) “Municipal Solid Waste Management in India”, Productivity: A Quarterly Journal of the National Journal Council Vol  51 (4) Jan-Mar, 2011, pp: 308-314.

  21. Balasubramanian. M and V Dhulasi Birundha, (2011) “Generation of Solid Waste on the Impact of Health and Environment in Rural Tamil Nadu”, Political Economy Journal of India, Vol, 20, Issues 3 & 4, July – December , pp 19-24.

  22. Balasubramanian.M and V. Dhulasi Birundha (2011) “Generation of Solid Waste in Rural Tamil Nadu”, Journal of Rural Development, Vol.30, No.1, pp. 101-112.

  23. Dhulasi Birundha V, M Rajadurai and M. Balasubramanian (2006) “Sustainable Development in India – An Environmental Safety Approach”, Political Economy Journal of India Vol 15 issues 1 & 2 January – June.

Book Chapters

  1. Balasubramanian M (2021) Economic Value of Cultural Ecosystem Services in India: a Review, in a Book (eds) John P Tiefenbacher, Environmental Management, intechopen publisher in London. ISBN 978-1-83962-547-3

  2. Balasubramanian M (2020) Economics of Solid Waste Management: a Review, in a Book (eds) Hosam El-Din M Saesh, Solid waste Management intechopen publisher in London. ISBN 978-1-183962-560-2. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.95343

  3. Balasubramanian M (2019) Economics of Plastic Waste: A Sustainability Approach in a Bood (eds) Pattinathar et al, Economic and Environmental Impact of Plastics in India, Shanlax publisher in Madurai. Pp. 1-11, ISBN 978-93-89146-51-6.

  4. Balasubramanian M (2019) Household willingness to pay for improved solid waste management services- Using Contingent Valuation Analysis in India, in a Book (eds) Hosam El-Din M Salesh, Municipal Solid Waste Management, intechopen publisher in London. Pp 1-16, ISBN 978-1-78923-832-7

  5. Balasubramanian M (2019) Genuine Savings Rates in India: An Indicator of Measuring Environmental Sustainability, in a Book (eds) Baharul Islam and Zafar Mahfooz Nomani, Environmental Impact Assessment Precept & Practice, Manakin Press, New Delhi. Pp. 1-30 (ISBN: 9789-38667-7907.

  6. Balasubramanian M (2018) Population Growth and Environmental Degradation a Sustainability Approach, in a Book (eds) C M Lakshmana, Population, Development and Environment, Rawat Publications, New Delhi. Pp 55-70

  7. Balasubramanian M and V Dhulasi Birundha (2013) Solid Waste Management Problems and Solution in India, in a Book (eds) Somnath Hazra, Environmental Problems and Challenges, Regal Publications, New Delhi.

  8. Balasubramanian M  (2010), Environmental impact of Globalisation on India, in a Book (ed) Francis Cherunilam, International Business, Socio-Economic, Ecological, Political and Technological Trends & Dimensions, Himalaya Publishing House, Chapter 49, p 579-588.

  9. Balasubramanian M and V Dhulasi Birundha, (2009), Provision of Residential Solid Waste Management Service in Rural Tamil Nadu, in a Book (ed) Paramasivan. G and Sacratees, Environmental Problems in India- Issues and Challenges, Shyam Prakashan Publication, p 261-270.

  10. Balasubramanian M and V Dhulasi Birundha, (2007), Forest policies and management in India, in a Book (ed) N.Linga Murthy et.al Environmental concerns of Economic Development, Concept Publication, Chap 3, pp 35-49 171-8.

  11. Dhulasi Birundha V, M Rajadurai and M. Balasubramanian, (2007), World Energy Scenario, in a Book (ed) D. Solomon Raj et. al (2007) Energy and Environment Interaction Future Challenges, Deep & Deep Publication

  12. Balasubramanian M and V Dhulasi Birundha, (2008), India’s vulnerability to climate change in Dhulasi Birundha (ed) Economics of Climate Change”, Published by Ammu, Achu Publication

Recent News Paper Articles
Recent presentation of papers for international conferences and workshops
  1. Balasubramanian M (2022) Governance of Forest Ecosystem Services in Karnataka, ISEC Golden Jubilee Seminar on ‘Governance and Development in Karnataka’, April 26th and 27th 2022 organised by Institute for Social and Economic Change and Indian Institute of Public Administration Karnataka Regional Branch, Bangalore.

  2. Balasubramanian M (2021) Natural Capital Accounting for the Western Ghats, the global biological diversity in India, Fifth Policy Forum on Natural Capital Accounting for Better Decision Making – Greening the Recovery, jointly organized by World Bank’s Global Program on Sustainability (GPS), the United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD), and the Government of the Netherlands, September 15th – 16th, 2021 (oral presentation through virtual)

  3. Balasubramanian M (2021) Valuing ecosystem services evidences from the global biodiversity the western Ghats, India, World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling Tipping ecological –economic systems towards sustainability, organized by German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Germany, May 31st – June 4th (oral presentation through virtual)

  4. Balasubramanian M (2021) Valuation of Ecosystem Services and their impactions for Accounting for Natural Capital in Karnataka, Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (NCAVES) organised by Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, New Delhi collaboration with United Nations Environmental Programme, European Union, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, January 14th - 28th, 2021. (Poster presentation through Virtual).

  5. Balasubramanian M (2020) Economic Value of Cultural Ecosystem Services in Karnataka, International Virtual Conference on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a Climate Change Perspective, organised by Environmental Management and Policy Research Institute (EMPRI), Government of Karnataka, December 10th-11th 2020 (Virtual)

  6. Balasubramanian M (2020) Ecosystem Services Valuation (ESV) in the Western Ghats: Karnataka, 3-Day International Workshop Cum Training on “ Green Growth Strategies for Climate Resilience and DRR Policies, Pathways and Tools, Organised by Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, November 26th -28th, 2020.

  7. Balasubramanian M (2020) The Value of Recreational Ecosystem Services in India, The First International Electronic Conference on Forests- Forest for a Better Future, Sustainability, Innovation, interdisciplinary, Organised by MDPI (Switzerland) November 15-30 (Virtual)

  8. Balasubramanian M (2020) Natural Capital Accounting: an application of the valuing forest ecosystem services in Karnataka, 38th Annual Conference on Indian Association for Research in National Income and Wealth, organised by Ministry of Statistics and Programming Implementation, Government of India, September 26th & 27th March, 2020 (Virtual)

  9. Balasubramanian M (2020) Economics of Forest Ecosystem Services in Karnataka, National Congress on Environment Management and Education (NMCE), organised by Mar Thoma College, Kerala: February 18th & 19th 2020.

  10. Balasubramanian M (2020) Forest Ecosystem Services Contribution in the Sustainable Development Goals: A case study from the Western Ghats Region in Karnataka, 7th Northern Regional Social Science Congress, organised by ICSSR-NRC in Collaboration with U.P. Rajshri Tandon Open University, Prayagraj: 2nd -4th February 2020.

  11. Balasubramanian M (2020) The Valuation of Ecosystem Services: A case study of BRTWLS in Karnataka, 56th Annaul Conference of The Indian Econometric Society (TIES), organised by School of Economics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu: January 8th -10th 2020.

  12. Balasubramanian M (2019) Economics of Plastic Waste: A Sustainability Approach, in the National Conference, Economic and Environmental Impact of Plastics in India, organised by department of Economics, Vivekananda College, Madurai: August 8th 2019.

  13. Balasubramanian M (2019) Economic Value and Mapping of Natural Capital: The Case of Three Protected Areas in India, in the Natural Capital Symposium, Organised by Wood Institute for The Environment, Stanford University, USA: March 18th -21rd 2019.

  14. Balasubramanian M (2019) The Value of Urban Ecosystem Services: The case of Bangalore in India, in the Natural Capital Symposium, Organised by Wood Institute for The Environment, Stanford University, USA: March 18th -21rd 2019.

  15. Balasubramanian M (2019) Climate Change, Hunger and Sustainable Development Goals in India, in the Global Engagement Meeting (GEM): 5th – 7th 2019, Cairo, Egypt.

  16. Balasubramanian M (2018) Accounting for Ecosystem Services: Policy and Practices, in the 2018 Asia ESP Conference on communicating and engaging Ecosystem Services in Policy and Practices in Asia, organised by Wildlife Institute of India: 9th- 12th 2018, Dehradun, India.

  17. Balasubramanian M (2018) Access to Natural Resources of the Indigenous Group: A sustainable Development Approach, in the National Seminar on The Indigenous Knowledge System: A Multidisplinary exploration – Returning to the roots, organised by Department of Economics, Jothi Nivas College, Bangalore: September 4th 2018.

  18. Balasubramanian M (2018) Ecosystem services and Human-well being: A case study of Soliga Tribal in Karnataka, in the International Conference on Ecology, Economy and Society, Organised by Department of Economics, Kerala University, Trivandrum, Kerala: August 16th-18th 2018.

  19. Balasubramanian M (2018) Ecosystem Services and Food Security: A Case study of two Indigenous Groups in India in the Natural Capital Symposium, Organised by Wood Institute for The Environment, Stanford University, USA: March 19th -23rd 2018.

  20. Balasubramanian M (2017) Ecosystem Services and Subjective well-being: A Case Study of Indigenous Groups in India in the 9th World Conference on Ecosystem Services for Eco-civilization: Restoring connections between people and landscapes through nature based solutions” Organised by Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) and Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China: December 11th 15th 2017.

  21. Balasubramanian M (2017) Climate Change and Vulnerability Index for Four Selected Villages: A Case Study of Karnataka  in the 8th International Conference on Climate Action: Mitigation and Adaptation in a Post Paris World, Organised by Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Mumbai: August 4th-5th 2017.

  22. Balasubramanian M (2017) Valuing Regulating Ecosystem Services: A meta-analysis, in International Conference on Scenarios and Models in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, organised by Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad: February 15th -16th 2017.

  23. Balasubramanian M, Deekshith M, Manjunatha M and O Remadevi (2017) Climate Change Impacts on Vulnerable Communities: A Case Study of Karnataka, in National Seminar on Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions, organised by Environmental Management Policy Research Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka: 23rd January, 2017

  24. Balasubramanian M (2016) Economic growth, Energy Consumption and CO2 Emission: A comparative analysis of India and China, in International conference on Sino-Indian Relations: Change and Development organised by Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore: 21th- 22th November, 2016

  25. Balasubramanian M (2016) Environmental sustainability and Human well-being in India, paper presented in second project meeting on Multidimensional Well-being: Conceptual, Methodological, and Analytical Perspectives at Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, 27 and 28th, 2016.

  26. Balasubramanian M (2016) Economics of Urban Ecosystem Services in Bangalore, Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE) 8th Biennial Conference at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, January 4th-6th, 2016.  

  27. Balasubramanian M (2015) Environmental Sustainability in India, paper presented in first project meeting on Multidimensional Well-being: Conceptual, Methodological, and Analytical Perspectives in FORS/University of Lausanne, Switzerland, November, 5-6th 2015

  28. Balasubramanian M (2015) Investing in Natural Capital: A Comparative Analaysis of India and China, International Conference on Sino-Indian Relations: Change and Development at Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, October, 26th- 27th2015

  29. Balasubramanian M (2015) Towards a Green National Product in India, at Two Day National Seminar on Importance of Green GDP and Sustainable Development in India, organised by Department of Economics, Sri Narayana College (Women), Kollam, Kerala, July 6th -7th , 2015.

  30. Balasubramanian M (2014) ‘The Value of Natural Capital’ at the International Seminar on “Green Economy and Sustainable Development held during 6-7 November 2014, organized by Agriculture Development and Rural Transformation Centre (ADRTC) ISEC, Bangalore.

  31. Balasubramanian M (2014) Climate Change Mitigation and Green growth in India, National Seminar on Economics of Climate Change: Understanding the Linkage Between Economy and Ecology, held on 23rd – 24th September, 2014 organised by Department of Economics, Nehru Arts & Science College, Kanhangad, Kerala.

  32. Balasubramanian M (2014) Natural Capital and National Wealth: Sustainability Analysis, National conference on Climate Change Environment and Agriculture Development, held on 27th 28th March, 2014 organised by School of Economics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India

  33. Balasubramanian M (2014) Genuine Savings Rates: An Indicator of Sustainable Development in India, International Conference on “ Environment, Technology and Sustainable Development: Promises and Challenges in the 21st Century, held on 2nd to 4th March, 2014 organised by ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management at Gwalior

  34. Balasubramanian M (2014) India Status on Climate Change Mitigation, National Conference on “Geospatial Technologies in Natural Resource Management and Disaster Mitigation, 14-15 February 2014, organised by Department of Geography, School of Earth Science, Central University of Gulberga.

  35. Balasubramanian M (2014) The Value of Mineral Resources: An Integrating into National Accounts in India, Research and Writing Workshop on Environmental and Resource Economics, held on 18th 22nd January 2014, organized by Kerala Agriculture University with SANDEE.

  36. Balasubramanian M (2013) Climate Change, Loss and Damage in India, Climate Change Impacts and Societal Adaptation, held on 7th and 8th November 2013, Department of Environmental Science, Central University of Rajasthan, Rajasthan

  37. Balasubramanian M (2013) Population Growth and Environmental Degradation: A Sustainability Approach, held on 26th April 2013 by Population Research Centre, Institute for social and Economic Change, Bangalore

  38. Balasubramanian M (2013) India’s Green Growth Strategy, published by Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources, Institute for Social and Economic Changes, Bangalore

  39. Balasubramanian M and V Dhulasi Birundha (2011) "Climate Change and Environmental impacts in India", Environmental Sustainability Challenges and strategies held on 17th and 18th February 2011, organized by Department of Economics, Fatima College, Madurai.

  40. Balasubramanian M (2010) International Business, Socio-Economic, Ecological, Political and Technological Trends & Dimensions, Albertien Institute of Management Cochin February 3rd 2010, Kerala, India

  41. Participated in 6th Biennial Conference of Indian Society for Ecological Economics "Nature, Economy and Society: Understanding the Linkages" held on October 19-22, 2011 at Centre for Economic Studies and Social Sciences (CESS), Hyderabad.

  42. Balasubramanian M and Dhulasi Birundha V (2009) Solid and Hazardous Wastes Management for safety, Health and Environment, held on March 16-17, presented a paper entitled "Solid Waste Management for Rural Areas: A Study of Tamil Nadu", Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India

Conference and Seminar Conducted
  • Certificate course on Methods and Applications in Social Science Research from December 2nd to 13th 2019 held at Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore

  • Workshop on "Intra State Conglomeration of District Level Biodiversity Management Committees", on September 10 2018 at Institute for Social and Economic Change, collaboration with Karnataka Biodiversity Board, Bangalore (with Prof Sunil Nautiyal)

  • International Seminar on "Poverty, Environment and Sustainable Development Goals in Asia-Pacific", on December 8-9th 2016 at Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. Funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi

  • International certificate course on ISEC- Nordic Countries of India on "Approaching the Environment in India – Issues and Methods in the Study of the Nature-Economy-Society Interface", on June 26 to July 23, 2016 at Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, Karnataka (with Prof. Sunil Nautiyal)

  • "Natural Resource and National Accounts in South Asia" held on February 5-6th 2015 at Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. Funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research and State Planning Board Government of Karnataka

  • "Green Economy: Policy and Challenges" held on May 8th 2013 at Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. Funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.

Completed Research Project
  • Economic Assessment of Forest Ecosystem Damages from Climate Stressors in Forestry Sector of Karnataka during 2015-2020, Funded by Karnataka Forest Department, Government of Karnataka (Principal Investigator)

  • Documentation of People’s Biodiversity Registers (PBRs) in five districts of Karnataka, Funded by Karnataka Biodiversity Board, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore (Co-Principal Investigator)

  • Ecosystem Services and Human Well-being: Application of Sen’s Capability Approach, Funded by Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore (Principal Investigator)

  • Improving Farmers’ Income and Welfare, funded by Karnataka Agriculture Price Commission, Government of Karnataka (Co-Principal Investigator)

  • Adaptation to Climate Change impacts on SCs/STs and Women in Karnataka, funded by Environmental Management Policy Research Institute (EMPRI), Department of Forest Ecology and Environment, Government of Karnataka. (Principal Investigator)

  • Multidimensional Well-being: Conceptual, Methodological, and Analytical Perspectives, funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research, India and Université de Lausanne, Switzerland. (Co-Principal Investigator) (2015-17)

  • Accounting for Urban Ecosystem Services: A Case Study of Bangalore, ISEC funded Project

On-going Research Project
  • Climate Change and Rural Children’s Education Attainment: A case study of Karnataka, Funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi (Principal Investigator) (ongoing).

  • Vulnerability of Diverse Communities to Climate Change in Different Districts of Karnataka, funded by Environmental Management Policy Research Institute, Government of Karnataka (Principal Investigator).

  • High Resolution Genome Based Tracing of Antimicrobial Resistant Escherichia coli in Pork production chain to identify the Critical Control Points: A One Health Systems Study, funded by Bill & Melinda Gates foundation and Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi (Co-Principal Investigator).

  • An Economic Value of Forest Resources: A Case Study of Nine Districts in Karnataka, Funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi (Principal Investigator)

Professional Membership
  1. Referee for the Ambio A Journal of the Human and Environment (Springer) 

  2. Referee for the Journal of Ecosystem Services (Elsevier)

  3. Referee for the Journal of Environment, Development and Sustainability (Springer)

  4. Referee for the Journal of Social and Economic Development (Springer)

  5. Referee for the IIM Kozhikode Society & Management Review (Sage)

  6. South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)

  7. Member, Editorial Board, Sage Open (Sage)

  8. Referee for the Journal of Land Use Policy (Elsevier)

  9. Referee for the Journal of Rural Studies (Elsevier)

  10. Referee for the International Journal of Global Warming (inderscience)

M Balasubramanian
Assistant Professor
Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources (CEENR)
Institute for Social and Economic Change
Nagarabhavi P.O. Bangalore 560072, India.
Tel: Office: 080-23215468,
, 23215519 – Ext 241
Fax: 080-23217008

Email: balasubramanian@isec.ac.in

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