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‘Environmental studies’ encompasses research that addresses two of the major global challenges of current concern: climate change and biodiversity loss. In addition, professionals in the discipline can contribute to initiatives that will help meet many of the other Sustainable Development Goals, including food and water security and safety, affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, and life below water and on land. The doctoral program in Environmental Studies at FLAME will build on the strength of its interdisciplinary undergraduate program by training graduate researchers to conduct meaningful research in the discipline and make significant contributions in addressing issues of utmost importance at a local, national, regional and global level. Graduate researchers will have the opportunity to publish their work in academic journals and present at national and international conferences and communicate their findings to the broader public through relevant communication platforms. The specialization area of Environmental Studies at FLAME has strengths in the areas of climate research, biodiversity conservation, urban, rural and natural environments, sustainability (including development and food production), human-wildlife conflict, stakeholder livelihoods, environmental justice, and environmental policy. The PhD program in Environmental Studies at FLAME will be characterized by a strong interdisciplinary focus, with graduate researchers encouraged to collaborate with faculty and candidates across the different departments and research centres at FLAME. The structure of the PhD program will include coursework, internships, and original research. Scholars will be expected to develop strong quantitative, qualitative, and/or geospatial methodological skills depending on their area of research, and to develop academic experience and skills through work as a teaching assistant and/or instructor of a course.

PhD guides and Research Interests

 
Prof. Andrea Phillott

Prof. Andrea Phillott
Ph.D. | Central Queensland University - Australia

Research Interests: Wildlife conservation, Human-wildlife interactions, Marine megafauna, Sea Turtles


Prof. Juhi Huda

Prof. Juhi Huda
Ph.D. – Environmental Studies | University of Colorado - USA

Research Interests: Environmental Policy, Environmental Governance, Environmental Communication


Prof. Prasad Pathak

Prof. Prasad Pathak
Ph.D. – Geography | University of North Carolina - USA

Research Interests: Geospatial Technology applications for environmental issues, Urban studies