Arun Dayanandan

Restoration Ecologist

Arun is a Ph.D. Student under the mentorship of Prof. Mark S. Ashton at Yale University’s School of the Environment, and a Lewis B. Cullman Fellow at the New York Botanical Garden.

His research incorporates traditional management and restoration practices into tropical industrial forests to improve biodiversity and economic productivity, serve local communities, and achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Arun’s work has taken him across Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Madagascar, Iceland, Ecuador, Canada, and the United States.

Arun holds a B.Sc. Honours and M.Sc. in Biology from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. He enjoys wildlife filmmaking, writing music, and spending time outdoors with a good book.

peer-reviewed PUBLICATIONS

Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Environment
Sci. Total Environ.

Climate Models on an Indian Medicinal Tree
Glob. Ecol. Conserv.

GHG Emissions from Indian Vegetation Fires
Clim. Chang. Environ. Sustain.

Full List on Google Scholar


Conservation Storytelling
Bangalore, India
Feb 2020

Predation and Mating in Tropical Fish
Thulhiriya, Sri Lanka
Sep 2019

Fish Mating Speed Talk
Montreal, Canada
Dec 2018

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Academic SERVICE

Member, Advisory Council
Jackson Wild
Wyoming, USA

Biology UG/GRAD Student Association
Concordia University, Canada

Chair, Organizing Committee
Biology Alumni Panel
Concordia University, Canada
2016, 2017, 2018

Media Intern
UN Rio+20 Future Earth
Montreal, Canada

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