Bio: Maithili is a PhD student in the faculty of Land and Food systems. For her research, she hopes to utilize the nascent combination of conservation science and econometrics. She will be focusing on the ecological and socio-economic drivers of human-wildlife conflict in India, and aims to formulate sustainable & long-term mitigation strategies.
Maithili has previously received an MSc in Conservation and Land Management from Bangor University, Wales where her research centered around themes of human-wildlife conflict and conservation psychology, a Master of Forestry at UBC, Vancouver and a B.Tech in Biotechnology from Vellore Institute of Technology, India. Through her academic journey she has been associated with organisations such as Wildlife Institute of India, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology and so on.