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The Team


  • Arunabha Ghosh Arunabha Ghosh @ Strand (Nov 2010 -)

    Arunabha has over 14 years of experience in the software industry with 5 years at Strand Life Sciences. Loves his job and has been involved in engineering all Strand's software products. Has interests in photography, movies and India, its history and culture. Would like to spend more time working on the Western Ghats Portal project.

  • Ayyappan Ayyappan @ IFP (Nov 2010 -)

    IFP's botanist and researcher, Dr Ayyappan is a Life member in the Association of Plant Taxonomy and Member of International Association for Ecology (INTECOL). His research interests span Forest ecology, Plant biodiversity and dynamics, and Taxonomy and Biodiversity Informatics.

  • Balasubramanian D Balasubramanian @ IFP (Nov 2010 -)

    Balu has been involved with various interdisciplinary projects involving ICTs at IFP. His research interests include Science and Technology Studies, Free and Open Source Software studies, Development Studies among others.

  • Muthusankar G Muthusankar @ IFP (Nov 2010 -)

    As Head of the GIS curation at IFP, he is the one who brings data to life by mapping what was previously unknown.

  • Prabhakar Prabhakar R @ Strand (May 2008 -)

    I have been fascinated by the story of landscapes and peoples interactions with them. This theme has drawn me into various activities from collections of oral histories to recreating and mapping landscapes. Today, working at Strand Life Sciences, among other things, I focus upon creating a map-based spatial and species referenced portal for biodiversity and conservation. I believe in open access and will strive to build a truly open-access public participatory portal, with a little bit of help from friends...

  • Sravanthi M Sravanthi @ Strand (June 2011 -)

    I am a web based software developer working for Strand Life Sciences. Its a great opportunity for me to work with this great team in developing software for creation and maintenance of Indian biodiversity information.

Others who have contributed

  • Arundhati Das (May 2008 - December 2008)
  • Arvind Lodaya (May 2008 - December 2008)
  • Bhupendra Singh Mehta (May 2008 - December 2008)
  • Chinmay Bokil (May 2008 - March 2009)
  • Chitra Ravi (June 2010 - June 2013)
  • Gladwin Joseph @ APU (May 2008 - June 2015)
  • Devayani Khare (Nov 2010 - June 2013)
  • Hareesh Ravuri Volunteer (Nov 2010 -Nov 2011)
  • M C Kiran (May 2008 - May 2013)
  • Madhura Niphadkar @ ATREE (May 2008 - Nov 2011)
  • Nikhil Lele (May 2008 - December 2008)
  • Rahul Kumar Sinha (Aug 2013 - June 2015)
  • Rahul Yadava @ Strand (Nov 2010 -June 2015)
  • Rashmi M K (May 2008 - December 2008)
  • R Ravindranath (May 2008 - December 2008)
  • Ravi Chellam (May 2008 - December 2008)
  • Rustam Vania (May 2008 - December 2008)
  • Sabah Rubina (June 2010 - April 2012)
  • Samuel Rajkumar Volunteer (May 2008 - November 2010)
  • Sandeep Tadekar (March 2012 - August 2016)
  • Shiva Subramanya (May 2008 - December 2010)
  • Shriniwas Kulkarni (May 2008 - December 2008)
  • Shuvankar Ghosh (May 2008 - December 2008)
  • Subha Ramakrishnan Volunteer (June 2008 - December 2008)
  • Viraj Kanwade (May 2008 - December 2008)