Rajindra K Puri

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Dr. Rajindra K. Puri:  Senior Lecturer in Environmental Anthropology and the Director of the Centre for Biocultural Diversity, School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent in Canterbury, UK.  He also convenes Kent’s Ethnobotany MSc programme with the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.  His research covers human adaptation to wet and dry tropical forests, in Southeast and South Asia, and responses to complex transformations in rural landscapes in Europe (Iberian cork oak landscapes and Kent agriculture). He has been thinking about how anthropologists can contribute to climate change science, and specifically developing mixed methods for studying local responses to environmental change. That work is published in The uniqueness of the everyday: Herders and invasive species in India, in the book Climate Cultures (Yale UP 2015).

Email: rkp@kent.ac.uk