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AHP Team
 
Field Staff 2010
The AHP Team

Working in the field

Elephant identification training at Manas NP
Work station
Research team
Mick Jones and villagers
Community involvement at Bengkanda village
Village meeting
 

Meet the Team:

Field Staff

Sonitpur Team: Lakhi Kumar Nath, Bhaben Hazarika & Dhruba Jyoti Das
Led by Dhruba, the field team monitors elephant herd movement, records information about conflict incidences and carries out community-based damage mitigation measures
   
Research team
Goalpara Team: Anjan Nath, Joydeep Chakrabarty & Gautam Chakrabarty
Led by Joy, the field team monitors elephant herd movement, records information about conflict incidences and carries out community-based damage mitigation measures

Coordinators and Researchers

Alex Zimmermann Alexandra Zimmermann (UK) Conservation Manager, Chester Zoo.
Project Leader- Project founder. Strategic & scientific project design and management, international collaborations
Nandita Hazarika Nandita Hazarika (India) Co-ordinator, Capacity Building & Extension Unit, EcoSystems-India.
Project Manager - Management of field operations, community outreach and regional collaborations
Scott Wilson Scott Wilson (UK) Conservation Officer, Chester Zoo.
Project Officer - GIS analyses and research management
Joydeep Chakrabarty Joydeep Chakrabarty (India) Project Officer, EcoSystems-India.
Site Co-ordinator
(Goalpara) - Field team leader and community work coordination.
Dhruba Das

Dhruba Jyoti Das (India) Project Officer, EcoSystems-India. Site Co-ordinator (Sonitpur) - Field team leader and community work coordination.

Anjan Baruah

Anjan Baruah (India) Project Officer, EcoSystems-India. Technical Officer - community interventions logistics advisor

maggie

Maggie Esson (UK) Education Programmes Manager, Chester Zoo.
Education Specialist -
Edcuation programme planning and evaluation.

Advisors

Andrea Fidgett Andrea Fidgett (UK) Zoo Nutritionist, Chester Zoo
Elephant foraging and dietary research advisor
Mick Jones Mick Jones (UK) Elephant Specialist Keeper, Chester Zoo. Elephant behaviour and observation advisor
Parag Deka Parag Deka (India) Co-ordinator, Wildlife Health Unit, EcoSystems-India. Deputy Project Manager - Pgymy Hog Conservation Programme, Durrell Wildlife
Community interventions advisor
Goutam Narayan Goutam Narayan (India) Co-ordinator, Wildlife Health Unity, EcoSystems-India. Project Manager - Pygmy Hog Conservation Programme, Durrell Wildlife
Technical and strategic advisor

Conservation Researcher

Evie Astbury (UK) Conservation Researcher, Chester Zoo. General research and project management support

Past Staff and students
Dibakar Baruah

Dibakar Baruah (India) Project Officer, EcoSystems-India & Site Co-ordinator (Sonitpur) - Field team leader and community work coordination.Dibakar died tragically in a road accident in December 2007. His team continue the work he led and inspired.

Tammy Davies (UK) Research Assistant, Chester Zoo. General research and project management support
  Rachael Pedley (UK) Conservation Assistant, Chester Zoo
Website design and project management assistance
  Laura Chartier (UK) Graduate Student, Oxford University
Landscape historical analysis of HEC in Assam
  Jacqueline Caine (UK) Research Assistant
Elephant foraging & nutrition research
  Pooja Mitra (India) Research Assistant
Project administration and research assistance
  Kalpana Thaorijam (India) Research Assistant
Project administration and research assistance
  Rajita Devi (India) Research Assistant
Research coordination and project administration

 

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