Dr. G. Poyyamoli

Dr. G. Poyyamoli who is qualified with M.Sc (Marine Biology), Ph.D. (Ecology) was the Former Professor & Head & Former Member Secretary, Pondicherry University Renewable Energy & sustainability Cell from 2015 till April 2018. He served 31 years as Faculty (1987-2018) in the Department of Ecology & Environmental Sciences Pondicherry University Puducherry. His Assignments post-retirement: • Consultant Coastal Ecologist – “Conducting Vulnerability Assessment of India’s coastline (13 Coastal States) and Development of a Decision Support Tool for Adaptation planning with a particular focus on Gender-” operated by TARU, New Delhi and funded by UNDP, New Delhi, August – November 2020 • Invited Member- Expert Panel of an explorative research study “AgroEco2050: Foresight on Natural Farming in Andhra Pradesh” led by RythuSadhikaraSamstha (RySS), AP, Centre de CoopérationInternationaleenRechercheAgronomique pour le Développement (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development- CIRAD),, France and FAO, Italy- 2020-2021 • Technical Expert/ Ecologist- “Assessment of Ecosystem Services – Livelihood Linkage For Integrated Management of BhitarkanikaRamsar Site, Odisha”, operated by TARU, New Delhi and funded by GIZ, Dec 2020 –March 2021 • Adjunct Faculty- JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research, Mysuru –Feb 2021-Feb 2023 • Research publications: 58 journal articles + 3 books + 40 book chapters; PhD guidance: 18 • Projects: Completed – 5 major and 4 minor research projects • Selected Academic honours /distinctions/recognition; Chief Editor, Grassroots Journal of Natural Resources; Editor -International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, Inderscience publishers ; Editor , Journal of Ecology & Natural Resources, Medwin Publishers • Member of the Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), IUCN, Switzerland Former member of the State Expert Appraisal Committee, Government of Puducherry; A member of the Puducherry Planning Authority Environment Cell from January 2018 • Registered consultant – Asian Development Bank from Feb 2019 Major accomplishments: • Organized evening coaching for the high school students while doing MSc at Annamalai university and received a certificate of excellence from the University • A recipient of the Indo-German cultural exchange program (Martin Luther universitat, Halle and University of Giesson) -May-August 1993 • A recipient of the Canadian Studies Faculty Research Fellowship(Simon Fraser university, Burnaby, British Columbia), Canada – 22nd May-27th June 1996 • Evolved and designed many innovative/interdisciplinary courses on applied Ecology and sustainable development • Recipient of ECO award 2004 • Organized– 2 National level training programs (on Integrated Rural Energy Planning for Government officers funded by Rural Energy Division, Planning Commission, Government of India); organized 3 regional workshopsRural energy planning and sustainable management of coastal fisheries and one National workshop on Environmental policy integration for greening the Indian economy during 29th Feb and 1st March, 2008 ; organized 2 regional workshops on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in 2012 & 2013; organized an International summit on Green campus , 4th& 5th April, 2013 in collaboration with the university of Hamburg, London Metropolitan University & APSCC , India ; organized an International Conference on “Green India & Strategic Knowledge for Combating Climate Change; prospects and challenges” December 5th -7th 2013; International Conference on Climate Change Resilience (CCR) , organized during October 5th -6th 2015