In he began studies for his doctoral thesis at the Indian Institute of Science, where he focused on the ecological conflict that occurs when elephants and humans use the same land. He received his doctorate in ecology in and became a professor at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, attached to the Indian Institute of Science, in Sukumar later became a Fulbright scholar and completed a postdoctoral fellowship —92 at Princeton University. In an effort to provide a safe habitat for elephants, Sukumar carried out surveys and tried to establish protected corridors so that elephant herds could move from one reserve to another.
He experimented with various forms of fences around village perimeters to keep the animals away from crops and human habitation. Sukumar also helped design the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, the first of its kind in India , which was established in There he conducted research on climate change , tropical forests , and wildlife conservation.
In Sukumar became a member of the Project Elephant Steering Committee, which provided technical support and advice on matters of elephant conservation to the Indian government. Sukumar also served as director of the Asian Elephant Research and Conservation Centre, a special division of the Asian Nature Conservation Foundation, an independent organization that he had helped to establish in The foundation worked closely with many governmental and nongovernmental agencies in the region to determine how to best conserve elephant habitat and manage human-elephant conflict.
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Thank you for your feedback. It then presents the latest information on the molecular genetics of African and Asian elephants and its taxonomic implications.
It deals with the social life of elephants as it relates to reproductive strategies of males and females, development of behaviour in young, communication, ranging patterns, societal organisation, foraging strategies and their impact on vegetation and landscape, the dynamics and viability of elephant populations in relation to hunting for ivory, and all aspects of elephant-human interaction.
The final chapter contains recommendations for the long-term conservation of elephants.
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