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Dr. Divya Gopal

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Room: 203

Phone: +49(0)30 314 71282

e-mail: divya.gopal[at]campus.tu-berlin.de / div.gopal[at]gmail.com

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 2018: Guest Researcher / Lecturer at Department of Ecology, Ecosystem Sciences/ Plant Ecology, TU Berlin.
  • 2018: Ph.D., Department of Ecology, Ecosystem Sciences/ Plant Ecology, TU Berlin. Advisor: Prof. Dr. Ingo Kowarik
  • 2013: Senior Research Associate at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, India; assessing biodiversity in Bangalore’s institutions.
  • 2011-2012: Researcher at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. Project title: Bridging the science-policy gap for governance of ecosystem services –Lessons learned from sacred ecosystems in India.
  • 2009-2011: M.Sc. Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation, University of Greifswald. Thesis title: Flora in slums of Bangalore, India: Ecological and socio-cultural perspectives.
  • 2007-2009: Research Associate at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, India. Project title: Assessing Bangalore’s urban biodiversity.
  • 2007: B.Sc. in Environmental Science, Zoology and Chemistry, Bangalore University.

Research interests

  • Urban social – ecological systems
  • Sacred ecosystems in urban areas
  • Tree conservation and floristic research
  • Urban biodiversity

Teaching

Study projects:

  • Project Tree Pits – Biodiversity along streets (M.Sc. Ecology & Environmental Planning)
  • Project Tree Pits – Biodiversity along streets (M.Sc. Urban Ecosystem Sciences)

Publications

Peer reviewed journals:

Gopal, D., von der Lippe, M., & Kowarik, I. (2019). Sacred sites, biodiversity and urbanization in an Indian megacity. Urban Ecosystems22(1), 161-172.

Gopal, D., von der Lippe, M., & Kowarik, I. (2018). Sacred sites as habitats of culturally important plant species in an Indian megacity. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening32, 113-122.

Gopal, D., Nagendra, H., & Manthey, M. (2015). Vegetation in Bangalore’s Slums: Composition, Species Distribution, Density, Diversity, and History.Environmental management55(6), 1390-1401.

Gopal, D., & Nagendra, H. (2014). Vegetation in Bangalore’s Slums: boosting livelihoods, well-being and social capital. Sustainability6(5), 2459-2473.

Jaganmohan, M., Vailshery, L. S., Gopal, D., & Nagendra, H. (2012). Plant diversity and distribution in urban domestic gardens and apartments in Bangalore, India. Urban Ecosystems. doi:10.1007/s11252-012-0244-5

Nagendra, H., & Gopal, D. (2011). Tree diversity, distribution, history and change in urban parks: studies in Bangalore, India. Urban Ecosystems, 14(2), 211-223.

Nagendra, H., & Gopal, D. (2010). Street trees in Bangalore: Density, diversity, composition and distribution. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 9(2), 129-137.

  

Other publications:

Gopal, D. Greenery in slums: A valuable source of traditional medicine. Cities and Biodiversity Outlook 2012: Action and Policy. Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations.

Gopal, D. (2012). In green company: Biodiversity in slums. Deccan Herald. 17th July. (Newspaper article).

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