A botanist by background (masters) currently working on issues related to forests and village ecosystems of India. The focus of my research has been on understanding the functioning of ecosystems, the pressures on resources; climate and non-climate and to understand the vulnerability of the systems. I have been working at the Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Indian Institute of Science since 2006 on different projects addressing these issues. I have been involved in coordinating field work and project management. The objective of my research has been parallely to carry forward the methods for implementation in a participatory manner and to draw lessons from the field and aid adaptive planning and management of resources.