Suneetha Subramanian

Suneetha Subramanian

Research Fellow

PhD in Agricultural Economics (University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India)
BSc in Agricultural Sciences (Kerala Agricultural University, India)
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Suneetha M Subramanian is a Research Fellow in the Biodiversity and Society Programme at UNU-IAS.

She has more than 15 years of experience in international and sub-national research and capacity building activities relating to biodiversity and human well-being with a focus on equity; traditional knowledge; linking policy goals to local priorities and community well-being; assessment of changes to ecosystems and human well-being; socio-ecological resilience; and joint implementation of policies and actions on health and biodiversity at the community level. Dr. Subramanian has been involved as a coordinating lead author in various assessments of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

Research interests:

  • Access and benefit-sharing
  • Biodiplomacy
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services 
  • Governance
  • International environmental law and governance
  • Science policy interface & adaptive natural resources management
  • Social-ecological resilience
  • Socio-ecological production landscapes
  • Traditional knowledge


A woman collecting crops

Working Paper

Nature as Culture

19 Dec 2023


Using Landscape Approaches in National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Planning

Holistic strategies to harmonize human activities with the preservation of biodiversity.

19 Oct 2023

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