FERAL: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning

Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning

R.S. Bhalla

Sr. Doctoral Fellow
About

I am an ecologist interested in the applications of quantitative techniques to community based natural resources management and ecosystem services and processes. I have led a number of projects in this area over past fifteen years and have a PhD on GIS and remote sensing based tools and models for water resources management. I regularly teach GIS, remote sensing and spatial analysis to researchers in ecology and NRM and have worked extensively with communities and NGOs across India, and recently in North East Africa, on adapting these tools for local decision support for NRM and disaster risk reduction. Some of these courses are available online on the FERAL Moodle site and most of my publications are downloadable from the publications section of this page.

Publications

Journal Article

Bhalla, RS, K. VDevi Prasad, and Neil W Pelkey. 2013. Impact Of India’S Watershed Development Programs On Biomass Productivity. Water Resources Research 49. Water Resources Research: 1568–1580. doi:10.1002/wrcr.20133. http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/wrcr.20133.
Baird, Andrew H, RS Bhalla, Alexander M Kerr, Neil W Pelkey, and Srinivas Vaidyanathan. 2009. Do Mangroves Provide An Effective Barrier To Storm Surges?. Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences 106. Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences: E111–E111. doi:10.1073/pnas.09008799106. http://www.pnas.org/content/106/40/E111.short.
Bhalla, RS. 2008. Restoration Of Coastal Habitats (Meeting Report). Current Science 95. Current Science: 1519.
Bhalla, RS. 1997. Diversity And Abundance Of Arthropods On Short Duration Paddy Crop. Insect Environment 3. Insect Environment: 11.

Book

Appavou, Gaspard, VA Abraham, and RS Bhalla. 2012. Setting Up Community Based Water And Sanitation Facilities - A Protocol Manual Based On Field Experiences. 1stst ed. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning.
Bhalla, RS, and Benjamin Larroquette. 2004. Field Methods In Participatory {Gis}. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning.
Bhalla, RS, Neil W Pelkey, and Srinivas Vaidyanathan. 2004. Making Maps With Map Maker: An Introduction To Vector {Gis} For Schools. 1stst ed. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning.

Conference Paper

Book Chapter

Abraham, VA, and RS Bhalla. 2008. Introduction And Background To The Project. In Studies On Vulnerability And Habitat Restoration Along The Coromandel Coast, 9. Studies On Vulnerability And Habitat Restoration Along The Coromandel Coast. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning.
Vaidyanathan, Srinivas. 2008. Impact Of The Tsunami On Coastal Ecosystems And Human Communities. In Studies On Vulnerability And Habitat Restoration Along The Coromandel Coast, 1st ed. Studies On Vulnerability And Habitat Restoration Along The Coromandel Coast. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL), UNDP-UNTRS.
Bhalla, RS. 2008. Community Involvement In Habitat Restoration. In Studies On Vulnerability And Habitat Restoration Along The Coromandel Coast. Studies On Vulnerability And Habitat Restoration Along The Coromandel Coast. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning.
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