Prof Brajesh Singh
Braj has a strong research focus in the area of global (including land-use) change, biodiversity, ecosystem functions and sustainable development. He did his PhD in Environmental Biology and is currently working on multiple projects to develop solutions for global change induced impacts on agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability.
Through his fundamental research, he aims to identify the quantitative relationships between microbial diversity and ecosystem functions and how natural/anthropogenic pressures such as land-use change and pollutions affect this. His applied research harnesses the knowledge gained in fundamental research to contribute towards sustainable development, environmental protection and food security. As a trained microbiologist, he works at the microscopic/molecular/genomic level and upscales this information to landscape and global scales for practical applications.