Nishant Bhardwaj

Nishant Bhardwaj

Ecologist | Wildlife Biologist

Wildlife Institute of India


I am an ecologist with research interest in population ecology, conservation, human-animal interactions, behavioural ecology, spatial ecology, wildlife ecology and wildlife management and policy. I am also interested in investigating how social and environmental factors, and their interactions, influence the capacity for people and wildlife to coexist on shared landscapes.

  • Conservation and Management
  • Population Ecology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Spatial Analysis
  • MSc in Ecology and Wildlife Conservation, 2020

    Newcastle University, United Kingdom

  • BSc (Honours) in Zoology, 2019

    University of Delhi, India

  • Certificate course in Animal Behaviour, 2017

    University of Oxford, United Kingdom




Project Associate-I
September 2023 – Present Dehradun, India
Assessed level of human-wildlife conflict. Designed and conducted field surveys, data collection, and analysis. Conducted focus group interviews and in consultation, with target local communities, facilitate training in a suite of feasible, economically viable livelihood opportunities for communities. Conducted education and awareness program among community members and educational institutions.
February 2021 – May 2021 Bangalore, India
Organized a national-level workshop for government officials (Pollution Control Board). Handled all operations and communications, including content development of the information booklet.
GIS Assistant
October 2020 – December 2020 London, United Kingdom
Digitised traditional orchards from historical maps provided by Landmark and PTES to support restoration of orchards (a priority habitat in UK’s Biodiversity Action Plan). Overlayed aerial imagery to identify the status of traditional orchards
October 2019 – December 2020 Newcastle, United Kingdom
Managed the habitat at the reserve. I dedicated several hours to practical conservation work at Gosforth Nature Reserve with tasks including tree planting at a new native ‘wildwood’, hide maintenance, cutting reed bed, invasive species control, and board walk maintenance.
Research Intern
June 2018 – July 2018 Goa, India
Conducted field surveys for Smooth-coated otters in mangroves. Identified Smooth-coated otter signs like pugmarks, defecating areas.Set up and monitored trail cameras. Used GPS and Google earth for digital mapping. Analysed and sorted content from trail camera data


Introduction to Python Programming
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Understanding and visualising data with Python
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Fundamentals of GIS
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