Chandrashekhar Biradar

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
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Dr Chandrashekhar Biradar is a landscape ecologist with broad experience in executing agroecosystem research and outreach across diverse landscapes in Asia, Africa, and the Americas- focusing on a system approach for landscape restoration while harnessing nature’s infinite potential for green economic transition and improving land and livelihoods. Dr Biradar has a multidisciplinary educational background, with B.Sc. in Forestry; M.Sc. Forestry (Tree Improvement and Genetic Resources), and a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Earth Observation Systems (with a focus on Forest Ecology, Biodiversity, and Functional Systems). Before joining CIFOR-ICRAF, he worked with IWMI, ICARDA, University of New Hampshire, University of Oklahoma, and IIRS-ISRO. Dr. Biradar has over 21 years of experience serving as a Researcher, Principal Scientist, Manager, Head of Units, and Research Team Leader and has published over 325 research articles, tools, and products and received several national and international awards. His current research & development focused on scaling tree-based systems through harnessing advances in augmentation of digital technologies, indigenous knowledge and citizen science to restore functional agroecosystems towards green economic transition and stewardship for ecologically sustainable and economically viable landscapes, livelihoods and lifestyle.