Arun Dayanandan

forest ecologist

New Haven, US

tropical forest restoration plants botany biodiversity landscape ecology biologist

Arun is a Ph.D. Student under the mentorship of Prof. Mark S. Ashton at Yale University’s School of the Environment, and a Lewis B. Cullman Fellow at the New York Botanical Garden. His research incorporates traditional management and restoration practices into tropical industrial forests to improve biodiversity and economic productivity, serve local communities, and achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Arun’s work has taken him across Australia, Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Madagascar, Iceland, Ecuador, Canada, and the United States. Arun holds a B.Sc. Honours and M.Sc. in Biology from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. He enjoys wildlife filmmaking, writing music, and spending time outdoors with a good book.