Professor R. Misra Birth Centenary Lectures
To mark the Birth Centenary of late Professor Ramdeo Misra, (b. 26 August 1908) – fondly known as the ‘Father of Indian Ecology’, that coincides with the 30th Anniversary of the National Institute of Ecology founded by him, the NIE has instituted an annual Prof. R. Misra Birth Centenary Lecture. This has been possible by a generous donation by his family members and contributions by students, colleagues and friends, to the Professor R. Misra Birth Centenary Fund.
The Lecture is awarded each year to an eminent ecologist who has made significant contributions in any field ecology and its application to environmental problems. The Award carried a Citation and a token cash amount. The Awardee is required to submit the Lecture for printing and distribution at the time of the Lecture.
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Professor R. Misra Birth Centenary Fund
The NIE has set up a corpus fund for an annual Prof. R. Misra Birth Centenary Lecture. We appeal all those interested in ecology and environment to contribute generously to the Fund. The contributions can be sent by demand Drafts in favour of the National Institute of Ecology, and drawn on any bank in Delhi/New Delhi. The drafts should be mailed to the NIE’s address in Delhi. The NIE is registered under section 80G of the Income Tax Act and hence, the contributions to the Corpus Fund are eligible for Income Tax rebate.
First Professor R. Misra Birth Centenary Lecture
The First Lecture was delivered by Professor Madhav Gadgil, FNA, on 27 August 2008, in the NAAS Conference Hall, New Delhi.
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First Lecture Published in Int. J. Ecol. Environ. Sci. 35 (1): 1-11, 2009. Download it here Free.
Second Professor R. Misra Birth Centenary Lecture
The Second Lecture was delivered by Professor P.S. Ramakrishnan, FNA, on 30 September 2009 at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore.
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Second Lecture will be published in Int. J. Ecol. Environ. Sci. 36 (1): 1- , 2010.
The NIE frequently organises Public Lectures by prominent Indian and overseas ecologists in different parts of India. The latest Public Lecture in the series was delivered by Professor Geoffrey E. Petts, Vice Chancellor, University of Westminster, U.K. on 22 September 2009, in the WWF-India Auditorium in New Delhi. The Lecture was organised jointly with the WWF-India.
The topic of his Lecture was “Challenges for Regulated River Science: Facing an Era of Water Scarcity “. Geoff Petts is one of the world’s most eminent river scientist and is the Founder-Editor of the journal River Research and Applications (formerly Regulated Rivers: Research and Management).
Professor Petts also delivered a Lecture and intewracted with the students at the University of Delhi where the NIE’s Secretary General, Prof. K.S. Rao, organised the meetings.
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