Associate Professor, College of ForestryKerala Agricultural University
Dr. Santhoshkumar, A.V. is an Associate Professor at the College of Forestry, Kerala Agricultural University, India. For a considerable part of his career, he was involved in extension activities related to natural resource management among the farmers of the region. His interests include forest ecology and human – nature interactions shaping landscapes. He has been actively pursuing the developmental issues of Wayanad, an ecologically fragile landscape in the state of Kerala. He has also been researching on the impacts of various policies on the nature and natural resources of the region. For his doctoral thesis, he studied the impact of co-management of forests of the region through Joint Forest Management in the state of Kerala.