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Dr. Nibedita Mukherjee

Dr. Nibedita  Mukherjee

Academic Visitor

Room 3.01 David Attenborough Building
Office Phone: 01223 (7)69468

Research Group

Conservation Science Group:
Academic Visitor

Research Interests

I am interested in how decisions are shaped in conservation. My current research focusses on: a) the linkages between scientific research and its impact on conservation decision making, (b) the precise nature of the decision making process itself and (c) the ways in which expert elicitation can be made more efficient.


  • Behaviour Change

Key Publications

Kodikara S, Mukherjee N, et al. 2017. Have mangrove restoration projects worked? An in-depth study in Sri Lanka. Restoration Ecology (DOI: 10.1111/rec.12492)

Ochieng, N.T, Wilson K, Derrick, C.J and Mukherjee, N, The use of focus group discussion methodology: insights from two decades of application in conservation and ecology, Methods in Ecology and Evolution (in press)

Zabala, A and Mukherjee N, A review of Q methodology: a key tool to facilitate governance in conservation, Methods in Ecology and Evolution (in prep)

Hugé J, Mukherjee N, Nominal Group Technique in conservation decision making, Methods in Ecology and Evolution (in press)

Young, J.C., & Rose, D.C., Mumby, H.S, Benitez-Capistros, F., Derrick, C. J., Finch, T., Garcia, C.11, Home, C., Marwaha, E., Morgans, C., Parkinson, S., Shah, J., Wilson, K. and Mukherjee, N. A methodological guide to using interviews in conservation science research, Methods in Ecology and Evolution (in press)

Rose, DC, Mukherjee N, et al., Policy windows for conservation: strategies for improving evidence uptake Environmental Science and Policy (in prep)

Mukherjee N, et al. 2016. Comparing groups versus individuals in decision making: A systematic review protocol. Environmental Evidence 5(19):1–9.

Mukherjee N, et al., 2015. The role of the Delphi technique: an assessment of strengths, weaknesses and applications. Methods in Ecology and Evolution  doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12387 

Mukherjee, N., Sutherland, W.J., Dicks, L., Huge, J., Koedam, N. & Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2014) Ecosystem service valuations of mangrove ecosystems to inform decision making and future valuation exercises. PLoS One, 9, e107706.

Mukherjee, N., Sutherland, W.J., Khan, M.N.I., Berger, U., Schmitz, N., Dahdouh-Guebas, F. & Koedam, N. (2014) Using expert knowledge and modeling to define mangrove composition, functioning, and threats and estimate time frame for recovery. Ecology and Evolution, 4, 2247-2262.

Lee, S.Y., Primavera, J.H., Dahdouh-Guebas, F., McKee, K., Bosire, J.O., Cannicci, S., Diele, K., Fromard, F., Koedam, N., Marchand, C., Mendelssohn, I., Mukherjee, N. & Record, S. (2014) Ecological role and services of tropical mangrove ecosystems: a reassessment. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 23, 726-743.

Feagin, R.A., Mukherjee, N., Shanker, K., Baird, A.H., Cinner, J., Kerr, A.M., Koedam, N., Sridhar, A., Arthur, R., Jayatissa, L.P., Lo Seen, D., Menon, M., Rodriguez, S., Shamsuddoha, M. & Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2010) Shelter from the storm? Use and misuse of coastal vegetation bioshields for managing natural disasters. Conservation Letters, 3, 1-11.

Other Publications

Hugé, J., Mukherjee, N, et al., 2015. Conceptualising the effectiveness of sustainability assessment in development cooperation. Sustainability 7: 5735–5751

Mukherjee, N., Dahdouh-Guebas, F., Koedam, N. & Shanker, K. (2014) An interdisciplinary framework to evaluate bioshield plantations: Insights from peninsular India. Acta Oecologica, 63: 91–100

Mukherjee, N., Dahdouh-Guebas, F., Kapoor, V., Arthur, R., Koedam, N., Sridhar, A. & Shanker, K. (2010) From bathymetry to bioshields: a review of post-tsunami ecological research in India and its implications for policy. Environ Manage, 46, 329-339.

Mukherjee, N., Mondol, S., Andheria, A. & Ramakrishnan, U. (2007) Rapid multiplex PCR based species identification of wild tigers using non-invasive samples. Conservation Genetics, 8, 1465-1470.