Dr. Ankur Patwardhan is associated with various grass root level organizations, state and national level bodies working in the field of environmental awareness and conservation. As a Principal Investigator, he guided more than 50 projects in the public and private sector that are supported by various State, National and International agencies of repute such as Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MOEFCC, GOI), Department of Biotechnology (DBT, GOI), ISRO, State Forest Department, Elsevier Foundation, The Netherlands, Ruffords Small Grants, UK, to name a few. These include projects in the field of Research, Conservation & Consultancy projects.
Plant–pollinator interactions play a vital role in maintaining ecosystem health and stability. It is prerequisite for successful reproduction and in establishing the ecosystem resilience. Climate
All India Coordinated Research Project on Sacred Grove Ecosystem Service Assessment from Northern Western Ghats of Maharashtra
Nature worship in India is still followed by considering all forms of life sacred, from sedges to fig trees and crabs to tigers. Amongst these
Keeping in line with the India Business Biodiversity Initiative (IBBI) and Sustainability Audit, ecological assessments of various industrial establishments has been done. This also included
Plants from the Western Ghats mountains (a biodiversity hot-spot) in western India are becoming globally important due to newfound curative properties e.g. Embelia ribes, that
Biodiversity Management Plans for developmental projects are drafted with suggestions for implementation.
Identification of critical areas of conservation concern using RS-GIS technique from northern Western Ghats of India
Understanding geographical distribution of biodiversity and its conservation is perhaps the most important information required for any country in the post Convention on Biological Diversity