Raman Sukumar

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Raman Sukumar is an Indian ecologist known for his work on the ecology of the Asian Elephant and human wildlife conflict. He also works on climate change.[1] He was born in India in 1955. In 2006, he was awarded the International Cosmos Prize, the first Indian to get this award.[2]

He got his BS from the University of Madras in 1977 and did a Masters in Botany from the same university. He obtained a PhD from the Indian Institute of Science in 1985. He was a Fulbright Fellow at Princeton University in 1991 and is presently a Professor at the Indian Institute of Science in the Centre for Ecological Sciences.


  • 1991 Presidential Award of the Chicago Zoological Society
  • 2003 Whitley Gold Award for International Nature Conservation
  • 2004 T.N.Khoshoo Memorial Award for Conservation Science, the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment, India
  • 2006 International Cosmos Prize


  • 1989 "The Asian Elephant: Ecology and Management" Cambridge Univ. Press
  • 1994 "Elephant Days and Nights: Ten years with the Indian Elephant" Oxford Univ. Press
  • 2003 "The Living Elephants: Evolutionary Ecology, Behavior and Conservation" Oxford Univ. Press
  • 2011 "The Story of Asia's Elephants" Marg Publishers


  1. ^ "Website of Raman Sukumar from CES, Indian Institute of Science Website". Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  2. ^ Current Science (Indian Academy of Sciences) 91 (6): 739. 25 September 2006 http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/sep252006/739.pdf |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 24 September 2009.