Adyasha Nayak (She/They)

PhD Student, University of Montana

About Adyasha Nayak

My interests are in finding ways to coexist peacefully with wildlife in shared environments and integrating conservation management with traditional practices. As a self-taught artist, I frequently include these ideas into my illustrations.

Which category below best describes the type of organisation you currently work for/or run?

Academic or Research Institute

Areas of expertise

Livelihood, Economic & Moral Incentive Research

Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?


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Recent Comments

Dec 16, 2022

I have been encouraged by senior professionals to use 'community partners' or 'participants' in conservation projects. Interesting enough, I have been part of conversations that 'stakeholders' should be removed from use, since the term implies a business-like power dynamics.

Sep 16, 2022

I think all of these are extremely useful, especially B. In relation to C, I think it would be useful to have resources that help conduct interviews while keeping cultural contexts in mind. It would also be useful to have tools for clear presentation of qualitative data, something I struggle with working alongside colleagues conducting natural science research.

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