I hosted a wonderful seminar today on the Himalayas, by Kamal Bawa from the University of Massachusetts and his photographer colleague Sandesh Kadur from Bangalore. The seminar was on the landscapes and forests of the Eastern Himalaya, and was resplendent in gorgeous imagery and film footage. It made me want to there, or at least support local research and monitoring there. There are still so many parts of the globe to explore.
The link to Kamal Bawa's work can be found at http://www.kbawa.com/kb
and to Sandesh Kadur's photography at www.sandeshkadur.com
The Himalayas book home page is http://www.himalayabook.com/
Yadvinder Malhi is an ecosytem ecologist and Professor of Ecosystem Science at Oxford University