Preeti Kapuria

Associate Fellow

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Preeti Kapuria is an Associate Fellow at ORF Kolkata. Her research focuses on studying the dynamics of human-environment interactions in both rural and urban landscapes, where she attempts to investigate the factors that determine resource harvest and human wellbeing. Using models that integrate both ecological and social components as well as several important interactions between these components, her work contributes towards understanding the complexity of coupled social-ecological systems.

Her other research interests include studying relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, institutions for ecosystem services, environmental governance, participatory economics and the commons, potential climate change impacts on social-ecological systems. Preeti has coauthored a book and has a number of research articles to her credit.She received her PhD from the University of Delhi. Prior to joining ORF, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Global Change Programme of Jadavpur University for more than two years. Preeti has also worked at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, and was a visiting research scholar at the Stockholm Resilience Centre in 2008.


  • Ecology
  • Environment
  • Biodiversity
  • Human-environment interactions
  • Climate Change

Current Position(s)

  • Associate Fellow, ORF Kolkata

Past Position(s)

  • Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi
  • Research scholar, Stockholm Resilience Centre (2008)


  • Postdoctoral fellow, Global Change Programme, Jadavpur University
  • PhD, University of Delhi