Dr. Gadgil studied biology at the University of Pune and Bombay University, and continued with a Ph.D. in mathematical ecology at Harvard University. He has served as a Lecturer on Biology at Harvard University, as a Visiting Professor of Human Biology at Stanford University, and as a Distinguished Indo-American Lecturer at University of California at Berkeley. He was a Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore where he founded the Centre for Ecological Sciences.
Prof. Gadgil was a member of the Science Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India and chaired the Science and Technology Advisory Panel of Global Environment Facility. Dr. Gadgil is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, the Indian National Science Academy, the Third World Academy of Sciences and a Foreign Associate of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences and honorary member of the British Ecological Society. Dr. Madhav Gadgil was awarded the National Environment Fellowship, and the Pew Scholars Award in Environment and Development.
He is a recipient of Shantiswarup Bhatnagar and Vikram Sarabhai Awards, Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar Gold Plaque, Volvo Environment Prize and Harvard University’s GSAS Centennial Medal.
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