Dr Asghar Nawab is Head of Programme – Aquatic Ecology with Wetlands International South Asia.
A wildlife biologist by training, Asghar has an accomplished career that includes leading major projects on freshwater species and habitats in different landscapes across India, notably, in the Upper Ganges region, Zanskar basin in Ladakh, River Beas-Harike wetland complex in Punjab and the Upper Bhavani region in the state of Karnataka. His research interests include small mammal ecology, river & wetlands restoration ecology and aquatic monitoring & conservation. After completing Master’s from the Department of Wildlife Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University; Aligarh he obtained formal training in the field of Conservation Ecology from the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun and worked on a long-term study to assess the impacts of Kalagarh reservoir on habitat use pattern by small mammals such as, Otters in the Corbett Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand.
Asghar holds Ph.D. in Forestry (Wildlife Sciences) from the Forest Research Institute (Deemed University), Dehradun.