Keerthi Kiran Bandru

Research Associate
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IASS Project

  • Soil protection and rehabilitation for food security

Research Interests

  • Soil governance, institutional economics, climate change adaptation and mitigation measures, sustainable agriculture, and environmental policy analysis

Curriculum Vitae

  • Joined IASS in September, 2015 as a Research Associate in the accompanying research project “Soil protection and rehabilitation for food security” to conduct field study in India.    
  • 2009-2015: Pursuing PhD in Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany on the “Role of citizen environmental complaints on administrative sanctions in Hyderabad, India” as part of the Sustainable Hyderabad megacities research project.
  • 2006-2009: Worked as Research Associate in International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) that involves comparing low-cost biological practices with conventional agriculture practices for sustainable agriculture production.
  • 2005-2006: Worked at Center for Environmental Education (CEE) with tasks of stakeholder consultation to develop environmental education training modules, developing training programs for sustainable agriculture practices and environmental awareness programs.
  • 2003-2005: Master of Science degree in Environmental Sciences from Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana.

Selected Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Keerthi Kiran Bandru; Yu Lu (2013). “Analysis of Strategic Activities in the Implementation of Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM) projects in India and China”. Paper published in the Summer School Proceedings of Global Environmental Governance organized under Thor Heyerdahl Summer School in Environmental Governance, June 25-July 6, 2012, Department of International Environment and Development, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, As, Norway
  • Srinivasa Reddy Srigiri; Keerthi Kiran Bandru. (2010). “Industrial pollution and abatement in Hyderabad, India-Background study”. Research report number RESS/Nr.14/2010
  • Gopalakrishnan, S., Kiran, B.K., Humayun, P., Vidya, M.S., Deepthi, K., Jacob, S., Vadlamudi, S., Alekhya, G., Rupela, O. (2013). Biocontrol of charcoal-rot of sorghum by actinomycetes isolated from herbal vermicompost. African Journal of Biotechnology 10, 18142-52.

Honors and Awards

  • DAAD Scholarship holder