Sujithkumar Surendran Nair
Sujithkumar Nair joined as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in April 2012 under Dr. Benjamin Preston. His research involves climate change impact, vulnerability and adaptability analysis of agro-ecosystems. Sujithkumar Nair received his PhD in Environmental Sciences with specialization in Environmental Economics from the Ohio State University in 2010. His dissertation research was focused on integrated watershed economic modeling for spatial targeting of conservation management options for reducing non-point source pollution load to water resources. He is trained to handle both biophysical and economic modeling. Before joining ORNL, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at University of Tennessee for one year, where he conducted research on conservation prioritization in East Tennessee watersheds. He holds a BS in Agricultural Sciences and MS in Agricultural Economics from India. He also worked 5 years as an Agricultural Economist in an interdisciplinary research group in Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India, where he was involved in analysis of regional land use changes and its impact on regional food and environmental security.