Dr. Rajarshi Dasgupta is a senior policy researcher in the Integrated sustainability Centre (ISC) of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) –an environmental think-tank based in Hayama, Japan. He is involved in multiple field-based action research related to landscape ecology and sustainability planning, and worked extensively with foresters and mangrove communities in multiple South and Southeast Asian countries, particularly in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and the Philippines. Dr Dasgupta authored/co-authored nearly 50 peer-reviewed papers in reputed international journals, and edited several books with Springer. His upcoming book titled Assessing, mapping and modeling mangrove ecosystem services in expected in the mid of 2022.
Dr. Dasgupta served as a Lead Author (LA) for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Asia-Pacific Regional Assessment Report (2015-18). He is currently serving as the Lead Author for the IPBES assessment on Sustainable Use of Wild Species (2018-21) and a Contributing author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) sixth assessment report (WG II). He also serves as a Visiting Assoc. Professor at the Institute for Future Initiative, the University of Tokyo, and a guest lecturer at the United Nation University, Tokyo. He is serving as a subject editor for multiple reputed international journals, including Sustainability Science (Springer), Anthropocene Science (Springer) and Sustainability (MDPI).