HON. FELLOW IN CSIRO (COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION) AUSTRALIA. DR NAMBIAR IS ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN PROMOTING FORESTRY AS A FORM OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS.
Sadanandan is actively engaged in promoting forestry for rural economic development and poverty alleviation in Asia.
Keynote speaker category: Environment, Sustainability. Keynote speaker topics: Sustainability, Advancing sustainable forest management, especially plantation forests for the benefit of economic development and community benefits.
Sadanandan speaking at the Premio Floresta e SustentabilidadeForest Awards - Portugal 2019
Sadanandan Nambiar is a Hon. Fellow in CSIRO, Australia. (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation is an independent Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research). Previous to that he was Chief Research Scientist and Science Director of the former CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products, Australia.
His contributions include (i) leading research advancing sustainable forest management, especially plantation forests for economic development and community benefits, and science based policy development in Australia, (ii) supporting forest science and application in a number of temperate and tropical countries with extensive net-works in Asia and south America (iii) fostering major national and international collaborations strengthening public and private institutions, and (iv) mentoring young scientists.
He has published widely in international journals. He has co-authored books and edited major Proceedings and prepared major reports linking science and policies. He is actively engaged in promoting forestry for rural economic development and poverty alleviation in Asia.
The prestigious N W Jolly Medal from Institute of Foresters of Australia,
UFRO Host Scientific Award (2005) as a “pre-eminent Scientist in Australia in contemporary times”,
Distinguished Scientist ( USA),
Medal of Excellence from Commonwealth Forestry Association ( UK/Australia) for service to Australia and Asia-Pacific.
Medal from Vietnam for contribution to Rural Development.
In 2014 he was given the high Australian national honour: Officer of the Order of Australia - AO.