Subramanian, Suneetha

Research Fellow

  • Suneetha Subramanian
    Jingumae 5-53-70, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan
    +81 3 5467 1212

    Research Interests

    • Access and benefit-sharing
    • Biodiplomacy
    • Biodiversity and ecosystem services
    • International environmental law and governance
    • Science Policy Interface & Adaptive Natural Resources Management
    • Social-Ecological Resilience
    • Socio-ecological production landscapes
    • ガバナンス
    • 伝統的知識


    • PhD in Agricultural Economics (University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India)
    • BSc in Agricultural Sciences (Kerala Agricultural University, India)

    Biographical Statement

    Suneetha M Subramanian is a Research Fellow in the Biodiversity and Society Programme at UNU-IAS. She has more than 15 years of experience in international and sub-national research and capacity building activities relating to biodiversity and human well-being with a focus on equity, traditional knowledge, linking policy goals to local priorities and community well-being, assessment of changes to ecosystems and human well-being, socio-ecological resilience, and joint implementation of policies and actions on health and biodiversity at the community level. She has been involved as a coordinating lead author in various assessments of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

  • Articles

    • Díaz, S., Zafra-Calvo, N., Purvis, A., Verburg, P.H., Obura, D., Leadley, P., Chaplin-Kramer, R., De Meester, L., Dulloo, E., Martín-López, B., Shaw, M.R., Visconti, P., Broadgate, W., Bruford, M.W., Burgess, N.D., Cavender-Bares, J., DeClerck, F., Fernández-Palacios, J.M., Garibaldi, L.A., Hill, S.L.L., Isbell, F., Khoury, C.K., Krug, C.B., Liu, J., Maron, M., McGowan, P.J.K., Pereira, H.M., Reyes-García, V., Rocha, J., Rondinini, C., Shannon, L., Shin, Y.J., Snelgrove, P.V.R., Spehn, E.M., Strassburg, B., Subramanian, S.M., Tewksbury, J.J., Watson, J.E.M., Zanne, A.E. 2022. Set ambitious goals for biodiversity and sustainability, Science 370 (6515): 411-413


    • Nishi, M., Subramanian, S.M., & Gupta, H., ed. 2022. Biodiversity-Health-Sustainability Nexus in Socio ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes. Singapore: Springer Publications.


    • IPBES. 2022. “Summary for Policymakers of the Methodological Assessment Report on the Diverse Values and Valuation of Nature of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.” Pascual, U., Balvanera, P., Christie, M., Baptiste, B., González-Jiménez, D., Anderson, C.B., Athayde, S., Barton, D.N., Chaplin-Kramer, R., Jacobs, S., Kelemen, E., Kumar, R., Lazos, E., Martin, A., Mwampamba, T.H., Nakangu, B., O’Farrell, P., Raymond, C.M., Subramanian, S.M., Termansen, M., Van Noordwijk, M., and Vatn, A. (eds.). Bonn: IPBES Secretariat.