Skip to main content
  Cornell University

Nilgiris Field Learning Center

A Project of the Keystone Foundation & Cornell University


Over the years, NFLC has submitted articles and got published in several peer-reviewed journals, prepared short articles for a lay audience in the Nilgiris through the local newsletter and multiple news articles in the English language daily newspaper, The Hindu; and other Tamil language publications.

‘Building Resilience’, a podcast by the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University, also features NFLC faculty, Neema Kudva, on the “What Makes us Human” series. To listen, click here.

The community presentations done by NFLC’s fourth batch were featured in Cornell’s South Asia Program 2019 Bulletin. To read the full article, click here.


Current Conservation


  1. Slow conservation in the Nilgiris Field Learning Center: an integrative model of education, research, and practice
    Authors: Steven Wolf, Neema Kudva, Anita Varghese, Andrew Willford, Rebecca Stolzfus, Snehlata Nath, Pratim Roy
  2. Loss of Land and Identity: An Indigenous Health Story
    Authors: Shaalini Ganesalingam and Abhinaya Devi
  3. Municipal Solid Waste Management in the Nilgiris
    Authors: Deepa Saharia and R. Gowtham
  4. Hygiene and child care in two Nilgiris villages
    Authors: Vanessa Rodriguez and Abhinaya
  5. Community Capacity and FRA Implementation: Local Factors Mediating Recognition of Community Forest Rights in the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve of Tamil Nadu
    Authors: Jake. H. Pero and R. Arul Kumar
  6. Human-Wildlife Conflict: The Case of Gaur in Kotagiri
    Authors: Kieran Micka-Maloy and Prasath. G
  7. The Influence of Social Support of Adivasi Mothers on Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices: Building Capacity for Sustainable Development
    Authors: Bridget Conlon and Mahanadhi
  8. Exploring the Relationship Between Water, Waste and Well-Being in the Coonoor Watershed
    Authors: Emma Eaton and Meena Arunagiri


Ecology of Food and Nutrition


  1. Using a cultural-ecological framework to explore dietary beliefs and practices during pregnancy and lactation among women in Adivasi communities in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve, India
    Authors: Hope C. Craig, R. Jeyanthi, Gretel Pelto, Andrew C. Willford and Rebecca J. Stoltzfus


Land Use Policy


  1. Critical assessment of implementation of the Forest Rights Act of India
    Authors: Jocelyn I.Lee and Steven A.Wolf
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Search the NFLC site!