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Mallika Sardeshpande

Senior research associate, Urban foodscapes and biodiversity, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Working on the Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems (SHEFS) collaboration between India, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.


  • 2020–present
    Postdoctoral research associate, University of KwaZulu Natal


  • 2020 
    Rhodes University, PhD Environmental Science
  • 2016 
    Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, MSc Conservation and Rural Development
  • 2014 
    Fergusson College, BSc Zoology


  • 2020
    Urban foraging: Land management policy, perspectives, and potential, PLoS ONE
  • 2019
    Sea turtles support sustainable livelihoods in Ostional, Costa Rica, Oryx
  • 2019
    Wild Edible Fruits: A Systematic Review of an Under-Researched Multifunctional NTFP (Non-Timber Forest Product) , Forests