Gladwin Joseph for the last 13 years served in senior leadership roles at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE), of which 10 years was as its Director. ATREE grew from a small team of 20 members to about ~170 people in the years he served at ATREE. For the past 7 years, he also was involved in helping develop their inter-disciplinary PhD programme in Sustainability and Conservation. He was instrumental in helping shape the Field ecological research stations that evolved into dynamic community-based conservation centres in strategic landscapes in the Western Ghats and the Eastern Himalayas where ATREE works. While at ATREE he took keen interest in helping shape the conservation education programmes located through the field centres. For several years he has been involved as a team member with the open-source, multi-institutional biodiversity portal anchored at ATREE.
Gladwin enjoys working with people and catalysing research in the interface between disciplines, and between policy, action and theory. His academic interests include sustainability, land stewardship, biodiversity & livelihoods, and ecological farming. He is keenly interested in the emerging interdisciplinary work between the natural and social science disciplines, as it relates to sustainability and conservation.
His earlier research was in the relationship between tree physiology, chemical ecology and insect biology, and that changed while at ATREE where he worked hard to build the institution while research took a backseat. When he found the time he continued to work in action-research in the interface between conservation, biodiversity and livelihoods. In the past few years, his interests in research have been `vicariously' served through being part of several PhD student committees at ATREE. He enjoyed working with some colleagues in putting together a well-received bilingual field guide on `Common Dryland trees of Karnataka'.
Gladwin served as a member of the Twelfth Five-year Planning commission's working group on Ecosystem Resilience, Biodiversity and Sustainable Livelihoods. He served as a member of Governing council of the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST) from 2009-2012. He also served as the chairman of Expert committee on Biodiversity Heritage Sites of Karnataka Biodiversity Board from 2010-2012.
Publications and Writings
Bharath Sundaram, Siddhartha Krishnan, Ankila J. Hiremath, and Gladwin Joseph 2012. Ecology and impacts of the invasives species, Lantana camara, in a social-ecological system in south India: Perspectives from local knowledge. (In press). Hum. Ecol. DOI 10.1007/s10745-012-9532-1g
A Kavitha, Deepti, R. Ganesan, and Gladwin Joseph 2012. Common Dryland Trees for Ecological Farming in Karnataka: A Bilingual Field Guide (English and Kannada). Published by ATREE, 200 pages.
Rick G. Kelsey, G. Joseph, and M.G. McWilliams. Ethanol synthesis by anoxic root segments from five cedar species relates to habitat attributes but not their vulnerability to Phytophthora lateralis root disease. Canadian Journal of Forest Research - Revue Canadienne de Recherche Forestiere (2011) 41, 1202-1211.
Ramesh Kannan, Uma Shaanker. R, and Gladwin Joseph. Putting an invasive alien species to good use. In: Business.2010, Business & Biodiversity June 2009, Volume 4, issue 1. Convention on Biological Diversity, pp 18-19
Uma Shaanker, R., Ankila Hiremath, Gladwin C.Joseph and Nitin D Rai (2009) (Eds) Non-timber Forest Products: Conservation, Management and Policy in the Tropics. ATREE, Bangalore
Uma Shaanker, R., Gladwin Joseph, Aravind N.A., Ramesh Kannan and Ganeshaiah, K.N. (2009) Invasive Plants in Tropical Human-Dominated Landscapes: Need for an Inclusive Management Strategy. In: Bioinvasions and Globalization: Ecology, Economics, Management and Policy (Eds) Charles Perrings,
Harold Mooney and Mark Williamson. Oxford University Press, pp 202-219.
R.Kannan, G.Joseph and R.Uma Shaanker "Lantana Furniture: Value added Lantana products to conserve Bamboo and Rattan" published in Biodiversity Utilization and Conservation edited by A.Arunachalam and K.Arunachalam, Aavishkar Publishers, Distributors, Jaipur, 2008. pp 60-64
Kamal Bawa, Gladwin Joseph, Siddappa Setty. 2007. Poverty, Biodiversity and Institutions in Forest-Agriculture Ecotones in the Western Ghats and Eastern Himalaya Ranges of India. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 121: pp 287-295.
Sonali Saha, Hormoz BassiriRad, and Gladwin Joseph. 2005. Phenology and water relations of tree sprouts and seedlings in a tropical deciduous forest of South India. Trees 19: pp 322-325.
Gladwin Joseph and Stephanie Mansourian. 2005. Restoring landscapes for traditional cultural values. In
Mansourian, S., Vallauri, D., and Dudley, N. (in cooperation with WWF International). 2005. Forest Restoration in Landscapes: Beyond Planting Trees, Springer, New York. 6
Gladwin Joseph and Rick G. Kelsey. 2003. Ethanol synthesis and aerobic respiration in the laboratory by leader segments of Douglas-fir seedlings from winter and spring. J. Expt. Botany. J. Exp. Bot. 55: pp 1095-1103.
R.G. Kelsey, and G. Joseph. 2003. Ethanol in ponderosa pine as an indicator of physiological injury from fire and its relationship to secondary beetles. Can. J. For. Res. 33: pp 870-884.
Ankila Hiremath, Gladwin Joseph, R.Uma Shaanker. Policies, Management,utilization and conservation of Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in the South Asia Region. Proceedings, April 28-30, 2003, Bangalore,India. (Book)
G. Joseph, R.G. Kelsey, Robert W. Peck, and Chris G. Niwa. 2001. Response of some scolytids and their predators to ethanol and 4-allylanisole in pine forests of central Oregon. J. Chem. Ecol. 27: pp 697-715.
R.G. Kelsey, and G. Joseph. 2001. Attraction of Scolytus unispinosus to ethanol in water-stressed branches of Douglas-fir. For. Ecol. Manage. 144: pp 229-238.
G. Joseph, and R.G. Kelsey. 2000. The effect of exogenously applied ethanol on the growth and physiology of Douglas-fir seedlings. Plant Science. 150: pp 191-199.
R. G. Kelsey, and G. Joseph. 1999. Ethanol and water in Pseudotsuga menziesii and Pinus ponderosa stumps. J. Chem. Ecol. 25: pp 2779-91
R.G. Kelsey, and G. Joseph. 1999. Ethanol and ambrosia beetles in Douglas-fir logs exposed and protected from rain. J. Chem. Ecol. 25: pp 2793-2809.
Joseph, G., and R.G. Kelsey. 1999. Growth of Douglas-fir and ponderosa pine seedlings with foliar applications of ethanol and methanol. W. J. Appl. For. 14(4)183-185.
Kelsey, R.G., G. Joseph, and E.A. Gerson. 1998. Ethanol synthesis, nitrogen, carbohydrates, and growth in tissues from nitrogen fertilized Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco and Pinus ponderosa Dougl. Ex Laws. seedlings. Trees 13: pp 133-111.
Kelsey, R.G., G. Joseph, and W.G. Thies. 1998. Sapwood and crown symptoms in ponderosa pine infected with black-stain and annosum root disease. For. Ecol. & Manage. 111: pp 181-191
Joseph, G., R.G. Kelsey, and Thies, W.G. 1998. Hydraulic conductivity in roots of ponderosa pine infected with black-stain (Leptographium wageneri) or annosus (Heterobasidion annosum) root disease. Tree Physiol. 18: pp 333-339.
Kelsey, R.G., and G. Joseph. 1998. Ethanol in Douglas-fir with Black-stain root disease (Leptographium wageneri). Can. J. For. Res. 28: pp 1207-1211.
Joseph, G., and R.G. Kelsey. 1997. Ethanol synthesis and water relations of flooded Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco (Douglas-fir) seedlings under controlled conditions. Int. J. Plant Sc. 158: pp 844-850.
-pinene concentrations. J. Chem. Ecol. 23: pp 1035-1051. Kelsey, R.G., and G. Joseph. 1997. Ambrosia beetle host selection among logs of Douglas-fir western hemlock, and western red cedar differing in ethanol and
Joseph. G. 1996. Water relations, gas exchange, and growth responses of 2-year-old Douglas-fir seedlings to stresses associated with transplanting. Ph.D dessertation, Oregon State University, 211 pp.
Thies, W.G., C.G.Niwa, R.G. Kelsey, M.Loewen, and G. Joseph. 1996. Decline of Ponderosa pine near Burns Oregon: An interim report. Western International Forest Disease Work Conference September 17-18, 1996.
Joseph, G., and R.G. Kelsey. 1994. Acceptability and Suitability of Douglas-fir as a secondary host to the Gypsy moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae). Environ. Entomol. 23(2): pp 396-405.
Joseph, G., R.G. Kelsey, A.F. Moldenke, J.C. Miller, R.E. Berry, and J.G. Wernz. 1992. Effect of nitrogen and Douglas-fir allelochemicals on development of the gypsy moth. J. Chem. Ecol. 19: pp 1243-1261.
Joseph, G., J.C. Miller, R.E. Berry, J.G. Wernz, A.F. Moldenke, and R.G. Kelsey. 1991. White Alder and Douglas-Fir Foliage Quality and Interegg-Mass Influences on Larval Development of Gypsy Moth, Lymantria dispar. J. Chem. Ecol. 17: pp 1783-99.
Joseph, G. 1989. Host Suitability Studies of the Gypsy Moth to White Alder and Douglas-fir. Master's Thesis, Oregon State University, 103 pp.