Sumeet Gulati

Wall Associate




Environmental and Resource Economics


Land and Food Sysytems



Geographic Location


Sumeet Gulati is a Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics at the University of British Columbia.  His current research is on the economics of wildlife conservation, with a focus on human-wildlife conflict.

Sumeet estimated the cost of conflict with wildlife to farmers living in proximity of wildlife reserves in India and found that human fatalities were a very large and outsized component of these costs. Since then, he turned my attention to the drivers of fatal human-wildlife conflict with charismatic megafauna in India. He also studies the efficacy of potential interventions and policies reducing fatalities. From 2020, Sumeet also leads a SSHRC partnership development grant bringing together several academic and non-academic partners in India that care about reducing fatal human-wildlife conflict. You can find more information on Sumeet research and his graduate students at the Wildlife and Conservation Economics Laboratory website:

Primary Recipient Awards

Sumeet Gulati – Catalyst Collaboration Fund – 2022

Project: Causal Impacts of Human-Trail Use on Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Grizzly Bear Detections in the South Chilcotin Mountains (SCM) Provincial Park, BC.
Data analyses to estimate the causal impacts of human-trail use on the spatio-temporal movements of one of the few stable Grizzly bear populations in BC. With human-bear conflict rising in BC, understanding movement patterns of grizzly bears relative to humans, and identifying human pressures causing displacement may promote a peaceful coexistence.

Co-Principal Investigator Awards

Sathya Gopalakrishnan – International Visiting Research Scholars – 2019
Subhrendu Pattanayak – International Visiting Research Scholars – 2017