Landscape Ecologist, Research & Development, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Dr. Shrestha is a Landscape Ecologist, Research & Development at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). She holds a PhD in Geography with expertise in landscape and urban ecology, and conservation planning. Her interests include understanding the interactions between human and environment in urban and peri-urban landscapes, cause-effect relationships among biophysical as well as socio-economic components and processes, measures and indicators, and the overall implications of these interactions on urban sustainability and resiliency at multiple spatial and temporal scales. She has led, and continues to lead, projects and programs that incorporate ecological functions into broader urban sustainability context for effective decision making at regional scale.