G T Dilip Naidu

Post-Doctoral Fellow | dilip at iihs dot ac dot in

2024    PhD in Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2024    MTech (Res) in Engineering – Dual degree, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2016    Mechanical Engineering, NMAM Institute of Technology, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Udupi,

             Karnataka, India


Countries: India
States: Karnataka
Cities: Bengaluru
Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil

Dilip Naidu works on interdisciplinary research on climate change, carbon, and urban ecosystems. Dilip started as a mechanical engineer and soon shifted his career, focusing on problems related to climate change, primarily on socio-ecological systems. His research involves applying data-driven approaches to understand how climate change influences the ecology of natural and urban ecosystems. At IIHS, Dilip works on carbon and water dynamics in semi-wild and managed ecosystems and carbon sequestration in urban green spaces.


During his PhD, he has worked on the influence of climate change on the ecology of the terrestrial carbon cycle and its consequences. He has presented his research at multiple international conferences – European Geophysical Union (EGU) in 2023 & 2024 and Nordic Society Oikos 2023. He has actively participated in meetings and Climate X Hackathons organized by the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC) and Future Earth Asia.


Dilip has a PhD & MTech (Res) in climate change from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru. Dilip is a postdoctoral fellow with the IIHS School of Environment and Sustainability and the Geospatial Lab.

  • Naidu, D. G. T., Roy, S., & Bagchi, S. (2022). Loss of grazing by large mammalian herbivores can destabilize the soil carbon pool. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(43), e2211317119. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2211317119
  • Naidu, D. G. T., & Bagchi, S. (2021). Greening of the earth does not compensate for rising soil heterotrophic respiration under climate change. Global Change Biology, 27(10), 20292038. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15531
  • Roy, S., Naidu, D. G. T., & Bagchi, S. (2023). Functional substitutability of native herbivores by livestock for soil carbon stock is mediated by microbial decomposers. Global Change Biology, 29(8), 2141–2155. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16600
  • Ojha, M., Naidu, D. G. T., & Bagchi, S. (2022). Meta-analysis of induced anti-herbivore defence traits in plants from 647 manipulative experiments with natural and simulated herbivory. Journal of Ecology, 110(4), 799–816. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13841
  • Naidu, D. G. T., Sridharan, A., Bagchi, S., (2019). Climate Change and The Himalaya: Trends in Vegetation, Temperature and Precipitation. Pp. 147-159 In Bhatt, J.R. et al (eds). Biodiversity and Climate Change: An Indian Perspective. 3rd National Communication to the UNFCCC. MoEFCC, Govt. of India, New Delhi.