Dr. Jayendra J. Lakhmapurkar / Dy. Director

20 years of research experience in the field of coastal and marine environment, Sediment texture, Geomorphology, Remote sensing, Geological field surveys, Hydrogeology. Associated with GES since 1996 and involved 30 projects of the society with 13 publications in national and International journals.

Dr. Deepa J. Gavali / Director (Acting)

21 years of experience in the field of flora and faunal identification, Ecological studies, Wetlands ecology, Impact of air pollution, Biodiversity conservation. Associated with GES since 1999 and was associated with 20 projects of the society and has 20 publications in national and International journal.

Mr. Narayan Jadia / Dy. Manager
(Accounts & Administration)

Has 30 years of experience in accounts and administration of private limited companies, Trust and NGOs.

Dr. Jagruti Rathod / Project Associate

She has 10 year research experience in the field of avian diversity, terrestrial habitat of birds and urban ecology. Has 2 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Ms. Amita Sankhwal / Project Assistant

She is MSc. in environmental science .Has years of experience of 3 years in various projects related to plant identification and vegetation studies.

Mr. Sumesh N. Dudani / Research Assistant

He is about to complete PhD in Botany. Has 7 years of research experience in biodiversity conservation, wetlands, coastal ecology, environmental impact assesments and science out reach programs. More than 25 publications in form of research articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and research reports.

Mr. Tejas Patel / Project Assistant

Has done M.Sc. in Environmental Science and Technology. Has one year of research experience in environmental studies with emphasis on soil and water quality.

Strong Scientific Database

Creation and lodging of multidisciplinary ecological database is considered as one of the main components of all programmes of GES.


GES derives its strength from networking and integrating the inputs by eminent scientists and specialists in distinct disciplines from various agencies in the country in general and Gujarat in particular.

During various studies we have collaborated with various esteemed organizations, listed below:

• National Institute of Oceanography, Goa
• National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
• Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology, Bhuj
•  Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
• Sardar Patel University, Vallvabh Vidhyanagar
• Bhavnagar University
• Agricultural University of Anand
• South Gujarat University, Surat
• Central Insitute of Fisheries Education

Staff and Laboratory Facilities

The Society has on its rolls, a team of highly qualified and experienced professionals / scientists, on subjects like:
• Environmental Sciences
• Economics
• Marine Sciences
• Wildlife science
• Statistics
• Botany
• Zoology
• Geology
• Hydrogeology
• Aquatic sciences
• Microbiology

The Society is equipped with a laboratory (approved by State Pollution Control Board) advanced instruments for the sampling and analysis various parameters like:
• Ambient air monitoring
• Water and wastewater analysis
• Soil testing
• Plankton diversity
• Flora; diversity and health
• Fauna; diversity, habitat health and threats
• Microbiological parameters
GES is also equipped with a numbers of computers having statistical, graphic and mapping software.