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MSc Thesis Publications

1. Majgaonkar I, Bowden, G.R.C, Quader, S. (2018) Nesting Success And Nest-Site Selection Of White-rumped Vultures (Gyps Bengalensis) In Western Maharashtra, India

2. Ongole S, Sankaran M, Karanth KK (2018) Responses of aerial insectivorous bats to local and landscape-level features of coffee agroforestry systems in Western Ghats, India. PLoS ONE 13(8): e0201648

3. Syiem, B.L.N, Goswami, V.R, Vasudev, D (2018) “In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings”: Woodlands in an agricultural matrix maintain functionality of a wintering bird community. PLoS ONE 13(8): e0201657

4. Pawar, P.Y., Naniwadekar, R., Shankar Raman, T.R. and Mudappa, M. (2018) Breeding Biology of Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis in Tropical Rainforest and Human-Modified Plantation Landscape in Western Ghats, India. Ornithological Science, 17(2):205-216

5. Agavekar, G., Agashe, D. and Economo, E.P. 2018. Dimensions of ant diversity on a small tropical island. Insect Conservation and Diversity doi: 10.1111/icad.12326

6. Borah, B., Srinivasan, U. (2018). Responses of interspecific associations in mixed-species bird flocks to selective logging. Journal of Applied Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13097

7. Agavekar, G., Garcia, F.H., & Economo, E.P. (2017). Taxonomic overview of the hyperdiverse ant genus Tetramorium Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in India with descriptions and X-ray microtomography of two new species from the Andaman Islands. PeerJ 5:e3800; DOI 10.7717/peerj.3800

8.  Jayadevan, A., Tamim A.V and Mukherjee, S. (2018). Responses of nocturnal rodents to bush encroachment in Banni grasslands, Gujarat. Journal of Arid Environments, 153: 32-38

9. Chakravarty,  R., (2018) Comparative population structure in species of bats differing in ecology and morphology in the Andaman Islands, India. Acta Chiropterologica

10. Ramachandran, R. Kumar, A., Sundar, K.S.G, and Bhalla, R.S. (2017) Hunting or habitat? Drivers of water bird abundance and community structure in agricultural wetlands of southern, India. Ambio,  DOI 10.1007/s13280-017-0907-9

11. Lakshminarayanan, L.N, Karanth, K, K,  Goswami, V, Vaidyanathan,S, Karanth, U,K., (2015) Determinants of dry season habitat use by Asian elephants in the Western Ghats of India. Journal of Zoology, 298: 169–177

12. Ramachandran, P., Devarajan, K. (2017). ViXeN: An open-source package for managing multimedia data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12892

13. Kshettry, A., Vaidyanathan, S. and Athreya, V. (2017) Leopard in a tea-cup: A study of leopard habitat-use and human-leopard interactions in north-eastern India. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0177013

14. Chakravarthy, D., Ratnam, J. (2015) Seed Dispersal of Vitex pentaphylla and Prunus ceylanica by civets in a tropical forest: Spatial patterns and post-dispersal seed fates. Tropical Conservation Science,8: 491-504

15. Viswanathan, A., Naniwadekar, R. (2014). Diet and foraging behaviour of Purple Cochoa Cochoa purpurea inNamdapha National Park, India. Forktail. 30: 147-149

16. Viswanathan, A., Naniwadekar, R, and Datta, A. (2014) Seed Dispersal by Avian Frugivores: Non-random Heterogeneity at Fine Scales. Biotropica, BIOTROPICA 0(0): 1–8 2014

17. Mondol, S., Sridhar, V., Yadav, P., Gubbi, S., Ramakrishnan, U. Tracing the Geographic Origin of Traded Leopard Body Parts in the Indian Subcontinent with DNA-Based Assignment Tests Conservation Biology DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12393

18. Sridharan, B., Namboothri, N. (2014) Limits of a temporary habitat: Factors affecting juvenile fish distribution in a tide dominated mangrove forest. Wetlands Ecology and Management, DOI 10.1007/s11273-015-9428-0

19. Dalvi, S., Sreenivasan, R., Price, T. (2013) Exploitation in northeast India. Science, 339:270

20. Kohli, M., Sankaran, M., Suryawanshi, K. and Mishra, C. (2014) A penny saved is a penny earned: lean season foraging strategy of an alpine ungulate. Animal Behavior,  92: 93-100

21. Srivathsa, A., Karanth, KK, Jathanna, D, Kumar, NS and Karanth, KU. (in press) On a Dhole Trail: Examining ecological and anthropogenic correlates of Dhole (Cuon alpinus) habitat occupancy in the Western Ghats of India. PLOS One, 9: e98803

22. Zambre, A. M., Arthur, R. (2018). Foraging plasticity in obligate corallivorous Melon butterfly fish across three recently bleached reefs. Ethology, DOI: 10.1111/eth.12733

23. Choudhary, S., Dey, S., Sagar, V., Nair, T., Kelkar, N., (2012 ). River dolphin distribution in regulated river systems: implications for dry-season flow regimes in the Gangetic basin. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 22: 11–25

24. Nair, T., Thorbjarnarson,J.B., Aust, P., Krishnaswamy, J., (2012). Rigorous gharial population estimation in the Chambal: implications for conservation and management of a globally threatened crocodilian. Journal of Applied Ecology, 49: 969-1194

25. Nair, T., Krishna, Y.C., (2013). Vertebrate fauna of the Chambal River Basin, with emphasis on the National Chambal Sanctuary, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 5: 3620-3641

26. Jadeja S.V., Prasad S., Quader, S., Isvaran, K., (2013). Antelope mating strategies facilitate invasion of grasslands by a woody weed. Oikos,  122: 1441 - 1452

27. Sridhara, S., Edgaonkar, A., Kumar, A., (2013). Understorey structure and refuges from predators influences habitat-use by a small ungulate, the Indian chevrotain (Moschiola indica). Ecological Research, 28:.427-433

28. Nayak.R., Vaidyanathan.S., Krishnaswamy.J., (2014). Fire and grazing modify grass community response to environmental determinants in savannas: implications for sustainable use. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment, 185: 197– 207

29. Srinivasaiah N.M, Verma, S., Anand, V.D., Gopalakrishna, S.P., Avinash, K.G., (2012). Ecology, Conservation and Management of the Asian Elephant in Bannerghatta National Park, southern India. A Rocha India/ANCF: Asian Elephant Ecology and Conservation Reference Series No.1

30. Srinivasaiah N.M., Anand V.D., Vaidyanathan, S., Sinha, A., (2012). Usual Populations, Unusual Individuals: Insights into the Behavior and Management of Asian Elephants in Fragmented Landscapes. PLoS ONE; 7: e42571 

31. Prakash, N., Mudappa, D., Raman, T.R.S., Kumar, A., (2012). Conservation of the Asian small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus) in human-modified landscapes, Western Ghats, India. Tropical Conservation Science; 5: 67-78

32. Krishnadas, M., Chandrashekhara, K., Kumar, A., (2011). The Response of the Frugivorous Lion-Tailed Macaque (Macaca silenus) to a Period of Fruit Scarcity. American Journal of Primatology; 73: 1–11

33. Gangal, M.S., Arthur, R., Alcoverro, T., (2012). Structure and dynamics of South East Indian seagrass meadows across a sediment gradient. Aquatic Botany; 98: 34– 39 

34. Punjabi.G., Chellam.R., Vanak, A.T., (2013). The importance of native habitat in den-site selection of Indian foxes in a human-modified, short-grassland landscape. Plos On, Vol 8: Issue 10, e76410

35. Joshi, A., Vaidyanathan, S., Mondol,S., Edgaonkar, A., Ramakrishnan,U., (2013). Connectivity of Tiger (Panthera tigris) Populations in the Human-Influenced Forest Mosaic of Central India. PlosOne, Vol-8: Issue 11; e77980

36. Srinivasan, U., Dalvi, S., Naniwadekar, R., Anand, M.O., Datta, A., (2010). The birds of Namdapha National Park and surrounding areas: recent significant records and a checklist of species. Forktail, 26: 108–132

37. Srinivasan.U., Raza, R.H., Quader, S., (2010). The nuclear question: rethinking species importance in multi-species animal groups. Journal of Animal Ecology, 79: 948-54

38. Srinivasan, U., Quader, S., (2012). Patterns of species participation across multiple mixed-species flock types in a tropical forest in northeastern India. Journal of Natural History, 46: 43–44

39. Nelaballi, S.N., Gupta, A., Radhakrishna, S., (2008). Distribution survey of Bengal slow loris Nycticebus bengalensis in Tripura, northeastern India. Asian Primates, 1: 37-40

40. Nelaballi, S.N., Radhakrishna, S., Gupta, A.K., Kumar, A., (2009). Exudativory in the Bengal slow loris (Nycticebus bengalensis) in Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary, Tripura, northeast India. American Journal of Primatology, 71:1–9 

41. Singh, P., Gopalaswamy, A. M., Karanth, U. K., (2010). Factors influencing densities of hyenas (Hyaena hyaena) in arid regions of India. Journal of Mammalogy, 91: 1152–1159

42. Velho, N., Datta, A., Isvaran, K., (2009). Effect of rodents on seed fate of five hornbill-dispersed tree species in a tropical forest in north-east India. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 25: 507–514

43. Velho, N., Isvaran, K., Datta. A., (2012). Rodent seed predation: effects on seed survival, recruitment, abundance and dispersion of bird-dispersed tropical trees. Oecologia, 167: 995-1004

44. Kelkar, N., Krishnaswamy, J., (2010) Keeping rivers alive: Seminar, 613: 29-33

45. Kelkar, N., Krishnaswamy, J., Choudhary, S., Sutaria, D., (2010). Coexistence of fisheries with river dolphin conservation: challenges and opportunities for reconciliation. Conservation Biology, 24: 1130-1140

46. Suryawanshi, K.R., Bhatnagar. Y. V., Mishra, C., (2010). Why should a grazer browse? Livestock impact on winter resource use by bharal Pseudois nayaur. Oecologia, 162: 453-462

47. Karnad, D., Isvaran, K., Kar C.S., Shanker. K., (2009). Lighting the way: Towards reducing misorientation of olive ridley hatchlings due to artificial lighting at Rushikulya, India. Biological Conservation, 142: 2083-2088

48. Perinchery, A., Jathanna, D., Kumar, A., (2011). Factors determining occupancy and habitat use by Asian small-clawed otters in the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Mammalogy, 92: 796-802

49. Goswami, V.R., Madhusudan, M.D., Karanth, K.U., (2007) Application of photographic capture–recapture modelling to estimate demographic parameters for male Asian elephants. Animal Conservation, 10: 391–399

50. Goswami, V.R., Lauretta, M., Madhusudan, M.D., Karanth, K.U., (2012). Optimizing individual identification methods and sampling effort for estimation of Asian elephant abundance using photographic capture-ecapture sampling. Animal Conservation, 15: 174–183

51. Mendiratta, U., Kumar, A., Mishra, C., Sinha, A., (2009). Winter ecology of the Arunachal macaque Macaca munzala in western Arunachal Pradesh, India. American Journal of Primatology, 71: 939–947

52. Agnihotri, S., Si, A. (2012). Solega Ethno-Ornithology. Journal of Ethnobiology, 32: 185-211

53. Agnihotri, S., Sundeep, P.V.D.S., Seelamantula, C.S. & Balakrishnan, R. (2014). Quantifying Vocal Mimicry in the Greater Racket- Tailed Drongo: A Comparison of Automated Methods and Human Assessment. PLoS ONE, 9: e89540

54. Mukherjee, N., Mondol, S., Ramakrishna, U., Andheria, A., (2007). Rapid multiplex PCR based species identification of wild tigers using non-invasive techniques. Conservation Genetics, 8: 1465-1470

55. Teegalapalli, K., Hiremath, A., Jathanna, D., (2008). The role of perches in accelerating seed arrival in human-abandoned clearings within Bhadra Tiger Reserve, India. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 105: 317-322

56. Teegalapalli, K., Hiremath, A., Jathanna, D., (2010). Patterns of seed rain and regeneration in abandoned agricultural clearings in a seasonally dry tropical forest in India. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 26: 25–33

57. Dolia, J., Devy, M.S., Aravind, N.A., Kumar, A., et al. (2008). Adult butterfly communities in coffee plantations around a protected area in the Western Ghats, India. Animal Conservation, 11: 26-34

58. Vasudev, D., Kumar, A., Sinha, A., (2008). Resource distribution and group size in the common langur Semnopithecus entellus in southern India. American Journal of Primatology, 70: 680–689

59. Abraham, D., Davis, J., (2008). Revised trunk wash collection procedure for captive elephants in a range country setting. Gajah, Newsletter of the Asian Elephant Specialist Group of the IUCN, 28: 53-54

60. Krishna, C.Y., Clyne, P. J., Krishnaswamy, J., Kumar, N.S., (2009). Distributional and ecological review of the four horned antelope, Tetracerus quadricornis. Mammalia, 73: 1-6

61. Krishna, C.Y., Krishnaswamy, J., Kumar, N. S., (2008). Habitat factors affecting site occupancy and relative abundance of four horned antelope. Journal of Zoology, 276: 63–70

62. Bali, A., Kumar, A., Krishnaswamy, J., (2007). The mammalian communities in coffee plantations around a protected area in the Western Ghats, India. Biological Conservation, 139: 93-102

63. Andheria, A., Karanth, K.U., Kumar, N.S., (2007). Diet and prey profiles of three sympatric large carnivores in Bandipur Tiger Reserve in India. Journal of Zoology, 273: 169–175

64. Mondol, S.K., Karanth, K.U., Kumar, N, S., Gopalaswamy, A.M., Andheria, A.P., Ramakrishnan, R., (2009). Evaluation of non-invasive genetic sampling methods for estimating tiger population size. Biological Conservation, 14: 2350–2360 

65. Anand, M. O., Krishnaswamy, J., Das, A., (2008). Proximity to forests drives bird conservation value of coffee plantations: Implications for certification. Ecological Applications, 18: 1754-1763