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MSc Thesis Publications

  1. Krishnan, A., Osuri, A. M., & Krishnadas, M. (2022). Small mammals reduce distance dependence and increase seed predation risk in tropical rainforest fragments. Biotropica.
  2. Rana, D., Samad, I., & Rastogi, S. (2022). To a charismatic rescue: Designing a blueprint to save fishing cats, aiding in Indian wetland conservation. Journal for Nature Conservation, 126225.
  3. Rastogi, S., Chanchani, P., Sankaran, M., & Warrier, R. (2022). Grasslands half‐full: investigating drivers of spatial heterogeneity in ungulate occurrence in Indian Terai. Journal of Zoology316(2), 139-153.
  4. Samad, I., Kelkar, N., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2022). Life at the borderline: Responses of Ganges river dolphins to dry‐season flow regulation of river and canal habitats by the Farakka barrage. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems32(2), 294-308.
  5. Gopal, A., Mudappa, D., Raman, T. S., & Naniwadekar, R. (2021). Seed fates of four rainforest tree species in the fragmented forests of Anamalais in the southern Western Ghats, India. Acta Oecologica110, 103698.
  6. Khara, A., Khanyari, M., Ghoshal, A., Rathore, D., Pawar, U. R., Bhatnagar, Y. V., & Suryawanshi, K. R. (2021). The forgotten mountain monarch?Understanding conservation status of the Vulnerable Ladakh urial in India. European Journal of Wildlife Research67(4), 1-10.
  7. Odonjavkhlan, C., Alexsander, J. S., Mishra, C., Samelius, G., Sharma, K., Lkhagvajav, P., & Suryawanshi, K. R. (2021). Factors affecting the spatial distribution and co-occurrence of two sympatric mountain ungulates in southern Mongolia. Journal of Zoology.
  8. Pawar, P. Y., Mudappa, D., & Raman, T. S. (2021). Hornbill abundance and breeding incidence in relation to habitat modification and fig fruit availability. Ibis163(2), 473-485.
  9. Rao, S., Krishnaswami, J., Bhalla, R. S., (2021). Linking flow alteration fith fish assemblage structure in a river regulated by a small hydropower project in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India. River Research and Application. 
  10. Raman, T. S., Gonsalves, C., Jeganathan, P., & Mudappa, D. (2021). Native shade trees aid bird conservation in tea plantations in southern India. Current Science121(2), 294-305.
  11. Shahabuddin, G., Goswami, R., Krishnadas, M., & Menon, T. (2021). Decline in forest bird species and guilds due to land use change in the Western Himalaya. Global Ecology and Conservation25, e01447.
  12. Srivathsa, A., Rodrigues, R. G., Toh, K. B., Zachariah, A., Taylor, R. W., Oli, M. K., & Ramakrishnan, U. (2021). The truth about scats and dogs: Next-generation sequencing and spatial capture–recapture models offer opportunities for conservation monitoring of an endangered social canid. Biological Conservation256, 109028.
  13. Surendra, A., Osuri, A. M., & Ratnam, J. (2021). Varying impacts of logging frequency on tree communities and carbon storage across evergreen and deciduous tropical forests in the Andaman Islands, India. Forest Ecology and Management481, 118791.
  14. Vasudev, D., Goswami, V. R., Srinivas, N., Syiem, B. L. N., & Sarma, A. (2021). Identifying important connectivity areas for the wide‐ranging Asian elephant across conservation landscapes of Northeast India. Diversity and Distributions.
  15. Gautam, S., & Kunte, K. (2020). Adaptive plasticity in wing melanisation of a montane butterfly across a Himalayan elevational gradient. Ecological Entomology45(6), 1272-1283.
  16. Gopal, A., Mudappa, D., Raman, T. S., & Naniwadekar, R. (2020). Forest cover and fruit crop size differentially influence frugivory of select rainforest tree species in Western Ghats, India. Biotropica52(5), 871-883.
  17. Osuri, A. M., Gopal, A., Raman, T. S., DeFries, R., Cook-Patton, S. C., & Naeem, S. (2020). Greater stability of carbon capture in species-rich natural forests compared to species-poor plantations. Environmental Research Letters15(3), 034011.
  18. Rastogi, S., Raj, R. K., & Chauhan, B. K. (2020). A rare camera trap record of the Hispid Hare Caprolagus hispidus from Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, Terai Arc Landscape, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa12(14), 17024-17027.
  19. Rege, A., Punjabi, G. A., Jathanna, D., & Kumar, A. (2020). Mammals make use of cashew plantations in a mixed forest-cashew landscape. Frontiers in Environmental Science8, 228.
  20. Sriramamurthy, R. T., Bhalla, R. S., & Sankaran, M. (2020). Fire differentially affects mortality and seedling regeneration of three woody invaders in forest–grassland mosaics of the southern Western Ghats, India. Biological Invasions22(5), 1623-1634.
  21. Dey, M., Krishnaswamy, J., Morisaka, T., & Kelkar, N. (2019). Interacting effects of vessel noise and shallow river depth elevate metabolic stress in Ganges river dolphins. Scientific reports9(1), 1-13.
  22. Menon, T., Sridhar, H., & Shahabuddin, G. (2019). Effects of extractive use on forest birds in Western Himalayas: Role of local and landscape factors. Forest Ecology and Management448, 457-465.
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Chakravarty,  R., (2018) Comparative population structure in species of bats differing in ecology and morphology in the Andaman Islands, India. Acta Chiropterologica
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. Viswanathan, A., Naniwadekar, R. (2014). Diet and foraging behaviour of Purple Cochoa Cochoa purpurea inNamdapha National Park, India. Forktail. 30: 147-149
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. Dalvi, S., Sreenivasan, R., Price, T. (2013) Exploitation in northeast India. Science, 339:270
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. 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 
  52. 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
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. Agnihotri, S., Si, A. (2012). Solega Ethno-Ornithology. Journal of Ethnobiology, 32: 185-211
  57. 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 
  58. 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
  59. 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
  60. 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
  61. 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
  62. 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
  63. 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
  64. 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
  65. Kelkar, N., Krishnaswamy, J., (2010) Keeping rivers alive: Seminar, 613: 29-33
  66. 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
  67. 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
  68. 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
  69. 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 
  70. 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
  71. 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
  72. 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
  73. 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
  74. 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
  75. 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​
  76. 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
  77. 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
  78. 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
  79. 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
  80. 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
  81. 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
  82. 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
  83. 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
  84. 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