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93. Sultana, I., Khandakar, N., Das, D. K., Quader, S., & Viswanathan, A. (2024). Polychaete Worm Density Correlates with Aggregate Shorebird Density, Prey Intake Rate and Foraging Success at an Intertidal Mudflat in Bangladesh. Ardea112(1), 113-130.

92. Ganguly, D., & Srivathsa, A. (2024). Ratel Mellivora capensis in a human-dominated savanna landscape in Kachchh, Gujarat, India. Small Carnivore Conservation62.

91. Jaishankar, S., Nair, R., Alcoverro, T., & Arthur, R. (2024). Anvil use by three wrasse species: Halichoeres hortulanus, Thalassoma jansenii, and Thalassoma lunare. Coral Reefs, 1-5.
90. Jayanth, A., Isvaran, K., & Naniwadekar, R. (2023). Drivers of intraspecific variation in seed dispersal appear to differ across two species of fleshy-fruited tropical savanna plants. Authorea Preprints.

89. Ishika Ramakrishna, Ajith Kumar, Maan Barua & Anindya Sinha (2023) Ethos, Pathos, Logos: Affective and Emotive Ethnographies of Human–Macaque Lifeworlds. In Ecological Entanglements: Affect, Embodiment and Ethics of Care. Eds Ambika Aiyadurai, Arka Chattopadhyay and Nishaant Choksi.

88. Rao, R., Alcoverro, T., Kongari, P., Yoayela, S., Arthur, R., & D'Souza, E. (2023). Tolerance to aerial exposure influences distributional patterns in multi-species intertidal seagrass meadows. Marine Environmental Research, 191, 106146.

87. Divan Patel, F., Pinto, W., Dey, M., Alcoverro, T., & Arthur, R. (2023). Carbonate budgets in Lakshadweep Archipelago bear the signature of local impacts and global climate disturbances. Coral Reefs, 1-14.
86. Jha, R. R., & Isvaran, K. (2022). Antelope space‐use and behavior indicate multilevel responses to varying anthropogenic influences in a highly human‐dominated landscape. Ecology and Evolution, 12(10), e9372.
85. Kamdar, A., Baishya, H., Nagendra, H., Ratnam, J., Smith, D., & Sekar, N. (2022). Human–elephant conflict mitigation as a public good: what determines fence maintenance?. Ecology and Society27(3).
84. Krishnan, A., Osuri, A. M., & Krishnadas, M. (2022). Small mammals reduce distance dependence and increase seed predation risk in tropical rainforest fragments. Biotropica54(6), 1428-1439.
83. Rana, D., Samad, I., & Rastogi, S. (2022). To a charismatic rescue: Designing a blueprint to steer Fishing Cat conservation for safeguarding Indian wetlands. Journal for Nature Conservation68, 126225.
82. 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.
81. 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.
80. 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.
79. 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, 1-10.
78. 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 Zoology314(4), 266-274.
77. 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.
76. Rao, S., Krishnaswamy, J., & Bhalla, R. S. (2022). Linking flow alteration with fish assemblage structure in a river regulated by a small hydropower project in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India. River Research and Applications38(1), 138-151.
75. 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.
74. 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.
73. 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.
72. 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.
71. 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 Distributions27(12), 2510-2526.
70. Gautam, S., & Kunte, K. (2020). Adaptive plasticity in wing melanisation of a montane butterfly across a Himalayan elevational gradient. Ecological Entomology45(6), 1272-1283.
69. 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.
68. 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.
67. 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.
66. 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, 556942.
65. 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, 1623-1634.
64. 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), 15426.
63. 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.
62. Agavekar, G., Agashe, D., & Economo, E. P. (2019). Dimensions of ant diversity on a small tropical island. Insect Conservation and Diversity12(2), 161-171.
61. Borah, B., Quader, S., & Srinivasan, U. (2018). Responses of interspecific associations in mixed‐species bird flocks to selective logging. Journal of Applied Ecology55(4), 1637-1646.
60. Chakravarty, R., Chattopadhyay, B., Ramakrishnan, U., & Sivasundar, A. (2018). Comparative population structure in species of bats differing in ecology and morphology in the Andaman Islands, India. Acta Chiropterologica20(1), 85-98.
59. Jayadevan, A., Mukherjee, S., & Vanak, A. T. (2018). Bush encroachment influences nocturnal rodent community and behaviour in a semi-arid grassland in Gujarat, India. Journal of Arid Environments153, 32-38.
58. Majgaonkar, I., Bowden, C. G., & Quader, S. (2018). Nesting success and nest-site selection of White-rumped Vultures (Gyps bengalensis) in western Maharashtra, India. Journal of Raptor Research52(4), 431-442.
57. Ongole, S., Sankaran, M., & Karanth, K. K. (2018). Responses of aerial insectivorous bats to local and landscape-level features of coffee agroforestry systems in Western Ghats, India. PloS one13(8), e0201648.
56. Pawar, P. Y., Naniwadekar, R., TR, S., & Mudappa, D. (2018). Breeding biology of Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis in tropical rainforest and human-modified plantation landscape in Western Ghats, India. Ornithological Science17(2), 205-216.
55.Syiem, B. L. N., Goswami, V. R., & Vasudev, D. (2018). “In a tree by the brook, there’sa songbird who sings”: Woodlands in an agricultural matrix maintain functionality of a wintering bird community. Plos one13(8), e0201657.
54. Zambre, A. M., & Arthur, R. (2018). Foraging plasticity in obligate corallivorous Melon butterflyfish across three recently bleached reefs. Ethology124(5), 302-310.
53. 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. PeerJ5, e3800.
52. Kshettry, A., Vaidyanathan, S., & Athreya, V. (2017). Leopard in a tea-cup: A study of leopard habitat-use and human-leopard interactions in north-eastern India. PLoS One12(5), e0177013.
51. Ramachandran, R., Kumar, A., Gopi Sundar, K. S., & Bhalla, R. S. (2017). Hunting or habitat? Drivers of waterbird abundance and community structure in agricultural wetlands of southern India. Ambio46, 613-620.
50. Chakravarthy, D., & Ratnam, J. (2015). Seed dispersal of Vitex glabrata and Prunus ceylanica by Civets (Viverridae) in Pakke Tiger Reserve, north-east India: spatial patterns and post-dispersal seed fates. Tropical Conservation Science8(2), 491-504.
49.Lakshminarayanan, N., Karanth, K. K., Goswami, V. R., Vaidyanathan, S., & Karanth, K. U. (2016). Determinants of dry season habitat use by Asian elephants in the Western Ghats of India. Journal of Zoology298(3), 169-177.
48. Nayak, R. R., Vaidyanathan, S., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2014). Fire and grazing modify grass community response to environmental determinants in savannas: Implications for sustainable use. Agriculture, ecosystems & environment185, 197-207.
47. Viswanathan, A., & Naniwadekar, R. (2014). Diet and foraging behaviour of purple Cochoa cochoa purpurea in Namdapha National Park, India. Forktail, (30), 145-147.
46. Viswanathan, A., Naniwadekar, R., & Datta, A. (2015). Seed dispersal by avian frugivores: non‐random heterogeneity at fine scales. Biotropica47(1), 77-84.
45. Mondol, S., Sridhar, V., Yadav, P., Gubbi, S., & Ramakrishnan, U. (2015). Tracing the geographic origin of traded leopard body parts in the Indian subcontinent with DNA‐based assignment tests. Conservation Biology29(2), 556-564.
44. Sridharan, B., & Namboothri, N. (2015). Factors affecting distribution of fish within a tidally drained mangrove forest in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Wetlands ecology and management23, 909-920.
43. Kohli, M., Sankaran, M., Suryawanshi, K. R., & Mishra, C. (2014). A penny saved is a penny earned: lean season foraging strategy of an alpine ungulate. Animal Behaviour92, 93-100.
42. Dalvi, S., Sreenivasan, R., & Price, T. (2013). Exploitation in northeast India. Science339(6117), 270-270.
41. Nair, T., & Krishna, Y. C. (2013). Vertebrate fauna of the Chambal River basin, with emphasis on the National Chambal Sanctuary, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa5(2), 3620-3641.
40. Jadeja, S., Prasad, S., Quader, S., & Isvaran, K. (2013). Antelope mating strategies facilitate invasion of grasslands by a woody weed. Oikos122(10), 1441-1452.
39. Sridhara, S., Edgaonkar, A., & Kumar, A. (2013). Understorey structure and refuges from predators influence habitat use by a small ungulate, the Indian chevrotain (Moschiola indica) in Western Ghats, India. Ecological research28, 427-433.
38.  Punjabi GA, Chellam R, Vanak AT (2013) Importance of Native Grassland Habitat for Den-Site Selection of Indian Foxes in a Fragmented Landscape. PLoS ONE 8(10): e76410.
37. 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. PloS one8(11), e77980.
36. Srivathsa, A., Karanth, K. K., Jathanna, D., Kumar, N. S., & Karanth, K. U. (2014). On a dhole trail: examining ecological and anthropogenic correlates of dhole habitat occupancy in the Western Ghats of India. PloS one9(6), e98803.
35. Choudhary, S., Dey, 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 Ecosystems22(1), 11-25.
34. Gangal, M., Arthur, R., & Alcoverro, T. (2012). Structure and dynamics of South East Indian seagrass meadows across a sediment gradient. Aquatic botany98(1), 34-39.
33. Srinivasan, U., Raza, R. H., & Quader, S. (2012). Patterns of species participation across multiple mixed-species flock types in a tropical forest in northeastern India. Journal of Natural History46(43-44), 2749-2762.
32. Nair, T., Thorbjarnarson, J. B., Aust, P., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2012). Rigorous gharial population estimation in the C hambal: implications for conservation and management of a globally threatened crocodilian. Journal of Applied Ecology49(5), 1046-1054.
31. Varma, S., Anand, V. D., Gopalakrishna, S. P., Avinash, K. G., & Nishant, M. S. (2009). Ecology, conservation and management of the Asian elephant in Bannerghatta National Park, southern India. A Rocha India/ANCF: Asian Elephant Ecology and Conservation Reference Series1, 13-52.
30. 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
29. Agnihotri, S., & Si, A. (2012). Solega ethno-ornithology. Journal of Ethnobiology32(2), 185-211.
28. 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(8), e42571. 
27. Velho, N., Isvaran, K., & Datta, A. (2012). Rodent seed predation: effects on seed survival, recruitment, abundance, and dispersion of bird-dispersed tropical trees. Oecologia169, 995-1004.
26. Prakash, N., Mudappa, D., Raman, T. S., & Kumar, A. (2012). Conservation of the Asian small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus) in human-modified landscapes, Western Ghats, India. Tropical Conservation Science5(1), 67-78.
25. 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 Mammalogy92(4), 796-802.
24. Krishnadas, M., Chandrasekhara, K., & Kumar, A. (2011). The response of the frugivorous lion‐tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) to a period of fruit scarcity. American Journal of Primatology73(12), 1250-1260.
23. Srinivasan, U., Dalvi, S., Naniwadekar, R., Anand, M. O., & Datta, Aprajita. (2010). The birds of Namdapha National Park and surrounding areas: recent significant records and a checklist of the species. Forktail26, 92-116.
Srinivasan, U., Raza, R. H., & Quader, S. (2010). The nuclear question: rethinking species importance in multi‐species animal groups. Journal of animal ecology79(5), 948-954.
21. Singh, P., Gopalaswamy, A. M., & Karanth, K. U. (2010). Factors influencing densities of striped hyenas (Hyaena hyaena) in arid regions of India. Journal of Mammalogy91(5), 1152-1159.
20. Kelkar, N., Krishnaswamy, J., (2010) Keeping rivers alive: Seminar, 613: 29-33
19. Kelkar, N., Krishnaswamy, J., Choudhary, S., & Sutaria, D. (2010). Coexistence of fisheries with river dolphin conservation. Conservation Biology24(4), 1130-1140.
18. Suryawanshi, K. R., Bhatnagar, Y. V., & Mishra, C. (2010). Why should a grazer browse? Livestock impact on winter resource use by bharal Pseudois nayaur. Oecologia162, 453-462.
17. Teegalapalli, K., Hiremath, A. J., & Jathanna, D. (2010). Patterns of seed rain and seedling regeneration in abandoned agricultural clearings in a seasonally dry tropical forest in India. Journal of Tropical Ecology26(1), 25-33.
16. Swapna, N., Radhakrishna, S., Gupta, A. K., & Kumar, A. (2010). Exudativory in the Bengal slow loris (Nycticebus bengalensis) in Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary, Tripura, northeast India. American Journal of Primatology: Official Journal of the American Society of Primatologists72(2), 113-121.
15. 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 Ecology25(5), 507-514.
14. 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 Conservation142(10), 2083-2088.
13. Krishna, Y. C., Clyne, P. J., Krishnaswamy, J., & Kumar, N. S. (2009). Distributional and ecological review of the four horned antelope, Tetracerus quadricornis.
12. Mendiratta, U., Kumar, A., Mishra, C., & Sinha, A. (2009). Winter ecology of the Arunachal macaque Macaca munzala in Pangchen Valley, western Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India. American Journal of Primatology: Official Journal of the American Society of Primatologists71(11), 939-947.
11. Abraham, D., & Davis, J. (2008). Revised trunk wash collection procedure for captive elephants in a range country setting. Gajah28, 53-54.
10. Anand, M. O., Krishnaswamy, J., & Das, A. (2008). Proximity to forests drives bird conservation value of coffee plantations: implications for certification. Ecological Applications18(7), 1754-1763.
9. Dolia, J., Devy, M. S., Aravind, N. A., & Kumar, A. (2008). Adult butterfly communities in coffee plantations around a protected area in the Western Ghats, India. Animal Conservation11(1), 26-34.
8. Krishna, Y. C., Krishnaswamy, J., & Kumar, N. S. (2008). Habitat factors affecting site occupancy and relative abundance of four‐horned antelope. Journal of Zoology276(1), 63-70.
7. Swapna, N., Gupta, A., & Radhakrishna, S. (2008). Distribution survey of Bengal slow loris Nycticebus bengalensis in Tripura, northeastern India. Asian Primates Journal1(1), 37-40.
6. 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
5. Teegalapalli, K., Hiremat, A., & Jathanna, D. (2008). The role of perches in accelerating seed arrival in human-abandoned clearings within Bhadra Tiger Reserve, India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society105(3), 317-322.
4. Andheria, A. P., Karanth, K. U., & Kumar, N. S. (2007). Diet and prey profiles of three sympatric large carnivores in Bandipur Tiger Reserve, India. Journal of Zoology273(2), 169-175.
3. Bali, A., Kumar, A., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2007). The mammalian communities in coffee plantations around a protected area in the Western Ghats, India. Biological conservation139(1-2), 93-102.
2. 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 Conservation10(3), 391-399.
1. Mukherjee, N., Mondol, S., Andheria, A., & Ramakrishnan, U. (2007). Rapid multiplex PCR based species identification of wild tigers using non-invasive samples. Conservation genetics8, 1465-1470.