Riedel N, Fuller DQ, Marwan N, Poretschkin C, Basavaiah N, Menzel P, Ratnam J, Prasad S, Sachse D, Sankaran M et al.. 2021. Monsoon forced evolution of savanna and the spread of agro-pastoralism in peninsular India.. Sci Rep. 11(1):9032.
Varma V, Sankaran M. 2021. Nutrient deposition enhances post-fire survival in non-N-fixing savanna tree seedlings. JOURNAL OF VEGETATION SCIENCE. 32(2):e13020.
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 INVASIONS.
Hautier Y, Zhang P, Loreau M, Wilcox KR, Seabloom EW, Borer ET, Byrnes JEK, Koerner SE, Komatsu KJ, Lefcheck JS et al.. 2020. General destabilizing effects of eutrophication on grassland productivity at multiple spatial scales.. Nat Commun. 11(1):5375.
Wigley BJ, Augustine DJ, Coetsee C, Ratnam J, Sankaran M. 2020. Grasses continue to trump trees at soil carbon sequestration following herbivore exclusion in a semi-arid African savanna.. Ecology. :e03008.
Kohli M, Mijiddorj TNadia, Suryawanshi KRamesh, Mishra C, Boldgiv B, Sankaran M. 2020. Grazing and climate change have site-dependent interactive effects on vegetation in Asian montane rangelands. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY.
Willemen L, Barger NN, Brink Bten, Cantele M, Erasmus BFN, Fisher JL, Gardner T, Holland TG, Kohler F, Kotiaho JS et al.. 2020. How to halt the global decline of lands. NATURE SUSTAINABILITY.
Veldman JW, Aleman JC, Alvarado ST, T Anderson M, Archibald S, Bond WJ, Boutton TW, Buchmann N, Buisson E, Canadell JG et al.. 2019. Comment on "The global tree restoration potential".. Science. 366(6463)
Sankaran M, Staver C. 2019. Droughts and the ecological future of tropical savanna vegetation. JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY. 107(4):1531-1549.
Joshi AA, Ratnam J, Sankaran M. 2019. Frost maintains forests and grasslands as alternate states in a montane tropical forest–grassland mosaic; but alien tree invasion and warming can disrupt this balance. JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY.
Ratnam J, Chengappa SK, Machado S, Nataraj N, Osuri AM, Sankaran M. 2019. Functional Traits of Trees From Dry Deciduous “Forests” of Southern India Suggest Seasonal Drought and Fire Are Important Drivers. Front. Ecol. Evol..
Augustine DJ, Wigley BJ, Ratnam J, Kibet S, Nyangito M, Sankaran M. 2019. Large herbivores maintain a two-phase herbaceous vegetation mosaic in a semi-arid savanna.. Ecol Evol. 9(22):12779-12788.
Tiruvaimozhi YV, Sankaran M. 2019. Soil respiration in a tropical montane grassland ecosystem is largely heterotroph-driven and increases under simulated warming. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 276-277
Koerner SE, Smith MD, Burkepile DE, Hanan NP, Avolio ML, Collins SL, Knapp AK, Lemoine NP, Forrestel EJ, Eby S et al.. 2018. Change in dominance determines herbivore effects on plant biodiversity.. Nat Ecol Evol.
Goheen JR, Augustine DJ, Veblen KE, Kimuyu DM, Palmer TM, Porensky LM, Pringle RM, Ratnam J, Riginos C, Sankaran M et al.. 2018. Conservation lessons from large-mammal manipulations in East African savannas: the KLEE, UHURU, and GLADE experiments.. Ann N Y Acad Sci.
Varma V, Catherin AM, Sankaran M. 2018. Effects of increased N and P availability on biomass allocation and root carbohydrate reserves differ between N-fixing and non-N-fixing savanna tree seedlings.. Ecol Evol. 8(16):8467-8476.
Wordley CFR, Sankaran M, Mudappa D, Altringham JD. 2018. Heard but not seen: Comparing bat assemblages and study methods in a mosaic landscape in the Western Ghats of India.. Ecol Evol. 8(8):3883-3894.
Hautier Y, Isbell F, Borer ET, Seabloom EW, W Harpole S, Lind EM, MacDougall AS, Stevens CJ, Adler PB, Alberti J et al.. 2018. Local loss and spatial homogenization of plant diversity reduce ecosystem multifunctionality.. Nat Ecol Evol. 2(1):50-56.
Wordley CFR, Sankaran M, Mudappa D, Altringham JD. 2017. Bats in the Ghats: Agricultural intensification reduces functional diversity and increases trait filtering in a biodiversity hotspot in India. Biological Conservation. 210:48-55.
Griffith DM, Lehmann CER, Strömberg CAE, Parr CL, R Pennington T, Sankaran M, Ratnam J, Still CJ, Powell RL, Hanan NP et al.. 2017. Comment on "The extent of forest in dryland biomes".. Science. 358(6365)
Iyengar SB, Sumanta B., Barua D, Mishra C, Sankaran M. 2017. A dominant dwarf shrub increases diversity of herbaceous plant communities in a Trans-Himalayan rangeland. Plant Ecology. 218(7):843–854.
Osuri AM, Ratnam J, Varma V, Alvarez-Loayza P, Astaiza JHurtado, Bradford M, Fletcher C, Ndoundou-Hockemba M, Jansen PA, Kenfack D et al.. 2016. Contrasting effects of defaunation on aboveground carbon storage across the global tropics.. Nat Commun. 7:11351.
Varma V, Iyengar SB, Sankaran M. 2016. Effects of nutrient addition and soil drainage on germination of N-fixing and non-N-fixing tropical dry forest tree species . Plant Ecology. 217(1043–1054):1043–1054.
Rasquinha DN, Sankaran M. 2016. Modelling biome shifts in the Indian subcontinent under scenarios of future climate change . Current Science. 111(1):147-156.