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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
Bawa KS, Sengupta A, Chavan V, Chellam R, Ganesan R., Krishnaswamy J, Mathur VB, Nawn N, Olsson SB, Pandit N et al.. 2021. Securing biodiversity, securing our future: A national mission on biodiversity and human well-being for India. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION. 253(108867)
Krishnadas M, Sankaran M, Page N, Joshi J, Machado S, Nataraj N, Chengappa SK, Kumar V, Kumar A, Krishnamani R et al.. 2021. Seasonal drought regulates species distributions and assembly of tree communities across a tropical wet forest region. GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY.
Ratnam J, Tomlinson KW, Rasquinha DN, Sankaran M. 2016. Savannahs of Asia: antiquity, biogeography, and an uncertain future.. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 371(1703)
Raghurama M, Sankaran M. 2021. Restoring tropical forest–grassland mosaics invaded by woody exotics. Restor Ecol .
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.
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Bawa KS, Nawn N, Chellam R, Krishnaswamy J, Mathur V, Olsson SB, Pandit N, Rajagopal P, Sankaran M, R Shaanker U et al.. 2020. Opinion: Envisioning a biodiversity science for sustaining human well-being.. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.
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.
Tognetti PM, Prober SM, Báez S, Chaneton EJ, Firn J, Risch AC, Schuetz M, Simonsen AK, Yahdjian L, Borer ET et al.. 2021. Negative effects of nitrogen override positive effects of phosphorus on grassland legumes worldwide.. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 118(28)
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.
Rasquinha DN, Sankaran M. 2016. Modelling biome shifts in the Indian subcontinent under scenarios of future climate change . Current Science. 111(1):147-156.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ongole S, Teegalapalli K, Byrapoghu V, Ratnam J, Sankaran M. 2021. Functional traits predict tree-level phenological strategies in a mesic Indian savanna. BIOTROPICA.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sankaran M, Staver C. 2019. Droughts and the ecological future of tropical savanna vegetation. JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY. 107(4):1531-1549.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.