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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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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.
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.
Sankaran M, Staver C.  2019.  Droughts and the ecological future of tropical savanna vegetation. JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY. 107(4):1531-1549.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rasquinha DN, Sankaran M.  2016.  Modelling biome shifts in the Indian subcontinent under scenarios of future climate change . Current Science. 111(1):147-156.
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.
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.
Seabloom EW, Borer ET, Buckley YM, Cleland EE, Davies KF, Firn J, W Harpole S, Hautier Y, Lind EM, MacDougall AS et al..  2015.  Plant species' origin predicts dominance and response to nutrient enrichment and herbivores in global grasslands.. Nat Commun. 6:7710.
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.
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)
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)
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
Dohn J, Augustine DJ, Hanan NP, Ratnam J, Sankaran M.  2017.  Spatial vegetation patterns and neighborhood competition among woody plants in an East African savanna.. Ecology.