Aravind.N.A.

Full Name: Neelvara Ananthram Aravind Madhyastha
Present Address: N. A. Aravind, Suri Sehgal Centre for Conservation Science, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Royal Enclave, Sriramapura, Jakkur PO, Bangalore- 560 0624, India.
Email: aravind@atree.org,
Web: www.atree.org/aravindna.html

Academic Qualification

Course College/institution Year
B. Sc. (BZC) Poornaprajna College- Udupi 1993-1996
M. Sc. (Biosciences) Mangalore University 1996-1998
Ph. D. (Applied Zoology)* Mangalore University 2006

*'Ecology of land snails of Western Ghats'. Thesis submitted to Mangalore University, Mangalore.

Current Position

Fellow: January 2012- Till date with Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore.

Previous Position

Research Associate: September 1998 to March 2001, with Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore.

Senior Research Associate: April 2001 to December 2006, with Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore.

Post Doctoral Fellow: 1st January 2007- 30th July, 2009, with Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore.

Fellow and Coordinator: August 2009- December 2011 with Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore.

Fellow: January 2012- till date with Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore.

Research Interests

My interests are very broad. My work ranges biosystematics, ecology and conservation from genes to species to communities to ecosystems. For more than one decade I have been involved in studying taxonomy, diversity, distribution and endemism patterns in terrestrial and freshwater molluscs and amphibians of the Western Ghats. Current work includes molecular phylogeny and phylogeography to assess evolutionary relation and faunal origin of land and freshwater snails of India. I use social media and crowd sourcing extensively to address various questions related to ecology and conservation. I also use data mining and ecological niche modeling tools to address the species distribution and biogeographic patterns in various taxa.

The following are some of my major research themes

- Ecology and conservation of Freshwater and estuarine ecosystems in India and their associated flora and fauna
- Biosystematics of non-marine molluscs (freshwater and terrestrial molluscs) of India
- Data mining to understand distribution patterns in various taxa such as birds, butterflies, amphibians, non-marine molluscs, small carnivores and Impatens of India
- Molluscs and human disease
- Disturbance ecology and Biodiversity conservation outside protected areas
- Invasive species mapping and ecology
- Using citizen Science for biodiversity and conservation
- Biodiversity and conservation in urban ecosystems

Honors

Member: IUCN's Mollusc Specialist Group
Fellow: Linnean Society of London

Hobbies

  • Painting and nature photography, bird and butterfly watching.

Fellowships/Grants/Memberships

Fellowships
  • Awarded Indian Academy of Sciences Summer Fellowship for the year 1995 to study Bird Communities of Western Ghats under Prof. Madhav Gadgil, Center for Ecological Sciences, IISc. Bangalore (first student to get fellowship).
  • Awarded Indian Academy of Sciences Summer Fellowship for the year 1997 to study Oviposition preference in Drosophila melanogaster under Dr. Amitabh Joshi, JNCASR, Bangalore.
Research Grants
  • March 2001-December 2002. World Bank through Karnataka Forest Department. 'Assessment of Lesser known and functionally important taxa in Nagarahole National Park' in collaboration with others.
  • April 2003- March 2004. International Foundation for Science, Sweden. 'Impact of land-use change on land snail assemblage in Western Ghats, India'.
  • May 2006 to March 2009. Darwin Initiative Grant from DEFRA, Govt. of UK. 'Capacity building in Taxonomy of Land snails of south and South East Asia'.
  • March February 2008 to January 2011. DST fast track Research Grant from Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt of India. 'Freshwater Mollusc of the Western Ghats: Status and Distribution'.
  • Jan 2013 to December 2014. National Geographic Society, “A Biological Survey of the Freshwater Algae and Benthic Macro-invertebrates of Rivers of the Western Ghats, India”
  • December 2013 to May 2014, UNDP, “Developing strategy and an action plan for strengthening the ecological integrity of the Dal Lake, Srinagar”
  • July 2012 to June 2015. Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. “Mapping the distribution and phylogenetic analysis of land snails of the Western Ghats”
Travel Grants
  • July 2004. Edda G. Sehgal Foundation: Travel grant to attend conference on 'World Congress of Malacology: Molluscan diversity- Land Freshwater and Marine', Perth, Australia
  • November 2005. Society for Conservation Biology, USA: Travel grant to attend conference on 'Biodiversity Conservation in Asia: Current Status and Future Perspectives' Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • May 2006. Natural History Museum, London: Travel grant to attend workshop on 'Capacity building in Taxonomy of Land snails of south and South East Asia' at Bangkok, Thailand.
  • July 2007. Edda G. Sehgal Foundation: Travel grant to attend conference on 'World Congress of Malacology at Antwerp, Belgium.
  • July 2007. Unitas Malacologica, USA: Travel grant to attend conference on 'World Congress of Malacology at Antwerp, Belgium.
Membership
  1. Society for Conservation Biology (Washington, USA). 2002- Present
  2. Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (Washington, USA). 2002- Present
  3. Society for Applied Ornithology (Hyderabad, India). 2002-2003
  4. Focal Foto Club® (Udupi, India). 1995-Present
  5. Artist's Forum® (Udupi, India). 1994-1998
  6. Bombay Natural History Society (Mumbai, India). 2003- Present
  7. International Bird Conservation Network (IBCN, Mumbai, India). 2003- Present
  8. Unitas Malacologica, (USA). 2007- Present
  9. Ecological Society of America. 2009- Present

Field Experience

  • Worked in Western Ghats Biodiversity Inventory Program in the Poornaprajna College Unit under Prof. Madhav Gadgil, Center for Ecological Sciences, IISc. Bangalore for two years 1994 to 1996.
  • Participated as an Instructor in the nature camp held at Kollur (Karnataka) conducted by General Thimmaiah National Academy of Adventure Dec. 1992.
  • Participated as an Instructor in the nature camp held at Mutthodi (Karnataka) conducted by General Thimmaiah National Academy of Adventure, June 1993.
  • 15 years experience in the survey and sampling of birds, butterflies, plants. And 5 years experience in freshwater molluscan ecology of Western Ghats.

Publications

Peer reviewed
  1. Sheeba, V., N.A. Aravind Madhyastha and A. Joshi. 1998. Oviposition preference for novel versus normal food resources in laboratory population of Drosophila melanogaster. Biosciences, 23: 93-100.
  2. Aravind, N. A., Dinesh Rao and P.S. Madhusudan. 2001. Additions to the birds of Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Ghats, India. Zoos' Print Journal, 27: 541-547.
  3. Aravind, N. A. 2002. First report of Micrixalus nudis (Amphibia: Ranidae) from Karnataka, India. Hamadryad, 27: 116-117.
  4. Aravind, N. A., K.N. Ganeshaiah, and R. Uma Shaanker. 2004. Croak, croak, croak: Are there more frogs to be discovered in Western Ghats? Current Science, 86: 1471-1472.
  5. Uma Shaanker, R., K.N. Ganeshaiah, Smitha Krishnan, R. Ramya, C. Meera, N.A. Aravind, Arvind Kumar, Dinesh Rao, G. Vanaraj, J. Ramachandra, R. Gauthier, J. Ghazoul, N. Poole, B. V. Chinnappa Reddy. 2004. Livelihood gains and ecological costs of NTFP dependence: assessing the roles of dependence, ecological knowledge and market structure in three contrasting human and ecological settings in south India. Environmental Conservation, 31: 242-253.
  6. Uma Shaanker, R., K.N. Ganeshaiah, M. Nageswara Rao and N.A. Aravind. 2004. Ecological consequences of forest use-from genes to ecosystem: a case study in the Biligiri Ranganswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary, South India. Conservation and Society, 2: 347-363.
  7. Narayani Barve, M.C. Kiran, G. Vanaraj, N.A. Aravind, Dinesh Rao, R. Uma Shaanker, K.N. Ganeshaiah, and J.G. Poulsen. 2005. Measuring and mapping human threats to a wildlife sanctuary in south India. Conservation Biology, 19: 122-139.
  8. Aravind, N.A., Dinesh Rao, K.N. Ganeshaiah, R. Uma Shaanker and G. Vanaraj. 2005. A comparative analysis of red-listed medicinal and non-red listed plant species in the Western Ghats, South India: are red-listed species really threatened? Current Science, 88: 258-265.
  9. Aravind, N.A., K.P. Rajashekhar and N.A. Madhyastha. 2005. Species diversity, endemism and distribution of land snails of the Western Ghats, India. Records of Western Australian Museum, Suppl. No 68: 31-38.
  10. Prathapan K.D., D.R. Priyadarsanan, T.C. Narendran, C.A. Viraktamath, K.A. Subramanyan, N.A. Aravind and J. Poorani. 2006. Biological Diversity Act, 2002: Shadow of permit-raj over research. Current Science, 91: 1006-1007.
  11. Aravind N.A. 2006. Organic rice cultivation- CD Review. Current Science, 91: 1413.
  12. Aravind N.A., B. Tambat, G. Ravikanth, K.N. Ganeshaiah and R. Uma Shaanker. 2007. Patterns of species discovery in the Western Ghats, a megadiversity hot spot in India. Journal of Biosciences 32:781-790.
  13. Gururaja, K.V., N.A. Aravind, Sameer Ali, T.V. Ramachandra, T.P. Velavan, V. Krishnakumar and R.K. Aggarwal. 2007. Morphogenetic description of a new frog species from the central Western Ghats of India: an indicator species of forest fragmentation. Zoological Science 24: 525-534
  14. Prathapan, K.D. Priyadarsanan Dharma Rajan, T.C. Narendran, C.A. Viraktamath, K.A. Subramanian, N.A. Aravind and J. Poorani. 2008. Death sentence on taxonomy in India. Current Science, 94: 170-171.
  15. Dolia, J., M. Soubadra Devy, N.A. Aravind and Ajith Kumar. 2008. Butterfly communities in coffee plantations around a protected area in the Western Ghats, India. Animal Conservation, 11: 26-34.
  16. Aravind, N.A., K.P. Rajashekhar and N.A. Madhyastha. 2008. Micro mollusks of the Western Ghats: Distribution and Threats. Zoosymposia, 1: 281-294.
  17. Soubadra Devy, M., Savitha, S. and N.A. Aravind. 2009. Reshaping urban green spaces. Economic and Political Weekly, 44: 25-27.
  18. Aravind, N.A., Dinesh Rao, K.N. Ganeshaiah, R. Uma Shaanker and J.G. Poulsen. Impact of Lantana camara on bird assemblage at Malé Mahadeshwara reserve forest, South India. Tropical Ecology, 51: 325-338.
  19. Jayashankar, N.A. Aravind and A. Verghese. 2011. Malacofaunal pest complex in Bangalore region. Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems, 17: 162-164.
  20. Seshadri, K.S., K.V. Gururaja, and N.A. Aravind. 2012. A new species of Raorchestes (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from mid-elevation evergreen forests of the southern Western Ghats, India. Zootaxa, 3410: 19–34.
  21. Sandeep Sen, G. Ravikanth and N.A. Aravind. 2012. Status of terrestrial mollusks in Indian conservation arena: a synthesis. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 4: 3029–3037.
  22. Reid, D., N.A. Aravind and N.A. Madhyastha. 2013. A unique radiation of marine littorinid snails in the freshwater streams of the Western Ghats of India: the genus Cremnoconchus W.T. Blanford, 1869 (Gastropoda: Littorinidae). Zoological Journal of Linnaean Society, 167: 93-135.
  23. Aravind N.A. 2013. Unleashing the potential of social network and internet media for biodiversity mapping and conservation. Current Science, 105: 291-293.
  24. Aravind N.A., R. Uma Shaanker and K.N. Ganeshaiah. 2013. Indian monsoon drives phenology of plants. Biology Letters 9: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0675.
  25. Abhisheka, K., N.A. Aravind and T. Ganesh. 2013. Linking kids and conservation: some thoughts on the vacation training programme. Current Science, 105: 1464.
  26. Raheem, D.C., Harold Taylor, Jonathan Ablett, Richard Preece, N.A. Aravind and Fred Naggs. 2014. A Systematic Revision of the Land Snails of the Western Ghats of India. Tropical Natural History, Suppl 4: 1-298.
Book Chapters
  1. Aravind, N.A. and Dinesh Rao. 2001. Biodiversity: An introduction. Eds. Hosetti, B. B. and M. Venkateshwaralu. In. Current trends in wildlife Biodiversity, Conservation and Management. Vol. II. Daya Publishing House, New Delhi. Pp. 1-26.
  2. Uma Shaanker, R., N.A. Aravind and K. N. Ganeshaiah. 2004. Forest Management for Conservation. In: Burley, J., J. Youngquist and J. Evans (eds), Encyclopedia of Forest Science, Elsevier Science, United Kingdom.
  3. Aravind, N.A. and Dinesh Rao. 2006 Aves. In: Fauna of Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary, Conservation Area Series, 27: 239-258.
  4. Aravind, N.A. 2006. Mammalia. In: Fauna of Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary, Conservation Area Series, 27: 259-263.
  5. Ramakrishna, S.C. Mitra and N.A. Aravind. 2006. Mollusca: Gastropoda. In: Fauna of Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary, Conservation Area Series, 27: 9-12.
  6. Aravind N.A. 2004. Birds of Biligiri Rangan Hills. In: Islam, M.Z. and A. R. Rahmani (eds), Important Bird Area Network. Bombay Natural History Society and BirdLife International, UK.
  7. Arvind Kumar, N.A. Aravind, R. Uma Shaanker, K.N Ganeshaiah, Seema Purushothaman and Shyam N. Kashyap. 2009. Herbal exports from India- Trends and Implications. In: Uma Shaanker, R., Gladwin Joseph, Ankila J. Hiremath and Nitin D. Rai (eds), Non-timber Forest Products: Conservation, Management and Policy in the Tropics. ATREE and UAS, Bangalore, pp: 129-138.
  8. Uma Shaanker, R., Gladwin Joseph, N.A. Aravind, Ramesh Kannan and K.N. Ganeshaiah. 2010. Invasive plants in tropical human dominated landscapes: need for a paradigm shift in their management. In: Perrings, C., H. Mooney and M. Williamson (eds), Bioinvasions and Globalization: Ecology, Economics, Management, and Policy. Oxford University Press, London, pp. 202-219.
  9. Budha, P.B., N.A. Aravind and B.A. Daniel. 2011. The status and distribution of freshwater molluscs of the Eastern Himalaya. In: The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in the Eastern Himalaya, Allen, D.J., S. Molur and B.A. Daniel (Compilers). Cambridge, UK and Gland, Switzerland: IUCN, and Coimbatore, India: Zoo Outreach Organisation. Pp. 42-53.

  10. Aravind N.A. and F. Naggs. 2011. Snailing in the Canopy. In: Canopies of South Asia, A glimpse, Ganesh, T., MS. Devy and A. Tripaty. ATREE, Bangalore.
  11. Aravind, N.A., N.A. Madhyastha, G.M. Rajendra and Anirudha Dey. 2011. The status and distribution of freshwater molluscs of the Western Ghats. In: The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in the Western Ghats, India, Molur, S., K.G. Smith, B.A. Daniel and W.R.T. Darwall (Compilers). Cambridge, UK and Gland, Switzerland: IUCN, and Coimbatore, India: Zoo Outreach Organisation, Pp. 59 72.
Semi Scientific/ Natural History
  1. Aravind Madhyastha, N.A. 1999. Vagrants of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi Districts. Newsletter for Birdwatchers, 39: 66.
  2. Aravind, N.A. 1995. Comments on the migration of Pratincoles. Newsletter for Birdwatchers, 33: 80.
  3. Aravind N.A. 2005. Ficus pumila L.: A new host plant of Common Indian Crow (Euploea core Cramer, Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 102: 129.
  4. Aravind, N.A., Narayani Barve, R., Uma Shaanker, J. Poulsen and K. N. Ganeshaiah. 2002. Mapping Human Induced Threat to a Sanctuary, South India. ETFRN News, 36: 41-43.
  5. Ramesh Kannan, N.A. Aravind, Gladwin Joseph, K.N. Ganeshaiah and R. Uma Shaanker. 2008. Lantana Craft: A Weed for a Need. BioTech News, 3(2): 9-11.
  6. Uma Shaanker, R., Gladwin Joseph, N.A. Aravind, Ramesh Kannan and K.N. Ganeshaiah. 2007. A new use found for invasive species in the Western Ghats. Rainforest Concern, Autumn 2007.
  7. Aravind N. A. and N. A. Madhyastha. 2009. Of shells and slimes. Hornbill, July-September: 26-29.
  8. Raheem, D., Fred Naggs, N.A. Aravind and R. Peerce. 2009. An illustrated guide to the land snails of the Western Ghats. Natural History Museum, London
  9. Uma Shaanker, R., Gladwin Joseph, N.A. Aravind, Ramesh Kannan and K.N. Ganeshaiah. 2010. Making chairs for conservation. Current Conservation, 4: 8-11.
  10. Aravind, N.A., B.A. Daniel, P.B. Budha and Allen David. 2011. Assessment of freshwater molluscs of the Eastern Himalaya Hotspot. Tentacle, 19: 52-53.
  11. Aravind N.A. 2012. African Giant Snail: Unwanted guest in our backyard. Bon, 2: 56-58.
  12. Aravind N.A., Roshmi Rekha Sarma, Madhushree Munsi and Sandeep Sen. 2014. In search of Corilla anax (Corillidae), rare and endemic land mollusc of the Western Ghats. Tentacle, 22: 6-8.
Proceedings
  1. Gururaja, K.V., N.A. Aravind, and Raghunath. 1993. Checklist to the birds of Shimoga and Gudavi. (eds.) Vergheese, A., S. Sridhar and A. K. Chakravarthy, In: Proceedings of the First National Seminar on the Changing Scenario of Bird Ecology and Conservation.
  2. Aravind N.A., Dinesh Rao, G. Vanaraj, J.G. Poulsen, R. Uma Shaanker and K.N. Ganeshaiah. 2001. Anthropogenic pressures in a tropical forest ecosystem in Western Ghats, India: Are they sustainable? In: Ganeshaiah, K.N., R. Uma Shaanker and K.S. Bawa (eds), Tropical Ecosystems: Structure, Diversity and Function. IBH, New Delhi, Pp. 125-128.
  3. Aravind, N.A., Dinesh Rao, G. Vanaraj, K.N. Ganeshaiah, R. Uma Shaanker and J.G. Poulsen. 2006. Impact of Lantana camara on plant communities at Malé Mahadeshwara reserve forest, South India. In: Rai, L.C. and J.P. Gaur (eds), Invasive alien species and biodiversity in India. Banarus Hindu University, Banarus.
  4. Jayshankar, M., T.M. Ramakrishana, N.A. Aravind and M.S. Reddy. 2010. Haanikaraka shanka basavana huluvina (Achatina fulica) ondu adyayana. In: Vijnana Kannada 6, Proceedings of 6th Kannada Vijnana Samelana 2010. Swadeshi Vijnana Andolana-Karnataka, Bangalore.

Web articles/ Others

  1. Aravind N.A., K.P. Rajshekhar and N.A. Madhaystha. 2006. Land snails of Western Ghats: Diversity, Distribution and Endemicity. Sahyadri E News (http://wgbis.ces.iisc.ernet.in/biodiversity/).
  2. Gururaja K.V. and Aravind N.A. 2006. Inland waters biodiversity. In: Thematic Assessment Report - Biodiversity Components of the NCSA, Submitted to MoEF, Govt. of India.
  3. Aravind N.A. 2008. Land snails of the Western Ghats, In: CD on Western Ghats, by: Meera, O., Kartik Shankar and Sarvana Kumar, Ecotone, Madras.

In press or Submitted

  1. Kannan, R., N.A. Aravind, Gladwin Joseph, R. Uma Shaanker and K.N. Ganeshaiah. Invasive weed aids livelihoods: Lantana as a substitute for bamboo in South India. Conservation and Society (Accepted).
  2. Aravind, N.A. and Dinesh Rao. 2002. On the Butterfly Assemblages of Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Ghats, India. Lepidoptera News. (In press).
  3. Patil, R.K. and N.A. Aravind. Perturbation in the pattern of land snail diversity due to anthropogenic disturbance to wet evergreen forests of the Western Ghats, India. In: Priyadarsanan, D.R., M.S. Devy, K.A. Subramanian and N.A. Aravind (eds), Invertebrate diversity and conservation in the Western Ghats. ATREE, Bangalore. (Accepted).

Conference Papers and Abstracts

  1. Aravind N.A., Dinesh Rao, Naraynai Barve, R. Uma Shaanker, and K.N. Ganeshaiah. 2000. Mapping bird and butterfly diversity in Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary. Abstract presented at National Symposium on Problems and prospects of environment in the new millennium, held at Mangalore University.
  2. Dinesh Rao, Aravind N.A., K.N. Ganeshaiah, and R. Uma Shaanker. 2000. Birds and Butterflies associated with agro-ecosystems. Abstract presented at National Symposium on Problems and prospects of environment in the new millennium, held at Mangalore University.
  3. Aravind N.A., Dinesh Rao, K.N. Ganeshaiah, R. Uma Shaanker and John G. Poulsen. 2002. Impact of Lantana camara on bird assemblage at Malè Mahadeshwara Reserve Forest, South India. Abstract in 3rd National Symposium on Avian Biodiversity -Issues and Conservation Strategies, held at ANGRAU, Hyderabad. February 7th and 8th 2002.
  4. Krishnan, S., N.A. Aravind, J. Ramachandra, R. Uma Shaanker, K.N. Ganeshaiah, R. Gauthier, J. Ghazoul, N. Poole. 2002. Role of forest fruits in sustaining and enhancing the livelihoods of forest margin communities in south India: Integrating ecological and ethnographic information in drawing predictions on the consequences of forest fruit extraction. Abstract in Tropical Forests: Past, Present and Future. Held at Panama City, organised by Association for Tropical Biology and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, July 29th to August 3, 2002.
  5. Aravind N.A., G. Vanaraj, Dinesh Rao, K.N. Ganeshaiah, R. Uma Shaanker and John G. Poulsen. 2002. Impact of Lantana camara on floral assemblage at Malè Mahadeshwara Reserve Forest, South India. Abstract in XII Annual conference on Indian association for angiosperm taxonomy and National seminar on plant taxonomy in nation development, held at Goa University, Panjim, September 26th and 27th, 2002.
  6. Uma Shaanker, R. K.N. Ganeshaiah, Smitha Krishnan, R. Ramya, C. Meera, N.A. Aravind, Arvind Kumar, Dinesh Rao, G. Vanaraj, J. Ramachandra, Remi Gauthier, Jaboury Ghazoul, Nigel Poole, and B.V. Chinnappa Reddy. 2003. Livelihood gains and ecological costs of NTFP dependence: assessing the roles of dependence, ecological knowledge and market structure in three contrasting human and ecological settings in south India, Abstract in Conference on Rural Livelihood, Biodiversity and conservation held at Bonn, Germany, June 19-23, 2003.
  7. Aravind N.A., Rajashekhar K. Patil and N.A. Madhyastha. 2004. Geographical distribution patterns of land snails of Western Ghats, India. Abstract: World Congress on Malacology, 11th to 16th July 2004, Perth, Australia.
  8. Aravind, N.A, and Rajashekhar K.P. 2004. Impact of land-use change on the diversity of terrestrial snails in Western Ghats. ESI Conference, Bangalore.
  9. Aravind N.A., Dinesh Rao, R. Uma Shaanker, K.N. Ganeshaiah and J.G. Poulsen. 2005. Impact of disturbance on bird community in a tropical forest ecosystem in South India. Proceedings of First Asia Section Conference on Biodiversity Conservation in Asia: Current Status and Future Perspectives.
  10. Aravind, N.A. and Rajashekhar K.P. 2005. Impact of anthropogenic disturbances on land snail diversity of wet evergreen forests of Western Ghats, India. Proceedings of First Asia Section Conference on Biodiversity Conservation in Asia: Current Status and Future Perspectives.

Others

Popular articles
  • Published on Bird-life in 'Tharanga' Kannada Weekly, Udhayavani Morning News, an English daily.
  • Published Photographs in Deccan Herald, Outlook, Sudha, and Tharanga.