Madhuri Ramesh

PhD Scholar
madhuri.ramesh@atree.org

Supervisor: Dr. Nitin D. Rai

Research interest
An ecologist by training, I am interested in pluralistic approaches to conservation. My current study focuses on the political ecology of marine turtle conservation in Odisha and draws on nonequilibrium ecology, anthropology and political economy.

Education
MS Ecology (Pondicherry University, 2003)
BSc Zoology (Madras University, 2000)

Work experience
Project Manager, Pitchandikulam Forest, Auroville
Copy Editor, Laserwords Pvt Ltd, Chennai
Resource Person, Nagaland’s Empowerment of People through Economic Development (NEPED) & Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON)
Education Officer and Researcher, Group for Nature Preservation and Education (GNAPE) & SACON
Educator, Bala Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School
Research Assistant, Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems (CIKS)
Student Research Assistant, SACON
Student Researcher, Centre for Herpetology, MCBT
Volunteer, Students’ Sea Turtle Conservation Network (SSTCN)

Selected publications
2014. Contributor.In Srinivasulu C, Srinivasulu B and Molur S (Compilers). The status and distribution of reptiles in the Western Ghats, India. CAMP. Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society. Coimbatore. 148 pp.

Ramesh M & Sankaran R. 2013. Natural history observations on the Indian spiny-tailed lizard Uromastyx hardwickii in the Thar Desert. In: Faunal Heritage of Rajasthan, India. Vol I (Eds: BK Sharma, S Kulshreshtha & AR Rahmani): 295-310. Springer, New York.

Deepak V., Ramesh M., Bhupathy S. & Vasudevan K. 2011. Indotestudo travancorica (Boulenger, 1907) – Travancore tortoise. In: Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A compilation project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (Eds: Rhodin et al). Chelonian Research Monographs No.5, pp 054.1-054.6.

Ramesh M. 2008. Preliminary survey of the Travancore tortoise Indotestudo travancorica from the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, India. Hamadryad 33:118-120.*

Ramesh M. 2008. Relative abundance and morphometrics of the Travancore tortoise Indotestudo travancorica in the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, southern Western Ghats, India. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 7:108-113.

Ramesh M. & Ishwar N.M. 2008. Status and distribution of the Indian spiny-tailed lizard Uromastyx hardwickii in the Thar Desert, western Rajasthan. GNAPE Technical Report No T02. Group for Nature Preservation and Education, India. 48pp.

Grants
2014-16: The Rufford Foundation (Rufford Small Grant II)
2006-07: The Rufford Foundation (Rufford Small Grant I)
2006-07: Idea Wild
2002-03: Centre for Herpetology, Madras Crocodile Bank Trust