Ecosystems and Global Change

2012

  • Vivek, R and T. Ganesh. 2012. Habitat structure and its effects on bird assemblages in the Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 109 (in press)
  • Jorge, A, Vanak, A. T., Thaker, M., Begg, C. and Slotow, R. (Accepted) Costs and benefits of leopard to the sport hunting industry and local communities in Niassa National Reserve, Mozambique. Conservation Biology
  • Birkett, P. J., Vanak, A. T., Ferreira, S. and Slotow, R. 2012. Animal perception of seasonal thresholds: changes in elephant movement in relation to rainfall patterns. PLoSOne 7(6): e38363. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0038363
  • Vanak, A.T., Shannon, G., Thaker, M., Page, B., Grant, R., and Slotow, R. 2012. Biocomplexity in large tree mortality: interactions between elephant, fire and landscape in an African savanna. Ecography DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2011.07213.x
  • 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.
  • Sen, S., G. Ravikanth and N. A. Aravind. 2012. Status of terrestrial mollusks in Indian conservation arena: a synthesis. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 4: 3029–3037.
  • Reid, D., N. A. Aravind and N. A. Madhyastha. 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: 95-135.
  • Sen, S., Ravikanth G. and Aravind N. A. 2012. Land snails (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of India: Status, threats and conservation strategies. Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(11): 3029–3037
  • Ismail S., Buser A, Uma Shaankar R, Ravikanth G., Ghazoul J and Kettle C. J. 2012. Development of polymorphic microsatellite markers for the critically endangered and endemic Indian dipterocarp, Vateria indica L. (Dipterocarpaceae). Conservation Genetics DOI 10.1007/s12686-012-9829-9
  • Ismail S. A., Ghazoul J., Ravikanth G., Uma Shaanker R., Kushalappa C. G.,. Kettle C.J. 2012. Does long distance pollen dispersal preclude inbreeding in tropical trees? Fragmentation genetics of Dysoxylum malabaricum in an agro-forest landscape. Molecular Ecology DOI: 10.1111/mec.12054
  • Lyngdoh, N., Gunaga R. P., G. Joshi., Vasudeva, R., Ravikanth, G. and Uma Shaanker R. 2012 Influence of geographic distance and genetic dissimilarity among clones on flowering synchrony in a teak (Tectona grandis Linn. f) clonal seed orchard. Silvae Genetica 61 (1-2): 10-17
  • Srirama R., Deepak H.B, Senthilkumar U., Ravikanth G., Gurumurthy B. R., Shivanna M. B., Chandrasekaran C.V., Amit Agarwal, Uma Shaanker R., 2012. Hepatoprotective activity of Indian Phyllanthus . L. Pharmaceutical Biology 50(8): 948–953
  • Sundaram B., S. Krishnan, A.J. Hiremath, G. Joseph. 2012. Ecology and impacts of the invasive species, Lantana camara, in a social-ecological system in South India: Perspectives from local knowledge. Human Ecology. DOI 10.1007/s10745-012-9532-1
  • Krishnaswamy, J., M. Bonell, B. Venkatesh, B. K. Purandara, S. Lele, M. C. Kiran, V. Reddy, S. Badiger, K. N. Rakesh. 2012. The rain–runoff response of tropical humid forest ecosystems to use and reforestation in the Western Ghats of India. Journal of Hydrology . 472-473: 216–237
  • Sen, S., G. Ravikanth and N. A. Aravind. 2012. Land snails (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of India: Status, threats and conservation strategies. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 4(11): 3029–3037
  • Ganesan, R. 2011. Litsea kakkachensis (Lauraceae) – A new species from Agasthyamalai, Western Ghats, India. Rheedea 21: 143-146
  • Chetana,H. C., S. Krishnan and T. Ganesh. 2012. Biodiversity regain in abandoned tea plantations. Current Science 102(8): 1089-1090
  • Caughlin, T. T., T. Ganesh and M. D. Lowman. 2012. Sacred fig trees promote frugivore visitation and tree seedling abundance in South India. Current Science 102 (6): 918-922
  • Raghavan, R., N. Dahanukar, K. Krishnakumar, A. Ali, S. Solomon, M. R. Ramprasanth, F. Baby, B. Pereira, J. Tharian and S. Philip. 2012. Western Ghats’ fish fauna in peril: are pseudo conservationist attitudes to be blamed? Current Science 102 (6): 835-837

2011

  • Krishnakumar, K., F. G. Benno Pereira and K. V. Radhakrishnan. 2011. Puntius madhusoodani (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), a new species of barb from Manimala River, Kerala, South India. Biosystematica 5 (2): 31-37
  • Chetana, H. C., and T. Ganesh. 2011. Importance of shade trees (Gravillea robusta) in the dispersal of forest tree species in managed tea plantations of southern Western Ghats, India. Journal of Tropical Ecology 28: 187-197
  • Seshadri, K. S., A. Vivek Chandran and K. V. Gururaja. 2011. Anurans from wetlands of Puducherry, along the East Coast of India. Check List 8(1): 023-026
  • Ray, A., Sumangala R. C., G. Ravikanth, Uma Shaanker R and S. Quader. 2011. Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci from invasive plant Lantana camara. L. Conservation Genetic Resources DOI 10.1007/s12686-011-9501-9
  • P., Mohana Kumara, S. Zuehlke, Priti V., Ramesha B. T., Shweta S., G. Ravikanth, Vasudeva R., Santhoshkumar, T. R., M. Spiteller, Uma Shaanker R. 2011. Fusarium proliferatum, an endophytic fungus from Dysoxylum binectariferum Hook. f, produces rohitukine, a chromane alkaloid possessing anti-cancer activity Antonievan Leeuwenhoek Journal of Microbiology DOI 10.1007/s10482-011-9638-2
  • V. Deepak, M. Ramesh, S. Bhupathy and K. Vasudevan. 2011. Indotestudo travancorica (Boulenger 1907) – Travancore Tortoise. Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises. Chelonian Research Monographs 5:054.1-054.6
  • Seshadri, K. S. and T. Ganesh. 2011. Faunal mortality on roads due to religious tourism across time and space in protected areas: A case study from south India. Forest Ecology and Management 262: 1713–1721
  • Chaudhary, P., S. Rai, S. Wangdi, A. Mao, N. Rehman, S. Chettri and K. S. Bawa. 2011. Consistency of local perceptions of climate change in the Kangchenjunga Himalaya landscape. Current Science 101(4): 504-513
  • Ravikanth, G., R. Srirama, K. N. Ganeshaiah and Uma Shaanker R. 2011. In pursuit of a universal barcode of plants: Peril of followers? Current Science 101(3):269-271
  • Nagendra, H. 2011. Assessing relatedness and redundancy of forest monitoring and change indicators. Journal of Environmental Management 95 (2012): 108-113
  • Shivanna, K. R. 2011. Pollen pistil interaction: A complex mating game required for fertilization in flowering plants. Journal of Palynology 46: 97-120
  • Krishnakumar, K., A. Ali, B. Pereira and R. Raghavan. 2011. Unregulated aquaculture and invasive alien species: A case study of the African catfish Clarias gariepinus in Vembanad Lake (Ramsar Wetland), Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(5): 1737-1744
  • Sharma, M. V., and K. R. Shivanna. 2011. Pollinators, pollination efficiency and fruiting success in a wild nutmeg, Myristica dactyloides. Journal of Tropical Ecology 27: 405-412
  • Ramesha, B. T., M. D. Yetish, G. Ravikanth, K. N. Ganeshaiah, J. Gazoul and R. Uma Shaanker. 2011. Stylish lengths: Mate choice in flowers. Journal of Bioscience 36(2): 229-234
  • Ramesha, B. T., S. Zuehlke, R. C. Vijay, V. Priti, G. Ravikanth, K. N. Ganeshaiah, M. Spiteller and R. Uma Shaanker. 2011. Sequestration of camptothecin, an anticancer alkaloid, by chrysomelid beetles. Journal of Chemical Ecology 37(5): 533-536
  • Ramesha, B. T., J. Gertsch, G. Ravikanth, V. Priti, K. N. Ganeshaiah and R. Uma Shaanker. 2011. Biodiversity and chemodiversity: Future perspectives in bioprospecting. Current Drug Targets
  • Raghavan, R., et al Is the Deccan Mahseer, Tor khudree (Sykes, 1839) (Pisces:Cyprinidae) fishery in the Western Ghats Hotspot sustainable? A participatory approach to stock assessment. Fisheries Research 110(1): 29-38
  • Nagendra, H., and E. Ostrom. 2011. The challenge of forest diagnostics. Ecology and Society 16(2): 20
  • Molleman, L., S. Boeve, J. H. D. Wolf, J. G. B. Oostermeijer, S. Devy, and R. Ganesan. 2011. Commercial harvesting and regeneration of epiphytic macrolichen communities in the Western Ghats, India. Environmental Conservation 38(3): 1-8
    Southworth, J., H. Nagendra and L. Cassidy. 2011. Forest transition pathways in Asia - studies from Nepal, India, Thailand, and Cambodia. Journal of Land Use Science: 1-15.
  • Kelsey, R. G., G. Joseph and G. M. McWilliams. 2011. Ethanol synthesis by anoxic root segments from five cedar species relates to their habitat attributes but not their known differences in vulnerability to Phytophthora lateralis root disease. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41(6): 1202-1211
  • He, K. S., D. Rocchini, M. Neteler and H. Nagendra. 2011. Benefits of hyperspectral remote sensing for tracking plant invasions. Diversity and Distributions 17(3): 381-392
  • Atkore, V. M., K. Sivakumar and A. J. T. Johnsingh. 2011. Patterns of diversity and conservation status of freshwater fishes in the tributaries of Ramganga river, in the Shiwaliks of the Western Himalaya. Current Science 100(5): 731-736
  • Goswami, R., and T. Ganesh. 2011. Conservation amidst political unrest: the case of Manas National Park, India. Current Science 100(4): 445-446
  • Vivek, R., and T. Ganesh. 2011. Birding high: Ornithological studies in the canopy. What's up? 17(2): 2-3
  • Purushotham, C. B., K. Dharmadhikari and R. Vivek. 2011. A comparison of hill stream anuran diversity across two habitats in Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve: a pilot study. Frogleg 15: 2-9
  • Prathapan, K. D, and P. D. Rajan. 2011. Biodiversity access and benefit-sharing: weaving a rope of sand. Current Science 100(3): 290-93

2010

  • Lyngdoh, N., G. Joshi, G. Ravikanth, R. Uma Shaanker and R. Vasudeva. 2010. Influence of levels of genetic diversity on fruit quality in teak (Tectona grandis L.f.). Current Science 99(5): 639-644
  • Mukherjee, S., A. Krishnan, K. Tamma, C. Home, R. Navya, S. Joseph, A. Das and U. Ramakrishnan. 2010. Ecology driving genetic variation: A comparative phylogeography of jungle cat (Felis chaus) and leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) in India.” PLoS ONE 5(10): 639-644
  • Nageswara, R. M., G. Ravikanth, K. N. Ganeshaiah and R. Uma Shaanker. 2010. Role of protected area in conserving the population and genetic structure of economically important bamboo species. Bioremediation, Biodiversity and Bioavailability 4(1): 69-76
  • Shijo, J., S. Reddy, A. P. Thomas, S. K. Srivastava and V. K. Srivastava. 2010. Spatial interpolation of carbon stock: A case study from the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot, India. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology 17(6): 1745-2627
  • Manju, V. S., R. Uma Shaanker, S. R. Leather, R. Vasudeva and K. R. Shivanna. 2010. Floral resources, pollinators and fruiting in a threatened tropical deciduous tree. Journal of Plant Ecology: 1-9
  • Manju, V. S., R. Uma Shaanker, R. Vasudeva and K. R. Shivanna. 2010. Functional dioecy in Nothapodytes nimmoniana, a distylous species in the Western Ghats. Current Science 99(10): 1444-1449
  • Ranganathan, J., J. Krishnaswamy and M. O. Anand. 2010. Landscape level 
effects on avian species communities within human dominated ecosystems in the Western Ghats: Insights for management and conservation. Biological Conservation 143(12): 2909-2917
  • Bonell, M., B. K. Purandara, B. Venkatesh, J. Krishnaswamy, H. A. K. Acharya, U. V. Singh, R. Jayakumar and N. Chappell. 2010. The impact of forest use and reforestation on soil hydraulic conductivity in the Western Ghats of India: Implications for surface and sub-surface hydrology. Journal of Hydrology 391: 47–62
  • Patrick David, J., and V. Atkore. 2010. A note on feeding habits of fruit bats in Colaba, Urban Mumbai, India. Small Mammal Mail (Bi-Annual Newsletter of CCINSA & RISCINSA) 2(1): 9-11
  • Remadevi, O. K., T. O. Sasidharan, J. Bhattacharya, C. R. Vossbrinck and P. D. Rajan. 2010. Some pathological effects and transmission potential of a microsporidian isolate (Nosema sp.) from the teak defoliator Hyblaea puera (Lepidoptera:Hyblaeidae). International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 30(3): 138–144
  • Nagendra, H., and D. Gopal. 2010. Tree diversity, distribution, history and change in urban parks: Studies in Bangalore, India. Urban Ecosystem 14(2): 211-223
  • Aravind, N. A., D. Rao, K. N. Ganeshaiah, R. Uma Shaanker and J. G. Poulsen. 2010. Impact of Lantana camara on bird assemblage at Malé Mahadeshwara reserve forest, South India. Tropical Ecology 51: 325-338
  • Hemmilä, S., M. Kumara, G. Ravikanth, S. Gustafsson, R. Vasudeva, K. N. Ganeshaiah, R. Uma Shaanker and M. Lascoux. 2010. Development of eleven microsatellite markers in the red-listed tree species Myristica malabarica. Conservation Genetic Resources 2(1): 305-307
  • Anitha, K., S. Joseph, R. J. Chandran, E. V. Ramasamy and S. Narendra Prasad. 2010. Tree species diversity and community composition in a human-dominated tropical forest of Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot, India. Ecological Complexity 7(2): 217-224
  • Bawa, K. S., L. P. Koh, T. M. Lee, J. Liu, P. S. Ramakrishnan, D. W. Yu, Y. Zhang, P. H. Raven. 2010. China, India, and the environment. Science 327(5972): 1457–1459
  • Gurudatt, P. S., V. Priti, S. Shweta, B. T. Ramesha, G. Ravikanth, R. Vasudeva, T. Amna, S. Deepika, K. N. Ganeshaiah, R. Uma Shaanker, S. Puri and N. Qazi. 2010. Attenuation of camptothecin production and negative relation between hyphal biomass and camptothecin content in endophytic fungal strains isolated from Nothapodytes nimmoniana Grahm (Icacinaceae). Current Science 98 (8): 1006-1009
  • Joseph, S., and P. P. Ouseph. 2010. Assessment of nutrients using multivariate statistical techniques in estuarine systems and its management implications: A case study from Cochin estuary, India. Water and Environment Journal 24(2): 126–132
  • Jain, M., G. Kuriakose and R. Balakrishnan. 2010. Evaluation of methods to estimate foliage density in the understorey of a tropical evergreen forest. Current Science 98(4): 508-515
  • Bawa, K. S. 2010. Cataloguing life in India: The taxonomic imperative. Current Science 98(2): 151-153
  • Lele, N., H. Nagendra and J. Southworth. 2010. Accessibility, demography and protection: Drivers of forest stability and change at multiple scales in the Cauvery basin, India. Remote Sensing 2: 306-332
  • Karthik, T., A. J. Hiremath and D. Jathanna. 2010. Patterns of seed rain and seedling regeneration in abandoned agricultural clearings in a seasonally dry tropical forest in India. Journal of Tropical Ecology 26: 25–33
  • Nagendra, H. and D. Gopal. 2010. Street trees in Bangalore: Density, diversity, composition and distribution. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 9(2): 129-137
  • Bai, S. N., T. O. Sasidharan, O. K. Remadevi, P. D. Rajan and M. Balachander. 2010. Virulence of Metarhiziumisolates against the polyphagous defoliator pest, Spilarctia obliqua (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae). Journal of Tropical Forest Science 22(1): 74–80

2009

  • Balachander, M., O. K. Remadevi, T. O. Sasidharan and N. Sapna Bai. 2009. Infectivity of Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycotina: Hyphomycetes) isolates to the arboreal termite Odontotermes sp. (Isoptera: Termitidae). International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 29(4): 202–207
  • Nagendra, H. 2009. Drivers of regrowth in South Asia's human impacted forests. Current Science 97(11):1586-1592
  • Nagendra, H. 2009. Society and science: Interdisciplinary exchanges. Current Science 97(11): 1513-1514
  • Krishnaswamy, J., K. S. Bawa, K. N. Ganeshaiah and M. C. Kiran. 2009. Quantifying and mapping biodiversity and ecosystem services: Utility of a multi-season NDVI based Mahalanobis distance surrogate. Remote Sensing and Environment 113(4): 857-867
  • Selwyn, A., and R. Ganesan. 2009. Evaluating the potential role of Eucalyptus plantations in the regeneration of native trees in southern Western Ghats, India. Tropical Ecology 50; 173- 189
  • Devy, M. S., S. Swamy and N. A. Aravind. 2009. Reshaping urban green spaces. Economic and Political Weekly 44(46)
  • Ramalingam, R., and D. R. Priyadarsanan. 2009. Ground insect community responses to habitat restoration efforts in the Attappady hills, Western Ghats, India. Current Science 97(6): 935-941
  • Sasidaran, T. O., O. K. Remadevi, R. Usharani, P. D. Rajan and N. Sapna Bai. 2009. Evaluation of cultural characteristic and pathogenicity of some isolates of Metarhizium anisopliae against teak defoliator, Hybaea puera Cramer. Uttar Pradesh Journal of Zoology 29(2): 142-148
  • Singh, S., S. Zuehlke, B. T. Ramesha, V. Priti, P. Mohana Kumar, G. Ravikanth, M. Spiteller, R. Vasudeva and R. Uma Shaanker. 2009. Endophytic fungal strains of Fusarium solani, from Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. ex Arn (Icacinaceae) produce camptothecin, 10-hydroxycamptothecin and 9-methoxycamptothecin. Phytochemistry 71(1): 117-122
  • Mohana Kumara, P., N. Sreejayan, V. Priti, B. T. Ramesha, G. Ravikanth, K. N. Ganeshaiah, R. Vasudeva, J. Mohan, T. Santhoshkumar, M. P. Dutt, R. Viswakarma and R. Uma Shaanker. 2009. Dysoxylum binectariferum Hook.f (Meliaceae), a rich source of rohitukine. Fitoterapia 81(2): 145-148
  • Mohanty, A., B. Chrungu, N. Verma and K. R. Shivanna. 2009. Broadening the genetic base of crop brassicas by production of new intergeneric hybrid. Czech J. Genet. Plant Breed 45: 117-122
  • Krishnakumar, K., R. Raghavan and B. Pereira. 2009. Protected on papers, hunted in wetlands: Exploitation and trade of freshwater turtles (Melanochelys trijuga coronata and Lissemys punctata punctata) in Punnamada, Kerala, India. Tropical Conservation Science 2(3): 363-373
  • Krishnakumar, K., R. Raghavan, G. Prasad, A. Bijukumar, M. Sekharan, B. Pereira and A. Ali. 2009. When pets become pests - exotic aquarium fishes and biological invasions in Kerala, India. Current Science 97(4): 474-476
  • Priti, V., B. T. Ramesha, S. Singh, G. Ravikanth, K. N. Ganeshaiah, T. S. Suryanarayanan and R. Uma Shaanker. 2009. How promising are endophytic fungi as alternative sources of plant secondary metabolites? Current Science 97(4): 477-478
  • Nagendra, H., S. Pareeth, S. Paul and S. Dutt. 2009. Landscapes of protection: Forest change and fragmentation in northern West Bengal, India. Environmental Management 44(5): 853-864
  • Rocchini, D., H. Nagendra, R. Ghate and B. Cade. 2009. Spectral distance decay: Assessing species beta-diversity by quantile regression. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 75(10): 1225-1230
  • Ghate, R., D. Mehra and H. Nagendra 2009. Local institutions as mediators of the impact of markets on non-timber forest product extraction in central India. Environmental Conservation 36(1): 51-61
  • Ravikanth, G., M. Nageswara Rao, B. S. Deepali Singh, K. N. Ganeshaiah and R. Uma Shaanker. 2009. The tale of two important bamboo species in the central Western Ghats: Implications for in situ conservation. Journal of Bamboo and Rattan 7(1-2).
  • Thomas, B. K., R. Muradian, G. de Groot and A. de Ruijter. Multidimensional poverty and identification of poor households: A case from Kerala, India. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities 10(2): 237-57
  • Kuriakose, G., P. A. Sinu and K. R. Shivanna. 2009. Domestication of cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) in Western Ghats, India: Divergence in productive traits and a shift in major pollinators. Annals of Botany 103: 727-733
  • Raghavendra, T. R., P. Vaidyanathan, H. K. Swathi, B. T. Ramesha, G. Ravikanth, K. N. Ganeshaiah, A. Srikrishna and R. Uma Shaanker. 2009. Prospecting for alternate sources of shikimic acid, a precursor of Tamiflu, a bird-flu drug. Current Science 96(6): 771-772
  • Sumangala, R. C., L. N. Kumar, B. T. Ramesha, R. Uma Shaanker, K. N. Ganeshaiah and G. Ravikanth. 2009. Development of micro satellite markers for a critically endangered species, Ceropegia fantastica from the Western Ghats, India. Conservation Genetics10(6): 1825-1827
  • Shivanna K. R. 2009. Pollination biology, breeding system and reproductive success of Adhatoda vasica, an important medicinal plant. Current Science 96(3): 408-412