Dr. Abi Tamim Vanak

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Journal Articles

Kamaljit S.Bawa, Asmita Sengupta, Ravi Chellam, R.Ganesan, Jagdish Krishnaswamy, Nitin Pandit, G.Ravikanth, Mahesh Sankaran, Darshan Shankar, Reinmar Seidler, R. Uma Shaanker, Abi Tamim Vanak 2021 Securing biodiversity, securing our future: A national mission on biodiversity and human well-being for India Biological Conservation, Volume 253, January 2021, 108867, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108867
Paul, M. M., Jadeja, N. B., Sidhu, N. and Vanak, A. T. 2020 Whither One Health in India? Challenges to Adopting Global Strategies for Tackling Zoonotic Diseases Vol. 55, Issue No. 49, 12 Dec, 2020

Book Chapters

Vanak, A.T., A.J. Hiremath, S. Krishnan, T. Ganesh, N.D. Rai , 2017 , Filling in the (forest) blanks: the past, present and future of India’s savanna grasslands Pp 88-93 In: A.J. Hiremath, N.D. Rai, and A. Siddhartha. (eds). , Transcending boundaries. Reflecting on twenty years of action and research at ATREE. ATREE, Bangalore.

Reports

examples of integrated Onehealth research and showcase a new National initiative: a talk at the Ashoka University Webinar: Operationalising OneHealth Science in India to Combat Emerging Zoonoses, on the 7th October, 2020, 2020, @ https://youtu.be/9gEwgC0krD0
Talk on Mad dogs and sick monkeys: Understanding pathogen dynamics in complex systems: a virtual talk hosted by Ecology Center Utah State University on 24th September, 2020, 2020, @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgnwgke0U70
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Dr. Abi Tamim Vanak
Fellow (Associate Professor), Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation
Fellow (Intermediate), Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Clinical and Public Health
Adjunct Research Fellow, School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
Teaching Faculty, M.Sc. Wildlife Biology and Conservation Program, National Centre for Biological Sciences (www.ncbs.res.in)
avanak@atree.org

Research interests: My broad interests are in animal movement ecology, disease ecology, OneHealth, savanna ecosystems, invasive species (both plant and animal) and wildlife in human-dominated systems. My work has spanned from studying the movement ecology of elephants, large African carnivores and savanna ecosystem dynamics, to the conservation of semi-arid savanna grasslands in peninsular India and the adaptation of mesocarnivores to human-dominated landscapes. Much of my current work focusses on the outcome of interactions between species at the interface of humans, domestic animals and wildlife in semi-arid savannas and agro-ecosystems. Model systems range from free-ranging domestic dogs in cities and villages, mesocarnivores in an agri-savanna matrix to African savanna elephant, and impacts of Prosopis juliflora. My interests in OneHealth systems and disease ecology include the dynamics of rabies transmission in multi-host systems and in understanding the role of small and medium mammals as tick hosts in the transmission dynamics of Kyasanur forest disease.

Email: avanak(at)atree(dot)org

Academic record

2008 - Ph.D. Wildlife Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA

1997 - M.Sc. Wildlife Science, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India

1995 - B.Sc. Zoology, Loyola College, Madras University, Chennai, India

 

Editorial Affiliations

Academic Editor: PLOSOne

Handling Editor: Conservation Biology

Associate Editor: Animal Conservation

Editor: Endangered Species Research