Dr. Ankila Hiremath

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Dr. Ankila Hiremath
Fellow and Co-Convenor, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment C-86, BK Dutt Colony (2nd floor) New Delhi 110 003, INDIA Telefax: +91 11 2460 3134            E-mail: hiremath@atree.org

Research Interests

Ankila Hiremath is a plant ecologist with an interest in the dynamics and resilience of social-ecological systems, and in ecosystem restoration and novel ecosystems. She works on invasive species and their ecological and socio-economic impacts. She is also interested in fire, and in the management of non-timber forest products.


  • Dissertation Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida. May 1998.
  • Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, US National Science Foundation. March 1996.
  • Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Organization for Tropical Studies. August 1995.
  • Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Office of International Studies and Programs and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida. March 1995.
  • Fellowship, Tropical Conservation and Development Program, University of Florida. 1993-1995.
  • Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida. 1992-1993.

Editorial Affiliations

Associate-editor: Current Conservation (www.currentconservation.org), 2007 – present

Associate Editor: Tropical Ecology (www.tropecol.com), 2008 – 2015

Guest editor: Conservation & Society (www.conservationandsociety.org), 2004

Editorial Board: Tree Physiology (treephys.oxfordjournals.org), 2000-2001

Academic Record

  • Ph.D. in botany (ecology). 1999. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
  • M.Sc. in environmental science. 1992. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
  • B.A. in environmental studies. 1989. The British Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
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Journal Articles

Thekaekara T., A.T. Vanak, A.J. Hiremath, N. Rai, J. Ratnam, R. Sukumar 2017 Notes from the other side of a forest fire Economic and Political Weekly 52: 22-25

Book Chapters

Hiremath, A.J., N.D. Rai, and C. Made Gowda , 2018 , One size needn’t fit all: conservation lessons from long-term research in the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve, South India Pp. 60-70. 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.
Sundaram, B., G. Ramaswami, M. Paul, A.J. Hiremath , 2018 , Synergistic Impacts of Invasive Alien Species and Climate Change: Implications for Biodiversity Conservation , Implications for Biodiversity Conservation Pp 212-229. In: JR Bhatt, A.A. Das, and K. Shanker (eds.). Biodiversity and Climate Change: An Indian Perspective. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.