Dr. Ankila Hiremath

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Journal Articles

Sundaram B., A.J. Hiremath 2011 Lantana camara invasion in a heterogeneous landscape: patterns of spread and correlation with changes in native vegetation. Biological Invasions 14: 1127-1141 (doi: 10.1007/s10530-011-0144-2)
Teegalapalli K., A.J. Hiremath, and D. Jathana 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.

Book Chapters

Hiremath A.J., B Sundaram , 2013 , Invasive species in Indian protected areas: Conserving biodiversity in cultural landscapes , Contributed chapter. Pp. 241-288. In: L. Foxcroft, D.M. Richardson, P. Pysek, and P. Genovesi (eds.). Alien Plant Invasions in Protected Areas. A Global Assessment. Springer.
Uma Shaanker R., A.J. Hiremath, G. Joseph, N.D. Rai. , 2009 , Non-Timber Forest Products Conservation, Management and Policy in the Tropics , ATREE, Bangalore.
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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

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.

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.

    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


    • 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.

    Graduated (Students)

    • Bharath Sundaram
    • Madhura Niphadkar