Dr. G Ravikanth

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Dr. G Ravikanth
Senior Fellow (Associate Professor), Suri Sehgal Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation
gravikanth@atree.org
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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph. D (Agri) in (Crop Physiology) in 2004, UAS, Bangalore 
  • M. Sc (Agri) in (Crop Physiology) in 1999, UAS, Bangalore
  • B. Sc (Forestry) in 1996 from Forestry College, Ponnompet South Kodagu

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dr. Ravikanth’s research over the last 20 years has focused on applying molecular tools in the context of tropical forest conservation and species recovery. He has led multiple research projects focusing on forest genetic resources that provide critical societal value. His empirical work has largely focused on Conservation genetics and molecular ecology, examining local patterns of spatial genetic structure across a range of economically important species. A core research focus has been on enhancing the conservation and sustainable use of Forest Genetic Resources to deliver sustainable development. He has also focused on developing tools and research outputs to manage forest genetic resources of Western Ghats for forest landscape restoration and livelihoods.

Ravikant’s recent research has been on developing DNA barcodes for number medicinal plants. He has used DNA barcoding to assess the extent of adulteration in herbal trade. He is also assessing the impacts of harvesting on the genetic structure of plant populations. Ravikanth’s research interests can be broadly divided into:

  1. Understanding the genetic consequences of harvesting/ habitat degradation/fragmentation
  2. Evolution and Molecular systematics
  3. Biogeography and Phylogeography
  4. Chemical Ecology and Bioprospecting

His research integrates molecular, ecological, phylogenetics and niche modelling tools to address some fundamental research questions.  His research group works across various taxa, including plants, amphibians and molluscs. 


EXPERIENCE

  • SENIOR FELLOW (Associate Professor, 2017 –till date), Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment, Royal Enclave, Srirampura, Jakkur Post, Bangalore – 560064

  • FELLOW -2 (Associate Professor, 2012 –2017), Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment, Royal Enclave, Srirampura, Jakkur Post, Bangalore – 560064

  • FELLOW-1 (Assistant Professor, 2008 -2012), Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment, Royal Enclave, Srirampura, Jakkur Post, Bangalore – 560064

  • POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, (Jan 2004- Oct 2008), Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment, Royal Enclave, Srirampura, Jakkur Post, Bangalore – 560064

  • SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW (Aug 2001- Dec 2003), University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore-560065


GRADUATED STUDENTS 

  • Sandeep Sen
  • Priti Hebbar
  • Barkha Subba
  • Madhushree Munshi (Co-supervisor) 

CURRENT STUDENTS

  • Yangchen Bhutia
  • Nobin Raja
  • Arunima Sikder
  • Geethika E (Co-Supervisor)
  • Bhavani Shanker (Co-Supervisor)

CONTACT

Phone: 091-080-23635555 (110)
Email: gravikanth@atree.orggravikanth@gmail.com
Fax: 091-080-23530070

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Journal Articles

Sampangi-Ramaiah, M.H., Jagadheesh, Prajjal D, Shridhar J, Vasantha Kumari M. M, Oelmüller R, Nataraja K. N, Ravishankar K. V, Ravikanth G and Uma Shaanker R 2020 An endophyte from salt-adapted Pokkali rice confers salt-tolerance to a salt-sensitive rice variety and targets a unique pattern of genes in its new host Scientific Reports 10 (1): 1-14.
Vikram Aditya, Sumashini P. S, Aravind N. A, Ravikanth G, Chandrashekara K and Uma Shaanker R 2020 Reconciling biodiversity conservation with agricultural intensification: challenges and opportunities for India Current Science 118 (12): 1870-1873

Book Chapters

Ravikanth. G, Srirama R, Senthilkumar U, Ganeshaiah K.N and Uma Shaanker R , 2011 , Genetic resources of Phyllanthus in Southern India-Identification of Geographic and Genetic hot-spots and its implication for conservation , Phyllanthus Species: Scientific Evaluation and Medicinal Applications
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Sandeep Sen

  • Post Doctoral Researcher, Mountain Science Center, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Biodiversity Monitoring and Conservation Planning
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Yangchenla Bhutia

  • Biodiversity Monitoring and Conservation Planning

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