Dr. Soubadra Devy

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Dr. Soubadra Devy
Fellow, Convenor - Suri Sehgal Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation
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  • B.Sc. in Applied Geography, Madras University, Chennai, India, 1986
  • M.S. in Ecology. Salim Ali School of Ecology, Pondicherry University,
    Pondicherry, India, 1990.
  • Ph.D. in Ecology, Madras University, Chennai, India, 2000.

Research interests

I 'm interested in various aspects of conservation biology and ecological interactions. My main field of research is pollination ecology of wild and cultivated plants. Particular focus is on the sustenance of plant-pollinator/animal interactions in human dominated landscapes.

Work experience

  • 1990-1991. Research associate: Effect of land use change on the wet forest butterfly community .Salim Ali School of Ecology and Environmental Science, Pondicherry University, Pondicherrry.
  • 1992-1993. Research Associate: Evaluation of the protected areas in Andaman Islands for butterflies based on their distribution in relation to area and habitat requirements. Salim Ali School of Ecology and Environmental Science and French Institute, Pondicherry.
  • 1994-1998. Research Associate: Integrated program on Biodiversity assessment by University of Massachusetts Boston, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, and Salim Ali School of Ecology, Pondicherry.
  • 1999-2000 Research Associate: Evaluation of Protected Areas along Western Ghats for Butterflies. Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment.


2001-2009. Fellow (consultant mode), Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Bangalore.



Email: soubadra@atree.org

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Journal Articles

Annesha Chowdhury, Abhishek Samrat, M. Soubadra Devy 2021 Can tea support biodiversity with a few “nudges” in management: Evidence from tea growing landscapes around the world Global Ecology and Conservation, Volume 31, 2021, e01801, ISSN 2351-9894, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2021.e01801.
A. Samrat, M. S. Devy & T. Ganesh 2021 Delineating fragmented grassland patches in the tropical region using multi-seasonal synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and optical satellite images International Journal of Remote Sensing, 42:10, 3938-3954, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2021.1881181
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