Publications List

Dr. P S Easa



Recent Publications

  • Easa, P. S. 2013. The Asian Elephant: Distribution and Conservation challenges. In: Environment & Society, The India Challenge (Ed) Anand Parthasarathy. India Tech Books and Media, Bangalore. Pp. 155-162.
  • Abraham, Saju K., Easa, P. S. and Sivaram, M. 2006. Status and distribution of Nilgiri tahr Hemitragus hylocrius in Kerala pat of the Western Ghats Zoos’ Print 21(9): 2379-2385.
  • Daniels, Ranjit R. J., Easa, P. S. and Alembath, M. 2008. Distribution and status of the endangered Nilgiri tahr. Current Science 94 (1): 10 – 11
  • Choudhury, A., D.K.L. Choudhury, A. Desai, J.W. Duckworth, P.S. Easa, A.J.T. Johnsingh, P. Fernando, S. Hedges, M. Gunawardena, F. Kurt, U. Karanth, A. Lister, V. Menon, H. Riddle, A. Rübel & E. Wikramanayake (2008). Elephas maximus. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.2.

Books

  • Easa, P. S. and C. P. Shaji. 2004. Biodiversity Documentation for Kerala. Part 10. Freshwater Fishes. KFRI Hand Book No. 17. Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi 680 653
  • Easa, P. S. and E. A. Jayson 2004. Biodiversity Documentation for Kerala. Part 11: Birds. KFRI Hand Book No. 17. Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi 680 653
  • Easa, P. S. and K. K. Ramachandran 2004. Biodiversity Documentation for Kerala. Part 10: Reptiles. KFRI Hand Book No. 17. Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi 680 653

Book chapters

  • Easa, P. S. 1992. Musth in Asian Elephants. In: Elephants – Majestic Creatures of the World, Jeheskel Shoshani (Ed). Weldon Owen. Inc.
  • Nair, K. S. S. and Easa, P. S. 1997. Animal Biodiversity in Kerala Forests. In: Biodiversity and Tropical Forests. The Kerala Scenario. K.S.S. Nair and P. Pushpangadan (Eds.) State Committee on Science Technology and Environment, Trivandrum.
  • Easa, P. S. 1998. Life of Wild Elephants. In: Practical Elephant Management – A Handbook for Mahouts. (Ed.) Nibha Namboodiri. Published by Elephant Welfare Association, Thrissur.
  • Radhakrishnan, C., Gopi, K. C. and Easa, P. S. 1999. Faunistic Novelties of Silent Valley. In: Manoharan, T. M., Biju, S.D., Nayar, T.S. and Easa, P.S.(Eds.) Silent Valley – Whispers of Reason. Kerala Forest Department, Thiruvananthapuram, 317-320
  • Easa, P. S. and Shaji, C. P. 1999. The Lower Vertebrates of Silent Valley. In: Manoharan, T. M., Biju, S. D., Nayar, T. S. and Easa, P. S.(Eds.) Silent Valley – Whispers of Reason. Kerala Forest Department, Thiruvananthapuram, 345-348
  • Easa, P. S. 2000. Animal Diversity Conservation and Challenges. In: (Eds) M. Sivadasan and K.V. Mohanan: Biodiversity and Ecology: Concepts and Facts. 38-44 pp.
  • Easa, P. S. 2000. Faunistic Diversity. (In): Mountain Biodiversity, Land Use Dynamics, and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (Eds) P.S. Ramakrishnan, U.M. Chandrashekara, C. Elourad, C.Z. Guilmoto, R.K. Maikhuri, K.S. Rao, S. Sankar and K.G. Saxena. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
  •  Shaji. C. P., Easa, P.S. and Gopalakrishnan, A. 2000. Freshwater Fish Diversity of Western Ghats. In: Endemic fish diversity of Western Ghats (Eds) A.G. Ponniah and A. Gopalakrishnan. National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow, India. Pp. 33 – 55.
  • Shaji. C. P and Easa, P.S. 2000. Potential Endemic Freshwater fishes of Kerala. In: Endemic fish diversity of Western Ghats (Eds) A.G. Ponniah and A. Gopalakrishnan. National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow, India. Pp. 230 – 232.
  • Nameer, P. O., Easa, P. S. and Ommer, P. A. 2012. Cranial anatomy as a tool in wildlife taxonomy. In: Emerging Concepts in Veterinary Anatomy (Eds.) Chungath, J. J. et al.Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Histology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala. Pp. 124-144.

Dr. N V Joshi


Recent Publications

  • Joshi, N. V. (2000) Conditions for the Trivers-Willard hypothesis to be valid: a minimal population-genetic model Journal of Genetics, 79 (1). pp. 9-15. ISSN 0022-1333
  • Joshi, N. V. (1998). Of fine pedigree Journal of Genetics, 77 (2-3). pp. 133-134. ISSN 0022-1333
  • Banerjee, Mousumi; Balaram, Hemalatha; Joshi, N. V.; Balaram, P. (2011) Engineered dimer interface mutants of triosephosphate isomerase: the role of inter-subunit interactions in enzyme function and stability Protein Engineering Design and Selection, 24 (5). pp. 463-472. ISSN 1741-012.
  • Chaturvedi, Rajiv K. ; Gopalakrishnan, Ranjith ; Jayaraman, Mathangi ; Bala, Govindasamy; Joshi, N. V. ; Sukumar, Raman ; Ravindranath, N. H. (2011) Impact of climate change on Indian forests: a dynamic vegetation modeling approach Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 16 (2). pp. 119-142. ISSN 1573-1596
  • Ravindranath, N. H. ; Chaturvedi, Rajiv K. ; Joshi, N. V. ; Sukumar, R. ; Sathaye, Jayant (2011) Implications of climate change on mitigation potential estimates for forest sector in India Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 16 (2). pp. 211-227. ISSN 1381-2386
  • Iengar, Prathima ; Joshi, N. V. (2009) Identification of putative regulatory motifs in the upstream regions of co-expressed functional groups of genes in Plasmodium falciparum BMC Genomics, 10 . 18_1-18_21. ISSN 1471-216.
  • Nath, Cheryl D.; Dattaraja, H. S. ; Suresh, H. S. ; Joshi, N. V. ; Sukumar, R. (2006) Patterns of tree growth in relation to environmental variability in the tropical dry deciduous forest at Mudumalai, southern India Journal of Biosciences, 31 (5). pp. 651-669. ISSN 0250-5991
  • Iengar, Prathima; Joshi, N. V.; Balaram, Padmanabhan (2006) Conformational and sequence signatures in β helix proteins Structure, 14 (3). pp. 529-542. ISSN 0969-2126

Dr. R J Ranjit Daniels


Recent Publications

  • Daniels, R J R (2008) Taxonomic vandalism: the case of the giant wrinkled frog. Current Science 94(2):
  • Daniels, R J R (2008) Can we save the sparrow? Current Science 95 (11): 1527-28
  • Daniels, R J R (2011) Snake abundance: the limits of occupancy-based estimates. Current Science 101(2):
  • Daniels, R J R (2011) Common biases that plague conservation assessments in the Western Ghats. Current Science 101(10): 1271-1274
  • Daniels, R.J.R. Tropical birds and climate change: lessons from the southern Eastern Ghats, 10 June 2015, 108 (11).
  • Gadgil, M, Daniels, R J R, Ganeshaiah, K N, Prasad, S N, Murthy, M S R, Jha, C S, Ramesh, B R and Subramanian, K A (2011) Mapping ecologically sensitive, significant and salient areas of the Western Ghats: proposed protocols and methodology. Current Science 100(2): 175-182.
  • Gore, A P, Pranjpe, S A, Joshi, C, Pramod, P, Subramanian, K A, Daniels, R J R and Gerow, K (2011) Adaptive sampling strategy for assessing avian diversity. International Journal of Statistical Sciences 11 (special issue):
  • Bohm, M et al (2013) Conservation status of the world’s reptiles. Biological Conservation 157: 372-385
  • Ranjit Daniels, R. J., Patrick David, J. and B. Vinoth. Forests as refuges for birds in the Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu, Current Science, May 2015, 108 (09).

Books/ Book chapters

  • Daniels, R.J.R. (1992). Of Feathers and Colours – Birds of Urban South India. Interline Publishing, Bangalore.
  • Daniels, R.J.R. (1992) Of Feathers and Colours: Birds of Urban South India. Bangalore,Interline Publishers, pp72.
  • Daniels, R.J.R. (1997) A Field Guide to the Birds of Southwestern India New Delhi, OxfordUniversity Press, pp217.
  • Daniels, R J R (2002) India a Lifescape: Freshwater Fishes of Peninsular India.Universities Press (India) Ltd, Hyderabad, pp288*
  • Daniels, R J R (2005) India a Lifescape: Amphibians of Peninsular India. UniversitiesPress (India) Ltd, Hyderabad, pp268.
  • Daniels, R J R (2006) The Nilgiri Tahr: An endemic south Indian goat. Macmillan India Ltd,New Delhi, pp94.
  • Daniels, R J R and Vencatesan, J (2008) Western Ghats: Biodiversity, People,Conservation. Rupa & Co, New Delhi, pp148*
  • Daniels, R J R and Krishnaswamy, J (2009) Environmental Studies. New Delhi, Wiley India Pvt Ltd, pp249.
  • Daniels, R J R et al (2008) 200+ Plants of IIT-Madras. Chennai, IIT-M
  • Daniels, R J R and Arivazhagan, C (2008) 150 Animals of IIT-Madras. Chennai, IIT-M.

Dr. Jayshree Vencatesan


Recent Publications

  • Vencatesan,J(2006) Wastelands: is it time to rethink. Current Science. Dec10, 2006/1454.pdf
  • Vencatesan, J (2008) Watering the desert. Current Science. Jan252008/156.pdf
  • Vencatesan, J (2007) Protecting Wetlands. Current Science. Aug102007/288.pdf
  • Bhaskar, A. and Vencatesan, J. Irrigation Tanks, Bird Sanctuaries or Wetlands – The Management Dilemma. – Society for Conservation Biology’s International Congress for Conservation Biology/European Congress for Conservation Biology in Montpellier, France from 2-6 August, 2015.
  • Pfeiffer C, S Glaser, J Vencatesan, E Schliermann-Kraus, A Drescher, R Glaser (2008) Facilitating participatory multilevel decision-making by using interactive mental maps. Geospatial Health 3(1), 2008, pp. 103-112
  • Glaser, R. Glaser, A. Drescher, C. Pfeiffer, E. Schliermann-Kraus, M. Lechner and J. Vencatesan 2008. Geo-communication for risk assessment and catastrophe prevention of flood events in the coastal areas of Chennai. In: Miquel Sànchez-Marrè, Javier Béjar, Joaquim Comas, Andrea E. Rizzoli, Giorgio Guariso (Eds.)Proceedings of the iEMSs Fourth Biennial Meeting: International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2008). International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, Barcelona, Catalonia, July 2008: 1569-1577.


Books/ Book chapters

  • Vencatesan J, Gender and Conservation – some issues (2009) Eco feminism – An Overview. D. Mitra and K. Basu (eds) IcFAI Books, The IcFAI University Press, Hyderabad.
  • Vencatesan, J: Man in Biosphere: vignettes of representation from the Sangam. Anthropological Survey of India, Calcutta (in press).
  • Vencatesan J and E Manimaran (Eds) (2008) 200+ Plants of IIT-M. Golden Jubilee Commemoration Publication, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
  • Vencatesan J and E Manimaran (Eds) (2008) 150 Animals of IIT-M. Golden Jubilee Commemoration Publication, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Dr. Avantika Bhaskar

  • Bhaskar, A. and Muthu Karthick, N. (2015), Riparian Forests for healthy rivers. Current Science, 108(10): 1788-1789.
  • Bhaskar, A. and Vencatesan, J.V. (2015), Challenges of Managing Water Bodies as Bird Sanctuaries in Tamil Nadu. Current Science, (109) 3:403-404.
  • Ray, S., Dansana, P. K., Bhaskar, A., Giri, J., Kapoor, S., Khurana, J. P., & Tyagi, A. K. (2009). Emerging trends in functional genomics for stress tolerance in crop plants. Plant stress biology: from genomics to systems biology, 37-63.

Dr. Subramanean

  1. J. (2005). Nesting and adult mortality of the olive ridley sea turtle along Mamallapuram coast, Tamil Nadu, South India. Herpinstance.2 (2): 5-7
  2. J. (2005). Post tsunami observations on nesting activity of olive ridley sea  turtle ( Lepidochelys olivacea) along Chennai coast. Herpinstance. 2 (2): 7
  3. J. (2007). Lizards of the east coast. Herpinstance 4(2)
  4. J (2009). Morphometrics of Fan throated lizard Sitana ponticeriana Cuvier in a scrubland habitat near Chennai- Cobra. 3(4):21-23
  5. J (2012). Lizard fauna of Kancheepuram District, North Eastern Tamil Nadu, Southern India, Cobra VI (1):12-22

N. Muthu Karthick

  1. Bhaskar, A. and Muthu Karthick, N. (2015), Riparian Forests for healthy rivers. Current Science, 108(10): 1788-1789.
  2. Angiosperms of Nanmangalam Reserve Forest, an urban forest in metropolitan Chennai, India (Feb 2012) — Check List 8(1): 057-076, 2012 
  3. Distribution, Abundance and Management of Bonnet Macaque in the Campus of Indian Institute of Technology Madras (Jul 2011)