- Poster2014Introduction to the Western Ghatssupported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership FundDownload
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Endemics, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Vertebrates, Intervertebrates, Deciduous Forests, Tropical Rainforests, Shola Grasslands
- Popular Article2014Meat momos for everyone!The Hindu in School, 13 August
- Book Chapter2014Restoring nature: wildlife conservation in landscapes fragmented by plantation crops in India.Pages 178-214. In Nature Without Borders (Eds. Mahesh Rangarajan, MD Madhusudan & Ghazala Shahabuddin), Orient Blackswan, New Delhi.
- Poster2014Reptiles of the Western Ghatssupported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership FundDownload
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Hemidactylus Sataraensis, Geckoella Deccanensis, Hemidaectylus Prashadi, Cat Skinks(Ristella Beddomei), Hemidaectylus Anamallensis, Cnemaspis, Salea, Calotes Grandisquamis, Kaestlea, Otocryptis Beddomei
- Poster2014Malabar Spiny DoormouseDownload
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Rodent, Nocturnal Species, Forage, Lianas, Tamil
- Poster2014Reptiles of the Western Ghats - Dracosupported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership FundDownload
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Draco Dussumieri, Dewlaps, Patagium
- Poster2014Snakes of the Western Ghats - Pit Viperssupported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership FundDownload
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Large-scaled Pit Vipers(Trimeresurus Macrolepsis), Hump-nosed Pit Vipers(Hypnale Hypnale), Malbar Pit Vipers(Trimeresurus Malbaricus), Bamboo Pit Vipers, Horseshoe Pit Vipers
- Poster2014Ground BirdsDownload
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Partridges, Francolins, Quails, Peafoul, Grey Junglefowl, Red Spurfowl, Tamil
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Lithe, Nimble, Palm Civets, Brown Palm Civet, Malabar Civet, Tamil
- Poster2014Dhole or Wild DogDownload
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Coordinated Hunts, Sambar, Leopard, Chital, Tamil
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Hill Forests, Dewlaps, Dorsal Ridges, Tamil
- Poster2014Asian ElephantsDownload
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Dexterous, Pondorous, Evergreen Forests, Grasslands, Patriarch, Bamboo, Browse, Bark, Ivory, Tamil
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Nocturnal, Fruit Eating Bats, Insect Eating Bats, Ultrasonic,Tamil
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Fishing Spiders, Leucauge, Lynx Spider, Giant Wood Spider, Acusilas
- Poster2014Co-existing with Carnivoressupported by Eco-questDownload
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Wild Prey, Carnivores, Deer, Livestock, Goats, Cows, Poisoned, Stoned, Beaten, Stressful
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White-bellied Woodpecker, Black-rumped Flamebach, Rufous Woodpecker, Speckled Piculet, Tamil
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Colour Morphs, Forests, Grasslands, Chital, Barking Deer, Rodents, Domestic Livestock, Stray Dogs, Tamil
- Journal Article2014The response of birds and mixed-species bird flocks to human-modified landscapes in Sri Lanka and southern IndiaForest Ecology and Management 329: 384–392Download
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While there is no substitute for undisturbed forest, secondary forests and agroforests are increasingly common in tropical areas and may be critical to conservation plans. We compared the diversity and abundance of birds and the characteristics of mixed-species bird flocks in forests inside protected reserves to ‘‘buffer’’ areas, consisting of degraded forests and non-native timber plantations at reserve boundaries, and to agricultural areas. We monitored a network of 57 transects placed over an altitudinal gradient (90–2180 masl) in Sri Lanka and southern India, collecting 398 complete flock observations and 35,686 observations of birds inside and outside of flocks over two years. Flocks were rarely found in agri- cultural areas. However, the density of flocks in buffer areas was similar to that in forests, although buffer flocks were smaller in average flock size and differed significantly in composition, as measured by the proportion of species that were classified, from the literature, as forest interior or open-landscape species. While flock composition was distinct between agricultural, buffer and forest areas, the differences in the composition of flocks was not as great as the differences between the overall communities in these different habitats. Considering buffer transects alone, pine plantations retained fewer forest interior species in flocks than did forests, and small areas of agriculture and abandoned agriculture attracted open-landscape species. Though clearly not equivalent to protected forests, degraded forests and agroforests in buffer areas still hold some conservation value, with forest species found particularly in mixed-species flocks in these human-modified habitats.
- Popular Article2014The call of the indriFountain Ink, August 2014, 3(10): 37-51.
In Madagascar, island of endangered lemurs and shrinking forests, there is space for rapture and revival, too.
By T R Shankar Raman, Photos by Divya Mudappa and the author.
Available here: http://fountainink.in/?p=5687&all=1
- Book Chapter2014Fostering human-elephant coexistence in the Valparai landscape,Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil NaduPages 14 - 26, in Human-Wildlife Conflict in the Mountains of SAARC Region - Compilation of Successful Management Strategies and Practices. SAARC Forestry Centre, Thimpu, Bhutan.