- Popular Article2016Living with change: local responses to global impactsCurrent Conservation, issue 10.2 http://www.currentconservation.org/?q=issue/10.2
- Popular Article2016The Fig and the WaspThe Hindu in School, 21 September
- Popular Article2016God's favouritesThe Hindu in School, 29 June
- Popular Article2016Shekru sees a blazing issueThe Hindu in School, 13 July
- Popular Article2016The joy of cloudspottingThe Hindu in School, 31 August
- Popular Article2016An alien in the woodsThe Hindu in School, 3 August
- Dataset2016Data from: Field to a forest: patterns of forest recovery following shifting cultivation in the eastern Himalaya. Dryad Digital Repository.doi:10.5061/dryad.k83h6
- Popular Article2016The summer of spiny-tailed lizardsThe Hindu in School, 17 August
- Popular Article2016Monsters in sand pitsThe Hindu in School, 24 February
- Popular Article2016An urban menagerieThe Hindu in School, 20 January
- Popular Article2016Birds that call their namesThe Hindu in School, 5 October
- Journal Article2016Range extension of the endangered Salim Ali’s Fruit Bat Latidens salimalii (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) in the Anamalai Hills, Tamil Nadu, India.Journal of Threatened Taxa 8: 9486-9490. http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2722.214.171.12486-9490
Available here: http://threatenedtaxa.org/index.php/JoTT/article/view/2796/3827
- Popular Article2016Hornbills: the feathered foresters.Mudappa, D. 2016. JLR Explore, 15 May 2016.
Most of us are familiar with charismatic mammals such as tigers, elephants and apes. And there are charismatic species amongst birds too: bustards, cranes, eagles. But in the Asian and African tropics are birds that gain charisma from their large size, spectacular appearance, and extraordinary breeding habits: the hornbills.
- Popular Article2016In clouded leopard countryThe Hindu Sunday Magazine, 8 October 2016, pages 1-2.
In the rainforest, the rewards of silence sometimes exceed your wildest expectations. From where I sit quietly, I don’t hear a single artificial sound. Unseen cicadas shrill and set the air ringing, woodpeckers cackle from the treetops, and frogs click and boom from the rock-pools alongside the singing river below. From somewhere in the undergrowth, a grey peacock-pheasant sounds an echoing, guttural laugh. In the distance rise great grey cliffs, home of serow (a forest goat-antelope) and bear, overlooking the rainforests where every morning the hoolock gibbons still hoot and sing. Around the steep rock slope where I am stretched out on my back, the looming rainforest envelops me like an amphitheatre. I feel like a tiny flame steady in an evergreen sconce. As yet, I have no inkling of what we are about to witness.
- Popular Article2016Icons of Anamalais: Malabar Whistling ThrushPollachi Papyrus, July – September 3(3): 38-41.
Shorter, edited version of article ‘Musician of the Monsoon’ that appeared in The Hindu Sunday Magazine on 6 Sep 2009.
- Popular Article2016The culling fieldsThe Hindu (op-ed) 17 June 2016, page 9.
A better approach to man-wildlife conflict management requires an integration of scientific evidence, animal behaviour, and landscape and socio-economic context.
- Popular Article2016The march of the triffids.The BOU Blog, 8 August 2016
Shifting agriculture supports more rainforest birds than oil palm or teak monocultures
- Popular Article2016Get the monkey off the back.The Tribune (op-ed), page 9.
The decision to cull macaques is clearly a dramatic response by the Himachal Pradesh government to defuse a situation that was turning into a public embarrassment. There are other ways to negotiate the man-animal conflict at the heart of the issue.
- Popular Article2016The silence of India's wildlife scientists, including myself, rings louder than gunshots.Scroll.in, 20 September 2016.
Eight reasons why those like me stay away from India's most important debates.
Republished from my blogpost at View from Elephant Hills: http://coyot.es/elephanthills/2016/09/16/conversation-biology-eight-reasons-why-i-am-a-silent-scientist/
- Popular Article2016Rātriñcaranmār [In Malayalam: Night rangers, article on small carnivores].Koodu, October 4(5): 70-72.