Publications 2016

THEME I: Community, forest and wildlife ecology

Guttal,V., Raghavendran, S., Goel, N. and Hoarau, Q. (2016). Lack of critical slowing down suggests that financial meltdowns are not critical transitions, yet rising variability could signal systemic risk. Plos ONE. 11. 1. e0144198. 10.1371/journal.pone.0144198.

Krishna C.Y., Kumar A. and Isvaran K. (2016). Wild ungulate decision-making and the role of tiny refuges in human-dominated landscapes. PloS one. 11.(3), e0151748.

Ramachandra T. V., Mahapatra, D. M., Bhat, S. P., and  Joshi N. V., (2016). Biofuel Production along with Remediation of Sewage Water through Algae, Algae and Environmental Sustainability (eds: Bhaskar Singh, KuldeepBauddh, FaizalBux), Volume 7 of the series Developments in Applied Phycologypp 33-51

Sekar, N., Giam, X., Sharma, N.P. and Sukumar, R. (2016). How much Dillenia indica seed predation occurs from Asian elephant dung? Acta Oecologica. 70. 53-59.

Sukumar, R. 2016. Iconic fauna of heritage significance in India. Indian Journal of History of Science. 51. 369-379.

Sukumar, R. and Chelliah, K. (2016). Response to Puyravaud and Davidar (Culling of Asian elephants and overextension of population modeling). Biological Conservation. 201. 424.

Sukumar, R. (2016). Chapter on “The Human-Elephant Relationship Through The Ages: A Brief Macro-Scale History” in the section on “Humans and Elephants Through Time”. In: Conflict, Negotiation, and Coexistence: Rethinking Human-Elephant Relations in South Asia (ed. Piers Locke and Jane Buckingham), Pp.31-46 (chapter 1). Oxford University Press, New Delhi.

Sukumar, R., Varma, S., Tiwari, S.K. and Menon, V. (2016). Sustainable Landscapes and Corridors to Conserve Asian Elephants in India: Successes, Challenges, and Prospects. In: Tropical Conservation: Perspectives on local and global priorities (Eds. A.A. Aguirre and R. Sukumar), Pp.29-39. (Chapter 3). Oxford University Press, New York.

Sukumar, R. (2016). The Ecological Basis of Wildlife Human Conflicts - Evidence from the Tropics. In: Tropical Conservation: Perspectives on local and global priorities (Eds. A.A. Aguirre and R. Sukumar), pp.126-131 (Case Study 4). Oxford University Press, New York.

THEME II: Animal behaviour and evolution

Bain, A., Borges, R.M., Chevallier, M.H., Vignes, H., Kobmoo, N., Peng, Y.Q., Cruaud, A., Rasplus, J.Y., Kjellberg, F. and Hossaert-Mckey, M. (2016). Geographic structuring into vicariant species-pairs in a wide-ranging, high dispersal plant-insect mutualism: the case of Ficus racemosa and its pollinating wasps. Evolutionary Ecology.

Balakrishna. S., Batabyal, A. and Thaker, M. (2016). Dining in the city: dietary shifts in Indian rock agamas across an urban-rural landscape. Journal of Herpetology. 50. 423-428.

Bang, A. and Gadagkar, R. (2016). Winner-loser effects in a eusocial wasp. Insectes Sociaux. 63. 349-352. doi:10.1007/s00040-015-0455-x.

Borges, R.M., Somanathan, H. and Kelber, A. (2016). Patterns and processes in nocturnal and crepuscular pollination services. The Quarterly Review of Biology. 91. 4. 389-418.

Borges, R. M. (2016). On the air: broadcasting and reception of volatile messages in brood-site pollination mutualisms. Pages 227-255 In Deciphering Chemical Language of Plant Communication (James D Blande, Robert Glinwood, Editors), Springer International Publishing.

Deepak, V., Giri, V. B., Asif, M., Dutta, S.K., Vyas,R., Zambre, A.M., Bhosale, H. and Karanth, P.K. (2016). Systematics and phylogeny of Sitana (Reptilia: Agamidae) of Peninsular India, with the description of one new genus and five new species. Contributions to Zoology. 85. 1. 67-111.

Gadagkar, R. (2016). Evolution of social behaviour in the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata: do we need to look beyond kin selection? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 271. 01-Aug.

Gadagkar, R. (2016). The ‘pay-to-publish’ model should be abolished. Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science. 70. 1-2. doi: 10.1098/rsnr.2016.0039.

Gadagkar, R. (2016). A Review of - The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird’s Egg by Tim Birkhead, Bloomsbury, USA, 2016. Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy. 82. 1323-1324.

Gosavi, K.V.C., Yadav, S.R., Karanth, P.K. and Surveswaran, S. (2016). Molecular phylogeny of Glyphochloa (Poaceae, Panicoideae), an endemic grass genus from the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Systematics and Evolution. 52. 2. 162-174.

Gower, D.J., Agarwal, I., Karanth, P.K., Datta-Roy, A., Giri, V. B., Wilkinson, M. and Mauro, D.S. (2016). The role of wet-zone fragmentation in shaping biodiversity patterns in peninsular India: insights from the caecilian amphibian Gegeneophis. Journal of Biogeography. 43. 1091-1102. 10.1111/jbi.12710.

Hossaert-McKey, M., Proffit, M., Soler, C.C.L., Chen, C., Bessière, J-M., Schatz, B. and Borges, R.M. (2016). How to be a dioecious fig: chemical mimicry matters only when both sexes flower synchronously. Scientific Reports (Nature). 6. 21236.

Lajmi, A., Giri, V.B. and Karanth, P.K. (2016). Molecular data in conjunction with morphology help resolve the Hemidactylus brookii complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Organisms Diversity and Evolution. 10.1007/s13127-016-0271-9.

Murthy A., Sharma M., Amith-Kumar U.R. and Isvaran K. (2016). Groups constrain the use of risky habitat by individuals: a new cost to sociality? Animal Behaviour. 113. 167-175.

Olejarz, J.W., Allen, B., Veller, C., Gadagkar, R. and Nowak, M.A. (2016). Evolution of worker policing. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 399. 103-116.

THEME III: Human and Landscape Ecology

Aguirre, A. Alonso and Raman Sukumar, R. (eds.) (2016). Tropical Conservation: Perspectives on Local and Global Priorities. Oxford University Press, USA.

Aithal, B.H., Vinay, S. and Ramachandra, T.V. (2016). Agent based modelling urban dynamics of Bhopal, India. Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning. 7. 1. 01-14.

Aithal, B.H. and Ramachandra, T.V. (2016). Visualization of urban growth pattern in Chennai using geoinformatics and spatial metrics. J Indian Soc Remote Sens. 44. 4. 617-633. 10.1007/s12524-015-0482-0.

Bhat, M., Nayak, V.N., Subash Chandran M.D. and Ramachandra, T.V. (2016). Inventory of fishes of Gangavali estuary in Uttara Kannada, Karnataka state. Journal of the Marine Biology Associaiton of India. 58. 1. 69-74.

Jambhekar R.M. and Isvaran K. (2016). Impact of the invasive weed Lantana camara (Verbenaceae) on butterfly behaviour and habitat use in a tropical forest in India. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society. 70. 4. 302-310.

Kandasami, R.K., Borges,R.M. and Murthy, T.G. (2016). Effect of biocementation on the strength and stability of termite mounds. Environmental Geotechnics. 31. 99-113.

Mondal, N. and Sukumar, R. (2016). Fires in seasonally dry tropical forest: testing the varying constraints hypothesis across a regional rainfall gradient. PLoS ONE. 11. 7. e0159691. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0159691.

Nandi, D. & Balakrishnan, R. (2016). Spatio-temporal dynamics of field cricket calling behaviour: Implications for female mate search and mate choice. PloS ONE. 11.11 e0165807.

Naveen, B.P., Mahapatra, D.M., Sitharam, T.G., Sivapullaiah P.V. and Ramachandra, T.V. (2016). Physico-chemical and biological characterization of urban municipal landfill leachate. Environmental Pollution. 220 (Pt A). 1. 01-12. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.09.002.

Pulla, S., Riotte, J., Suresh, H.S., Dattaraja, H.S. and Sukumar, R. (2016). Controls of soil spatial variability in a dry tropical forest. PLoS ONE. 11. 4. e0153212. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0153212.

Ramachandra, T. V., Vinay. S and Aithal, B.H. (2016). Environmental flow Assessment in a lotic ecosystem of Central Western Ghats. Journal Hydrology Current Research. 7. 3. 2157-2170.

Ramachandra, T.V. and Aithal, B.H. (2016). Bangalore’s reality: towards unlivable status with unplanned urban trajectory (Guest Editorial). Current Science. 110. 12. 2207-2208.

Ramachandra, T.V. and Hegde, G. (2016). Energy trajectory in India: Challenges and opportunities for innovation. Journal of Resources, Energy, and Development. 12. 1 & 2. 01-24.

Ramachandra, T.V., Setturu, B. and Subash Chandran, M.D. (2016). Geospatial analysis of fragmentation in Uttara Kannada district, India. Forest Ecosystems. 3. 10. 01-15. DOI 10.1186/s40663-016-0069-4.

Ramachandra, T.V. (2016). Mitigation and adaptation strategies to minimise GHG footprint in transportation sector, India. A quarterly Journal of Aluminium in India. 16. 2. 15-17.

Ramachandra, T.V., Hegde, G., Subash Chandran M.D., Ananthkumar, T. and Vishnumayananda. (2016). Smart village: Sustenance of natural resources. Vigyana Loka. 9. 5. 4-9.

Ramachandra, T.V. (2016). Next generation will have to pay a heavy price. Science Reporter. 53. 9. 48-50.

Ramachandra T V, (2016). Mahadayi river dispute: Insights from Western Ghats, Conundrum of Mahanadi river dispute, CMDR Monograph 83, pp 26-33.

Ramachandra T V, (2016). Integrated Solid Waste Management, Proceedings of National Seminar on SwatchhBharath Drive for solid waste management, Jointly organised by the Department of Civil Engineering, SJBIT with IWWA, IPHE, 23 Sept 2016, Pp 1-13.

Ramachandra T V, (2016). Unplanned urbanisation and environmental degradation, Proceedings of UGC sponsored multidisciplinary two day National seminar on “Environmental degradation and its effects on sustenance of life, 4-5th March 2016, Department of Botany, Government First Grade College, Vijayanagar, Bangalore, pp10-14.

Ramachandra T V, (2016). Urbanisation and carbon footprint of Bangalore, Pp 7-10, Proceedings of UGC sponsored one day national level seminar on “Environmental science and Nanotechnology: Present Scenario, 10 March 2016, SrishailaJagadguruVageeshsPanditaradhya College, Harihar.

Ramachandra T.V. and Hebbale, D., (2016). Bioethanol prospects of Algae in Central West Coast of India, in Synergy with Energy, Saket Publishers, Pp 51-59.

Ramachandra T.V, Setturu, B., Rajan K.S and Subash Chandran M.D, (2016). Stimulus of developmental projects to landscape dynamics in Uttara Kannada, Central Western Ghats, The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, 19(2): 175-193,

Ramaswami, G. and Sukumar, R. (2016). Invasive plants in the tropics and the case of Lantana camara. In: Tropical Conservation: Perspectives on local and global priorities (Eds. A.A. Aguirre and R. Sukumar), Pp. 154-165 (Chapter 10). Oxford University Press, New York.

Ramaswami, G., Kaushik, M., Prasad, S., Sukumar, R. and Westcott, D. (2016). Dispersal by generalist frugivores affects management of an invasive plant. Biotropica. 48. 638-644.

Vinay S, Aithal, B.H., Subash Chandran M D, Shashishankar A, Ramachandra T V, 2016. Linkages between Catchment Landscape Dynamics and the Natural Flow Regime, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 9(3): 244-251.

Wang, Y., Yang, L., Han, S., Chao Li and Ramachandra, T.V. (2016). Urban CO2emissions in Xi’an and Bangalore by commuters: implications for controlling urban transportation carbon dioxide emissions in developing countries. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. 21. 113. 1-27. DOI 10.1007/s11027-016-9704-1.

THEME IV: Climate Change

Ramya Bala, P., Nakamura, T., Sajeev, K. and Sukumar, R. (2016). High-resolution age-depth chronology from tropical montane minerotrophic peat in the Sandynallah valley, Western Ghats, southern India: analytical issues and implications. Quaternary Geochronology. 34. 12-23.

Ranjan, R. and Bagchi, S. (2016). Functional response and body size in consumer-resource interactions: unimodality favors facilitation. Theoretical Population Biology. 110. 25-35. 10.1016/j.tpb.2016.04.001.

Sukumar, R., Sharma, J.K., Rajiv K. Chaturvedi, and N. H. Ravindranath (2016). The Impacts of Climate Change on Biodiversity and Ecosystems in India. In: Tropical Conservation: Perspectives on local and global priorities (Eds. A.A. Aguirre and R. Sukumar), Pp. 89-102. (Chapter 7). Oxford University Press, New York.