Publications 2018

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Aparna Lajmi, Rohini Bansal, Varad Giri and Praveen Karanth (2018) Phylogeny and biogeography of the endemic Hemidactylus geckos of the Indian subregion suggest multiple dispersals from Peninsular India to Sri Lanka. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2018, XX, 1–16.

Batabyal, A., and Thaker, M. (2018). Lizards assess complex social signals by lateralizing colour but not motion detection. Journal of Experimental Biology, jeb-173252.

Borges, R.M. (2018). Dark matters: challenges of nocturnal communication between plants and animals in delivery of pollination services. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, 91: 33-42.

Brahma, A., Mandal, S., and Gadagkar, R. (2018a). Current indirect fitness and future direct fitness are not incompatible. Biology Letters, 14, 20170592.

Brahma, A., Mandal, S., and Gadagkar, R. (2018b). Emergence of cooperation and division of labor in the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 115, 756-761.

Chakraborty, S., Shukla, S.P., Arunkumar, K., Nagaraju, J., and Gadagkar, R. (2018). Genetic relatedness does not predict the queen’s successors in the primitively eusocial wasp, Ropalidia marginata. Journal of Genetics, in press.

Chakraborty, S., Bhadra, A., Nandi, A.K., Annagiri, S., Deshpande, S., Lamba, S., Bang, A., and Gadagkar, R. (2018). Evolution of reproductive dominance in animal societies – lessons from a social wasp. Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy, in press.

Chandregowda, M.H., K. Murthy, & S. Bagchi (2018). Woody shrubs increase soil microbial functions and multifunctionality in a tropical semi-arid grazing ecosystem. Journal of Arid Environments 155:65-72. (pdf) doi: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2018.02.006 (link).

Chen, N., Jayaprakash, C., Yu, K., and Guttal, V. (2018). Rising Variability, Not Slowing Down, as a Leading Indicator of a Stochastically Driven Abrupt Transition in a Dryland Ecosystem. The American Naturalist, 191, E1–E14.

ChitraTarak, R., Ruiz, L., Dattaraja, H., Kumar, M., Riotte, J., Suresh, H., McMahon, S.M., and Sukumar, R. (2018). The roots of the drought: Hydrology and water uptake strategies mediate forest wide demographic response to precipitation. Journal of Ecology, 2018; 00:1–13. https://doi/doi 10.1111/1365-2745.12925.

Columbus-Shenkar, Y.Y., Sachkova, M.Y., Macrander, J., Fridrich, A., Modepalli, V., Reitzel, A.M., Sunagar, K., and Moran, Y. (2018). Dynamics of venom composition across a complex life cycle. eLife 7, e35014.

Dattaraja, H.S., Pulla, S., Suresh, H.S., Nagaraja, M.S., Srinivasamurthy, C.A. and Sukumar, R. (2018). Woody-plant diversity in relation to environmental factors in a seasonally dry tropical forest landscape. Journal of Vegetation Science 29: 704-714.

Deepak, V., and Karanth, P.K., (2018). Aridification driven diversification of fan-throated lizards from the Indian subcontinent. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 120, 53–62.

Deodhar S and Isvaran K. (2018). Why Do Males Use Multiple Signals? Insights From Measuring Wild Male Behavior Over Lifespans. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 6:75. doi:10.3389/fevo.2018.00075.

Génin, A., Majumder, S., Sankaran, S., Schneider, F.D., Danet, A., Berdugo, M., Guttal, V., and Kéfi, S. (2018). Spatially heterogeneous stressors can alter the performance of indicators of regime shifts. Ecological Indicators https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.10.071.

Hari Sridhar and Vishwesha Guttal, (2018), Friendship across species borders: factors that facilitate and constrain heterospecific sociality, Phil. Trans. Royal Society of London B, 373: 20170014.

Koerner, S.E., S. Bagchi et al. (2018). Resolving variation in herbivore effects on plant biodiversity – change in dominance as a global mechanism. Nature Ecology and Evolution (in press).

Krishnan, A., Borges, R.M. (2018). A fig tree in a concrete jungle: fine-scale population genetic structure of the cluster fig Ficus racemosa in an urban environment. Urban Ecosystems, 21:171–181.

Lajmi, A., Datta-Roy, A., Vyas, R., Agarwal, I., and Karanth, P.K. (2018). The curious case of Hemidactylus gujaratensis (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa, 4388, 137–142.

Lutz et al including Sukumar, R. (2018). Global importance of large-diameter trees. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27: 849-864.

Majumder, S., Tamma, K., Ramaswamy, S., and Guttal, V. (2018). Inferring critical points of ecosystem transitions from spatial data. BioRxiv 187799.

Mani, S., Merino, A., García-Oliva, F., Riotte, J., and Sukumar, R. (2018). Soil properties and organic matter quality in relation to climate and vegetation in southern Indian tropical ecosystems. Soil Research, 56, 80–90.

Murthy, K., and Bagchi, S. (2018). Spatial patterns of long-term vegetation greening and browning are consistent across multiple scales: Implications for monitoring land degradation. Land Degradation and Development. doi: 10.1002/ldr.3019.

Nair, G.G., Senthilnathan, A., Iyer, S.K., and Guttal, V. (2018). Fission-fusion dynamics and group-size dependent composition in heterogeneous populations. ArXiv Preprint ArXiv: 1711.06882.

Pokharel, S.S., Seshagiri, P.B., and Sukumar, R. (2018). Assessment of season-dependent body condition scores in relation to faecal glucocorticoid metabolites in free-ranging Asian elephants. Conservation Physiology, 5(1): cox039; doi:10.1093/conphys/cox039.

Saha, P., Nandi, A.K., Unnikrishnan, S., Shilpa, M., Shukla, S.P., Mandal, S., Mitra, A., and Gadagkar, R. (2018). A route to direct fitness: Natural and experimentally induced queen succession in the tropical primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata. Journal of Insect Behavior, 31, 54–65.

Sankaran, S., Majumder, S., Kéfi, S., and Guttal, V. (2018a). Implications of being discrete and spatial for detecting early warning signals of regime shifts. Ecological Indicators https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.11.040.

Sankaran, S., Majumder, S., Viswanathan, A., and Guttal, V. (2018b). Patchiness and scale-free correlations: characterising criticality in ecosystems. BioRxiv 233429.

Sridhar, H., and Guttal, V. (2018). Friendship across species borders: factors that facilitate and constrain heterospecific sociality. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 373.

Suresh, H.S. and Sukumar, R. (2018). Phenology of Ficus spp. in a tropical dry forest, Mudumalai, south India. Journal of Forest Research 29: 1129–1138.

Yadav, P., Borges, R.M. (2018) Why resource history matters: age and oviposition history affect oviposition behaviour in exploiters of a mutualism. Ecological Entomology, doi:10.1111/een.12520.

Yadav, P., Desireddy, S., Kasinathan, S., Bessière, J.-M., Borges, R.M. (2018). History matters: oviposition resource acceptance in an exploiter of a nursery pollination mutualism. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 44:18–28.