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Bangalore - Unlivable city (Editorial in Current Science) by T.V. Ramachandra and Bharath H. Aithal

Bangalore-Unlivable city

This article was published in 'Current Science' dated 25th June 2016 as Guest Editorial and the weblink is http://www.currentscience.ac.in/Volumes/110/12/2207.pdf
Bengaluru’s reality: towards unlivable status with unplanned urban trajectory

Best ENVIS Centre (thematic) 2014-15 award goes to CES,IISc

Best ENVIS Centre award to CES

Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Environment, Forest and Climate Change presented the Best ENVIS Centre (thematic) 2014-15 award to Dr.T.V.Ramachandra, Centre for Ecological ciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
(C) The image above is taken from the Ministry of Environment and Forest website http://www.moef.gov.in/content/launch-envis-portal-and-inauguration-nati...

Diversity of interactions in mutualism-centred plant–insect symbioses: the case of figs and fig wasps: Premier Presentation by Renee M. Borges

Renee M. Borges was invited to make a Premier Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, in November 2015. Her presentation was titled: Diversity of interactions in mutualism-centred plant–insect symbioses: the case of figs and fig wasps. She was interviewed after the presentation and portions of this interview are on the Society's YouTube Channel.

India to setup eight ecological observatories to monitor effects of global warming on eco-sensitive,bio-diverse regions

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar announced at the COP21 meeting in Paris recently that India will set up eight new Long Term Ecological Observatories (I-LTEO) to monitor the effects of global warming on eco-sensitive, bio-diverse regions.

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Professor Raghavendra Gadagkar awarded the Cross of Order of the Merit, Germany’s highest civilian honour

Cross of Order of Merit

Picture in the middle: (C) Times of India

Congratulations to Professor Raghavendra Gadagkar on being awarded the Cross of Order of the Merit, Germany’s highest civilian honour. The award was presented to him by the Consul-General of Germany, Mr. Joern Rohde in Bengaluru on 7th August 2015. The award was bestowed upon him in recognition of his important scientific contributions in the field of behavioural ecology and sociobiology and his efforts at strengthening Indo-German research collaboration and intellectual exchange.

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