Alumni

  1. BharathSundaram
    Current position: Assistant Professor, AzimPremji University, Bangalore
    Emailb.sundaram@apu.edu.in

    Thesis title: Patterns and processes of Lantana camara persistence in South Indian tropical dry forests.
    Degree awarded in June 2011.

    Publications

    • Sundaram, B., S. Krishnan, A.J. Hiremath, G. Joseph. 2012. Ecology and impacts of the invasive species, Lantana camara, in a social-ecological system in South India: Perspectives from local knowledge. Human Ecology 1-12. doi 10.1007/s10745-012-9532-1
    • Sundaram, B., and A.J. Hiremath. 2011. Lantana camara invasion in a heterogeneous landscape: patterns of spread and correlation with changes in native vegetation. Biological Invasions 1-15 doi: 10.1007/s10530-011-0144-2
    • Hiremath, A. J., B. Sundaram. 2005. The fire-lantana cycle hypothesis in Indian forests. Conservation and Society 3 (1) 26-42.
    • Sundaram, B., N. Parthasarathy. 2002. Tree growth, mortality and recruitment in four tropical wet evergreen forest sites of the Kolli hills, Eastern Ghats, India. Tropical Ecology 43 (2): 275-286.


  2. Kavitha B.
    Current position: Associate Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology,
    Maharani's Science College for Women, Bangalore
    Emailbkavinair@gmail.com

    Thesis title: Microbial diversity of earthworm burrow wall.
    Degree awarded in May 2012.

    Publications

    • Kavitha B., D. J. Bagyaraj and D. Radha Kale. 2012. Microflora of earthworm burrow wall. Dynamic Soil, Dynamic Plant 6 (Special Issue 1): 38-42.
    • Kavitha, B. and D. J. Bagyaraj. 2011. Antagnistic activity of drilosphere bacteria and actinomycetes against plant pathogens. Journal of Soil Biology and Ecology 31: 236-238.
    • Kavitha, B. and D.J.Bagyaraj. 2010. Fungal diversity in the burrow wall soil of Lampitomauritii. Journal of Soil Biology and Ecology 30: 123-133.
    • Kavitha, B., B. G. Savithri and D.J.Bagyaraj. 2008. Cellulolytic activity of bacteria and fungi isolated from earthworm burrow wall soil. Journal of Soil Biology and Ecology 28: 44-52.
    • Mathias, A.J., Madhuravani, M.A., Kavitha, B. 2002. Incidence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other bacterial indicators in drinking water supplies in Bangalore city. Indian Journal of Microbiology 42(1): 83-85.


  3. SavithaSwamy
    Emailsavitha.swamy7@gmail.com

    Thesis title: Reshaping neighbourhood parks for biodiversity and people: a studyon pocket green spaces in Bangalore, India.
    Degree awarded in January 2013.

    Publications

    • Swamy, S and S.Devy. In press.Employing butterflies as cultural keystone species—a window of opportunity towards enriching urban biodiversity in Bangalore, India. In: Invertebrate diversity and conservation in the Western Ghats(edsPriyadarsanan, D.R.,S.Devy, K. A. Subramanian, N. A. Aravindand N.K.Seena. Bangalore: Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment.
    • Devy, S and S.Swamy.In press.Reshaping neighbourhood parks for biodiversity and people: a case of unsung socio-ecological systems in Bangalore, India. In: Socio-ecological systems in transition, Global Environmental Series. Tokyo: Springer.
    • Swamy, S and S. Devy. 2010. Forests, heritage green spaces and neighbourhood parks: Citizens’ attitude and perception towards ecosystem services in Bangalore. Journal of Resources Energy and Development 7(2):117-122.
    • Devy, S., S. Swamy and N. A. Aravind. 2009. Reshaping urban green spaces. Economic and Political Weekly 44(46):25-27.
    • Savitha, S., N.Barve, P. Davidar. 2008. Response of ant diversity to disturbance gradient in and around Bangalore, India. Journal of Tropical Ecology 49 (2): 273-277.


  4. Chetana H.C.
    Current position: Resource Person, AzimPremji University, Bangalore
    Emailchetan.hcc@gmail.com

    Thesis title: Assessing the ecological processes in abandoned tea plantations and its implication for Ecological Restoration in the Western Ghats, India.
    Degree awarded in March 2013.

    Publications

    • Chetana, H. C and T. Ganesh. 2012. Importance of shade trees (Grevillearobusta) in the dispersal of forest tree species in managed tea plantations ofthe southern Western Ghats, India. Journal of Tropical Ecology 28:187-197.
    • Chetana, H. C, S. Krishnan and T. Ganesh. 2012. Biodiversity regain in abandoned tea plantations. Current Science 102(8): 1089-1090.
    • Chetana, H. C and T. Ganesh. 2011. After tea what next?Current Conservation 5:3-40-41.
    • Chetana, H. C and T. Ganesh. 2007. Survey and activity patterns of nocturnal mammals in a fragmented dry deciduous forest of Karnataka. ZOO 22(4): 2644-2647.


  5. Ravi Ramalingam
    Consultant, ATREE, Bangalore
    Email raviram@atree.org

    Thesis title: Studies on insect community responses to habitat restoration efforts in tropical forests of Western Ghats
    Degree awarded in January 2014.

    Publications

    • Ramalingam, R. and Priyadarsanan D. R. 2009. Ground insect community responses to habitat restoration efforts in the Attappady hills, Western Ghats, India. Current Science 97: 935-941.
    • Ramalingam. R. and Priyadarsanan D. R. 2009. Developing concepts for assessing the “success” of forest landscape restoration. In: National seminar on bioresources and its management for food, livelihood and environmental security.Pp. 148-152. Proceedings of the 20th all India Congress of Zoology, Mumbai, India.


  6. VivekR.
    Current position: Independent consultant, Bangalore
    Email vivek667@gmail.com

    Thesis title: Effect of habitat alteration on canopy bird and small mammal communities in the wet evergreen forests of the Western
    Degree awarded in January 2014.

    Publications

    • Sreekar, R., A. Mohan, S. Das, P. Agarwal, R.Vivek. 2013. Natural windbreaks sustain bird diversity in a tea-dominated landscape. PLoS ONE 8(7): e70379. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070379
    • Vivek, R. and T. Ganesh. 2013. Birds of the “canopy”: historical perspective, current trends and future directions. In:Treetops at risk - global conservation and ecology of forest canopies. (eds Lowman, M., M. S.Devy, T. Ganesh). Pp. 201-208. Verlag: Springer.
    • Vivek, R. 2012. Treetop treks: ladders and beyond. In:Forest canopies of south Asia - a glimpse. (eds M. SoubadraDevy, T. Ganesh and Amrita Tripathy). Bangalore: ATREE.
    • Vivek, R. and Ganesh, T. 2012. Eye-to-eye with birds and small mammals.In: Forest canopies of south Asia - a glimpse. (eds M. SoubadraDevy, T. Ganesh and Amrita Tripathy). Bangalore: ATREE.
    • Krishnagopal, A. and R.Vivek. 2012. Getting 'high' in the canopies: In: Forest canopies of south Asia - a glimpse. (eds M. SoubadraDevy, T. Ganesh and Amrita Tripathy). Bangalore: ATREE.
    • Vivek, R., Agarwal, P. R., Sreekar, R., 2011. Dusky striped squirrel Funambulussublineatus as a part of mixed-species bird flocks. Indian Birds 7 (2): 51.