Research Highlight

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Global climate change impacts vegetation on tropical mountains

Early warning: global climate change can severely disrupt the delicate balance of life...more

Grassland/ wasteland: the politics of nomenclature

Miscellaneous use of grasslands compromises the habitat that supports critically endangered species...more

Cities, climate and water

Urbanization and climate change impact availability, quality and distribution of water....more

Wild edible plants as a link between habitat, need and culture


Wild edible plant use is a living link with the surrounding habitat. It not only meets subsistence level needs ...more

Frog song and climate science


An analysis of canopy and ground anuran activity combined with readings on climate could help us understand the effect of climate change on amphibian populations ...more

Once upon a lake


A report on Bengaluru’s system of lakes and canal networks makes recommendations for restoring a traditional, well-planned system of water bodies ...more

Jatropha: Too good to be true?


A collaborative study questions the claim of Jatropha as a super crop that will combat climate change and address the problem of rural poverty ...more

Climate change: Local observations consistent with scientific findings


There is a widespread feeling that weather is getting warmer, the water sources are drying up ...more

Watershed services of tropical forests: from hydrology to economic valuation to integrated analysis


'Watershed services' provided by forest ecosystems are receiving increasing attention in the research and policy arena. Changes in forest cover in tropical regions take many different forms...more

City trees combat temperature rise and pollution


With 41 percent of India’s population expected to be concentrated in urban centres by the year 2030 it makes sense to rethink ‘ecology’ and understand its urban manifestation...more

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