Completed Projects

Out breeding Depression in Plants: Implications for the conservation of critically endangered tree species.

Processes at various hierarchical scales determine the survival probabilities of tropical trees in fragmented landscapes.

Species Recovery Plan for Semecarpus kathalekanensis. Funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) New Delhi.

In this project, we used the niche modeling tool, DIVA-GIS to predict the habitat suitable for Semecarpus kathalekanensis in the Western Ghats, South India.

DNA bar coding of Rattans and Phyllanthus: For developing fingerprints, resolving taxonomy and securing IPRs. Funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) New Delhi.

Rattans and Phyllanthus that are endemic and taxonomically intriguing have been collected from Western Ghats, Eastern Himalayas and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Conservation of critically endangered and economically important species Myristica malabarica in the central Western Ghats: using ecological niche models as a tool to identify areas for conservation. Funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) New Delhi.

Ecological niche models (ENM) are widely used to predict potential distribution in terms of their ecological niche over the geography by correlating background environmental information with known

Managing India’s forests for biodiversity and human well being in the face of global environmental change. Funded by USAID, New Delhi.

Genetic diversity is generally assumed to be the basis for adaptation of a species, and for providing the population the ability to respond to environmental stresses.

Research and Development of an herbal and fish product authentication service using DNA barcoding. Funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) New Delhi

Medicinal plants and their products are extensively used within the indigenous health care systems in India and several other countries.