Aniruddha Marathe

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Aniruddha Marathe
Post Doctoral Researcher, Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
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I am interested in how different environmental and habitat variables affect biodiversity and how diversity changes with complex interaction of multiple such variables across geographic gradients such as elevation. I think ants are fascinating organisms. They are one of the most diverse and widespread insects. Ants perform roles of decomposers, herbivores, granivores and predators, making them important components of the ecosystem. Therefore, I think, questions such as ‘How different species of ants are are distributed across gradients of environmental variables?’, ‘How many ant species can coexist at a place?’ are not only intuitively interesting but also ecologically important. I am trying to answer these questions by studying ant communities across elevational gradients. The work is carried out in Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary in West Kameng district of Aruanchal Pradesh.

Thesis Title: 
Species richness and distribution of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) along an elevation gradient in Eaglenest wildlife Sanctuary (Arunachal Pradesh, India)
Date of Graduation: 
27.07.2018, Friday
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Journal Articles

Marathe, A., Priyadarsanan, D.R., Krishnaswamy, J. 2021 Gamma diversity and under-sampling together generate patterns in beta-diversity Sci Rep 11, 21420 (2021).
Aniruddha Marathe, Kartik Shanker, Jagdish Krishnaswamy, Dharma Rajan Priyadarsanan 2021 Species and functional group composition of ant communities across an elevational gradient in the Eastern Himalaya Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, ISSN 1226-8615,