Dr. Ankila Hiremath

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Dr. Ankila Hiremath
Senior Adjunct Fellow

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment C-86, BK Dutt Colony (2nd floor) New Delhi 110 003, INDIA Telefax: +91 11 2460 3134            E-mail: hiremath@atree.org

Academic Record

  • Ph.D. in botany (ecology). 1999. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
  • M.Sc. in environmental science. 1992. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
  • B.A. in environmental studies. 1989. The British Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.

Research Interests

Ankila Hiremath is a plant ecologist with an interest in the dynamics and resilience of social-ecological systems, and in ecosystem restoration and novel ecosystems. She works in tropical dry forests and savannas on invasive species and their ecological and socio-economic impacts. She is also interested in fire, and in the management of non-timber forest products.

    Editorial Affiliations

    Associate-editor: Current Conservation (www.currentconservation.org), 2007 – 2020

    Associate Editor: Tropical Ecology (www.tropecol.com), 2008 – 2015

    Guest editor: Conservation & Society (www.conservationandsociety.org), 2004

    Editorial Board: Tree Physiology (treephys.oxfordjournals.org), 2000-2001

    Graduated (Students)

    • Bharath Sundaram
    • Madhura Niphadkar


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    Journal Articles

    Nerlekar, A.N., N. Mehta, R. Pokar, M. Bhagwat, C. Misher, P.Joshi, A.J. Hiremath. 2021 Removal or utilisation? Testing alternative approaches to the management of an invasive woody legume in an arid Indian grassland. Restoration Ecology e13477. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.13477
    Rai N D., M. Soubadra Devy, T.Ganesh, R.Ganesan, Siddappa R.Setty, Ankila J.Hiremath, Sarala Khaling, Priyadarsanan DharmaRajan 2020 Beyond fortress conservation: The long-term integration of natural and social science research for an inclusive conservation practice in India conservation practice in India, Biological Conservation, Volume 254, 2021, 108888, ISSN 0006-3207, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108888.(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320720309460)

    Book Chapters

    Sundaram, B., G. Ramaswami, M. Paul, A.J. Hiremath , 2018 , Synergistic Impacts of Invasive Alien Species and Climate Change: Implications for Biodiversity Conservation , Implications for Biodiversity Conservation Pp 212-229. In: JR Bhatt, A.A. Das, and K. Shanker (eds.). Biodiversity and Climate Change: An Indian Perspective. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.
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    Madhura Niphadkar

    • Post Doctoral Researcher, Azim Premji University