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2015
FERAL,. Annual Report 2014--2015. 52 (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL), 2015).PDF icon Annual report year 2014-2015 for screen viewing (6.46 MB)
Bhalla, R. S. Coping with Climate Change – The case of Fisherfolk along the Coromandel Coast of Tamil Nadu. International Conference on Climate Change Resilience, ICCCR-2015 (Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University and Indian-European Multi-level climate Governance Research Network (IECGN), 2015).PDF icon Presentation (4.13 MB)
Lakshminarayanan, N., Karanth, K. K., Goswami, V. R., Vaidyanathan, S. & Karanth, K. U. Determinants of dry season habitat use by Asian elephants in the Western Ghats of India. Journal of Zoology (2015). doi:10.1111/jzo.12298
Bhalla, R. S. et al. Estimating Evapotranspiration Demands of Different Land Covers. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2015 (AGU, 2015).
Thatte, P., Joshi, A., Vaidyanathan, S. & Ramakrishnan, U. How connected will tiger populations be in the future?. 27th International Congress For Conservation Biology (Society for Conservation Biology, 2015).
Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing using Quantum GIS. (2015).PDF icon GIS101LeafletJuly2015.pdf (2.68 MB)
Krishnaswamy, J. & Vaidyanathan, S. La Nina and Indian Ocean Dipole Influence on Distribution of Daily Rain Intensities in India. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2015 (American Geophysical Union, 2015).
Vaidyanathan, S., Bhalla, R. S. & Nayak, R. Ramakant. Monitoring changes in ecosystem services in key biodiversity areas in the Western Ghats biodiversity hot-spot. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL), 2015).PDF icon CEPF_WG_Monitoring_2016.pdf (20.64 MB)
2014
Annual Report 2013-14. 48 (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learing (FERAL), 2014).PDF icon Annual_Report2013_14_lowres.pdf (17.28 MB)
Kumara, H. N. et al. Distribution, Demography, and Conservation of Lion-tailed Macaques (Macaca silenus) in the Anamalai Hills Landscape, Western Ghats, India. International Journal of Primatology 1 - 14 (2014). at <http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10764-014-9776-2>
Nayak, R. Ramakant & Gangal, M. Effect of Changed Grazing Practices on the Ground Vegetation in the Western Himalayas. Student Conference in Conservation Sciences, Beijing, China (2014).
Nayak, R. Ramakant, Vaidyanathan, S. & Krishnaswamy, J. Fire and grazing modify grass community response to environmental determinants in savannas: Implications for sustainable use. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 185, 197 - 207 (2014).
Sankar, S., Nayak, R. Ramakant & Vaidyanathan, S. Grassland and habitat mapping of Pakke Tiger Reserve. Grasslands, Salt-licks and Habitat Mapping of Pakke Tiger Reserve 51-64 (Department of Forest, Arunachal Pradesh, 2014).PDF icon Study report_PakkeTR.pdf (9.31 MB)
Krishnaswamy, J. et al. Non-stationary and non-linear influence of ENSO and Indian Ocean Dipole on the variability of Indian monsoon rainfall and extreme rain events. Climate Dynamics 1–10 (2014). doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2288-0
Bhalla, R. S. Thematic training on GIS and remote sensing for conservation research and planning. 65pp (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL), 2014).PDF icon Small_Grants_Themes_FERAL_Final.pdf (5.96 MB)
2013
Annual Report 2012-2013. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL), 2013).PDF icon AR1213-190314.pdf (7.95 MB)
Joshi, A., Vaidyanathan, S., Mondol, S., Edgaonkar, A. & Ramakrishnan, U. Connectivity of Tiger (Panthera tigris) Populations in the Human Influenced Forest Mosaic of Central India. PLoS ONE 8, e77980 (2013).
Lawrence, T. Nicole. Ecological status and management perspectives of coastal fisheries of Pondicherry, Cuddalore and Villupuram. Rufford India Conference 2013 (FERAL, 2013).
Nayak, R. Ramakant. Effect of fire and grazing on vegetation dynamics in the Himalayan landscape - Report submitted to Himachal Pradesh Forest Department. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2013).PDF icon Progress-Report_Jan2013.pdf (1.54 MB)
Sushma, H. S., Ram, S. & Vaidyanathan, S. Gap analysis of the Periyar Agasthyamalai landscape for arboreal mammal conservation. Final technical report. (2013).PDF icon GAP_finalrep.pdf (13.34 MB)
Bhalla, R. S., Prasad, K. V. Devi & Pelkey, N. W. Impact of India’s watershed development programs on biomass productivity. Water Resources Research 49, 1568–1580 (2013).
Lawrence, T. Nicole, Selvaraj, G. & Kumaran, S. Implications of gear selectivity on catch diversity, trophic structure and size in fisheries along a part of the Coromandel Coast. (2013).
Ali, R. More than you can Chew. The Hindu magazine e4884162 (2013). doi:article4884162.ece
Nayak, R. Ramakant. Protection from grazing changes vegetation composition in the western Himalayas. Rufford India Conference 2013 (FERAL, 2013).
Nayak, R. Ramakant. Rufford India Conference Bengaluru 2013. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2013).PDF icon India Conference Report_1.pdf (1.43 MB)
Ali, R. & Pelkey, N. W. Satellite images indicate vegetation degradation due to invasive herbivores in the Andaman Islands. Current Science 105, 209 (2013).
FERAL,. Sustainable systems to provide safe drinking water and adequate sanitation facilities for girl child around Chennai - Work Completion Report. (2013).PDF icon 130422_Work Completion Report.pdf (698.93 KB)
Bhalla, R. S. A Water- shed Assessment for Wajir. Technical Report. (2013).
2012
Annual Report 2011-2012. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL), 2012).PDF icon AnnualReport1112_lowres.pdf (2.44 MB)
Namboothri, N., Ali, R. & Hiremath, A. Biological invasions of marine ecosystems: Concerns for tropical nations. Position Paper for CBD-COP 11. (2012).PDF icon Biological invasions of marine ecosystems.pdf (4.88 MB)
Bhalla, R. S. Building Capacities for Conservation Planning. (2012).PDF icon Brochure_SACON.pdf (1.74 MB)
Bhalla, R. S. Community based watershed restoration. Technical Report. (2012).
Ram, S. Comparative distribution and Ecology of primates of the genus Semnopithecus in the southern Western Ghats, India. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2012).
Vaidyanathan, S., Sushma, H. S. & Gangadharan, A. Disentangling the effect of linear barriers from other landscape elements to identify potential movement pathways. The 2nd Asia Regional Conference of the Society for Conservation Biology – Asia Section (2012).
Gangadharan, A., Vaidyanathan, S. & StClair, C. C. Habitat selection by elephants in a multiple-use corridor in the southern Western Ghats. The 2nd Asia Regional Conference of the Society for Conservation Biology – Asia Section (2012).
Ali, R. Imported threat. The Hindu (2012). at <http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-sundaymagazine/article2841371.ece>
Bhalla, R. S. Integrated Watershed Approaches to Mitigate Slow Onset of Droughts. Technical Report. (2012).
Varampath, A., Bhalla, R. S. & Appavou, G. Setting Up Community Based Water and Sanitation Facilities. (2012).
Appavou, G., Abraham, V. A. & Bhalla, R. S. Setting up Community Based Water and Sanitation Facilities - a Protocol Manual Based on Field Experiences. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2012).PDF icon Protocols.pdf (16.98 MB)
Bhalla, R. S. Teaching Spatial Analysis to Ecologists at the Post- graduate Level. (2012).PDF icon TeachingGISRS.pdf (37.7 KB)
Ali, R. That Bird in the Bush. (2012). at <http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/books/that-bird-in-the-bush>
Srinivasaiah, N. M., Anand, V. D., Vaidyanathan, S. & Sinha, A. Usual Populations, Unusual Individuals: Insights into the Behavior and Management of Asian Elephants in Fragmented Landscapes. PLoS ONE 7, e42571 (2012).
2011
Annual Report 2010-2011. 32pp (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL), 2011).PDF icon AnnualReport10_11_lowres.pdf (1.16 MB)
Bhalla, R. S., Pelkey, N. W. & Prasad, K. V. Devi. Application of GIS for evaluation and design of watershed guidelines. (2011).
Ali, R. Calm after the storm. 5, (2011).
Bhalla, R. S. Conservation of the Kalivelli Wetland Complex. (2011).PDF icon Final_001.pdf (19.71 MB)
FERAL,. Future Vision for Fisheries Management For Pondicherry and Karaikkal Regions - Workshop report. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2011).PDF icon Report_Pondy_Workshop_IIphase.pdf (173.92 KB)
Gangadharan, A., Vaidyanathan, S. & Ram, S. Identifying critical areas for a landscape level wildlife corridor in the southern Western Ghats, India: Final technical report. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL), 2011).PDF icon Final_tech_report.pdf (7.94 MB)
Bhalla, R. S., Larroquette, B., Pelkey, N. & Sutaria, D. Long term funding mechanisms for the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust. (2011).PDF icon Final Report (1.85 MB)
Ahrestani, F. S. et al. Moisture and nutrients determine the distribution and richness of India’s large herbivore species assemblage. Basic and Applied Ecology 12, 634–642 (2011).
Karanth, K. Ullas et al. Monitoring carnivore populations at the landscape scale: occupancy modelling of tigers from sign surveys. Journal of Applied Ecology 48, 1048–1056 (2011).
Ali, R. My Great Uncle Salim. (2011). at <http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/arts-letters/my-grand-uncle-s-lim>
Bhalla, R. S. Spatial decision support for conservation planning in the Western Ghats. 9pp (2011).PDF icon Small_grant_completion_report_with_PT_addendum_July_2011.pdf (162.84 KB)
Bhalla, R. S., Krishnaswamy, J. & Vaidyanathan, S. Vulnerabilities of Critical Ecosystems and Services in the Western Ghats to Overland Flows and Sedimentation During Extreme Rainfall Events. Geospatial World Forum Seminars: Disaster Management, 66 (GIS Development, 2011).
2010
Annual Report 2009-2010. 36pp (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL), 2010).PDF icon AnnualReport09_10_lowres.pdf (1.34 MB)
Vaidyanathan, S., Gangadharan, A. & Ram, S. A comprehensive ground-based framework for quantification of human impacts on wildlife and habitat. 24th International Congress for Conservation Biology (2010).
Lawrence, T., Pelkey, N. & Soares, S. Ecological status of artisanal fisheries resources along the Coromandel coast. (2010).
Vaidyanathan, S., Sushma, H. S. & Mann, R. Economic incentives - Fostering conservation. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2010).PDF icon EIFC_2010.pdf (1.83 MB)
Lawrence, T. Nicole, Pelkey, N. W. & Bhalla, R. S. Fishing Catch Data Mapped off the East Coast of India. ESRI ArcNews 32, (2010).
Lawrence, T. Nicole, Pelkey, N. W. & Soares, S. Googleology: powerful tool or unreliable evidence? An example exploring evidence using the current debate on Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812 and Dipsochelys dussumieri (Gray, 1831). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 67, 246–254 (2010).PDF icon Googleology powerful tool or unreliable evidence.pdf (177.48 KB)
Ali, R. Invading the Andamans. Current Conservation (2010).PDF icon Ali2010.pdf (4.69 MB)
Gangadharan, A., Vaidyanathan, S. & Ram, S. Modeling population-level linkages for elusive large mammals in the southern Western Ghats, India. 24th International Congress for Conservation Biology (2010).
Vaidyanathan, S. et al. Patterns of tropical forest dynamics and human impacts: Views from above and below the canopy. Biological Conservation 143, 2881–2890 (2010).
Ali, R. Review of " Troubled Islands: Writings on the Indigenous Peoples and Environment of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands" by Pankaj Sekhsaria. Current Science 99, 967–968 (2010).PDF icon Troubled Islands review 2010.pdf (91.73 KB)
FERAL,. Status of Coastal Habitats - Learnings from the Post-Tsunami Environment Initiative of UNDP. (UNDP/UNTRS, Chennai and FERAL, Pondicherry, India., 2010).PDF icon LessonLearntPTEI.pdf (4.53 MB)
Ali, R. An update on the elephants of Interview Island. (2010).
Ram, S. & Vaidyanathan, S. Within site variation in the feeding ecology of the nilgiri langur (Semnopithecus johnii) in a human altered landscape. 23rd Congress of the International Primatological Society (International Primatological Society, 2010).
2009
Annual Report 2008-2009. 40pp (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL), 2009).PDF icon AnnualReport08_09_lowres.pdf (1.53 MB)
Bhalla, R. S. Basline Maps of the Kalivelli Watershed. (2009).
Ahrestani, F. S. et al. Asian Eden - Large herbivore ecology in India (Wageningen University, 2009). at <http://library.wur.nl/WebQuery/wurpubs/398460>
Baird, A. H., Bhalla, R. S., Kerr, A. M., Pelkey, N. W. & Vaidyanathan, S. Do mangroves provide an effective barrier to storm surges?. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106, E111–E111 (2009).
Bhalla, R. S. Hydrological Delianations of the Kalivelli Watershed. (2009).PDF icon watershed_dist.pdf (844.41 KB)
K Karanth, U., Goodrich, J. M., Vaidyanathan, S. & G Reddy, V. Landscape scale, ecology-based management of wild tiger populations. Global Tiger Workshop – Defining Strategic Actions to Save the Wild Tiger from Extinction, Kathmandu, Nepal. (2009).
FERAL,. Maintenance and Monitoring of Restoration Sites. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2009).PDF icon MMfinal.pdf (7.81 MB)
Pelkey, N. & Ali, R. Problems with the Use of Nontimber Tropical Forest Products in Ecodevelopment: A Bioeconomic Approach. (2009).
Kerr, A. M., Baird, A. H., Bhalla, R. S. & Vaidyanathan, S. Reply to ‘Using remote sensing to assess the protective role of coastal woody vegetation against tsunami waves’. International Journal of Remote Sensing 30, 3817–3820 (2009).
2008
Krishnaswamy, J., Baruah, A., Wickramasinghe, N. & Vaidyanathan, S. Beyond the Tsunami: Trends and Patterns in Hydrology and Water Quality in Coastal Ecosystems and Upstream Catchments in Tamil Nadu, India. 62 (UNDP/UNTRS, Chennai and ATREE, Bangalore, India., 2008).PDF icon hydrology_waterqquality_Coast_upper_catchment_TN.pdf (3.96 MB)
Ali, R. Biological invasions in the Indian context. Current Science 95, 296 (2008).
Vaidyanathan, S., Baird, A. H., Kerr, A. M. & Ram, S. Studies on Vulnerability and Habitat Restoration along the Coromandel Coast. eds. Bhalla, R. S., Ram, S., and Vaidyanathan, S. (2008).
Appavou, G., Lawrence, T. Nicole & Bhalla, R. S. Co-management and Livelihood Enhancement Planning in Coastal Artisanal Fisheries - Micro-planning Report. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2008).PDF icon Microplanning.pdf (14.8 MB)
FERAL,. Co-management and Livelihood Enhancement Planning in Coastal Artisanal Fisheries - Final Project Report. (2008).PDF icon Final.pdf (872.98 KB)
Appavou, G., Saravanan, S., Emmanuel, V., Kumaran, S. & Bhalla, R. S. Co-management and Livelihood Enhancement Planning in Coastal Artisanal Fisheries - Co-management Report. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2008).PDF icon FAOcomanagment.pdf (11.23 MB)
Bhalla, R. S. Studies on Vulnerability and Habitat Restoration along the Coromandel Coast (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2008).
Larroquette, B. & Appavou, G. Water Conflicts in India: A Million Revolts in the Making (ed) K J Joy; Gujja, B; Paranjape, S; Goud, V; and Vispute, S. 168–170 (Routledege, 2008).
Bhalla, R. S. Hydrological Divisions of the Kalivelli Watershed. (2008).
Vaidyanathan, S., Bhalla, R. S. & Ram, S. Studies on Vulnerability and Habitat Restoration along the Coromandel Coast (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL), UNDP-UNTRS, 2008).
Abraham, V. A. & Bhalla, R. S. Studies on Vulnerability and Habitat Restoration along the Coromandel Coast 9 (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2008).
Vaidyanathan, S., Sankar, G. M. & Ram, S. Studies on Vulnerability and Habitat Restoration along the Coromandel Coast. eds. Bhalla, R. S., Ram, S., and Vaidyanathan, S. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2008).
Bhalla, R. S. & Deviprasad, K. V. Neem cake-urea mixed applications increase growth in paddy. Current science 94, 1066–1070 (2008).
Bhalla, R. S. Restoration of Coastal Habitats (Meeting Report). Current Science 95, 1519 (2008).PDF icon Bhalla2008.pdf (31.78 KB)
Venugopal, D. P. & Ram, S. Studies on Vulnerability and Habitat Restoration along the Coromandel Coast. eds. Bhalla, R. S., Ram, S., and Vaidyanathan, S. (2008).
Larroquette, B. & Appavou, G. Water Conflicts in India: A Million Revolts in the Making (ed) K J Joy; Gujja, B; Paranjape, S; Goud, V; and Vispute, S. 223–226 (Routledege, 2008).
Vaidyanathan, S., Venugopal, D. P. & Ram, S. Site occupancy of the Indian giant squirrel Ratufa indica(Erxleben) in Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India. Current Science 95, 889–894 (2008).
Lawrence, T. Nicole, Kumaran, S. & Bhalla, R. S. Status of Artisanal Fisheries. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2008).PDF icon FAOfisheriesStatus.pdf (10.82 MB)
Bhalla, R. S., Ram, S. & Vaidyanathan, S. Studies on Vulnerability and Habitat Restoration along the Coromandel Coast. (2008).PDF icon Final project report. (7.68 MB)
2006
Ram, S. & Vaidyanathan, S. Distribution and Status of the Nilgiri Langur (Semnopithecus johnii) in the Western Ghats, India. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy, and Learning (FERAL), 2006).
Ram, S. Ecology, behaviour, and demography of the Nilgiri langur (Semnopithecus johnii) in the Kalakkad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu. (Department of Biological Sciences, Fordham University, 2006).
Ali, R. & Singh, A. Establishing small scale coconut extraction units in the Nicobar Islands. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2006).
Ram, S., Vaidyanathan, S. & Venugopal, D. P. Estimating herbivore densities in the habitat mosaic of the Kalakkad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve. Final Technical Report (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2006).
Shantaram, V. & Ali, R. Grey-headed Lapwings Vanellus cinereus extend range into coastal Tamil Nadu. Indian Birds 2, 172–173 (2006).PDF icon Grey-headed Lapwings Vanellus cinereus.pdf (22.28 KB)
Ali, R. Issues relating to invasives in the Andaman Islands. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society 103, 349 (2006).
Bhalla, R. S. Policy Support for the Green Coast Project. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2006).PDF icon GCfinalFERAL.pdf (7.8 MB)
Das, A. et al. Prioritisation of conservation areas in the Western Ghats, India. Biological Conservation 133, 16 - 31 (2006).
Vaidyanathan, S., Venugopal, D. P. & Ram, S. Site occupancy and encounter rates of Malabar Giant Squirrel (Ratufa indica, Erxleben) in the Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India. 4th International Tree Squirrel Colloquium (2006).
2004
Pai, A. The Different Dimensions of Where. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2004).PDF icon GISncstc2.pdf (1.62 MB)
Ali, R. The effect of introduced herbivores on vegetation in the Andaman Islands. Current science 86, 1103–1112 (2004).
Bhalla, R. S. & Larroquette, B. Field Methods in Participatory GIS. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2004).PDF icon Field Methods in Participatory GIS (937.69 KB)
Pai, A. An Introduction to Maps. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2004).PDF icon An Introduction to Maps (1.76 MB)
Sricandane, G. & Vaidyanathan, S. Kalivelli wetlands. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2004).PDF icon Kalivelli.pdf (1.71 MB)
Bhalla, R. S., Pelkey, N. W. & Vaidyanathan, S. Making Maps with Map Maker: An Introduction to Vector GIS for Schools. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2004).PDF icon Making Maps with Map Maker (434.47 KB)
Bhalla, R. S., Pelkey, N. W. & Vaidyanathan, S. Making Maps with Mapmaker Pro. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy, and Learning (FERAL), 2004).PDF icon GISncstc3.pdf (434.47 KB)
Appavou, G. & Pai, A. Participatory Assessments: A tool for Community Based Organisations. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2004).PDF icon Participatory Assessments: A tool for Community Based Organisations (English) (1.29 MB)PDF icon Participatory Assessments: A tool for Community Based Organisations (Tamil) (326.34 KB)
Dhandapani, S. Simple tips for improving yield. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2004).PDF icon Agri_english.pdf (359.28 KB)
Pai, A. et al. The village resource handbook. (Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2004).PDF icon The village handbook. (8.51 MB)
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