FERAL: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning

Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning

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2015
Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing using Quantum GIS. Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL), Pondicherry, 2015. GIS101LeafletJuly2015.pdf (2.68 MB)
2014
Annual Report 2013-14, Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learing (FERAL), India, 2014. Annual_Report2013_14_lowres.pdf (17.28 MB)
S. Vaidyanathan and Bhalla, R. S., CEPF Monitoring Framework - Progress Report, Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL), Pondicherry, 2014.
H. N. Kumara, Sasi, R., Suganthasakthivel, R., Singh, M., Sushma, H. S., Ramachandran, K. K., and Kaumanns, W., Distribution, Demography, and Conservation of Lion-tailed Macaques (Macaca silenus) in the Anamalai Hills Landscape, Western Ghats, India, International Journal of Primatology, pp. 1 - 14, 2014.
R. Ramakant Nayak, Vaidyanathan, S., and Krishnaswamy, J., Fire and grazing modify grass community response to environmental determinants in savannas: Implications for sustainable use, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, vol. 185, pp. 197 - 207, 2014.
J. Krishnaswamy, Vaidyanathan, S., Rajagopalan, B., Bonell, M., Sankaran, M., Bhalla, R. S., and Badiger, S., 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, pp. 1–10, 2014.
R. S. Bhalla, Thematic training on GIS and remote sensing for conservation research and planning, Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL), Pondicherry, 2014. Small_Grants_Themes_FERAL_Final.pdf (5.96 MB)
2013
Annual Report 2012-2013, Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL), Pondicherry, 2013. AR1213-190314.pdf (7.95 MB)
A. Joshi, Connectivity of Tiger (Panthera tigris) Populations in the Human Influenced Forest Mosaic of Central India, {PLoS} {ONE}, vol. 8, p. e77980, 2013.
T. Nicole Lawrence, Ecological status and management perspectives of coastal fisheries of Pondicherry, Cuddalore and Villupuram, in Rufford India Conference 2013, Bengaluru, 2013.
S. HS, Ram, S., and Srinivas, V., Gap analysis of the Periyar – Agasthyamalai landscape for arboreal mammal conservation, 2013.
H. S. Sushma, Ram, S., and Vaidyanathan, S., Gap analysis of the Periyar Agasthyamalai landscape for arboreal mammal conservation. Final technical report., 2013.
R. S. Bhalla, Prasad, K. V. Devi, and Pelkey, N. W., Impact of India’s watershed development programs on biomass productivity, Water Resources Research, vol. 49, pp. 1568–1580, 2013.
T. Nicole Lawrence, Selvaraj, G., and S, K., Implications of gear selectivity on catch diversity, trophic structure and size in fisheries along a part of the Coromandel Coast, 2013.
R. Ali, More than you can Chew, The Hindu magazine, p. e4884162, 2013.
R. Ramakant Nayak, Protection from grazing changes vegetation composition in the western Himalayas, in Rufford India Conference 2013, Bengaluru, 2013.
R. Ali and Pelkey, N., Satellite images indicate vegetation degradation due to invasive herbivores in the Andaman Islands, Current Science, vol. 105, p. 209, 2013.
R. S. Bhalla, A Water- shed Assessment for Wajir. Technical Report.. 2013.
2012
Annual Report 2011-2012, Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL), Pondicherry, 2012. AnnualReport1112_lowres.pdf (2.44 MB)
N. Namboothri, Ali, R., and Hiremath, A., BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS OF MARINE ECOSYSTEMS, 2012.
N. Namboothri, Ali, R., and Hiremath, A., Biological invasions of marine ecosystems: Concerns for tropical nations. Position Paper for CBD-COP 11.. 2012.
R. S. Bhalla, Building Capacities for Conservation Planning. 2012. Brochure_SACON.pdf (1.74 MB)
R. S. Bhalla, Community based watershed restoration. Technical Report.. 2012.
S. Vaidyanathan, S, S. H., and Gangadharan, A., Disentangling the effect of linear barriers from other landscape elements to identify potential movement pathways., presented at the 08/2012, Bangalore India, 2012.
A. Gangadharan, Vaidyanathan, S., and St Clair, C. C., Habitat selection by elephants in a multiple-use corridor in the southern Western Ghats., presented at the 08/2012, Bangalore India, 2012.
R. Ali, Imported threat, The Hindu, 2012.
R. S. Bhalla, Integrated Watershed Approaches to Mitigate Slow Onset of Droughts. Technical Report.. 2012.
A. Varampath, Bhalla, R. S., and Appavou, G., Setting Up Community Based Water and Sanitation Facilities. 2012.
G. Appavou, Abraham, V. A., and Bhalla, R. S., Setting up Community Based Water and Sanitation Facilities - a Protocol Manual Based on Field Experiences, 1stst ed. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2012.
R. S. Bhalla, Teaching Spatial Analysis to Ecologists at the Post- graduate Level. FERAL, Pondicherry, 2012. TeachingGISRS.pdf (37.7 KB)
R. Ali, That Bird in the Bush, 2012.
N. M. Srinivasaiah, Anand, V. D., Vaidyanathan, S., and Sinha, A., Usual Populations, Unusual Individuals: Insights into the Behavior and Management of Asian Elephants in Fragmented Landscapes, {PLoS} {ONE}, vol. 7, p. e42571, 2012.
2011
Annual Report 2010-2011, Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL), Pondicherry, 2011. AnnualReport10_11_lowres.pdf (1.16 MB)
R. S. Bhalla, Pelkey, N. W., and Prasad, K. V. Devi, Application of GIS for evaluation and design of watershed guidelines, 2011.
R. Ali, Calm after the storm, vol. 5, 2011.
R. S. Bhalla, Conservation of the Kalivelli Wetland Complex, 2011.
R. S. Bhalla, Conservation of the Kalivelli Wetland Complex: Final Report. 2011.
A. Gangadharan, Vaidyanathan, S., and Ram, S., Identifying critical areas for a landscape - level wildlife corridor in the southern Western Ghats, 2011.
S. Vaidyanathan, Ram, S., and Gangadharan, A., Identifying critical areas for a landscape - level wildlife corridor in the southern Western Ghats, 2011.
R. S. Bhalla, Larroquette, B., Sutaria, D., and Pelkey, N. W., Long Term Funding Mechanisms for the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve: A study commissioned by the {UNDP} and the Forest Department of Tamil Nadu. 2011.
R. S. Bhalla, Larroquette, B., Pelkey, N., and Sutaria, D., Long term funding mechanisms for the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust, 2011.
F. S. Ahrestani, Heitkönig, I. M. A., van Langevelde, F., Vaidyanathan, S., Madhusudan, M. D., and Prins, H. H. T., Moisture and nutrients determine the distribution and richness of India’s large herbivore species assemblage, Basic and Applied Ecology, vol. 12, pp. 634–642, 2011.
K. Ullas Karanth, Gopalaswamy, A. M., Kumar, N. Samba, Vaidyanathan, S., Nichols, J. D., and MacKenzie, D. I., Monitoring carnivore populations at the landscape scale: occupancy modelling of tigers from sign surveys, Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 48, pp. 1048–1056, 2011.
R. Ali, My Great Uncle Salim, 2011.
R. S. Bhalla, Spatial decision support for conservation planning in the Western Ghats, 2011. Small_grant_completion_report_with_PT_addendum_July_2011.pdf (162.84 KB)
R. S. Bhalla, Krishnaswamy, J., and Vaidyanathan, S., Vulnerabilities of Critical Ecosystems and Services in the Western Ghats to Overland Flows and Sedimentation During Extreme Rainfall Events, Hyderabad, A.P. India, 2011.
2010
Annual Report 2009-2010, Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL), Pondicherry, 2010. AnnualReport09_10_lowres.pdf (1.34 MB)
S. Vaidyanathan, Gangadharan, A., and Ram, S., A comprehensive ground-based framework for quantification of human impacts on wildlife and habitat., presented at the 07/2010, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2010.
T. Lawrence, Pelkey, N., and Soares, S., Ecological status of artisanal fisheries resources along the Coromandel coast, 2010.
S. Vaidyanathan, Economic incentives - Fostering conservation, 2010.
S. Vaidyanathan, Economic Incentives To Foster Conservation, 2010.
R. Ali and Singh, A., Establishing small scale coconut extraction units in the Nicobar Islands. Final Report.. 2010.
T. Nicole Lawrence, Pelkey, N. W., and Bhalla, R. S., Fishing Catch Data Mapped off the East Coast of India, {ESRI} {ArcNews}, vol. 32, 2010.
T. Nicole Lawrence, Pelkey, N. W., and 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, vol. 67, pp. 246–254, 2010.
R. Ali, Invading the Andamans, From weeds to elephants, foreign organisms take over the Andamans islands, throwing the once-balanced ecosystem off sync, Current Conservation, 2010.
A. Gangadharan, Vaidyanathan, S., and Ram, S., Modeling population-level linkages for elusive large mammals in the southern Western Ghats, India., presented at the 07/2010, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2010.
R. Ali, Review of " Troubled Islands: Writings on the Indigenous Peoples and Environment of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands" by Pankaj Sekhsaria, Current Science, vol. 99, pp. 967–968, 2010.
R. Ali, An update on the elephants of Interview Island, 2010.
S. Ram and Vaidyanathan, S., Within site variation in the feeding ecology of the nilgiri langur (Semnopithecus johnii) in a human altered landscape, Kyoto, Japan., 2010.
2009
Annual Report 2008-2009, Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL), Pondicherry, 2009. AnnualReport08_09_lowres.pdf (1.53 MB)
R. S. Bhalla, Basline Maps of the Kalivelli Watershed, 2009.
A. H. Baird, Bhalla, R. S., Kerr, A. M., Pelkey, N. W., and Vaidyanathan, S., Do mangroves provide an effective barrier to storm surges?, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 106, pp. E111–E111, 2009.
R. S. Bhalla, Hydrological Delianations of the Kalivelli Watershed, 2009.
U. K Karanth, Goodrich, J. M., Vaidyanathan, S., and G Reddy, V., Landscape scale, ecology-based management of wild tiger populations, in Global Tiger Workshop – Defining Strategic Actions to Save the Wild Tiger from Extinction, Kathmandu, Nepal., 2009.
N. Pelkey and Ali, R., Problems with the Use of Nontimber Tropical Forest Products in Ecodevelopment: A Bioeconomic Approach., 2009.
A. M. Kerr, Baird, A. H., Bhalla, R. S., and Vaidyanathan, S., Reply to ‘Using remote sensing to assess the protective role of coastal woody vegetation against tsunami waves’, International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 30, pp. 3817–3820, 2009.
2008
J. Krishnaswamy, Baruah, A., Wickramasinghe, N., and Vaidyanathan, S., Beyond the Tsunami: Trends and Patterns in Hydrology and Water Quality in Coastal Ecosystems and Upstream Catchments in Tamil Nadu, India, 2008.
R. Ali, Biological invasions in the Indian context, {CURRENT} {SCIENCE}, vol. 95, p. 296, 2008.
G. Appavou, Saravanan, S., and Kumaran, S., Co-management and Livelihood Enhancement Planning in Coastal Artisanal Fisheries, 2008.
R. S. Bhalla, Community Involvement in Habitat Restoration, in Studies on Vulnerability and Habitat Restoration along the Coromandel Coast, Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2008.
B. Larroquette and Appavou, G., A Factory in a Paddy Field in Pondicherry: Is Berger Paints Polluting Pandasozhanallur?, in Water Conflicts in India: A Million Revolts in the Making (ed) K J Joy; Gujja, B; Paranjape, S; Goud, V; and Vispute, S., New Delhi: Routledege, 2008, pp. 168–170.
R. S. Bhalla, Hydrological Divisions of the Kalivelli Watershed. 2008.
S. Vaidyanathan, Impact of the tsunami on coastal ecosystems and human communities, in Studies on Vulnerability and Habitat Restoration along the Coromandel Coast, 1st ed., R. S. Bhalla, Ram, S., and Vaidyanathan, S. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL), UNDP-UNTRS, 2008.
V. A. Abraham and Bhalla, R. S., Introduction and Background to the Project, in Studies on Vulnerability and Habitat Restoration along the Coromandel Coast, Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2008, p. 9.
R. S. Bhalla and Deviprasad, K. V., Neem cake-urea mixed applications increase growth in paddy, Current science, vol. 94, pp. 1066–1070, 2008.
R. S. Bhalla, Restoration of Coastal Habitats (Meeting Report), Current Science, vol. 95, p. 1519, 2008.
B. Larroquette and Appavou, G., Sand Mining in Coastal Tamil Nadu: A Threat to Local Irrigation Sources, in Water Conflicts in India: A Million Revolts in the Making (ed) K J Joy; Gujja, B; Paranjape, S; Goud, V; and Vispute, S., New Delhi: Routledege, 2008, pp. 223–226.
R. S. Bhalla, Ram, S., and Vaidyanathan, S., Studies on Vulnerability and Habitat Restoration along the Coromandel Coast, 2008. Final project report. (7.68 MB)
2004
A. Pai, The Different Dimensions of Where, 1stst ed. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2004.
R. Ali, The effect of introduced herbivores on vegetation in the Andaman Islands, Current science, vol. 86, pp. 1103–1112, 2004.
R. S. Bhalla and Larroquette, B., Field Methods in Participatory {GIS}. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2004.
A. Pai and Appavou, G., Getting together for water. Pondicherry: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy, and Learning (FERAL), 2004.
N. Pelkey, Bhalla, R. S., and Vaidyanathan, S., Introduction to Geographical Information Systems. Pondicherry: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy, and Learning (FERAL), 2004.
A. Pai, An Introduction to Maps, 1stst ed. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2004.
G. S and Vaidyanathan, S., Kalivelli wetlands. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2004.
R. S. Bhalla, Pelkey, N. W., and Vaidyanathan, S., Making Maps with Map Maker: An Introduction to Vector {GIS} for Schools, 1stst ed. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2004.
G. Appavou and Pai, A., Participatory Assessments: A tool for Community Based Organisations, 1stst ed. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2004.
D. S., Simple tips for improving yield, 1stst ed. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2004.
A. Pai, Larroquette, B., S., D., Appavou, G., Pelkey, N. W., K., R., S., S., R., S., and Vaidyanathan, S., The village resource handbook., 1stst ed. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2004.
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