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Bhalla, R.S. 1997. “Diversity and abundance of arthropods on short duration paddy crop.” Insect Environment 3 (11).
Ali, R. (2001) Enclaves in Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve. Final Report, Jan 2001. Prepared for the TN Forest Dept /World Bank FREEP.
Rauf Ali and Anupama Pai. (2001) Human use areas in the Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve. Current Science, 2001, 80:3, 448-452.
Srinivas V and Parthasarathy N. (2000). Comparative analysis of tree diversity and dispersion in the tropical lowland rainforests of Agumbe, Central Western Ghats, India. Tropical Biodiversity. 7:45-60
Sunita Ram and Srinivas V (2001) Comments on the current geographical distribution of the Nilgiri langur (Trachypithecus johnii, Fischer) in Kerala, India. Asian Primates 7 (3): 17-18.
Srinivas, V. (2002)A large congregation of black-shouldered kite Elanus caeruleus at Ranthambore National Park. JBNHS 99(2):297
Sunita Ram, Suri Venkatachalam and Anindya Sinha (2003) Changing social strategies of wild female bonnet macaques during natural foraging and on provisioning. Current Science 84: 780 – 790.
Bhalla, R. S., N. W. Pelkey, and V. Srinivas. 2004. Making Maps with Map Maker: An Introduction to Vector GIS for Schools. 1st ed. Pondicherry: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning.
Anupama Pai. 2004. The Different Dimentions of Where. 1st ed. Pondicherry: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning.
Gopinath, S., and Srinvas Vaidyanathan. 2004. Kalivelli Wetlands. Pondicherry: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning.
Dhandapani S. 2004. Simple tips for improving yeild. 1st ed. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning. Tamil version of the booklet
Rauf Ali. (2004) The effect of introduced herbivores on vegetation in the Andaman islands. Current Science, 86:6, 1103-1112
Gaspard Appavou and Anupama Pai. 2004. Participatory Assessments: A tool for Community Based Organisations. 1st ed. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning. Tamil version of the booklet
An Introduction to Maps Anupama Pai, An Introduction to Maps, 1st ed. (Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, 2004).
Bhalla, R. S., and Benjamin Larroquette. 2004. Field Methods in Participatory GIS. 1st ed. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning.
Ecology proposes, behaviour disposes Anindya Sinha, Kakoli Mukhopadhyay, Anirban Datta-Roy and Sunita Ram (2005) Ecology proposes, behaviour disposes: Ecological variability in social organization and male behavioural strategies among wild bonnet macaques. Current Science 89(7): 1166 – 1179.
Anupama Pai, Benjamin Larroquette, Dandhapani S, Gaspard Appavou, Neil W. Pelkey, Rajendran K, Saravanan S, Shivarajan R, Srinivas V. 2004. The village resource handbook. 1st ed. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning.
Annual Report 2004-2005 Annual report for financial year 2004 -2005.
A report for the Tamil Nadu Forest Department
Arundhati Das, Jagdish Krishnaswamy, Kamaljit S. Bawa, M.C. Kiran, V. Srinivas, N. Samba Kumar and K. Ullas Karanth. (2006) Prioritisation of conservation areas in the Western Ghats, India. Biological Conservation, 133:1, 16-31 URL
Grey-headed Lapwings Vanellus cinereus extend range into coastal Tamil Nadu Shantharam V, Rauf Ali, Paco Prieto (2006) Grey-headed Lapwings Vanellus cinereus extend range into coastal Tamil Nadu, India. Indian Birds 2(6):172-173.
Issues related to invasives in the Andaman Islands Rauf Ali. (2006) Issues related to invasives in the Andaman Islands. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 103(2-3)
Annual report for financial year 2005 -2006 URL
Sunita, Ram, Vaidyanathan Srinivas and Venugopal P Dilip . 2006. Estimating herbivore densities in the habitat mosaic of Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve. Final Technical Report. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning.
Submitted to the World Wide Fund for Nature, India
Sunita, Ram. 2007. Distribution and Status of the Nilgiri Langur (Semnopithecus johnii) in the Western Ghats, India. Final Technical Report. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning.
Proceedings of worksop held at Chidambram in January entitled "Co-management and livelihood enhancement planning" URL
Annual report for financial year 2006 - 2007
A paper on coastal sand dunes; their function and current threats
Gopinath S. and Srinivas, V “Kalivelli Wetlands”, Sanctuary Asia¸ vol.XXVII No.1, February 2007.
Do bio-shields affect tsunami inundation? R.S.Bhalla. (2007) Do bio-shields affect tsunami inundation? Current Science, 93:6, 831-833.
Environmentalism and case-study science Rauf Ali. (2007) Environmentalism and case-study science. Current Science, 92:5, 570
Bhalla, R.S., Ram, S., and V. Srinivas, eds. 2008. Studies on Vulnerability and Habitat Restoration along the Coromandel Coast. 1st ed. Pondicherry, India: FERAL, UNDP-UNTRS.
Hydrological divisions of the Kalivelli watershed R.S. Bhalla, “Hydrological Divisions of the Kalivelli Watershed,” PDF, NRDMS Series (Pondicherry: FERAL, 2008).
Krishnaswamy, J., Baruah, A., Wickramasinghe N., and V. Srinivas. 2008. Beyond the Tsunami: Trends and Patterns in Hydrology and Water Quality in Coastal Ecosystems and Upstream Catchments in Tamil Nadu, India. UNDP/UNTRS, Chennai and ATREE, Bangalore, India. p 62.
Final Project Report. Pondicherry, India: FERAL, FAO-UNTRS.
Restoration of Coastal Habitats Bhalla, R.S., Restoration of coastal habitats (Meeting Report). (2008) Current Science, 95(11):1519.
Co-management and Livelihood Enhancement Planning in Coastal Artisanal Fisheries: Micro-planning Report
Site occupancy of the Indian giant squirrel Ratufa indica V. Srinivas, P. Dilip Venugopal and Sunita Ram. (2008) Site occupancy of the Indian giant squirrel Ratufa indica (Erxleben) in Kalakad–Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India Current Science, 95:7, 889-894
Benjamin Larroquette and Gaspard Appavou, (2008) 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. Routledege, New Delhi. pp 168 - 170 URL
Co-management and Livelihood Enhancement Planning in Coastal Artisanal Fisheries: Report on Status of Artisanal Fisheries. Pondicherry, India: FERAL, FAO-UNTRS.
Biological invasions in the Indian context Rauf Ali. (2008) "Biological invasions in the Indian context". Current Science, 95:3, 10, 296.
Benjamin Larroquette and Gaspard Appavou, (2008) 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. Routledege, New Delhi. pp 223 - 226. URL
Co-management and Livelihood Enhancement Planning in Coastal Artisanal Fisheries: Co-management Report. Pondicherry, India: FERAL, FAO-UNTRS.
R.S.Bhalla and K.V.Devi Prasad. (2008) "Neem cake-urea mixed applications increase growth in paddy" Current Science,94:8, 1066-1070 URL
Co-management and Livelihood Enhancement Planning in Coastal Artisanal Fisheries: Report of the preliminary survey to micro-plans. Pondicherry, India: FERAL, FAO-UNTRS.
Annal Report for financial year 2007 - 2008
Cover Page Mid Term Project Report for Project No. NRDMS/11/1171/06 August 2009
Alexander. M. Kerr, Andrew. H. Baird, R. S. Bhalla and Srinivas, V. (2009) 'Reply to 'Using remote sensing to assess the protective role of coastal woody vegetation against tsunami waves'', International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30:14, 3817-3820. DOI: 10.1080/01431160903046711 DOI, URL
Baird, Andrew H., Ravinder S. Bhalla, Alexander M. Kerr, Neil W. Pelkey, and V. Srinivas. 2009. “Do mangroves provide an effective barrier to storm surges?” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106 (40) (October 6): E111. doi:10.1073/pnas.09008799106. URL, DOI
Annual report for financial year 2008 - 2009
Karanth, K. U., Goodrich, J. M., Srinivas, V and G. Vishwanatha Reddy (2009) Landscape-scale, ecology-based management of wild tiger population. Global Tiger Workshop – Defining Strategic Actions to Save the Wild Tiger from Extinction, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Srinivas Vaidyanathan, Aditya Gangadharan, Sunita Ram (2010). A comprehensive ground-based framework for quantification of human impacts on wildlife and habitat. 24th International Congress for Conservation Biology, July 2010 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Vaidyanathan, Srinivas, Jagdish Krishnaswamy, N. Samba Kumar, Harshawardhan Dhanwatey, Poonam Dhanwatey, and K. Ullas Karanth, “Patterns of tropical forest dynamics and human impacts: Views from above and below the canopy”, Biological Conservation 143, no. 12: 2881-91. URL
Aditya Gangadharan, Srinivas Vaidyanathan and Sunita Ram (2010). Modeling population-level linkages for elusive large mammals in the southern Western Ghats, India. 24th International Congress for Conservation Biology, July 2010 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Ali, Rauf, 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.
Sunita Ram and Srinivas Vaidyanathan (2010). Within site variation in the feeding ecology of the nilgiri langur (Semnopithecus johnii) in a human altered landscape. 23th Congress of the International Primatological Society, September 2010, Kyoto, Japan.
Googleology: powerful tool or unreliable evidence? Lawrence, Tara, Neil Pelkey, and Sara Soares, “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(3) September 2010
Invading the Andamans, From weeds to elephants, foreign organisms take over the Rauf 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.
Tara N. Lawrence, Neil W. Pelkey, and R. S. Bhalla. 2010. Fishing Catch Data Mapped off the East Coast of India. ESRI ArcNews, fall 2010, Vol 32; No 3, sec. GIS in Action. Link to article
Ali, R. (2010) Establishing small scale coconut extraction units in the Nicobar Islands. Final Report, FERAL
Cover page FERAL Annual Report for the financial year 2009-2010
Economic incentives to foster conservation
Bhalla, R. S., Neil W. Pelkey, and K. V. Devi Prasad. 2011. “Application of GIS for Evaluation and Design of Watershed Guidelines.” Water Resources Management 25: 113–140. doi:10.1007/s11269-010-9690-0. URL, DOI
Bhalla, R.S., Larroquette, B., Sutaria, D. and Pelkey, N.W. Long Term Funding Mechanisms for the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve. Pondicherry, India: FERAL, UNDP.
Cover Page Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL). 2011. FERAL Annual Report 2010-2011. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning.
Ahrestani, Farshid S., Ignas M.A. Heitkönig, Frank van Langevelde, Srinivas Vaidyanathan, M.D. Madhusudan, and Herbert H.T. Prins. (2011). Moisture and nutrients determine the distribution and richness of India’s large herbivore species assemblage. Basic and Applied Ecology (12):7. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2011.08.008. URL
K. Ullas Karanth, Arjun M. Gopalaswamy, N. Samba Kumar, Srinivas Vaidyanathan, James D. Nichols, and Darryl I. MacKenzie. (2011) Monitoring carnivore populations at the landscape scale: occupancy modelling of tigers from sign surveys. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.02002.x. URL
Aditya, Gangadharan, Vaidyanathan Srinivas, and Ram Sunita. 2011. Identifying critical areas for a landscape - level wildlife corridor in the southern Western Ghats. Final Technical Report. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning.
Bhalla, R. S., Jagdish Krishnaswamy, and Srinvas Vaidyanathan. 2011. “Vulnerabilities of Critical Ecosystems and Services in the Western Ghats to Overland Flows and Sedimentation During Extreme Rainfall Events.” In Geospatial World Forum: Seminars: Disaster Management, 66. Hyderabad, A.P. India: GIS Development.
Bhalla, R.S. 2011. Conservation of the Kalivelli Wetland Complex. Final Project Report. Pondicherry: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning.
Cover page Appavou, Gaspard, Abraham Varampath, and R.S. Bhalla. 2012. Setting up Community Based Water and Sanitation Facilities - a Protocol Manual Based on Field Experiences. 1st ed. Pondicherry, India: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning.
Namboothri, N., R. Ali and A. Hiremath. 2012. Biological invasions of marine ecosystems: Concerns for tropical nations. Position Paper for CBD-COP 11. Dakshin Foundation, Bengaluru and Foundation for Ecological Security, Anand.
FERAL Annual Report 2011 - 2012
Bhalla, R.S. 2012. “Integrated Watershed Approaches to Mitigate Slow Onset of Droughts”. Technical Report. Nairobi, Kenya.: Save the Children.
Srinivasaiah NM, Anand VD, Vaidyanathan S, Sinha A (2012) Usual Populations, Unusual Individuals: Insights into the Behavior and Management of Asian Elephants in Fragmented Landscapes. PLoS ONE 7(8): e42571. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042571 Usual Populations, Unusual Individuals
Bhalla, R.S. 2012. “Community Based Watershed Restoration”. Technical Report. Nairobi, Kenya.: Save the Children.
Srinivas Vaidyanathan, H. S. Sushma and Aditya Gangadharan (2012). 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, August 2012, Bangalore India.
Aditya Gangadharan, Srinivas Vaidyanathan and Colleen C St Clair (2012). 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, August 2012, Bangalore India.
First Page Bhalla, R.S. 2012. “Integrated Watershed Approaches to Mitigate Slow Onset of Droughts -- Summary”. Save The Children.
Rauf Ali. Imported threat. The Hindu. January 29, 2012 Imported threat
First page of article Bhalla, R. S., K. V. Devi Prasad, and Neil W. Pelkey. 2013. “Impact of India’s Watershed Development Programs on Biomass Productivity.” Water Resources Research 49 (3): 1568–1580. doi:10.1002/wrcr.20133. URL
R.S. Bhalla. 2013. “A Water- shed Assessment for Wajir”. Technical Report. Eastern Africa Regional Of- fice. Nairobi, Kenya.: Save the Children. Download final report from Google Drive
Bhalla, R.S. 2009. “Basline Maps of the Kalivelli Watershed”. Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning.
Sushma H.S, Sunita Ram and Srinivas Vaidyanathan (2013). Gap analysis of the Periyar Agasthyamalai landscape for arboreal mammal conservation. Final technical report, Foundation for Ecological Research Advocacy and Learning (FERAL).
Ali, R. & N. W. Pelkey. 2013. Satellite images indicate vegetation degradation due to invasive herbivores in the Andaman Islands. Current Science, 105:209-214
Joshi, Aditya, Srinivas Vaidyanathan, Samrat Mondol, Advait Edgaonkar, and Uma Ramakrishnan (2013). Connectivity of Tiger (Panthera Tigris) Populations in the Human-Influenced Forest Mosaic of Central India. PLoS ONE 8 (11) (November 6): e77980. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077980 Connectivity of Tiger (Panthera tigris) Populations in the Human-Influenced Forest Mosaic of Central India
Nayak, Rajat Ramakant, Srinivas Vaidyanathan, and Jagdish Krishnaswamy(2014). Fire and Grazing Modify Grass Community Response to Environmental Determinants in Savannas: Implications for Sustainable Use. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 185: 197–207. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2014.01.002. Fire and grazing modify grass community response