PUBLICATIONS

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

 

Krishnadas M, Kumar N, and Comita LS. 2019. Edge effects reduce α-diversity but not β-diversity during community assembly in a human-modified tropical forest. Ecological Applications (IN PRESS)

 

Krishnadas M, Bagchi R, Sridhara S, Comita LS. 2018. Weaker plant-enemy interactions decrease tree seedling diversity with edge-effects in a fragmented tropical forest. Nature Communications 9: 4523. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-06997-2

 

Krishnadas M et al. 2018. Environment and land-use history together predict species distributions and functional diversity of tree communities in a temperate forest landscape. Ecological Applications 28: 2142-2152. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1802

 

Krishnadas M, Agarwala M, Sridhara S and Eastwood E. 2018. Parks protect forest cover in a tropical biodiversity hotspot, but high human population densities can limit success. Biological Conservation 223: 147-155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2018.04.034

 

Krishnadas M & Comita L.S. 2017. Influence of soil pathogens on early regeneration success of tropical trees varies between forest edge and interior. Oecologia 186: 259-268. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-017-4006-1

 

Fotis A, Murphy S, Ricart R, Krishnadas M, Whitacre J, Wenzel J, Queenborough S, Comita L. 2017. Aboveground biomass is driven by mass-ratio effects and stand structural attributes in a temperate deciduous forest. Journal of Ecology 106: 561–570. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12847

 

Krishnadas M, Kumar A, Comita L.S. 2016. Environmental gradients structure tropical tree assemblages at landscape-scales in Western Ghats, India. Journal of Vegetation Science 27: 1116 – 1128. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12438

 

Vasudev D, Fletcher RJ, Goswami VR, and Krishnadas M. 2015. From dispersal constraints to landscape connectivity: lessons from species distribution modeling. Ecography 38: 967–978. doi: 10.1111/ecog.01306

 

Comita LS, Queenborough SA, Murphy SJ, Eck JL, Xu K, Krishnadas M, Beckman N, Zhu Y. 2014. Testing predictions of the Janzen–Connell hypothesis: a meta-analysis of experimental evidence for distance- and density-dependent seed and seedling survival. Journal of Ecology 102: 845-856.

 

Prasad S, Krishnadas M, McConkey K, Dutta A. 2014. The tangled causes of population decline in two harvested plant species. Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 642-647.

 

Goswami VR, Vasudev D, Karnad D, Krishna YC, Krishnadas M et al. 2013. Conflict of human–wildlife coexistence. PNAS 110: E108

 

Krishnadas M, Karnad D, Nair T. 2013. Highlighting conservation in the equality debate: a response to Bawa et al. Conservation Biology 27: 422-424.

 

Velho N, Krishnadas M. 2012. Impact of selective logging on tree community composition in an evergreen forest of North-east India. Tropical Conservation Science 4: 405-419

 

Krishnadas M, Chandrashekhara K, Kumar A. 2011. The response of the lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) to a period of food scarcity in a rainforest. American Journal of Primatology 73: 1250-1260. doi: 10.1002/ajp.20997

 

In review:

 

Krishnadas M, Agarwal K, and Comita LS. Insects and fungi regulate functional composition and diversity of tree seedlings, but edge effects alter these processes in fragmented forest. Functional Ecology

 

Shahabuddin G, Krishnadas M, and Goswami R. Avian Community Change along a Land Use Intensification Gradient in Oak-Pine Forest Biome of Western Himalayas, India. Journal of Nature Conservation

 

​PEER-REVIEWED POLICY PAPERS

 

Krishnadas M, Sridhara S. 2017. Harvesting Non-timber Forest Products poses a conservation quandary. Seminar. March 2018.

 

Krishnadas M, Velho N. 2015. Misconstrued dichotomies. Seminar Annual Issue. 2014. 102-106.

 

Velho N, Krishnadas M, Srinivasan U, Sridhara S. 2014. Sidestepping science: India’s notional board for wildlife. Economic and Political Weekly. 49(38):10-12.

 

Karnad D, Krishnadas M, Nair T. 2013. Budgeting for nature: economic growth and ecosystem conservation in India. Economic and Political Weekly. 48(25):23-26.

 

Krishnadas M, Velho N, & Srinivasan U. 2012. The worrisome business of a National Investment Board. Economic and Political Weekly 47(45):13-17

 

Velho N, Krishnadas M, Srinivasan U, Sridhara S. 2012. Turning the page in wildlife science: conservation biology and bureaucracy. Economic and Political Weekly 47(12):27-30

 

Krishnadas M, Srinivasan U, Velho N, Sridhara S. 2011. Turning the page in forest governance: science and bureaucracy. Economic and Political Weekly. 46:10-13

 

OUTREACH ARTICLES

 

  1. From fungus to forest: a tale of tropical tree diversity. 2018. Harvard Arnoldia.

  2. Staff writer for Yale Environment Review (2015-2017): http://environment-review.yale.edu/authors/meghna-krishnadas

  3. Why Diverting Yettinahole River is Both Ecologically Damaging and Economically Unsound: https://thewire.in/102253/yettinahole-karnataka-bengaluru-chikkaballapur/

  4. Without Proper Impact Assessment, Small Dams Could Cause Great Ecological Damage: https://thewire.in/author/suman-jumani-and-meghna-krishnadas/

  5. An Ecologist in a Tea Estate. Yale TRI blog. http://environment.yale.edu/tri/fellow/2149/

  6. Squeezing ecological spaces: book review of “Nature without Borders”. Down to Earth.

  7. Going Nowhere? Roads and Conservation in India: with S. Sridhara http://www.conservationindia.org/articles/going-nowhere-roads-and-conservation-in-india

  8. Energy and environment in 21st century India. DTE blog

  9. The environment-development divide – is there room for dialogue: with D. Karnad http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/environment-development-divide-there-room-dialogue-0

  10. Green rules – old debates new dialogue: with D. Karnad http://www.tribuneindia.com/2014/20141003/edit.htm#6

  11. A short journey along an Indian river. Blogpost. https://fahrenheitia.wordpress.com/2014/11/09/a-short-journey-along-an-indian-river/ 

  12. En route to getting lost. Blogpost. https://fahrenheitia.wordpress.com/2014/11/09/en-route-to-getting-lost/ 

  13. Retreating Jungle. Daily Pioneer. September 2013. http://www.dailypioneer.com/print.php?printFOR=storydetail&story_url_key=retreating-jungle&section_url_key=sunday-edition

  14. Re-thinking forest clearances in India: time to tighten up. With T. Nair. Daily Pioneer. August 2013.

  15. Much ado over a hotspot. Daily Pioneer. October 2012.

  16. It’s not just about a good holiday: with D. Karnad. Down to Earth. October 2012.

  17. Mine your business: ecological impacts of mining in forests. Survey of the Environment (Annual Magazine by The Hindu): June 2012

  18. The mentor who did not become a tormentor: with N. Velho. NCBS news. June 2012. http://news.ncbs.res.in/story/mentor-who-did-not-become-tormentor

  19. Permitting wildlife science: Down to Earth. February 2012 http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/permitting-wildlife-science

  20. Eco-tourism: Opportunity or costs to Indian parks? Survey of the Environment (Annual Magazine by The Hindu): (August 2011, hard copy)

  21. Critical Wildlife Habitats: civil society and conservation. Survey of the Environment (Annual Magazine by The Hindu): (August 2011, hard copy)

  22. Feasts, Famines and a Tale of Two Primates: Sanctuary Asia Magazine (June 2011, hard copy)

  23. Grasslands in Western Ghats diverted for luxury resorts: Down to Earth. May 2011. http://www.downtoearth.org.in/author/1555

  24. Human-leopard conflict guidelines: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/160055/man-vs-wild.html

  25. The Feast at the Fig: Science Reporter, January 2011 issue (Hard copy)

  26. Whither Rainforests? http://www.deccanherald.com/content/60848/whither-rainforests.html

  27. Of the vanishing wild: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/85537/of-vanishing-wild.html

  28. Refrain to a rainmaker: http://thealternative.in/articles/refrain-to-a-rain-maker

  29. Revisiting two cultures with Jairam Ramesh http://news.ncbs.res.in/story/revisiting-two-cultures-jairam-ramesh

  30. Wrong Shades of Green: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/28877/wrong-shades-green-karnatakas-green.html

  31. The long hop: http://www.migrantwatch.in/blog/2009/06/10/the-long-hop/

  32. Resort to disaster: http://archive.deccanherald.com/Content/May272008/environmet2008052670138.asp

  33. Fire in the mountain: http://archive.deccanherald.com/Content/Mar252008/environmet2008032459235.asp

  34. Hills of holy beauty: Spectrum, Deccan Herald, 2006 (Hard copy)

  35. Whither flows the Cauvery: Spectrum, Deccan Herald, 2005 (Hard copy)