Scientific Papers

Journal Articles

Year Citation
2019 Oommen, M. A. and Ramesh, M. 2019. Tides of change in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Ecology, Economy and Society—the INSEE Journal 2(1): 145-149.
2018 Ramesh, M. and N. Namboothri. 2018. Maximum sustainable yield: a myth and its manifold effects. Economic and Political Weekly LIII(41): 58-63.
2018 Jojan, A., S. Dsouza, P. Mukerjee, C. Rao and K. Shanker. 2018. Critiquing Narrow Critiques of Convention on Biological Diversity. Economic and Policitcal Weekly Vol: 53 No.44 November 2018
2018 Oommen, M.A. In press. The elephant in the room: histories of place, memory and conflict with wildlife along a southern Indian forest fringe. Environment and History.
2017 Oommen, M.A. 2017. Famine and elephants: remembering place-making along a southern Indian forest fringe. In: Telling Environmental Histories: Intersections of Memory, Narrative and Environment (Eds. K. Holmes and H. Goodall), Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History. Palgrave Macmillan pp.241-266.
2017  Shanker, K., S. Krishnan and M. Manuel. 2017. Deconstructing the south: the politics of conservation in India. In: The anthropology of Conservation NGOs: rethinking the boundaries (Eds. P.B. Larsen and D. Brockington). Palgrave pp. 267-273.
2017  Shanker, K., M.A. Oommen and N. Rai. 2017. Changing natures: a democratic and dynamic approach to biodiversity conservation. In: India Futures (Eds. A. Kothari and K.J. Joy). Kalpavriksh.
2017 Buscher, B. R. Fletcher, D. Brockington, C. Sandbrook, W.M. Adams, L. Campbell, C. Corson, W. Dressler, R. Duffy, N. Gray, G. Holmes, A. Kelly, E. Lunstrum, M. Ramutsindela and K. Shanker. 2017. Half Earth or Whole Earth: radical ideas for conservation and their implications. Oryx 51: 407-410 .
2017  Jaini, M., S. Advani, K. Shanker, M.A. Oommen and N. Namboothri. 2017. Worlds apart: How history, culture, infrastructure and export markets shape fisheries in India’s oceanic islands. Environmental Conservation 45: 41-48
2017 Oommen, M.A. 2017. Friction along the fringe. Seminar Special Issue: Nature’s Present: Dilemmas, Conflicts, Opportunities (Eds. M. Rangarajan et al.). Seminar.
2016 Rees, A. et al. including K. Shanker. 2016. Are we working towards global research priorities for management and conservation of sea turtles? Endangered Species Research. 31: 337–382.
2015 Nel, R., K. Shanker and G. Hughes. 2015. Leatherbacks in the Indian Ocean. In: Biology of leatherback turtles (Eds. J.R. Spotila et al.). Johns Hopkins Press, USA.
2014 John, S., A. Jagadish, R. Bhatta, and A. Sridhar. 2014. The State of Subsidies: Small-scale Fisher Perceptions on Subsidies in Karnataka, India. Asian Fisheries Science, 27, 45-60.
2014 Mukherjee, N., K. Shanker, N. Koedam and F. Dahdouh-Guebas. 2014. Governance of coastal plantations in southern India: long term ecological vision or short-term economic opportunity. Acta Oecologica. 57:49.
2012 Shanker, K., N. Namboothri and BC Choudhury. 2012. Marine turtles in India: Research and conservation. In: Coral Reefs in India: status, threats and conservation measures (Eds. J.R. Bhatt, J.K. Patterson Edward, D.J. Macintosh and B.P. Nilaratna). Mangroves for the Future-India. IUCN
2012 Oommen, M. A. 2012. Treeshrews of south Asia. In: Mammals of South Asia (Eds. A.J.T Johnsingh and N. Manjrekar). Universities Press & Orient Longman. 1:615
2010  Feagin, R.A., N. Mukherjee, K. Shanker, A.H. Baird, J. Cinner, A.M. Kerr, N. Koedam, A. Sridhar, R. Arthur, L.P. Jayatissa, D.L. Seen, M. Menon, S. Rodriguez, M. Shamsuddoha and F. Dahdouh-Guebas. 2010. Shelter from the storm? The use and misuse of coastal vegetation bioshields for managing natural disasters. Conservation Letters 3: 1-11.
2010 Oommen, M. A. and K. Shanker. 2010. Shrewd alliances: Context dependant foraging associations between treeshrews, greater racket-tailed drongos and sparrowhawks on Great Nicobar Island. Biology Letters 6(3):304-307.
2010  Mukherjee, N., F. Dahdouh-Guebas, V. Kapoor, R. Arthur, N. Koedam, A. Sridhar & K. Shanker. 2010. From bathymetry to bioshields: a review of post tsunami ecological research on India and its implications for policy. Environmental Management 46(3): 329-339.
2009  Mukherjee, N., B. Muthuraman and K. Shanker. 2009. Bioshields and ecological restoration in tsunami affected areas in India. In: Integrated Coastal Zone Management (eds. E. Dahl, E. Moskness and J. Stottrup). Wiley Blackwell Publishing pp: 131 – 144. 
2008 Oommen, M. A. and K. Shanker. 2008. Ecology and behaviour of an endemic treeshrew (Tupaia nicobarica Zelebor, 1869) on Great Nicobar Island, India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 105(1):55-63.
2008 Carter, J.G., T McDowell and N. Namboodiri. 2008. The Identity of Gastrochaena cuneiformis Spengler, 1783, and the Evolution of Gastrochaena, Rocellaria and Lamychaena (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Gastrochaenoidea). Journal of Palaentology 82(1): 102-117.
2015 Namboothri, N., A. Swaminathan and K. Shanker. 2015. Olive ridley mass nesting at Cuthbert Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Middle Andaman Island. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 21: 7-9.
2015 Nel, R., K. Shanker and G. Hughes. 2015. Leatherbacks in the Indian Ocean. Biology of leatherback turtles (eds. J.R. Spotila et al.). Johns Hopkins Press, USA.
2014 Oommen, M.A. and A. Sridhar. 2014. A place for knowledge: tracing natural resource governance from the late colonial to contemporary India. In, Representing Knowledge: LEK and Natural Resource Governance in India. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Dakshin Foundation. 192 pages.
2014 Sridhar, H. and K. Shanker (2014) Importance of intraspecifically gregarious species in heterospecific foraging associations in a tropical bird community. Oecologia 176:763-770.
2014 Mukherjee, N., K. Shanker, N. Koedam & F. Dahdouh-Guebas (2014) Governance of coastal plantations in southern India: long term ecological vision or short term economic opportunity? Acta Oecologica.
2014 Shanker, K. 2014. Warm turtle in cold waters: the leatherback’s journey. Nature Chronicles of India: Essays on Wildlife (edited by Ananda Bannerjee). Rupa Publications, New Delhi. India.
2014 John, S., A. Jagadish, R. Bhatta and A. Sridhar. 2014. The state of subsidies: Small-scale fisher perceptions on subsidies in Karnataka, India. Asian Fisheries Science 27 45-60.
2013 Advani, S. et al. and M. A. Oommen. 2013. Marine Fisheries in the Andaman Islands: An Account of their Emergence and Transformation. Dakshin Foundation, Bangalore and Andaman Nicobar Environment Team, Port Blair.
2013 Oommen, M.A. and M. Adams (eds.) 2013. Special Issue on Indigenous Knowledge, Current Conservation 7(1):32-35.
2013 Samuel, D.K.V., T. Anbalagan, M. Nithyanandan and N. Namboothri. 2013. Watering Pot Shell, Brechites penis (Linnaeus, 1758), a new record to India (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Anomalodesmata). Journal of Threatened Taxa. 5 (12).
2013 Shanker, K. and M.H. Godfrey. 2013. A deep diving olive ridley in the Bay of Bengal. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 18: 16-17.
2013 Shanker, K. 2013. Leatherback turtles on the mainland coast of India. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 17: 15-17.
2012 Oommen, M. A. 2012. Treeshrews of south Asia. In: Mammals of South Asia (Eds. A.J.T Johnsingh and N. Manjrekar). Universities Press & Orient Longman.
2012 Shanker, K., N. Namboothri and BC Choudhury (2012) Marine turtles in India: Research and conservation. In: Coral Reefs in India: status, threats and conservation measures (Eds. JR Bhatt, JK Patterson Edward, DJ Macintosh and BP Nilaratna). Mangroves for the Future-India, IUCN.
2012 Namboothri, N., A. Swaminathan and K. Shanker. 2012. A compilation of data from Satish Bhaskar’s sea turtle surveys of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 16: 4-13.
2012 Shanker, K. and N. Namboothri. 2012. Sea turtle surveys and research in the Andamans and Nicobar Islands. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 16: 1-3.
2012 Namboothri, N., A. Swaminathan and K. Shanker. 2012. Post-nesting migratory routes of Leatherback Turtles from Little Andaman Island. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 16: 21-23.
2012 Shanker, K. and Schauble, C. 2012. How it all started. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 15: 1.
2012 Namboothri, N. and S. A. Fernando. 2012. Intertidal distribution of the coral-boring barnacle Lithotrya nicobarica Reinhardt, 1850 in the Great Nicobar Island. In K. Venkataraman, C. Raghunathan and C. Sivaperuman (eds) Ecology of Faunal Communities on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. 49-58.
2012 Namboothri, N. and S. A. Fernando. 2012. Coral boring fauna of the Great Nicobar Island. In K. Venkataraman, C. Raghunathan andC. Sivaperuman (eds) Ecology of Faunal Communities on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. 59-70.
2012 Shanker, K., N. Namboothri and B. C Choudhury. 2012. Marine turtles in India: Research and conservation. Coral Reefs in India: status, threats and conservation measures (Eds. JR Bhatt, JK Patterson Edward, DJ Macintosh and BP Nilaratna). Mangroves for the Future-India, IUCN.
2011 Fatima, E., H. Andrews, S. John and K. Shanker. 2011. Status of Marine Turtles in Cuthbert Bay, Middle Andaman Islands. Marine Turtle Newsletter 130: 6-9.
2011 Swaminathan, A., N. Namboothri and K. Shanker. 2011. Post-tsunami status of leatherback turtles on Little Andaman Island. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 14: 5-9.
2011 Shanker, K., N. Namboothri and A. Swaminathan. 2011. Tracking the voyage of the leatherback: the research programme in the Andaman Islands. Survey of the Environment 2010: 79-82.
2010 Hamann, M. et al. (including K. Shanker) (2010) Priorities for research to inform effective sea turtle conservation. Endangered Species Research 11:245-269
2010 Shanker, K. 2010. The endangered world of sea turtles. Survey of the Environment 2010: 42-45.
2010 Shanker, K. 2010. Special profile: Satish Bhaskar. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 12: 23.
2010 Shanker, K. and J. Lenin. 2010. Satish Bhaskar’s publications and surveys. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 12: 29-32.
2010 Sridhar, A. 2010. Globalisation, the state and coastal space: Of games and rules. Urmilesh (Ed) Udharikaran aur Vikash ka Sach (Hindi), Anamika Publishing and Distribution Limited. New Delhi.
2010 Feagin, R.A., N. Mukherjee, K. Shanker, A.H. Baird, J. Cinner, A.M. Kerr, N. Koedam, A. Sridhar, R. Arthur, L.P. Jayatissa, D.L. Seen, M. Menon, S. Rodriguez, M. Shamsuddoha & F. Dahdouh-Guebas. 2010. Shelter from the storm? The use and misuse of coastal vegetation bioshields for managing natural disasters.Conservation Letters, 3:1 – 11.
2010 Mukherjee. N., F. Dahdouh-Guebas, V. Kapoor, R. Arthur, N. Koedam, A. Sridhar & K. Shanker. 2010. From bathymetry to bioshields: A review of post tsunami ecological research on India and its implications for policy.Environmental Management
2010 Oommen, M.A. & K. Shanker. 2010. Shrewd alliances: mixed foraging associations between treeshrews, greater racket tailed drongos and sparrowhawks on Great Nicobar Islands, India. Biology Letters, (6), 304-307.
2010 Oommen, M.A. & K. Shanker. 2008. Ecology and behaviour of an endemic tree shrew (Tupaia nicobarica Zelebor 1869) on Great Nicobar Island, India.Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 105(1), 55-63.
2009 Karnad, D., K. Isvaran, C.S. Kar and K. Shanker (2009) Lighting the way: reducing the impact of light on misorientation of olive ridley turtle hatchlings at Rushikulya, India. Biological Conservation 142: 2083 – 2088.
2009 Berlie T., A. Mohan, N. Namboothri and K. Shanker. 2009. Patterns in distribution of intertidal sandy shore megafauna along the Tamil Nadu coast. (In Prep).
2009 Mohan A., T. Berlie, N. Namboothri and K. Shanker. 2009. Diversity and distribution patterns of intertidal sandy shore macrofauna along the Tamil Nadu coast. (In Prep).
2009 Shanker, K. 2009. Ridleys in Orissa: Another reply to Mohanty Hejmadi. Marine Turtle Newsletter 126: 20.
2009 Shanker, K., J. Lenin and A. Fernandez. 2009. Peeling the onion: the politics of conservation and corporations at a sea turtle nesting beach. Survey of the Environment 2009: 96-99.
2008 Seminoff, J.A. and K. Shanker (2008) Marine turtles and IUCN Red Listing: a review of the process, pitfalls and novel assessment approaches. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 356: 52-68.
2008 Carter, J. G., T. McDowell and N. Namboodiri. 2008. The Identity of Gastrochaena cuneiformis Spengler, 1783, and the Evolution of Gastrochaena, Rocellaria and Lamychaena (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Gastrochaenoidea). Journal of Palaentology. 82 (1): 102-117.

Editorials, opinions and commentaries

Year Citation
2017 Shanker, K. and M. Muralidharan. 2017. Do olive ridley turtles migrate en-masse along the east coast of India? Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 25: 2-3.
2015 Namboothri, N., A. Swaminathan and K. Shanker. 2015. Olive ridley mass nesting at Cuthbert Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Middle Andaman Island. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 21: 7-9.
2013 Shanker, K. and M.H. Godfrey. 2013. A deep diving olive ridley in the Bay of Bengal. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 18: 16-17.
2013  Shanker, K. 2013. Leatherback turtles on the mainland coast of India. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 17: 15-17
2012  Shanker, K. and N. Namboothri. 2012. Sea turtle surveys and research in the Andamans and Nicobar Islands. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 16: 1-3.
2012 Namboothri, N., A. Swaminathan and K. Shanker. 2012. A compilation of data from Satish Bhaskar’s sea turtle surveys of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 16: 4-13.
2012  Namboothri, N., A. Swaminathan and K. Shanker. 2012. Post-nesting migratory routes of Leatherback Turtles from Little Andaman Island. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 16: 21-23
2011 Fatima, E., H. Andrews, S. John and K. Shanker. 2011. Status of Marine Turtles in Cuthbert Bay, Middle Andaman Islands. Marine Turtle Newsletter 130: 6-9
2011  Swaminathan, A., N. Namboothri and K. Shanker. 2011. Post-tsunami status of leatherback turtles on Little Andaman Island. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 14: 5-9.
2011  Shanker, K., N. Namboothri and A. Swaminathan. 2011. Tracking the voyage of the leatherback: the research programme in the Andaman Islands. Survey of the Environment 2010: 79-82
2010 Shanker, K. 2010. The endangered world of sea turtles. Survey of the Environment 2010: 42-45
2010 Shanker, K. 2010. Special profile: Satish Bhaskar. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 12: 23
2010 Shanker, K. and J. Lenin. 2010. Satish Bhaskar’s publications and surveys. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 12: 29-32
2010 Shanker, K., B.C. Choudhury, A. Fernandes, S. Gopal, A. Hamid, C. Kar, S. Kumar, J. Lenin, B. Mohanty, B. Pandav, S. Rodriguez, A. Sridhar, W. Sunderraj, B. Tripathy, R. Whitaker, S. Worah and B. Wright. 2009. Editorial: The IUCN’S New Clothes: An Update on the Dhamra – Turtle Saga. Marine Turtle Newsletter 126: 2-5
2009   Lenin, J., A. Fernandes, A. Sridhar, B.C. Choudhury, J. Frazier, S. Gopal, A. Hamid, S. Kloff, B. Mohanty, B. Pandav, S. Rodriguez, B. Tripathy, R. Whitaker, S. Worah, B. Wright and K. Shanker. 2009. Editorial: A Little Learning …The Price of Ignoring Politics and History. Marine Turtle Newsletter 124:3-5
2009 Lenin et al. .2009. Editorial: The IUCN’s new clothes: an update on the Dhamra – turtle saga. Marine Turtle Newsletter 126: 2-5
2009   Shanker, K. 2009. Ridleys in Orissa: Another reply to Mohanty Hejmadi. Marine Turtle Newsletter 126: 20
2009  Shanker, K., J. Lenin and A. Fernandez. 2009. Peeling the onion: the politics of conservation and corporations at a sea turtle nesting beach. Survey of the Environment 2009: 96-99
2008 Rodrigues, S. and A. Sridhar. 2008. Dhamra Port: How Environmental Regulatory Failure Fuels Corporate Irreverence. Marine Turtle Newsletter 121:21-24
2008 aena, Rocellaria and Lamychaena (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Gastrochaenoidea). Journal of Palaentology 82(1): 102-117.
2008 Rodrigues, S. and A. Sridhar. 2008. Dhamra Port: How Environmental Regulatory Failure Fuels Corporate Irreverence. Marine Turtle Newsletter 121:21-24