Articles & Papers

POPULAR ARTICLES

Year Citation
2018 Adhith Swaminathan. 2018.Tracking a Hundred-Million old Giant. Bombay Natural History Society, Hornbill Magazine. April-June 2018. Hornbill
2018 Chetan Rao. 2018.Serpents of the sea.Bombay Natural History Society, Hornbill Magazine. April-June 2018. Hornbill
2018 Ramesh, M. and K. Shanker (2018) From fishe to flagship: the making of a marine icon. Seminar 702: 37-40.
2018 Sridhar, A. and N. Namboothri. 09 June 2018. We may see other Sterlite-like protests against polluting industries. Hindustan Times.
2018 Sridhar, A. and U. Mistry. 25 May 2018. Women divers of Rameswaram. Frontline.
2018 Sridhar, A. and U Mistry. 30  March 2018. A Journey with the Sacred Chank. Frontline.
2018 Sridhar, A. and U Mistry. 02 March 2018. Amphibious Lives – a photo essay on free diving in the Palk Bay. Frontline.
2018 Adams, M., A. Sridhar, and M.A Oommen, 2017. Contested Cultures an Introduction. Seminar 702. p 14-17 (February 2018 issue).
2018 Sridhar, A. 2018. Hunting-gathering lives with molluscs. Seminar No 702. p 45-49 (February 2018 issue).
2017 Oommen M.A ‘Human-wildlife conflict: the new wildlife action plan is an inclusive start to a long journey’ – The Hindustan Times, 2017.
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 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), pp. 267-273. Palgrave.
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.
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 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.
2017 Sridhar, A. 2017. Historicizing Mutinies against Nature. Seminar 690. p 59-62 (February 2017 issue).
2017 Shanker,K. December 2017. How the liberal left lost its way. The Wire.
2017 Shanker, K. and M.A. Oomen. November 2017. Hunting for solutions. The Hindu.
2017 Sridhar, A. and N. Namboothri. 27 October 2017. Wildlife Action Plan: More work ahead from a marine conservation perspective. Hindustan Times.
2017 Rao, C. 28 October 2017. How Life turned a full circle for snakes that call the ocean their home. The Wire.
2016 Arthur, R., V. Patankar and N. Namboothri. 2016. Living with change: local responses to global impacts in India’s oceanic coral reefs. Current Conservation 10.2: 6-10.
2016 Muralidharan, R. and A. Sridhar. 2016. Turning Turtle. The Hindu.
2016 Ramesh, M. and M. Muralidharan. August 2016. Turning Turtle (Tamil version). The Hindu.
2016 Sridhar, A. and Creasy, M. 2016. Life on the wave of knowledge: Integrating fishers’ lore and scientific study, Current Conservation (Kids) 10.2.
2016 Shanker, K. August 2016. New plans instead of new pills.  The Hindu
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 Rasquinha, D. and A. Sridhar. 15 June 2015. Make-believe development, the promises of Tadri: Mirage or reality? India Together.
2015 Sridhar, A. 2015. Marine parks in India – a case for maritime environmentalism. Current Conservation 9.2, p 23-30.
2014 Namboothri, N. June 2014. Into the Deep Blue. Facets of Geography Series. Teacher Plus Magazine.
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 Great Nicobar: at a crossroads … The Hindu, 2012 (with Meera Anna Oommen).
2012 Oommen M.A (2012) ‘Islands in Peril: Develop and Perish? Great Nicobar Island’ – The Hindu.
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 Shanker, K. and Schauble, C. (2012) How it all started. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 15: 1.
2012 Shanker, K. and M. A. Oommen. 2012. Great Nicobar: at a crossroads…The Hindu.
2012 Sridhar, A. Tug-O-War: a review of the documentary film Shifting Undercurrents on women seaweed harvesters for Samudra. Nov 2012.
2011 Fatima, E., H. Andrews, S. John & 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. October 15, 2011. Icons of marine conservation. Down to Earth.
2011 Shanker, K., N. Namboothri and A. Swaminathan. 26 April, 2011. Voyage of the leatherback turtle. The Hindu.
2010 Shanker, K. (2010) Mammals of India (Vivek Menon). Quarterly Review of Biology 85: 238.
2010 Shanker, K. and R. Arthur. 2010. Olive and Green: Shades of conflict between turtles and fishers in India. Current Conservation 4(4).
2010 Sridhar A. 2010.Challenging the Tourism Juggernaut. Infochange.
2010 Sridhar A. 2010. Eminent Domain, Absolute Doubt: Crusade for Goa’s Comunidades. Infochange.
2010 Shanker, K. and M. A. Oommen. February 2010. Shrewd Alliances. Sanctuary Asia.
2010 Sridhar, A. 2010. The Unfairness of Doing Good. Infochange.
2010 Sridhar, A. 2010. CRZ Notification 1991 – 2010: Anti-people? Anti-Environment? Or Anti-climax?. Infochange.
2010 Namboothri, N. and K. Shanker. 2010. Corals or Cola – Between the devil and the deep blue sea. Current Conservation 4.1: 18-20.
2010 Rodriguez, S. and A. Sridhar. April 2010. Challenges of Marine Management, Coastal Communities Issue of Agenda. Infochange.
2010 Shanker, K. and A. Sridhar. April 2010. Conservation beyond penalties and punishment. Coastal Communities Issue of Agenda. Infochange.
2010 Sridhar, A. 2010.Fishy Goings On… Kriti Diary 2010.
2010 Sridhar, A. 2010. India’s coasts and seas. Agenda.
2010 Sridhar A. 2010. Harbouring trouble: The impact of ports on commons. Infochange.
2009 M. A. Oommen. Mountain Men’ – Current Conservation, 2009
2009 M. A. Oommen. ‘Mathe Budda’– Current Conservation, 2009
2009 Shanker, K. (2009) Ridleys in Orissa: Another reply to Mohanty Hejmadi. Marine Turtle Newsletter 126: 20.
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., J. Lenin and Fernandez (2009) Peeling the onion: the politics of conservation and corporations at a sea turtle nesting beach.Survey of the Environment 2009: 96-99
2009 Shanker, K. et al. (2009) A little learning …: the price of ignoring politics and history. Marine Turtle Newsletter 124: 3-5.
2009 From Mysteries of Clearance to Myths of Compliance – A review of ‘Calling the Bluff’ by Kanchi Kohli and Manju Menon featured in Civil Society, D-Sector and Down To Earth 2009.
2009 Shanker, K. 2009. Turtle Boys. Current Conservation 3(1).
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. The IUCN’s new clothes: an update on the Dhamra – turtle saga. Marine Turtle Newsletter 126: 2-5.
2009 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. A Little Learning… The Price of Ignoring Politics and History. Marine Turtle Newsletter 124: 3-5.
2008 Rodriguez, S. 2008. Push Out Fisherfolk, Make Room For Water Sports?. Tehelka Magazine 5(5).
2008 Rodriguez, S. 2008. Road To Perdition. Tehelka Magazine 5(8).
2008 Rodriguez, S. 9 May 2008. A Mockery of Science, Conservation and Environmental Laws (Op-ed piece). The Hindu.
2008 Rodriguez, S. and A Sridhar. 2008. Dhamra Port :How environmental regulatory failure fuels corporate irreverence. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 8: 21-24.

SCIENTIFIC PAPERS

Year Citation
2018 Oommen, M.A. 2018. Book review. Madhu Ramnath. Woodsmoke and Leaf cups: Autobiographical Footnotes on the Anthropology of the Durwa. Seminar, February 2018.
2018 Oommen, M.A. 2018. Book review. Jairam Ramesh. Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature. History and Sociology of South Asia 12(1): 1-4.
2018 Oommen, M.A. 2018. Endangered enemies: culture, history and human-wildlife conflict. White Horse Press
2018 Banerjee, A., N. Namboothri, K. Karanth and A. Sinha. 2018. Behavioural responses of the Indian Ocean humpback dolphin Sousa plumbea to human activities at Vembanad Lake, India. Oryx, in press.
2017 Oommen, M.A. 2017. Friction along the fringe. Seminar Special Issue: Nature’s Present: Dilemmas, Conflicts, Opportunities (M. Rangarajan et al. Eds).
2017 Jaini, M., S. Advani, K. Shanker, M.A. Oommen, N. Namboothri. 2017. History, culture, infrastructure and export markets shape fisheries and reef accessibility in India’s contrasting oceanic islands. Environmental Conservation.
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’ (K. Holmes and H. Goodall, eds.), Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History. Palgrave Macmillan.
2017 Shanker, K., M.A. Oommen and N. Rai. 2017.  Changing natures: a democratic and dynamic approach to biodiversity conservation. India Futures (Eds. A. Kothari and K.J. Joy). Kalpavriksh.
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.Cambridge University Press
2017 Shanker, K., S. Krishnan and M. Manuel. 2017. Deconstructing the south: the politics of conservation in India. The anthropology of Conservation NGOs: rethinking the boundaries (Eds. P.B. Larsen and D. Brockington), pp. 267-273. Palgrave.
2017 Shanker, K. and M. Muralidharan. 2017. Do olive ridley turtles migrate en-mass along the east coast of India ? Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 25.
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.
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. Doing Whole Earth Justice: reply to Cafaro et al. Oryx.
2017 Jadhav, A. 2017. Undefining small-scale fisheries in India: challenging simplifications and highlighting diversity and value. D.S. Johnson et al. (eds.), Social Wellbeing and the Values of Small-scale Fisheries. MARE Publication Series 17.
2017 Gunakar, S., Jadhav, A and Bhatta, R. 2017. Protections for small-scale fisheries in India: A study of India’s monsoon fishing ban. S. Jentoft et al. (eds.), The Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines, MARE Publication Series 14.
2017 Shanker, K., K.N. Ganeshaiah and S.P. Vijayakumar (2017) Unpacking the species conundrum: philosophy, practice and ways forward.Journal of Genetics 96: 413-430.
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
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.
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.
2015 Sridharan, B. and N. Namboothri. 2015. Factors affecting distribution of fish in a tidally drained mangrove forest in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Wetlands Ecology and Management. 23. 909-920.
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.