Dr. Kavita Isvaran

 Kavita Isvaran is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc)

Profile: Kavita Isvaran is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc). She is interested in the ecology and evolution of behaviour and life histories, particularly in social and reproductive traits and in sexual selection. She is also interested in the consequences of evolved decisions for populations and communities; and in applying behavioural and evolutionary principles towards the conservation of species.

Recent publications

  • Jadeja, S., Prasad, S., Quader, S., Isvaran, K. (2013). Antelope mating strategies facilitate invasion of grasslands by a woody weed. Oikos DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00320.x.
  • Velho, N., Isvaran, K., Datta, A. (2012). Rodent seed predation: effects on seed survival, recruitment, abundance, and dispersion of bird-dispersed tropical trees. Oecologia 169:995–1004.
  • Velho, N., Datta, A., Isvaran, K. (2009). Effect of rodents on seed fate of tree species in a tropical forest in north-east India. Journal of Tropical Ecology 25:507–514.
  • Karnad, D., Isvaran, K., Kar, C.S., Shanker, K. (2009). Lighting the way: Reducing misorientation of olive ridley hatchlings due to artificial lighting at Rushikulya, India. Biological Conservation 142: 2083-2088.
  • Clutton-Brock, T.H., Isvaran, K. (2007). Sex differences in ageing in natural populations of vertebrates. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 274:3097–3104.
  • Isvaran, K. (2007). Intraspecific variation in group size in the blackbuck antelope: the roles of habitat structure and forage at different spatial scales. Oecologia 154:435–444.
  • Isvaran, K. and Clutton-Brock, T.H. (2007). Ecological correlates of extra-group paternity in mammals. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 274:219–224 (pdf).

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