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Bengaluru | Oct 7, 2021
Comparative maps showing the extent of ONEs and wasteland categories in India;  Blackbuck - an endemic species of ONEs Original pictures of Map and Blackbuck - Authors of the paper

Research Matters caught up with Dr M D Madhusudan, one of the researchers involved in developing a high-resolution map of Open Natural Ecosystems (ONEs) in India, to gain insights into their work. Here are excerpts from the interview.

General, Science, Ecology, Catching up, Featured
Bengaluru | Sep 24, 2021
Friend or foe? Study shows fan-throated lizards could be evolving novel behaviours to avoid a brawl

Researchers find that altered signalling patterns for survival by a fan-throated lizard species could be setting the stage for its evolution

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Kyoto, Japan | Sep 20, 2021
Elephant’s tail tresses can tell their stress tales

Researchers measure the levels of stress hormones in the tail-hair of Asian elephants as a technique to monitor their health and well-being.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Aizawl | Sep 6, 2021
Tree-planting may help forests to recover faster after Jhum cultivation

Researchers assess abandoned fallow lands in Manipur and recommend planting endemic tree species to boost forest recovery. 

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Deep-dive
Mysore | Jun 25, 2021
Snow leopards on rugged terrains of conservation

Researchers identify the factors affecting snow leopard density in Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh.

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Apr 19, 2021
Butterflies and moths look at the world differently: Blame it on evolution

Researchers have compared the visual abilities of butterflies and moths.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Apr 7, 2021

Bizarre patterns, vibrant colours, heady scents — flowers present a buffet of choices to draw pollinators. In fact, studies have shown that bees, butterflies, and other pollinating insects have particular preferences in the flowers they visit. What’s more, they also tweak their tastes according to the changing environment.

General, Science, Ecology, SciQs
Bengaluru | Mar 24, 2021
A holistic approach to biodiversity conservation

Researchers from ATREE review their work over the past 25 years.

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Policy, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Mar 8, 2021
Studying human-wildlife interactions: Why we need to look beyond conflict

Researchers discuss the challenges in studying human-wildlife coexistence and the way forward. 

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Feb 12, 2021
Here’s why laboratory science alone cannot solve the extinction crisis

The science of biodiversity loss may benefit by integrating people's knowledge with lab-based techniques.

General, Science, Ecology, Op-ed
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