Elrika D'Souza

Research Associate, Oceans and Coasts

Ph.D.

Elrika D'Souza has been working on the ecology and conservation of dugongs in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for several years. Her recently completed doctoral thesis documented  historical declines in dugong populations in the islands and attempted to identify the factors that led to this decline. Her work also explores the relationship between dugongs and the seagrass meadows they depend on.  She is currently working on a joint project with NCF and the A&N Forest Department to develop conservation strategies for the dugong within these archipelagos.

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Projects

Publications

Journal Article

2017

Latitude and live coral cover independently affect butterflyfish & angelfish  community distribution in the Andaman & Nicobar archipelago, India

Journal Article

2016

For traditional island communities in the Nicobar archipelago, complete no-go areas are the most effective form of marine managementFor traditional island communities, no-go areas are the most effective form of management

Popular Article

2015

A day to celebrate the dugong-a story of their conservation

Popular Article

2015

Marine Meadows – Following The Feeding Trail Of The Dugong

Journal Article

2015

Seagrass Herbivory Levels Sustain Site-Fidelity in a Remnant Dugong PopulationSeagrass Herbivory Levels Sustain Site- Fidelity in a Remnant Dugong Population

Journal Article

2015

Erosion of Traditional Marine Management Systems in the Face of Disturbances in the Nicobar Archipelago

Popular Article

2014

The Constant Gardner

Book Chapter

2013

Dugongs in Asia. In Sirenian conservation: Issues and strategies in developing countries.

Newsletter

2013

Protecting the dugong: Better late than never

Newsletter

2013

Where have all the dugongs gone? A study on long-term occupancy trends in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, India,

Journal Article

2013

Long-Term occupancy trends in a data-poor dugong population in the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago

Journal Article

2012

Distance-related thresholds and influence of the 2004 tsunami on damage and recovery patterns of coral reefs in the Nicobar Islands

Popular Article

2012

Dugongs, mermaids of the sea

Journal Article

2012

Conservation needs of the Coconut Crab (Birgus latro) on the Nicobar Islands, India

Book Chapter

2010

Status of Dugong dugon (Muller) in Andaman and Nicobar islands based on past records and traditional hunting by indigenous tribes

Popular Article

2009

In troubled waters

Newsletter

2009

The future of the dugongs in the Indian sub-continent

Journal Article

2009

First underwater sighting and preliminary behavioural observations of Dugongs(Dugong dugon) in the wild from Indian waters, Andaman Islands.

Popular Article

2008

Out of the Blue