Nachiket Kelkar

Research Affiliate, Oceans and Coasts

M.Sc. (Wildlife Biology and Conservation)

Nachiket Kelkar worked with the Oceans and Coasts programme understanding the ecological and socio-cultural drivers of conflict between green turtles and fishers in the seagrass meadows of the Lakshadweep Islands (2009-2013).  In addition, he assisted in a range of other projects including our long-term monitoring of climate-change impacts on coral reefs and occupancy studies of dugongs in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Nachiket continues to actively collaborate with NCF and is currently pursuing his PhD on rivers and floodplain systems at ATREE. 

Nachiket's major research interests are in the ecology of freshwater and marine ecosystems, statistics, spatial ecology, population ecology, environmental sociology and history.

Projects

Publications

Dataset

2016

Long-lived groupers require structurally stable reefs in the face of repeated climate change disturbances.

Journal Article

2016

Irrigation demands aggravate fishing threats to river dolphins in Nepal

Journal Article

2014

Seagrasses in the age of sea turtle conservation and shark overfishing

Journal Article

2014

Long-lived benthic predators require structurally stable reefs in the face of repeated climate-change disturbances

Popular Article

2013

Jalebis at the forest fence

Journal Article

2013

Greener pastures? High-density feeding aggregations of green turtles precipitate species shifts in seagrass meadows

Journal Article

2013

Green turtle herbivory dominates the fate of seagrass primary production in the Lakshadweep islands (Indian Ocean)

Journal Article

2013

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

Popular Article

2013

Rasgullas worth their tin

Journal Article

2013

Complex ecological pathways underlie perceptions of conflict between green turtles and fishers in the Lakshadweep Islands.

Popular Article

2012

Kosi: a river that can’t be pinned down 

Popular Article

2012

Not just a boatman

Popular Article

2012

Jalebis at the forest fence

Popular Article

2012

Dolphins for the Governor