Narayan Sharma

Research Associate, Western Ghats

Ph D, National Institute of Advanced Studies and Manipal University M Sc, Zoology, Department of Zoology, Gauhati University B Sc, Zoology, B. Borooah College, Gauhati University, Guwahati

Narayan Sharma

I study community and behavioural ecology and the conservation biology of the primates in the fragmented landscape of Upper Brahmaputra Valley of northeastern India. I am also interested in political , human and landscape ecology as well as ecological history. Currently, I am part of a collaborative project entitled ‘Landscape level conservation planning for elephants in Karnataka’. I am collating data on the distribution of elephants, their habitats, and on anthropogenic factors affecting elephant distribution from across the state, and to assist with the delineation of elephant habitats, respectively, into conservation, co-existence and removal zones, based on objective ecological and social criteria. 

Projects

Publications

Journal Article

2015

White-winged Duck Asarcornis scutulata in Hollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, Assam

Journal Article

2015

Distribution, relative abundance, and conservation status of Asian elephants in Karnataka, southern India

Journal Article

2014

Local and Landscape Correlates of Primate Distribution and Extinction in Upper Brahmaputra Valley

Popular Article

2014

At a crossroads

Popular Article

2013

Three different voices

Popular Article

2012

The singing farmers of the forest

Thesis

2012

Primate on the edge: Ecology and Conservation of Primate Assemblages in the Fragmented Lowland Rainforests of the Upper Brahmaputra Valley, Northeastern India

Journal Article

2012

Socio-economic drivers of Forest Cover Change in Assam: A Historical Perspective

Journal Article

2012

Trends in extinction and persistence of diurnal primates in Upper Brahmaputra Valley

Popular Article

2011

A remnant tale

Popular Article

2011

Over one hundred years of solitude

Popular Article

2010

Monkey Watcher’s Diary

Popular Article

2010

Vanishing Species: The Planet in Crisis

Popular Article

2008

What is a species: An endless debate

Book Chapter

2005

Conservation of hoolock gibbon (Bunopithecus hoolock) in Meghalaya

Book Chapter

2005

Conservation of hoolock gibbon (Bunopithecus hoolock) in Mizoram

Book Chapter

2005

Conservation of hoolock gibbon (Bunopithecus hoolock) in northeast India