Atul Arvind Joshi

Research Affiliate, Western Ghats

M Sc in Forestry from Forest Research Institute Dehradun

Atul Arvind Joshi

I had a great fortune to learn my first lessons in ecology in the beautiful forests of Western Ghats with NCF. I studied coffee invasion in the Rainforest fragments in Anamalai hills of this landscape for my Master’s dissertation. Later, I studied spatio-temporal and socio-economic aspects of human-wildlife conflicts in the northern Western Ghats. I was also involved in the large mammal abundance monitoring exercise in this region that was carried out in collaboration with the Forest Department. 

I am currently working at National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore. My study looks at the tree-grass dynamics in a fascinating ecosystem known as Shola-grasslands, located at the higher reaches of the Western Ghats. 

Projects

Publications

Journal Article

2015

Invasive alien species in relation to edges and forest structure in tropical rainforest fragments of the Western Ghats

Journal Article

2014

Accounting for false positives improves estimates of occupancy from key informant interviews

Poster

2014

Tracking Tigers and Leopards

Dataset

2009

Data from: Brewing trouble: coffee invasion in relation to edges and forest structure in tropical rainforest fragments of the Western Ghats, India. Biological Invasions

Journal Article

2009

Brewing trouble: coffee invasion in relation to edges and forest structure in tropical rainforest fragments of the Western Ghats, India