M Ananda Kumar

Scientist, Western Ghats

Ph.D.

M Ananda Kumar

My doctoral thesis focussed on human-elephant conflict and behaviour of Asian elephants in this human-dominated landscape of plantations and rainforest fragments. I hold a Masters degree in Psychology as well.

My prior work includes the ecology, behaviour, and distribution of primates and large mammals in the region. I have also conducted surveys on the slender loris (Loris tardigradus, a nocturnal primate) in the states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. For over a decade now, I have been working in the Anamalai hills. My major goals are in involving the local communities, government departments, school children, and also the business community in rainforest restoration and wildlife conservation in the region.

Projects

Publications

Journal Article

2018

Seasonal variation in wildlife roadkills in plantations and tropical rainforest in the Anamalai Hills, Western Ghats, India

Journal Article

2018

Whose habitat is it anyway? Role of natural and anthropogenic habitats in conservation of charismatic species

Journal Article

2018

Physiological stress responses in wild Asian elephants Elephas maximus in a human-dominated landscape in the Western Ghats, southern India

Report

2018

Population assessment of the Nilgiri tahr (Nilgiritragus hylocrius) using the Double-observer Survey method in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve

Journal Article

2018

Understanding perceptions of people towards lion-tailed macaques in a fragmented landscape of the Anamalai Hills, Western Ghats, India

Book Chapter

2014

Fostering human-elephant coexistence in the Valparai landscape,Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu

Journal Article

2014

Our backyard wildlife: Challenges in coexisting with uneasy neighbours. [Guest Editorial]

Book Chapter

2014

Restoring nature: wildlife conservation in landscapes fragmented by plantation crops in India.

Poster

2011

Endemic Mammals of The Nilgiris

Journal Article

2010

Asian elephant Elephas maximus habitat use and ranging in fragmented rainforest and plantations in the Anamalai hills, India

Journal Article

2010

Behavior of Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) in a land-use mosaic: implications for human-elephant coexistence in the Anamalai hills, India

Report

2007

Review of human – elephant conflict mitigation measures practised in South Asia

Poster

2006

Nilgiri Tahr (Anamalais , Western Ghats)

Report

2004

The elephant hills: conservation of wild Asian elephants in a landscape of fragmented rainforests and plantations in the Anamalais, India