Rohit Naniwadekar

Scientist, Eastern Himalaya

Ph.D.

Rohit Naniwadekar

Rohit is interested in frugivory, seed dispersal and conservation of tropical forests and its inhabitants. His doctoral research focused on understanding the frugivory and seed dispersal by hornbills and their conservation status in Arunachal Pradesh. Subsequently, he has been involved in conducting a survey of hornbills across five states in north-east India to understand change in their distribution in the last 20 years. He is also involved in a telemetry study to understand the movement patterns of hornbills and is part of the Hornbill Watch team that aims to document hornbill presence across the country. 

His prior research has focused on understanding processes that govern the diversity patterns of amphibians in the wet forests of Western Ghats and in conducting surveys for large mammals in north-east India. His other interests include reading non-fiction and listening to Hindustani Classical Music. 

Projects

Publications

Journal Article

In press

Variability in gut passage times for Asian hornbills

Dataset

2019

Variability in gut passage time of Asian hornbills

Dataset

2019

Data from: Large frugivores matter: insights from network and seed dispersal effectiveness approaches

Journal Article

2019

Large frugivores matter: insights from network and seed dispersal effectiveness approaches

Journal Article

2018

Breeding biology of Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis in tropical rainforest and human-modified plantation landscape in Western Ghats, India

Report

2018

Understanding impacts of hornbill loss on plants.

Journal Article

2018

Hornbill Watch: A citizen science initiative for Indian hornbills

Dataset

2016

Data from: Spatial and temporal variation in hornbill densities in Namdapha Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh, north-east India

Journal Article

2016

Abundance estimates of the Rufous-necked hornbill (Aceros nipalensis), and characterisation of a montane subtropical forest in the Indian Eastern Himalaya. 

Dataset

2015

Data of a study investigating impacts of hunting and logging on abundance of hornbills, dispersed seeds and recuits in north-east India

Journal Article

2015

Reduced hornbill abundance associated with low seed arrival and altered recruitment in a hunted and logged tropical forest

Journal Article

2015

Seed dispersal by avian frugivores: non-random heterogeneity at fine scales. 

Journal Article

2015

Fruit resource tracking by hornbill species at multiple scales in a tropical forest in India

Book Chapter

2015

Hope for hornbills

Journal Article

2015

Diet and foraging behaviour of Purple Cochoa Cochoa purpurea in Namdapha National Park, India

Journal Article

2015

Looking beyond parks: the conservation value of unprotected areas for hornbills in Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalaya

Report

2015

Hornbill Watch Report June 2014 to May 2015

Poster

2014

Amphibians of the Western Ghats

Journal Article

2014

Records of ferret badgers Melogale from the states of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, India

Thesis

2014

Seed dispersal by hornbills, conservation status and the consequences of their decline in tropical forests of Arunachal Pradesh

Report

2014

Density of Rufous-necked hornbills and their food plants in Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Poster

2014

Reptiles of the Western Ghats

Popular Article

2014

Gardeners of the rainforest

Journal Article

2014

Diet and foraging behaviour of Purple cochoa Cochoa purpurea in Namdapha National Park, India

Journal Article

2014

Impact of Dams on Riparian Frog Communities in theSouthern Western Ghats, India

Journal Article

2013

Records of small carnivores from in and around Namdapha Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh, India. 

Journal Article

2012

Phylogeography of Dasia Gray, 1830 (Reptilia: Scincidae), with the description of new species from southern India

Journal Article

2010

New distribution record for Hemidactylus prashadi Smith, 1935 (Family: Gekkonidae) from the Kudremukh Forest Complex, Karnataka, India

Journal Article

2008

Empty forests: Large carnivore and prey abundance in Namdapha National Park, north-east India

Journal Article

2008

New distribution record for Calotes nemoricola Jerdon, 1853 from the Kudremukh Hills, Karnataka, India

Journal Article

2008

Diversity, abundance and conservation status of small carnivores in two Protected Areas in Arunachal Pradesh.