Kulbhushansingh Suryawanshi

Scientist, High Altitudes

Ph.D. Ecology and Conservation, NCF & Manipal University M.Sc. Wildlife Biology and Conservation, NCBS & WCS-India B.Sc. Zoology, Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad

My primary interest is wildlife conservation through robust applied scientific research informing management and policy. As part of the High Altitude program I am involved in multiple conservation projects that work directly with local communities in helping coexistence between people and wildlife. I am also involved in research projects that aim to better our understanding of the high-altitude alpine ecology and the interactions between ecology and society. My formal training includes a PhD in wildlife biology and conservation where my research focused on identifying the causes of livestock predation by snow leopards and finding ways to minimize it through management of wild herbivore and livestock populations. I also examined the perceptions and attitudes of local herders to find ways of minimizing the persecution of the snow leopard. I used population ecology to develop an understanding of the interactions between large carnivores, their wild ungulate prey and livestock.

Projects

Publications

Understanding People’s Relationship With Wildlife in Trans-Himalayan Folklore

Journal Article

2021

Understanding People’s Relationship With Wildlife in Trans-Himalayan Folklore

Snow Leopard Population
Assessment in India

Report

2021

Snow Leopard Population Assessment in India

Which Traits Influence Bird Survival in the City? A review

Journal Article

2021

Which Traits Influence Bird Survival in the City? A review

Ladakh Pashmina

Journal Article

2020

Ladakh Pashmina

Understanding population baselines: status of mountain ungulate populations in the Central Tien
Shan Mountains, Kyrgyzstan.

Journal Article

2020

Understanding population baselines: status of mountain ungulate populations in the Central Tien Shan Mountains, Kyrgyzstan.

Conservation and people: Towards an ethical code of conduct for the use of camera traps in wildlife research.

Journal Article

2020

Conservation and people: Towards an ethical code of conduct for the use of camera traps in wildlife research.

Keeping predators out: testing fences to reduce livestock depredation at night-time corrals.

Journal Article

2020

Keeping predators out: testing fences to reduce livestock depredation at night-time corrals.

Grazing and climate change have site-dependent interactive effects on vegetation in Asian montane rangelands

Journal Article

2020

Grazing and climate change have site-dependent interactive effects on vegetation in Asian montane rangelands

Relative influence of wild prey and livestock abundance on carnivore-caused livestock predation.

Journal Article

2020

Relative influence of wild prey and livestock abundance on carnivore-caused livestock predation.

Ecosystem service dependence in livestock and crop-based production
systems in Asia's high mountains.

Journal Article

2020

Ecosystem service dependence in livestock and crop-based production systems in Asia's high mountains.

Journal Article

2020

Beyond conflict: exploring the spectrum of human–wildlife interactions and their underlying mechanisms

Journal Article

2020

Understanding people’s responses toward predators in the Indian Himalaya

Population assessment of the Endangered Nilgiri tahr Nilgiritragus hylocrius in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve, using the double-observer survey method

Journal Article

2020

Population assessment of the Endangered Nilgiri tahr Nilgiritragus hylocrius in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve, using the double-observer survey method

Journal Article

2020

Communal roosting of Black-winged Kites Elanus caeruleus and possible influence of rainfall and wheat cultivation

Journal Article

2020

Grazing and climate change have site-dependent interactive effects on vegetation in Asian montane rangelands

Journal Article

2020

Keeping predators out: testing fences to reduce livestock depredation at night-time corrals

Changing use of ecosystem services along a rural-urban continuum in the Indian Trans-Himalayas

Journal Article

2019

Changing use of ecosystem services along a rural-urban continuum in the Indian Trans-Himalayas

A Painted Stork flock rests in a fallow field. (India; K S Gopi Sundar)

Journal Article

2019

Breeding Ecology of the Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala in a managed urban wetland

Sampling bias in snow leopard population estimation studies

Journal Article

2019

Sampling bias in snow leopard population estimation studies



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

Report

2018

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

Understanding
distribution, population density and conservation status of the endemic and
threatened Ladakh urial Ovis orientalis vignei

Report

2018

Understanding distribution, population density and conservation status of the endemic and threatened Ladakh urial Ovis orientalis vignei

A stupa built at the site of a wolf trap in Changthang

Journal Article

2018

Local community neutralizes traditional wolf traps and builds a stupa

Book Chapter

2018

Large Carnivore and Conservation and Management

Book Chapter

2018

Living with Snow Leopards: a pluralistic approach to conservation

Journal Article

2017

Impact of wild prey availability on livestock predation by snow leopards. 

Two snow leopards walking

Dataset

2017

Data from: Assessing changes in distribution of the endangered snow leopard Panthera uncia and its wild prey over 2 decades in the Indian Himalaya through interview-based occupancy surveys.

Dataset

2017

Data from: Impact of wild prey availability on livestock predation by snow leopards

Journal Article

2017

Assessing changes in distribution of the Endangered snow leopard Panthera uncia and its wild prey over 2 decades in the Indian Himalaya through interviewbased occupancy surveys

Journal Article

2017

Commensal in conflict: Livestock depredation patterns by free-ranging domestic dogs in the Upper Spiti Landscape, Himachal Pradesh, India

Data from: Response of the red fox to expansion of human habitation in the Trans-Himalayan mountains

Dataset

2016

Data from: Response of the red fox to expansion of human habitation in the Trans-Himalayan mountains

Journal Article

2016

Response of the red fox to expansion of human habitation in the Trans-Himalayan mountains

Journal Article

2016

The Relationship Between Religion and Attitudes Toward Large Carnivores in Northern India?

A group of male Ibex

Dataset

2015

Status of the mountain ungulate prey of the Endangered snow leopard Panthera uncia in the Tost Local Protected Area, South Gobi, Mongolia

Dataset

2014

Multiscale factors affecting human attitudes toward snow leopards and wolves. Dryad Digital Repository.