A J T Johnsingh

Distinguished Wildlife Biologist, Western Ghats

A J T Johnsingh

Dr. A.J.T. Johnsingh initiated pioneering field research on free-ranging large mammals in India by studying dholes in Bandipur Tiger Reserve in 1976-78 for his Ph.D. After a brief stint at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. he returned to India in October 1981. He briefly worked with the Bombay Natural History Society and then joined the newly established Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun as faculty.

His research has focussed on the Asian elephant, Asiatic lion, goral, Himalayan ibex, Nilgiri tahr, Sloth bear, grizzed giant squirrel and Nilgiri langur. He also works for the conservation of endangered golden mahseer, blue-finned mahseer and tiger. He has contributed to the training of about 300 wildlife managers, 50 M.Sc. Wildlife Science students and supervised 10 Ph.D. students in India. He has published over 70 scientific papers and over 80 popular articles on wildlife conservation. 

He was awarded the 2004 Distinguished Service Award for Government from Society for Conservation Biology, the Carl Zeiss Wildlife Conservation Award 2004 for lifetime service to Indian wildlife and the ABN AMRO Sanctuary Lifetime Wildlife Service Award in 2005. He retired as Dean, Faculty of Wildlife Sciences at the Wildlife Institute of India in October 2005. He lives in Bangalore and works for Nature Conservation Foundation as Eminent Wildlife Biologist and for WWF-India as Honorary Scientific Advisor.

Projects

Publications

Journal Article

In press

Serow Nemorhaedus sumatraensis

Journal Article

In press

Goral Nemorhaedus goral

Popular Article

2015

A range of fauna

Journal Article

2015

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

Book Chapter

2013

Goral Nemorhaedus goral

Popular Article

2012

A problem landscape in the Western Ghats

Journal Article

2011

Patterns of spatiotemporal change in large mammal distribution and abundance in the southern Western Ghats, India

Popular Article

2010

Cry in the Wilderness

Popular Article

2010

Lure of the wild

Book Chapter

2010

Status and conservation of tigers in the Indian subcontinent

Journal Article

2010

Ensuring the future of the tiger and other large mammals in the southern portion of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, southern India

Popular Article

2010

The Mukurthy-Mudumalai Large Mammal Corridor

Book Chapter

2009

Tiger reintroduction in India: conservation tool or costly dream? 

Conference Proceedings

2009

Opportunities and challenges for tiger (Panthera tigris) conservation in the southern Western Ghats, India

Poster

2006

Small Cats (Anamalais , Western Ghats)

Journal Article

1998

Analysis of habitat-choice using ordination: the Nilgiri tahr in southern India