Anand M Osuri

Research Associate, Western Ghats

PhD

I obtained a Masters degree in Wildlife Biology and Conservation from National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) and Centre for Wildlife Studies in 2006, and a PhD in Biology from NCBS in 2015. I am particularly interested in tropical forest ecology, relationships between biodiversity, ecological processes and ecosystem services, and ecological restoration. My PhD research, which I undertook in collaboration with NCF, looked at how rainforest fragmentation alters forest structure and tree community composition, and resultant effects on the ability of these forests to store carbon and thereby mitigate climate change. I joined NCF's rainforest restoration project in 2016 and spent over a year helping establish research and monitoring projects looking into forest dynamics, biodiversity and ecosystem services in ecologically restored rainforests. Presently based at Columbia University, I continue to partner with NCF’s rainforest restoration programme on these long-term research and monitoring initiatives.

Projects

Publications

Journal Article

2019

Effects of restoration on tree communities and carbon storage in rainforest fragments of the Western Ghats, India

Dataset

2017

Data from: Successional status, seed dispersal mode and overstorey species influence tree regeneration in tropical rain-forest fragments in Western Ghats, India

Journal Article

2017

Successional status, seed dispersal mode and overstorey species influence tree regeneration in tropical rain-forest fragments in Western Ghats, India

Journal Article

2015

Perceptions of priority issues in the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems in India

Journal Article

2014

Spatio-temporal variation in forest cover and biomass across sacred groves in a human-modified landscape of India's Western Ghats

Conference Proceedings

2009

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