Geetha Ramaswami

Team Lead, Education and Public Engagement

PhD

I am the programme manager for SeasonWatch, a citizen science project looking at the effects of seasons on tree phenology, since March 2018. In the past, I have been a post-doctoral research associate with the Nature Conservation Foundation with an interest in invasive plants. I worked on an invasive plant – Lantana camara – for my PhD; trying to understand how the environment affects where and how this species spreads and also how indigenous species respond to the presence of this invasive plant. I later worked on a short project assessing the reasons by which the management of Lantana has largely failed in Indian forests. I currently work on understanding the impacts of  Lantana on native plant-disperser interactions. 

Projects

Publications

Journal Article

2021

Using citizen science to build baseline data on tree phenology (2021)

Popular Article

2019

Tracking trees through the seasons

Journal Article

2019

Focal plant and neighbourhood fruit crop size effects on fruit removal by frugivores in a semi-arid landscape invaded by Lantana camara L.

Book Chapter

2018

Synergistic Impacts of Invasive Alien Species and Climate Change: Implications for Biodiversity Conservation

Popular Article

2018

The case of the confusing Kanikonna tree

Tracking phenology in the tropics and in India: the impacts of climate change

Book Chapter

2018

Tracking phenology in the tropics and in India: the impacts of climate change

Book

2017

Little green animal-eaters

Dataset

2017

Data from: Plant-disperser mutualisms in a semi-arid habitat invaded by Lantana camara L. Plant Ecology

Plant-disperser mutualisms in a semi-arid habitat invaded by Lantana camara L.

Journal Article

2017

Plant-disperser mutualisms in a semi-arid habitat invaded by Lantana camara L.

Popular Article

2016

Shekru sees a blazing issue

Popular Article

2016

An urban menagerie

Popular Article

2015

Little Green Flesh-eaters

Popular Article

2014

A Hydra-headed plant

Journal Article

2014

Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae) invasion along streamsin a heterogeneous landscape

Journal Article

2014

Addressing the management of a long-established invasive shrub: the case of Lantana camara in Indian forests

Journal Article

2013

Long-Term Environmental Correlates of Invasion byLantana camara (Verbenaceae) in a Seasonally DryTropical Forest

Journal Article

2013

Performance of established native seedlings in relationto invasive Lantana camara, rainfall and species’ habitatpreferences in a seasonally dry tropical forest

Journal Article

2011

Woody plant seedling distribution under invasive Lantana camara thickets in a dry-forest plot in Mudumalai, southern India