Geetha Ramaswami

Programme Manager, 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

2019

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

Popular Article

2018

The case of the confusing Kanikonna tree

Dataset

2017

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

Journal Article

2017

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

Popular Article

2016

An urban menagerie

Popular Article

2016

Shekru sees a blazing issue

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

Book Chapter

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