Anand M. Osuri

Scientist, Western Ghats

PhD

I obtained a Master’s degree in Wildlife Biology and Conservation from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) and Centre for Wildlife Studies in 2006, a PhD in Biology from NCBS in 2015, and completed postdoctoral assignments at NCF and Columbia University, USA, during 2016-19. I work mainly in the Western Ghats and primarily conduct research in forest ecology, with a focus on plants, plant-animal interactions, and carbon cycling. Most of my research is of an applied nature, and looks to address topics that are relevant to conservation and restoration of forests, biodiversity and ecosystem functions in the face of an expanding human footprint and a changing climate.

Projects

Publications

Global patterns of armed conflicts, armed conflicts are relatively more extensive within terrestrial biomes and Species exposure to armed conflict can range in spatial extent from absent or localized to widespread, and in temporal persistence from absent or infrequent to frequent

Journal Article

2021

Mammal and bird species ranges overlap with armed conflicts and associated conservation threats

Greater stability of carbon capture in species-rich natural forests compared to species-poor plantations

Journal Article

2020

Greater stability of carbon capture in species-rich natural forests compared to species-poor plantations

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

Dataset

2019

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

Data from: Greater stability of carbon capture in species-rich natural forests compared to species-poor plantations

Dataset

2019

Data from: Greater stability of carbon capture in species-rich natural forests compared to species-poor plantations

Restored rainforest fragment surrounded by tea plantations

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

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

Seed size predicts community composition and carbon storage potential of tree communities in rain forest fragments in India's Western Ghats

Journal Article

2016

Seed size predicts community composition and carbon storage potential of tree communities in rain forest fragments in India's Western Ghats

Contrasting effects of defaunation on aboveground carbon storage across the global tropics

Journal Article

2016

Contrasting effects of defaunation on aboveground carbon storage across the global tropics

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

Altered stand structure and tree allometry reduce carbon storage in evergreen forest fragments in India’s Western Ghats

Journal Article

2014

Altered stand structure and tree allometry reduce carbon storage in evergreen forest fragments in India’s Western Ghats

A tiger rests on a stretch of a highway in Nagarahole Tiger Reserve that's currently realigned outside the tiger reserve

Conference Proceedings

2009

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