Researchers at IIT Bombay discover the role of environmental resources, genes and mating in species in the development of new species in the same area, challenging the traditional view that new species can develop only in distinct geographies.

Biodiversity

Maharasthra
29 Jun 2022

Researchers and biodiversity experts have discovered a new species of dragonfly, Burmagomphus chaukulensis, from near a stream in the Western Ghats in Maharashtra.

Bengaluru
24 Mar 2021

Researchers from ATREE review their work over the past 25 years.

Bengaluru
9 Sep 2020

Some cryptic species of frogs in the Western Ghats (Left Top: Indirana semipalamata (Image credits: Saunak Pal), Left-Bottom: Indirana beddomii (Image Credits: Saunak Pal), Right-Top:

Bengaluru
9 Jan 2020

As winter sets in over Punjab, one can hear the humdrum of hundreds of machines harvesting rice across lakhs of hectares of paddy fields. In Maharashtra, villages in Vidarbha lug their snowy cotton harvest to the market. Years ago, these landscapes were a sprawling array of forests, grasslands, wetlands and multiple crops cultivated on a shifting basis.

Bengaluru
28 Dec 2018

Over 8.7 million species are known to be found on Earth today, and many scientists believe that we have only scratched the surface.

Bengaluru
29 Jun 2018

In a recent article published in the `Science’ magazine, titled ‘When the cure kills—CBD limits biodiversity research’, researchers have questioned the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), a framework formulated to conserve biodiversity. 

Bengaluru
14 Aug 2018

An international team of researchers use a multi-pronged approach to understand the diveristy in tree communities.

Bengaluru
11 Apr 2018

Dogs have been introduced in various places across the world, where they were not found before by humans. In a recent study, researchers from the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment study how dogs affect the local biodiversity.

Bengaluru
23 Feb 2018

Erik Solenheim, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme visited Center for Ecological Sciences at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru to deliver a talk about the interface of science and policy.

In his talk titled ‘Science Policy Interface: Insights and ideas for a changing world’ Mr. Solenheim spoke about the three main environmental challenges of we face today namely; climate change, pollution and loss of biodiversity.

Bengaluru
18 Jan 2018

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in a rare study combining biology and paleontology show how different climatic factors over evolutionary time have affected the evolution of fan throated lizards.