A much needed analytical study for a more sustainable waste disposal in the healthcare sector in India

Ecology

Mumbai
23 May 2024

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.

Bengaluru
3 Nov 2021

The detailed analysis of the stomach contents of two frogs provide evidence that frogs do play an important role in protecting crops against insects. 

Aizawl
6 Sep 2021

Researchers assess abandoned fallow lands in Manipur and recommend planting endemic tree species to boost forest recovery. 

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
29 Jul 2020

People see human-animal conflicts as a fight between two species on opposing sides. However, in reality, the human aspect also has multiple dimensions. In some cases, there are two groups—the affected public—and the forest department staff, who manage and mitigate it; in others, more such groups. One of the frequent human-animal conflicts is that between humans and monkeys, especially the rhesus macaque, whose population is widespread in many cities. Now, a study by researchers shows that differences in people's opinions on mitigating such conflicts could instead be adding to the conflict.

 

Bengaluru
3 May 2020

Three new species of horned frogs discovered from the forests of Northeast India. 

Bengaluru
24 Dec 2019

In a recent study, researchers explore the effects of frost and freezing temperatures, a characteristic feature of montane shola-grassland ecosystems, on the native and non-native trees of these forests.

Bengaluru
17 Dec 2019

Delhi’s winter haze is infamous for disrupting the air, railway and road traffic. With visibility dropping to near zero on a few days, life-threatening accidents spike during this season. Animals, on the other hand, seem to have a trick up their sleeves—they use sounds or visual cues to help them ‘see’ through low-visibility conditions. But what about fish? Can they navigate through turbid waters? Indeed, says a study by researchers at two Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs), Mohali and Kolkata. The researchers have shown, for the first time, how zebrafish find food in turbid waters.

Bengaluru
24 Oct 2019

The Indian Society of Evolutionary Biologists (ISEB), an independent consortium of researchers and faculty working on evolutionary biology in India, is holding its first conference on the 24th and 25th of October, 2019, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru. The two-day meeting is themed around ‘Celebrating Ecology and Evolution in India’. It is bringing together eminent researchers and students across the country, who are actively involved in research on evolutionary biology.

Bengaluru
7 Aug 2019

Researchers from the Natural History Museum, London, have uncovered the evolutionary links between the different species of centipedes dating back to Gondwana.