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Bengaluru | Jan 28, 2020
Mystery river snail reveals dispersal events into Indian subregion

Mud snails, also known as mystery snails, live in freshwater and belong to a snail family called Viviparidae. They are found throughout the world except in South America and Antarctica. Such globally distributed species incite interesting questions about their dispersal across different continents. In a recent study, researchers in Bengaluru from the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), investigated manifestation of these mystery snails in India.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jan 9, 2020
Friendly neighbours? Study shows crop yield increases when biodiverse environments surround farms

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.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jun 18, 2019
Researchers study the distribution of the Bumphead parrotfish in the corals of Andamans

Researchers from two Bengaluru-based institutes—the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), have studied the distribution and the impact of protected marine areas on Bumphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. After months of data collection by scuba diving and capturing underwater photographs of the seafloor, their findings have now been published in the journal Oryx.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | May 31, 2019
Bengaluru’s parks brim with birds and butterflies, finds study

Bengaluru’s decreasing tree cover and expanding concrete jungle in recent decades paints a grim picture of the city’s biodiversity. The tales of sparrows nesting on the roofs, parakeets pecking on the juiciest fruit in the backyard tree or the myriad coloured butterflies dancing in the garden are now fragments of imagination! So where have all the birds, animals and insects gone?

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Feb 5, 2019
Researchers from Gubbi Labs and ATREE, Bengaluru, archived the regeneration of forests across eleven years in the Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu.

Researchers from Gubbi Labs, Bengaluru and ATREE, Bengaluru, have archived the regeneration of forests across an eleven year timespan in the Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Feb 1, 2019
Researchers from IISER, Tirupati, ATREE, Bengaluru, Hume Centre for Ecology and Wildlife Biology, Kerala and The Gandhigram Rural Institute, Tamil Nadu, studied the changes to the Shola grasslands of the Western Ghats.

Researchers from IISER, Tirupati, ATREE, Bengaluru, Hume Centre for Ecology and Wildlife Biology, Kerala and The Gandhigram Rural Institute, Tamil Nadu, studied the factors responsible for the deleterious effects on the Shola grasslands of the Western Ghats.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Dec 19, 2018
Photo: Microhyla darreli by S. D. Biju

In a recent study, researchers have reported the discovery of yet another species of frog in the Western Ghats of Kerala. This species, named Microhyla darreli belongs to the genus Microhyla, commonly known as narrow-mouthed frogs because of their triangular-shaped body and pointed snout. The frogs of this genus are widely distributed through Japan, China, India, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia.

General, Science, Ecology, News
Bengaluru | Oct 3, 2018
Photos: Arkavathy Source, Image by Tinucherian/ CC-BY-SA-3.0

Researchers from ATREE study the factors affecting the farmer's choice of crops and the impact on water resources in the Arkavathy river basin.

General, Science, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Sep 6, 2018
Photo: Vssun/ CC BY-SA 3.0

Study from the Ashoka Trust from Research in Ecology and the Environment details the importance of a global standard to curb the adulteration of herbal medicines.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Sep 5, 2018
Photo : ATREE

Dr Veena Srinivasan, who leads the Water, Land and Society Programme at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bengaluru, has been appointed to the Prince Claus Chair at Utrecht University, Netherlands. A doctorate from Stanford University, Dr Srinivasan has been named to the International Development Studies Research Centre in the Department of Human Geography and Planning at the university.

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