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ecosystem

Bengaluru | Jan 28, 2022
Indian Savannas are NOT Wastelands

Tropical savannas, replete with large expanses of grasslands, are often misclassified as wastelands.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Jun 6, 2018

Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai and Cornell University have been reviewing the models and simulations used to study interactions between humans and natural systems. Their study reveals the reason why early prediction of an approaching tipping point of an ecosystem still remains challenging.

General, Science, Ecology, News
Bengaluru | Feb 15, 2018
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Are grasslands and deserts wastelands? How are these ecosystems affected by change in land use due to humans? In a recent study, researchers  study these complex ecosystems to understand crucial transition points for the system, after which it cannot revert back to its original state.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
May 18, 2017

Albeit irksome, termites are one of the fascinating insects we have around us that play a major role in the recycle of nutrients. Found in mounds made of soil, their nests reveal a host of information about the surroundings. In a recent study, researchers have investigated the relationship between the abundance and distribution of termite mounds, and the impact of soil properties and the fragmentation of the natural forests on the same. Since studies on termites found in Asia are very few, the researchers claim this study opens up a lot more fascinating information in the world of termites of southern India   

General, Science, Ecology
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