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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 | Nov 9, 2018

Researchers at IISc, Bengaluru, claims that wind turbines, installed to harness renewable energy from the wind, are instead creating deleterious effects on predatory birds and their prey. 

General, Science, Ecology, News
Bengaluru | Aug 29, 2018

Scientists from the University of Plymouth, UK, George Washington University, USA, Imperial College London, UK, and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India, explore a leathal fungus threatening the existence of frogs.

General, Science, Ecology, Health, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Aug 14, 2018

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

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Alappuzha | Jul 26, 2018

The Vembanad lake in Alappuzha, Kerala, has developed a unique ecosystem due to different laws. The Vembanad Fish Count is a citizen science initiative that helps study the diveristy of fish in this Ramsar site.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jun 26, 2018
Hemidactylus paaragowli | Image Credits: Saunak Pal

A new addition to the list of endemic reptiles is a rock-dwelling gecko named Hemidactylus paaragowli, discovered in the hills of Kerala. 

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Dehradun | Jun 8, 2018
Photo : Prudvi Raj

Researchers from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) and North Orissa University discover two new species of frog.

General, Science, Deep-dive
Kodaikanal | Mar 23, 2018
Photo : Vignesh Kamath / Research Matters

Shola grasslands are a unique habitats of the Western ghats that are under threat from many factors. In a recent collaborative study, scientists explore what are the major threats to this habitat.

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Policy, Deep-dive
Oct 11, 2017

Dams and other hydrological barriers are essential for the production of hydroelectricity and to direct water to water-deficient areas. But the presence of these structures are known to interfere with the ecology of the river, affecting the flora and fauna inhabiting it. The western ghats of India are home to many endemic fish species which are affected by these hydrological structures. Recent study from ATREE shows what can be done to ensure that the biodiversity in the Western Ghats is not lost to hydrological structures.

General, Science, Ecology
Sep 11, 2017

 

If pictures say a thousand words, what would a collection of hundreds of pictures say? A fascinating chronicle indeed! That’s what Dr. Navendu Page’s newly launched book is.

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