4 Works

Data from: Long-lived groupers require structurally stable reefs in the face of repeated climate change disturbances

R. Karkarey, N. Kelkar, A. Savio Lobo, T. Alcoverro & R. Arthur
Benthic recovery from climate-related disturbances does not always warrant a commensurate functional recovery for reef-associated fish communities. Here, we examine the distribution of benthic groupers (family Serranidae) in coral reef communities from the Lakshadweep archipelago (Arabian Sea) in response to structural complexity and long-term habitat stability. These coral reefs that have been subject to two major El Niño Southern Oscillation-related coral bleaching events in the last decades (1998 and 2010). First, we employ a long-term...

Data from: Shifting to settled cultivation: changing practices among the Adis in Central Arunachal Pradesh, north-east India

Karthik Teegalapalli & Aparajita Datta
In the hilly tropics, although shifting cultivation is a widespread practice, government policies have attempted to replace it with other land uses. However, several factors determine whether farming communities can make the shift. We tried understanding the factors that facilitate or impede the shift to settled cultivation through interviews with the Adi tribe in north-east India. Although settled cultivation was initiated in the 60s, about 90% of the families still practise shifting cultivation, observing 13...

Data from: Response of the red fox to expansion of human habitation in the Trans-Himalayan mountains

Abhishek Ghoshal, Yash Veer Bhatnagar, Charudutt Mishra & Kulbhushansingh Suryawanshi
Habitat modification through rural and urban expansions negatively impacts most wildlife species. However, anthropogenic food sources in habitations can benefit certain species. The red fox Vulpes vulpes can exploit anthropogenic food, but human subsidies sometimes also sustain populations of its potential competitor, the free-ranging dog Canis familiaris. As human habitations expand, populations of free-ranging dog are increasing in many areas, with unknown effects on wild commensal species such as the red fox. We examined occurrence...

Data from: Shifting agriculture supports more tropical forest birds than oil palm or teak plantations in Mizoram, northeast India

Jaydev Mandal & T. R. Shankar Raman
Conversion of tropical forests and diverse multicrop agricultural land to commercial monocultures is a conservation concern worldwide. In northeast India, landscapes under shifting agriculture (or jhum) practiced by tribal communities are increasingly being replaced by monoculture plantations (e.g., teak, oil palm). We compared oil palm and teak plantations, shifting agricultural fields, and forest fallows (0–8 yr regeneration) with tropical rainforest edge and interior sites in Dampa Tiger Reserve, Mizoram, India. Twenty replicate transects were surveyed...

Registration Year

  • 2016

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  • Dataset


  • Nature Conservation Foundation
  • Gauhati University