Peroth Balakrishnan Tropical Ecology and Conservation Biology Lab

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Tropical Ecology and
Conservation Biology Lab
  Principal Investigator:  
  Peroth Balakrishnan, Ph D  
     
 
Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden & Research Institute (JNTBGRI)
 
 
Wildlife Research and Conservation Trust (WRCT)
 
   

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Papers/articles:

  • Balakrishnan, P., Jijeesh, N., Kurikkal M. S., Maya T., Lijitha M. P., Bhaskar R. R. and N. Vipeesh. Status and nest site characteristics of the House Sparrow Passer domesticus in Manjeri Municipality, Kerala, India. Submitted.

  • Balakrishnan, P. Influence of fruiting phenology, diet choice and resource patchiness on the local migration and patchy distribution of Grey-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus priocephalus in the Western Ghats, India. Submitted.

  • Balakrishnan, P. Distribution, status and conservation of Grey-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus priocephalus in the Western Ghats, India. Submitted.

  • Balakrishnan, P. A long-term study of snake persecution in south India with special reference to Travancore Wolf Snake Lycodon travancoricus. Submitted.
  • Praveen VP, Shanij K, Suresh S and P. Balakrishnan. 2015. Kunhimangalam, the largest mangrove in Kerala needs immediate conservation attention. Sarovar Sourabh- Envis Newsletter, 11(2): 1-2. [PDF] 
  • Murukesh, M.D. and P. Balakrishnan. 2015. A futile nesting attempt by endemic Wynaad Laughing-thrush Garrulax delesserti in Silent Valley National Park, Kerala, with a comment on its altitudinal distribution. Indian Birds, 10(5): 133-134. [PDF]  

  • Murukesh, M.D. and P. Balakrishnan. 2015. On the breeding of the Slaty-legged Crake (Aves: Rallidae: Rallina eurizonoides) in Nilambur, Kerala, southern India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 7(6): 7298-7301. [PDF]

  • Balakrishnan, P. 2014. Foraging behaviour of the Near Threatened Grey-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus priocephalus in relation to seasons and breeding stages. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 111(1): 10-18. [PDF]

  • Bindu, T.N., Balakrishnan P., Sudheendrakumar, V.V. and T.V. Sajeev. 2012. Density dependent polyphenism and baculovirus resistance in teak defoliator, Hyblaea puera (Cramer). Ecological Entomomology, 37: 536-540. [PDF]

  • Balakrishnan, P. 2012. Ambush and oviposition site selection by Giant Asian Mantis Hierodula membranacea Burmeister (Mantodea: Mantidae) in tropical wet evergreen forests, Western Ghats, India. Lepcey-Journal of Asian Entomology, 01: 13-19. [PDF] [Cover Photo]

  • Balakrishnan, P. 2011. Breeding biology of Grey-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus priocephalus in the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 3(1): 1415-1424. [PDF]

  • Balakrishnan, P. 2010. Predation of eggs and nestlings of pigeons (columbidae) by the lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) in the Western Ghats, India. Indian BIRDS, 6 (6): 167168. [PDF]

  • Balakrishnan, P. 2010. Breeding biology of the Hill Swallow Hirundo domicola in Western Ghats, India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 107(2):109-115. [PDF]

  • Balakrishnan, P., T.V. Sajeev and T.N. Bindu. 2010. Artificial incubation, hatching and release of the Indian Rock Python Python molurus (Linnaeus, 1758), in Nilambur, Kerala. REPTILE RAP, 10: 24-27. [PDF] [Cover Photo]

  • Balakrishnan, P. 2010. Reproductive biology of the Square-tailed Black Bulbul Hypsipetes ganeesa in the Western Ghats, India. Indian BIRDS, 5(5): 134-138. [PDF]

  • Balakrishnan, P. 2010. Parental care strategies of grey-headed bulbul, Pycnonotus priocephalus in the Western Ghats, South India. Current Science, 98(5): 673-680. [PDF]. Also feafured in 'In this issue' in Current Science. [PDF]

  • Balakrishnan, P. 2010. An education programme and establishment of a citizen scientist network to reduce killing of non-venomous snakes in Malappuram district, Kerala, India. Conservation Evidence, 7: 7-15. [PDF]

  • Balakrishnan, P. 2009. Breeding biology and nest site selection of Yellow-browed Bulbul (Iole indica) in Western Ghats, India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 106(2):176-183. [PDF]

  • Balakrishnan, P. 2007. Reptiles of Muthikkulam Reserved Forests, Kerala. Cobra, 1(4): 22-29. [PDF]

  • Balakrishnan, P. 2007. Butterflies of the Muthikkulam Reserved Forest, Kerala, India. Malabar Trogon, 5(3): 2-5. [PDF]

  • Balakrishnan, P. 2005. A survey report on the House Sparrow Passer domesticus in south India. Malabar Trogon, 3(2): 4-6.

  • Balakrishnan, P. 2005. Recent sightings and habitat characteristics of the endemic Nilgiri Marten Martes gwatkinsii in Western Ghats, India. Small Carnivore Conservation, 33: 14-16. [PDF]

 

Books, dissertations and technical reports:
   
  • Balakrishnan P. 2014. Snake Sense: An education and awareness programme to improve knowledge and conservation of snakes. Technical Report submitted to Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Thiruvanathapuram.

  • Kishorekumar K., Balakrishnan P., Rajesh. M.G. and P. Balakrishnan (Eds). 2013. Western Ghats: Biogeography, Biodiversity & Conservation. Proceedings of the National Seminar. NSS College, Manjeri. Pp 317. [PDF]

    Balakrishnan, P., Jijeesh, N., Kurikkal M. S., Maya T., Lijitha M. P., Bhaskar R. R. and N. Vipeesh. 2011. Distribution, abundance and nest site characteristics of the House Sparrow Passer domesticus in Manjeri Municipality, Kerala. NSS College, Manjeri. Technical Report submitted to Wildlife Research and Conservation Trust. [PDF]

  • Vijayakumar, T.N., Balakrishan, P., Sheeba, M. and K. Kishorekumar. 2010. A Study on the biodiversity of NSS College Manjeri Campus. NSS College, Manjeri. Report Submitted to Kerala State Biodiversity Board, Thiruvananthapuram.

  • Das, K.S.A., Zaibin, A.P. and Balakrishnan, P. 2008. Preliminary observations on the faunistic wealth of Golden Valley Estate, Nelliyampathy Hills, Western Ghats. Report submitted to Inheritance India Land Conservation Company Ltd., Mumbai.

  • Mukherjee, D., Das, K.S.A. and P. Balakrishnan. 2007. Status Survey of Chalcides pentadactylus (Beddome 1870) in Kadalundy, Kerala, India. WRCT Technical Report No. 1, Wildlife Research and Conservation Trust, Nilambur.

  • Balakrishnan, P. 2007. Status, distribution and ecology of Grey-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus priocephalus in the Western Ghats, India. PhD thesis. Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. [PDF]

  • Balakrishnan, P. 2006. An assessment of the faunal biodiversity in the Muthikkulam Reserved Forest, Western Ghats, India. Technical Report. Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology Natural History, Coimbatore.

  • Sankaran, R., Azeez, P.A., Manchi, S. and Balakrishnan, P. 2006. The effects of unmined sand banks on the Palar River, at Arthanaripalayam, Pollachi Taluk on well water level. Technical Report. Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology Natural History, Coimbatore.

  • Vijayan, V.S., and Balakrishnan, P. 2005. Status, Distribution and Ecology of the Grey-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus priocephalus in Western Ghats, India. Final Report submitted to MoEF. Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology Natural History, Coimbatore. [PDF]

 
Papers in conference/seminars:
  • Balakrishnan, P. and T.N. Bindu. 2011. Citizen science, teachers and conservation: a case study from south India. In Proc. of the National seminar on empowering teachers for sustainable development. Farook Training College. November 2011.

  • Balakrishnan, P. 2009. Patterns of mortality in snakes in a tropical countryside, peninsular India. Young Ecologists Talk and Interact (YETI) Conference, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Bangalore, India. September, 2009.

  • Balakrishnan, P. 2006. Ecology and Conservation of Grey-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus priocephalus, a restricted range bird species from the Western Ghats, India. In Proc. of the Student Conference on Conservation Science, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K. pp. 2-3.
  • Balakrishnan, P. 2002. A preliminary study on the Lepidopteran fauna in the karuvarakundu Reserve Forests, Nilambur, Kerala. In Proc. of the international seminar on the emerging trends in insect biodiversity. Layola Aquatic Insect Biodiversity Society & Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore.
  • Balakrishnan, P, Sheeba, M. and Vijayakumar, T.N. 2002. Wintering avian migrants at Panagadu Estuary, Kadalundy. In Proc. National Seminar on Ecology and Conservation of Wetlands. Limnological Association of Kerala & Christ College, Irinjalakkuda, Thrissur.
 
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