Theses

Theses

A number of MSc dissertation projects have been undertaken here by students from various institutions through the NCF Rainforest Research Station at Valparai. Some of the theses that have emerged are listed below.

Prakash, N. 2010. Factors influencing the occurrence and habitat use of small-clawed otters (Aonyx cinerea) in the human-modified landscape of Western Ghats, South India. MSc thesis, Post-Graduate Programme in Wildlife Biology & Conservation, Centre for Wildlife Studies and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bengalooru.

Jayabharathy, R. 2009. Study on the breeding system of the invasive weed Lantana camara. B. Tech. Dissertation, Anna University, Chennai.

Mahitha, K. A. 2009. Effects of forest roads and invasives on the vegetation of the deciduous forests in Anamalai Tiger Reserve. MSc dissertation, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry.

Yamini, M. 2009. Edge effects of roads on tree and liana communities in deciduous forests of Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Western Ghats. MSc dissertation, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry.

Foui, E. 2008. Effects of rainforest fragmentation on echolocating bat species (Chiroptera) in a biodiversity hotspot, Western Ghats, India MSc thesis, University of Leeds, UK.

Hornigold, K. 2008. An assessment of the suitability of the habitat matrix for tropical butterflies in a fragmented landscape in the Western Ghats, India. MSc thesis, University of Leeds, UK.

Singfield, C. 2008. Diversity and activity of echolocating bats in rainforest fragments and the surrounding agricultural matrix of the Valparai Plateau, India. MSc thesis, University of Leeds, UK.

Giraldo, N. M. 2007. Fragmentation effects on woody species recruitment in the Western Ghats, India. MSc thesis, University of Leeds, UK.

Varma, V. 2007. Species-area relationships and invasives in fragmented rainforests of the Valparai Plateau, Western Ghats, India. MSc thesis, University of Leeds, UK.

Joshi, A. A. 2006. Assessment of edge effect and forest structure on the occurrence and abundance of coffee in rainforest fragments of the southern Western Ghats, India. MSc thesis, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun.

Sridhar, H. 2005. Patterns in mixed-species flocking of birds in rainforest fragments of the southern Western Ghats. MSc thesis, Wildlife Institute of India, Saurashtra University.

Balasubramaniam, P. 2003. Floristic composition and patterns of regeneration of rainforest trees in the fragmented forests of the Anamalai hills, southern Western Ghats. MSc thesis, Wildlife Institute of India, Saurashtra University.

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