Dr. N. Parthasarathy


Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

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Professor in the department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, engaging in teaching of ecology of terrestrial biome, forest botany, medicinal plant resources, functional ecology, and dynamics of tropical forests. Contributor to global biodiversity synthesis as a network of tree diversity and diversity and ecology of lianas through our three decadal biodiversity inventories in forests of Western and Eastern Ghats, Andamans and Coromandel coast of India. Current programs include large scale plant diversity inventories in Central Western Ghats and Kashmir Himalayas.


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Notable Publications

Ibanez, T., Keppel, G., Baider, C., Birkinshaw, C., Culmsee, H., Cordell, S., ... & Laidlaw, M. (2018). Regional forcing explains local species diversity and turnover on tropical islands. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27(4), 474-486.

Vivek, P., & Parthasarathy, N. (2015). Liana community and functional trait analysis in tropical dry evergreen forest of India. Journal of Plant Ecology, 8(5), 501-512.

Pragasan, L. A., & Parthasarathy, N. (2010). Landscape-level tree diversity assessment in tropical forests of southern Eastern Ghats, India. Flora-Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants, 205(11), 728-737.

Parthasarathy, N., Muthuramkumar, S., & Reddy, M. S. (2004). Patterns of liana diversity in tropical evergreen forests of peninsular India. Forest Ecology and Management, 190(1), 15-31.

Ayyappan, N., & Parthasarathy, N. (1999). Biodiversity inventory of trees in a large-scale permanent plot of tropical evergreen forest at Varagalaiar, Anamalais, Western Ghats, India. Biodiversity & Conservation, 8(11), 1533-1554.

Awards & Achievements​

FNASc., (Fellow of National Academy of Sciences) ; Year of Award - 2013

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