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Patterns of diversity and conservation status of freshwater fishes in the tributaries of River Ramganga in the Shiwaliks of the Western Himalaya
A short study was undertaken from December 2004 to April 2005, to assess the species diversity and composition of freshwater fishes in three tributaries of Ramganga river in the foothills of WesternExpand
A New Species of Pethia from the Western Ghats, India (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)
The new species is distinguished from its congeners by the combination of the following characters: absence of barbels; stiff and serrated last unbranched dorsal-fin ray; complete lateral line with 20–21 pored scales and a relatively small humeral spot one scale below the fourth lateral-line scale. Expand
Grey-headed Lapwings Vanellus cinereus extend range into coastal Tamil Nadu, India
As part of a wildlife assessment program in the western Himalaya, we undertook a status survey of birds along the Bhagirathi River valley in Uttaranchal during October–November 2005. On 28.xi.2005,Expand
Systematic status of Systomus rubrotinctus Jerdon (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) with notes on the Puntius arulius group of fishes
The results revalidate the identity of the ‘Puntius filamentosus group’ of previous authors drawing attention to the presence of intermediate forms among this group, in which natural hybrids appear to occur, of which P. exclamatio may be one. Expand
Endemic to the Indian sub-continent, the population of the Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) was estimated at 43,500 in India in 1989. Today, due to large-scale land use and land-cover change,Expand
Assessing the recovery of fish assemblages downstream of hydrological barriers in India's Western Ghats
River flow regulation by dams and barrages threatens freshwater fish diversity globally. However, factors contributing to the recovery of fish communities downstream of barriers to river flow are notExpand
Multiscale Investigation of Water Chemistry Effects on Fish Guild Species Richness in Regulated and Nonregulated Rivers of India's Western Ghats: Implications for Restoration
Tropical rivers across the world are experiencing rapid degradation and loss of fish species due to flow regulation, pollution, and other anthropogenic pressures. Knowledge of how flow alterations atExpand
Exploring freshwater science
Freshwater ecosystems and associated habitats harbor incredible biodiversity. They offer various ecosystem services and sustain human livelihoods. However, due to increasing developmental pressureExpand
On the inadequacy of environment impact assessments for projects in Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park of Goa, India: a peer review
The Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) is a regulatory framework adopted since 1994 in India to evaluate the impact and mitigation measures of projects, however, even after 25 years of adoption,Expand
Enigmatic Encounters: Excerpts From A Field Biologist
Field visits will never be boring to most field biologists; instead it becomes an inevitable ground to make new discoveries from the natural world. In some way, for a few, it also allows one toExpand