Previous Graduates and Post Doc. Fellows
Dr. Murali, K S
Thesis Topic – Vegetative And Reproductive Phenology Of A Tropical Dry Deciduous Forest, Southern India.
Awarded Ph.D, 1992
Dr. Milind G. Watve
Thesis Topic – Ecology Of Host- Parasite Interactions In A Wild Mammalian Host Community In Mudumalai, Southern India.
Awarded Ph.D, 1994
Dr. Kartik Shanker
Thesis Topic – Community Ecology Of Small Mammals In Montane Ecosystems Of The Nilgiris, Southern India.
Awarded Ph.D, 1998
Dr. M.S. Nagaraja
Post Doctorate Fellow from 1997 to 1999
Research Topic- Biomass And Nutrient turnovers at Mudumalai Tiger Reserve and their influence on soil chemical properties
Dr. Santosh, J A
Thesis Topic – Behavioural Ecology Of Asian Elephants In Southern India : The Role Of Offspring Sex And Demography.
Awarded Ph.D, 2000
Dr. Robert John
Thesis Topic – Habitat Associations, Density Dependence, And Tree Species Diversity In A Tropical Dry Deciduous Forest In Mudumalai, Southern India.
Awarded Ph.D, 2001
Dr. T R Shankar Raman
Thesis Topic – Community Ecology And Conservation Of Tropical Rain Forest Birds In The South Western Ghats.
Awarded Ph.D, 2002
Dr. V. Kumaresan
Post Doctorate Fellow from 2002 to 2003
Research Topic - Diversity And Distribution Of Gilled-Fungi In Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve And Identification Of Ectomycorrhizal Forms For The Use In Forest Management.
Dr. Vidya, T N C
Thesis Topic – Population Genetic Structure And Phylogeography Of The The Asian Elephant With Special Reference To India.
Awarded Ph.D, 2005
Dr. Murali. T.S.
Post Doctorate Fellow from 2006 to 2007
Research Topic - Fungal Endophytes Associated With The Host Trees Growing In Different Forests Of Western Ghats..
Dr. Cheryl D. Nath
Thesis Topic – Tree Diameter Growth : Variations And Demographic Niches In A Tropical Dry Forest Of Southern India
Awarded Ph.D in March, 2008
Dr. Ratna Ghosal
Thesis Topic – Studies On Endocrine And Behavioral Assessment Of Reproductive Status In Asian Elephants.
Awarded Ph.D, 2010
Post Doctorate Fellow from Dec 2010 to June 2012
Research topic - Understanding The Hormonal Profiles (both testosterone and stress indicating hormone, glucocorticoid) Of Musth Males , Using Non-Invasive Faecal Sampling For The Wild Population Of Asian Male Elephants.
Dr. Soumya Prasad
Thesis Topic – Seed dispersal in the tropical dry forests of Mudumalai, southern India
Awarded Ph.D, 2010
Post Doctorate Fellow from 2010 to 2014
Dr. Rajiv Kumar Chaturvedi
Thesis Topic - Climate Change Mitigation And Adaptation In Indian Forests
Awarded Ph.D, 2011
Dr. Shalu Verma Kumar
Post Doctorate Fellow from 2010 to 2013
Research Topic - Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Asian Elephants at the interface of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
Dr. Geetha Ramaswami
Thesis Topic - The Distribution, Dynamics & Impacts Of Invasive Lantana camara In A Seasonal Forest Of Mudumalai, Southern India
Awarded Ph.D, 2013
Dr. Nandita Mondal
Thesis Topic - Fire ecology in a seasonally dry tropical forest of southern India
Awarded Ph.D, 2014
Dr. Karpagam Chelliah
Awarded Ph.D, 2015
Dr. Shanmugam Mani
Post Doctorate Fellow from 2012 to 2015
Dr. P. Ramya Bala
Thesis Topic: Evaluating geochemical proxies for paleoclimate reconstruction in tropical montane peat: a case study from the Nilgiris, southern India.
Awarded PhD, 2016