A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Please add iiserkol.ac.in after email ID.

Robert John Chandran

PhD:
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2001)
Area of Interest:
Tropical Forest Plant Ecology, Population & Community Ecology, Physiological Ecology, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Biodiversity & Climate Change
Email ID:
robert.john
Research Interest:

We attempt to understand the maintenance of tree species diversity and community assembly in species-rich tropical and subtropical forests. We use permanent forest plots in protected natural forests to study life histories of the major woody plant species in many forest types - focusing on demographic, ecophysiological, and reproductive attributes.

Other research includes, wildlife population biology, habitat monitoring and management at the landscape scale using a combination of field measurements and remotely-sensed data, potential climate-change impacts on species diversity and vegetation in two biodiversity hotspots -  Western Ghats and Eastern Himalaya.

Academic Qualification:
  1. Doctor of Philosphy. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2001
  2. Master of Technology. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1993
  3. Master of Science. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1991
  4. Bachelor of Science. Bangalore University, Bangalore, 1989
Positions:
  1. Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Kolkata, India (Since October 2011)
  2. Adjunct Faculty Fellow, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) (October 2011 - Present)
  3. Faculty Fellow, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) (October 2006 - October 2010)
  4. Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA) (January 2004 –June 2006)
  5. Post-Dcotoral Fellow, University of Georgia, Athens (USA), Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS), Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) (USA)  (January 2002 – December 2004).
  6. Research Associate, Asian Elephant Research and Conservation Centre, Bangalore (India) 2001.
  7. Research Associate, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India) 2001.
Awards and Honors:


List of Publications:
  1. John, R., J. W. Dalling, K. E. Harms, J. B. Yavitt, R. F. Stallard, M. Mirabello, S. P. Hubbell, R. Valencia, H. Navarrete, M. Vallejo, and R. B. Foster. 2007. Soil nutrients influence spatial distributions of tropical tree species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 104: 864-869.

  2. Uriarte, M., S.P. Hubbell, R. John, R. Condit, and C. D. Canham. 2005. Neighborhood Effects on Sapling Growth and Survival in a Neotropical Forest and the Ecological Equivalence Hypothesis. Pages 89-106 in Biotic Interactions in the Tropics: Their Role in the Maintenance of Species Diversity, ed. D. F. R. P. Burslem, M. A. Pinard and S. E. Hartley. Cambridge University Press.

  3. John, R., H. S. Dattaraja, H. S. Suresh, and R. Sukumar. 2002. Density dependence in common tree species in a tropical dry deciduous forest in Mudumalai, southern India. Journal of Vegetation Science 13: 45-56.

  4. John, R., and R. Sukumar. 1999. Distance- and density-related effects in a tropical dry deciduous forest tree community at Mudumalai, southern India: in Tropical Forest Diversity and Dynamism: Findings from a Large-scale Plot Network. (Eds: Elizabeth C. Losos & Egbert G. Leigh, Jr.). Pages 363-383. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA.

  5. Dalling, J. and John, R. 2008. Seed limitation and the coexistence of pioneer tree species. Tropical Forest Community Ecology (Eds: Walter P. Carson and Stefan A. Schnitzer), Pages 242-253, Wiley-Blackwell, UK.

  6. Anitha, K., S. Joseph, R. John Chandran, E. V. Ramaswamy, and S. Narendra Prasad. Tree species diversity and community composition in a human-dominated tropical forest of Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot, India. Ecological Complexity (2010), doi:10.1016/j.ecocom.2010.02.005