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Anuradha Bhat

Associate Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences (DBS)
E-mail: anuradhabhat [at]

All Publications:

  1. Daniel, Danita K and Bhat, Anuradha. 2023."Correlations begin at home: Drivers of Co-Occurrence Patterns in Personality and Cognitive Ability in Wild Populations of Zebrafish. ." Animal Cognition, 26, 1381–1394
  2. Mukherjee, Ishani and Bhat, Anuradha. 2023."What drives mixed-species shoaling among wild zebrafish? The roles of predators, food access, abundance of conspecifics and familiarity." Biology Open, 12, bio059529.
  3. Daniel, Danita K and Bhat, Anuradha. 2022."Alone but not always lonely: Social cues alleviate isolation induced behavioural stress in wild zebrafish." Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 251, 105623
  4. Shukla, Rohitashva and Bhat, Anuradha. 2022."Patterns and drivers of species co-occurrence networks in a tropical stream fish metacommunity." Hydrobiologia, 849, 2797–2811
  5. Mondal, Rubina and Bhat, Anuradha. 2022."Different mechanisms drive beta diversity of freshwater fishes across similar ecoregions in India." Aquatic Sciences, 84, 25
  6. Daniel, Danita K and Bhat, Anuradha. 2022."Sex and Population Drive Interindividual Variations in a Cognitive Task Across Three Populations of Wild Zebrafish. ." Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 786486
  7. Mukherjee, Ishani and Bhat, Anuradha. 2021."Temporal Patterns in Interactions across Same- And Mixed-Sex Wild Zebrafish Dyads." Zebrafish, 18, 307-315
  8. Mondal, Rubina and Bhat, Anuradha. 2021."Comparison of regression-based and machine learning techniques to explain alpha diversity of fish communities in streams of central and eastern India." Ecological Indicators, 129, 107922
  9. Kelly, Jerry R; Shelton, Sierra; Daniel, Danita K; Bhat, Anuradha; Mondal, Rubina; Nipple, Fahren; Amro, Halima; Bower, Myra E; Issac, Gabriel; McHanney, Gillian; Martins, Emilia P and Shelton, Delia. 2021."Wild Zebrafish Sentinels: Biological Monitoring of Site Differences Using Behavior and Morphology." Toxics, 9, 165
  10. Mondal, Rubina and Bhat, Anuradha. 2021."Investigating the trophic ecology of freshwater fish communities from central and eastern Indian streams using stable isotope analysis." Community Ecology, 22, 203-215
  11. Ghoshal, Aditya and Bhat, Anuradha. 2021."Group size and aquatic vegetation modulates male preferences for female shoals in wild zebrafish." Scientific reports, 11, 1236
  12. Shelton, Delia; Shelton, Sierra G; Daniel, Danita K; Raja, Manickam; Bhat, Anuradha; Tanguay, Robyn L; Higgs, Dennis M and Martins, Emilia P. 2020."Collective Behavior in Wild Zebrafish.." Zebrafish, 17, 243-252
  13. Daniel, Danita K and Bhat, Anuradha. 2020."Bolder and Brighter? Exploring Correlations Between Personality and Cognitive Abilities Among Individuals Within a Population of Wild Zebrafish, Danio rerio." Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience, 14, 138
  14. Mondal, Rubina and Bhat, Anuradha. 2020."Temporal and environmental drivers of fish-community structure in tropical streams from two contrasting regions in India." PlosOne, 15, e0227354
  15. Roy, Tamal; Suriyampola, Piyumika; Flores, J; Lopez, M; Hickey, C; Bhat, A and Martins, E P. 2019."Color preferences affect learning in zebrafish, Danio rerio." Scientific reports, 9, 14531
  16. Deacon, Amy; Ghosh, Sushanto K; Bhat, Anuradha and Magurran, Anne E. 2019."Predatory behaviour of female guppies (Poecilia reticulata) in a mosquito control context: the importance of social and habitat factors." Aquatic Invasions, 14, 478-489
  17. A., Shekhar M.; Singh, Richa; Bhat, Anuradha and Jain, Manjari. 2019."Feeding in murky waters: acclimatization and landmarks improve foraging efficiency of zebrafish (Danio rerio) in turbid waters." Biology Letters, 15, 20190289
  18. Ghoshal, Aditya; Daniel, Danita Kripa and Bhat, Anuradha. 2019."Temporal patterns and sex differences in dyadic interactions in a wild zebrafish population. Behavioural Processes." Behavioural Processes, 166, 103896
  19. Roy, Tamal and Bhat, Anuradha. 2018." Repeatability in boldness and aggression among wild zebrafish (Danio rerio) from two differing predation and flow regimes." Journal of Comparative Psychology, 132, 349-360
  20. Shukla, Rohitashva and Bhat, Anuradha. 2018."Beta-diversity partitioning and drivers of variations in tropical fish community structure in central India.." Aquatic Sciences, 80, 18
  21. Roy, Tamal and Bhat, Anuradha. 2018."Population, sex and body size: determinants of behavioural variations and behavioural correlations among wild zebrafish Danio rerio." Royal Society Open Science, 5, 170978
  22. Shukla, Rohitashva and Bhat, Anuradha. 2017."Nestedness patterns and dispersal dynamics in tropical central Indian stream fish metacommunities." Freshwater Science, 37, --
  23. Roy, Tamal and Bhat, Anuradha. 2017."Divergences in learning and memory among wild zebrafish: do sex and body-size play a role?." Learning & Behavior, -, 1-10
  24. Roy, Tamal and Bhat, Anuradha. 2017."Social learning in a maze? Contrasting individual performance among wild zebrafish when associated with trained and naïve conspecifics." Behavioural Processes, 144, 51-57
  25. Roy, Tamal; Shukla, Rohitashva and Bhat, Anuradha. 2017."Risk-Taking During Feeding: Between-and Within-Population Variation and Repeatability Across Contexts Among Wild Zebrafish." Zebrafish, 14, 393-403
  26. Shukla, Rohitashva and Bhat, Anuradha. 2017."Environmental drivers of ?-diversity patterns in monsoonaltropical stream fish assemblages: a case study from tributariesof Narmada basin, India." Environmental Biology of Fishes, 100, 749–761
  27. Bhat, Anuradha. 2017."Towards building conservation prioritization strategies for tropical freshwater systems: A case study based on fish assemblages from the Western Ghats, India." Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, 20, 175-187
  28. Shukla, Rohitashva and Bhat, Anuradha. 2017."Morphological divergences and ecological correlates among wild populations of zebrafish (Danio rerio." Environmental Biology of Fishes, 100, 251-264
  29. Suriyampola, Piyumika S; Sykes, Delawrence J; Khemka, Anuj; Shelton, Delia S; Bhat, Anuradha and Martins, Emilia P. 2016."Water flow impacts group behavior in zebrafish (Danio rerio).." Behavioural Ecology, 28, 94-100
  30. Roy, Tamal and Bhat, Anuradha. 2016."Learning and memory in juvenile zebrafish: What makes the difference- population or rearing environment." Ethology, 122, 308–318
  31. Suriyampola, P S; Shelton, D S; Shukla, R; Roy, T; Bhat, A and Martins, E P. 2016."Zebrafish Social Behavior in the Wild.." Zebrafish, 13, 1-8
  32. Roy, Tamal and Bhat, Anuradha. 2015."Can outcomes of dyadic interactions be consistent across contexts among wild zebrafish?." Royal Society Open Science, 2, 150282
  33. Bhat, Anuradha and Martins, Emilia P. 2015."Behavioural plasticity in response to environmental manipulation among zebrafish (Danio rerio) populations.." PlosOne, 10, e0125097
  34. Martins, Emilia P and Bhat, Anuradha. 2014."Population-level personalities in zebrafish: aggression-boldness across but not within populations ." Behavioral Ecology, 25, 368-373
  35. Whiteley, Andrew; Bhat, Anuradha and Martins, et al., Emilia. 2011." Population genomics of wild and laboratory zebrafish (Danio rerio)." Molecular Ecology, 20, 4259-4276
  36. Bhat, Anuradha and Magurran, Anne. 2007."Does disturbance affect the structure of tropical fish assemblages? A test using null models. ." Journal of Fish Biology, 70, 623-629
  37. Bhat, Anuradha and Magurran, Anne. 2006."Benefits of familiarity persist after prolonged isolation in guppies." Journal of Fish Biology, 68, 759-766
  38. Bhat, Anuradha and Magurran, Anne. 2006."Taxonomic distinctness in a linear system: a test using tropical freshwater fish assemblages. ." Ecography, 29, 104-110
  39. Bhat, Anuradha. 2005."Ecomorphological correlates of tropical stream fishes of Southern India." Environmental Biology of Fishes, 73, 211-225
  40. Dahanukar, Nilesh; Raut, Rupesh and Bhat, Anuradha. 2004."Distribution, endemism and threat status of freshwater fishes in the Western Ghats of India.." Journal of Biogeography, 31, 123-136
  41. Bhat, Anuradha. 2004."Patterns in the distribution of freshwater fishes in rivers of Central Western Ghats, India and their associations with environmental gradients." Hydrobiologia,, 529, 83-97
  42. Bhat, Anuradha. 2003."Diversity and Composition of Freshwater Fishes in River Systems of Central Western Ghats, India." Environmental Biology of Fishes, 68, 25-38
  43. Bhat, Anuradha. 2000."Freshwater fishes of the Indian region." Current Science, 79, 382-383