interested in diversity at various levels of organisation, from genes to
ecosystems, and at various scales from local communities to macro-ecological
scales. My research group works on the community ecology and biogeography of
various taxa, including marine invertebrates, fish, amphibians,
reptiles and birds. We combine field ecology, phylogenetics and
ecological modelling to understand evolutionary and biogeography patterns. I
am also continuing my research on the ecology and evolutionary biology of
marine turtles more
Recent papers and related articles
& K. Shanker (2010) Shrewd
alliances: mixed foraging associations between treeshrews, greater racket
tailed drongos and sparrowhawks on Great Nicobar Islands, India. Biology Letters 6:304-307.
- Feagin, R.A.,
N. Mukherjee, K. Shanker et al. (2010) Shelter from the storm? The
use and misuse of ‘bioshields’ in managing for natural disasters on the coast. Conservation Letters 3:1-11.
H., G. Beauchamp and K. Shanker (2009) Why do birds participate in
mixed-species foraging flocks? A large-scale synthesis. Animal Behaviour 78: 337 – 347.
D., K. Isvaran, C.S. Kar and K. Shanker (2009) Lighting the way:
reducing the impact of light on misorientation of olive ridley turtle
hatchlings at Rushikulya, India. Biological Conservation 142: 2083 – 2088.
J.A. and K. Shanker (2008) Marine turtles and IUCN Red Listing: a
review of the process, pitfalls and novel assessment approaches. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 356: 52-68.
- Shanker, K., A. Hiremath and K.S. Bawa (2005) Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihoods in India. PLOS Biology 3: 1878-1880
M.A. & K. Shanker (2005) Regional species richness patterns emerge
from multiple local scale mechanisms in Himalayan plants. Ecology 86: 3039-3047
- Shanker, K. & R. Kutty (2005) Sailing the flagship fantastic: myth and reality of sea turtle conservation in India. Maritime Studies 3(2) and 4(1): 213-240.
- Shanker, K., J. Rama Devi, B.C. Choudhury, L. Singh & R.K. Aggarwal (2004) Phylogeography of olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) on the east coast of India: implications for conservation theory. Molecular Ecology 13: 1899-1909.
- Shanker, K., B. Pandav & B.C. Choudhury (2004) An assessment of the olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) nesting population in Orissa, India. Biological Conservation 115: 149 – 160.