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  • Katariya, L., Ramesh, P.B., Gopalappa, T., Borges, R.M., 2017. Sex and diversity: The mutualistic and parasitic fungi of a fungus-growing termite differ in genetic diversity and reproductive strategy. Fungal Ecol. 26, 20-27.o
  • Borges, R.M., Somanathan, H., Kelber, A. 2016. Patterns and processes in nocturnal and crepuscular pollination. The Quarterly Review of Biology. 91(4):389-418.o
  • Borges, R. M. 2016. On the air: broadcasting and reception of volatile messages in brood-site pollination mutualisms. In Springer. In press.
    Signaling and Communication in Plants. James Blande and Robert Glinwood (editors).
  • Bain, A., Borges, R.M., Chevallier, M.H., Vignes,H., Kobmoo, N., Peng, Y.Q., Cruaud, A., Rasplus, J.Y., Kjellberg, F. and Hossaert-MdKey, M. 2016. Geographic structuring into vicariant species-pairs in a wide-ranging, high-dispersal plant-insect mutualism: the case of Ficus racemosa and its pollinating wasps. Evolutionary Ecology DOI 10.1007/s10682-016-9836-5.o
  • Hossaert-McKey, M., Proffit, M., Scoler, C.C.L., Chen C., Bessière, J-M, Schatz, B. and Borges R. M. 2016. How to be a dioecious fig: chemical mimicry matters only when both sexes flower synchronously. Scientific Reports (Nature), 6, 21236.o
  • Kandasami, R.K., Borges, R.M., and Murthy, T.G., 2016. Effect of biocementation on the strength and stability of termite mounds. Environmental Geotechnics, 3, 99-113.o
  • Ranganathan, Y., Bessière J-M., Borges, R. M. 2015. A coat of many scents: Cuticular hydrocarbons in multitrophic interactions of fig wasps with ants. Acta Oecologica. 67:24-33.o
  • Krishnan, A., Ghara, M., Kasinathan, S., Pramanik, G. K., Revadi, S. and Borges, R. M. 2015. Plant reproduction traits mediate tritrophic feedback effects within an obligate brood-site pollination mutualism. Oecologia. 179, 797-809.o
  • Borges, R. M. 2015. How mutualisms between plants and insects are stabilized. Current Science. 108(10): 1862-1868.o
  • Borges, R.M. 2015. How to be a fig wasp parasite on the fig–fig wasp mutualism. Current Opinion in Insect Science. 8: 34-40.o
  • Borges, R.M. 2015. Fruit and Seed Volatiles: Multiple Stage Settings, Actors and Props in an Evolutionary Play.  Journal of the Indian Institute of Science. 95, 93-104. (Special issue on Plant Volatiles edited by RM Borges).o
  • Chanam, J., Kasinathan, S., Pramanik G.K., Jagdeesh, A., Joshi, K.A.,  and Borges, R.M. 2015. Foliar extrafloral nectar of Humboldtia brunonis (Fabaceae), a paleotropical ant-plant, is richer than phloem sap and more attractive than honeydew. Biotropica 47(1): 1-5.o
  • Krishnan, A., Pramanik, G. K., Revadi, S. V., Venkateswaran, V. and Borges R. M.  2014. High temperatures result in smaller nurseries which lower reproduction of pollinators and parasites in a brood site pollination mutualism. Plos one 9(12): e115118. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0115118. o
  • Chanam, J., Sheshshayee, M. S., Kasinathan, S., Jagdeesh, A., Joshi, K. A., and Borges, R. M. 2014. Nutritional benefits from domatia inhabitants in an ant–plant interaction: interlopers do pay the rent. Functional Ecology 28:1107-1116. o
  • Krishnan, A. and R. M. Borges. 2014. Parasites exert conflicting selection pressures to affect reproductive asynchrony of their host plant in an obligate pollination mutualism. Journal of Ecology 102:1329-1340. o
  • Chanam J, Kasinathan S, Pramanik GK, Jagdeesh A, Joshi KA and Borges RM. 2014   Context dependency of rewards and services in an Indian ant–plant interaction: southern sites favour the mutualism between plants and ants. Journal of Tropical Ecology 30: 219–229.o
  • Ghara, M., Y. Ranganathan, A. Krishnan, V. Gowda, and R. M. Borges. 2014. Divvying up an incubator: How parasitic and mutualistic fig wasps use space within their nursery microcosm. Arthropod–Plant Interactions 8:191–203. o
  • Borges, R. M., and Kjellberg, F. 2014. New insights from the fig–fig wasp model interaction system. Acta Oecologica 57: 3–4.o
  • Krishnan, A., Joshi, K.A., Abraham, A., Ayyub, S., Lahiry, M., Mukherjee, R., Javadekar, S. M., Narayan, V., and Borges, R. M., 2014. Finding hidden females in a crowd: mate recognition in fig wasps. Acta Oecologica 57: 80-87 [Special Issue on Fig-Wasp interactions resulting from the VIII International Fig Symposium held at University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, 2012]. o
  • Borges, R.M. and Rao, M.K. 2014. The biology of giant squirrels: A census manual. Maharashtra Forest Department. In Marathi (translated from Engligh). English edition expected soon. o
  • Borges, R.M. 2014. Review of: Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil. Paul Bloom, Crown Publishers, New York. Current Science 107:306-307.o
  • Borges R.M. Bessière J-M, and Ranganathan, Y. 2013. Diel changes in volatiles across fig syconium development: making sense of scents. Journal of Chemical Ecology 39:630-642.o
  • Borges, R.M. 2013. The Last World on Evolution. BBC Knowledge Magazine, April issue.o
  • Shenoy, M., Radhika, V., Satish, S., Borges, R.M. 2012. Composition of extrafloral nectar influences interactions between the myrmecophyte Humboldtia brunonis and its ant associates. Journal of Chemical Ecology 38: 88-99. o
  • Ghara, M, Kundanati, L., Borges, R. M. 2011. Nature’s Swiss army knives: ovipositor structure mirrors ecology in a multitrophic fig wasp community. PLoS ONE 6(8): 1-9 e23642.o
  • Borges, R.M., Ranganathan, Y., Krishnan, A., Ghara, M., Pramanik, G. 2011. When should fig fruit produce volatiles? Pattern in a ripening process. Acta Oecologica 37: 611-618.o
  • Ranganathan, Y. and Borges, R. M. 2011. To transform or not to transform: that is the dilemma in the statistical analysis of plant volatiles. Plant Signaling & Behaviour 6(1): 113-116.o
  • Borges, R.M. 2011. Living long or dying young in plants and animals: ecological patterns and evolutionary processes. Invited Book Chapter in: The Field of Biological Aging: Past, Present and Future (Editor: Abdullah Olgun), Publisher: Research Signpost. o
  • Dev, S. A., Kjellberg, F., Hossaert-McKey, M. and Borges, R. M. 2010. Fine-scale population genetic structure of two dioecious keystone species Ficus hispida and Ficus exasperata. Biotropica 43:309-316. o
  • Ranganathan, Y., Ghara, M. and Borges, R. M. 2010. Temporal association in fig–wasp–ant interactions: diel and phenologial patterns. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 137: 50-61. o
  • Shenoy, M. and Borges, R.M. 2010. Geographical variation in an ant–plant interaction correlates with domatia occupancy, local ant diversity and interlopers. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 100: 538-551. o
  • Krishnan, A., Muralidharan, S., Sharma, L., and Borges, R. M. 2010. A hitchhiker’s guide to a crowded syconium: how do fig nematodes find the right ride? Functional Ecology 24: 741-749. o
  • Ghara, M. and Borges, R. M. 2010. Comparative life-history traits in a fig wasp community: implications for community structure. Ecological Entomology 35:139-148. o
  • Dev, S. A, Shenoy, M. and Borges, R. M. 2010. Genetic and clonal diversity of the endemic ant-plant Humboldtia bunonis (Fabaceae) in the Western Ghats of India. Journal of Biosciences 35(2):267-279. o
  • Ranganathan, Y. and Borges, R. M. 2010. Reducing the babel in plant volatile communication: Using the forest to see the trees, Plant Biology 12: 735-742.o
  • A draft vision document for Indian Science. 2010. Indian National Science Academy (INSA). Member of INSA Vision Group. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2010. Spiders of India. PA Sebastian and KV Peters (eds). Current Science 98:436-437.o
  • Somanathan H. S., Warrant E. J., Borges R. M., Wallén R., Kelber A. 2009. Resolution and sensitivity of the eyes of the Asian honeybees Apis florae, Apis cerana and Apis dorsata. Journal of Experimental Biology 212: 2448-2453. o
  • Bhaskara R. M., Brijesh C M, Ahmed S. and Borges R. M. 2009 Perception of ultraviolet by crab spiders and its role in slection of hunting sites. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 195:409-417. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2009. Phenotypic plasticity and longevity in plants and animals: cause and effect? Journal of Biosciences 34(4) 605-611.o
  • Borges, R. M. 2009. Organic evolution. Chapter 2 in History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, volume XII Part 6: Life and Organicism, edited by NS Rangaswamy. Centre for Studies in Civilizations, New Delhi, pp. 41-78. o
  • Ranganathan Y and Borges RM. 2009 Predatory and trophobiont-tending ants respond differently to fig and fig wasp volatiles. Animal Behaviour 77: 1539-1545. o
  • Somanathan, H. S., Kelber A., Borges, R. M., Wallén R., Warrant E. J. 2009. Visual ecology of Indian carpenter bees II: adaptations of eyes and ocelli to diurnal and nocturnal lifestyles. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 195:571-583. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2009. The excitement of colours and scents. Pp 59-62 in Lilavati's Daughters (eds: Rohini Godbole & Ram Ramaswamy), Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.o
  • Borges, R. M. 2009. Revolutions in evolutionary thought: Darwin and after. Resonance Feb:102-123. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2009. Of pungency, pain and naked mole rats: chili peppers revisited. Journal of Biosciences 34: 349-351. o
  • Borges, R. M, Bessière, J-M, Hossaert-McKey M. 2008. The chemical ecology of seed dispersal in monoecious and dioecious figs. Functional Ecology 22: 484-493. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2008. Plasticity comparisons between plants and animals: concepts and mechanisms. Plant Signaling and Behavior 3: 367-375 [Invited Review]. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2008. The objection is sustained: A defence of the defense of beanbag genetics. International Journal of Epidemiology 37:451-454 [Invited Commentary]. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2008. Why are there so many giants, including giant squirrels, in the Old World tropics? Current Science 95:866-970 [Invited paper in Special Section on Arboreal Squirrels]. o
  • Somanathan H., Borges, R. M., Warrant, E. J., Kelber, A. 2008a. Nocturnal bees learn landmark colours in starlight. Current Biology 18:R996-997. o
  • Somanathan H, Borges, R. M., Warrant E. J., and Kelber, A. 2008b. Visual ecology of Indian carpenter bees I: Light intensities and flight activity. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 194:97–107. o
  • Shenoy, M and Borges, R. M. 2008. A novel mutualism between an ant-plant and its resident pollinator. Naturwissenschaften 95:61-65. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2008. Annual Review of Entomology Vol. 52 (2007). M. R. Berenbaum, R. T., Cardé and G. E. Robinson (eds). Current Science 95:675-677.o
  • Borges, R. M., Ahmed, S. and Prabhu, V. 2007. Male ant-mimicking salticid spiders choose between retreat silks of sympatric females: implications for pre-mating reproductive isolation. Journal of Insect Behavior 20:389-402. o
  • Somanathan, H., Mali, S., and Borges, R. M. 2007. Arboreal larder-hoarding in the tropical Indian giant squirrel Ratufa indica. Ecoscience 14:165-169.o
  • Proffit, M., Schatz, B., Borges, R. M. and Hossaert-McKey, M. 2007. Chemical mediation and resource partitioning in non-pollinating fig wasp communities. Journal of Animal Ecology 76:296-303. o
  • Vignes, H., Hossaert-McKey, M., Beaune, D., Fevre, D., Anstett, M.-C., Borges, R. M., Kjellberg, F. and Chevallier, M. H. 2006. Development
    and characterization of microsatellite markers for a monoecious Ficus species, Ficus insipida, and cross-species amplification among different sections of Ficus. Molecular Ecology Notes 6: 792–795. o
  • Gaume, L., Shenoy, M., Zacharias, M. and Borges R. M. 2006. Co-existence of ants and an arboreal earthworm in a myrmecophyte of the Indian Western Ghats: anti-predation effect of the earthworm mucus. Journal of Tropical Ecology 22: 1-4. o
  • Guru Prasad B R and Borges, R. M. 2006. Searching on patch networks using correlated random walks: Space usage and optimal foraging predictions using Markov chain models. Journal of Theoretical Biology 240:241-249. o
  • Schatz, B., Proffit, M., Rakhi, B. V, Borges, R. M. and Hossaert-McKey, M. 2006. Complex interactions on fig trees: ants capturing parasitic wasps as possible indirect mutualists of the fig/fig wasp interaction. Oikos 113:344-352. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2006. Annual Review of Entomology. Vol. 51 (2005). M. R. Berenbaum, R. T. Cardé and G. E.Robinson (eds). Current Science 91:969-971. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2006. Pictures at an exhibition: bees view Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. Journal of Biosciences 31:503-505. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2005. Ernst Mayr and evolutionary biology: polemics and synthesis. Current Science 89:947-954. o
  • Gaume, L., Zacharias, M., Grosbois, V. and Borges, R. M. 2005a. The fitness consequences of bearing domatia and having the right ant partner: experiments with protective and non-protective ants in a semi-myrmecophyte. Oecologia 145:76-86. o
  • Gaume, L., Zacharias, M. and Borges, R. M. 2005b. Ant-plant conflicts and a novel case of castration parasitism in a myrmecophyte. Evolutionary Ecology Research 7:435-452. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2005. Do plants and animals differ in phenotypic plasticity? Journal of Biosciences 30: 41-50. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2005 Pheromones and Animal Behaviour. Communication by Smell and Taste. By Tristram D. Wyatt. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2003. Current Science. 88: 826-828. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2005. Polemics and synthesis: Ernst Mayr and evolutionary biology. Resonance 10:21-33. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2005. The frontiers of India’s biological diversity. Tropinet 16:1-3. o
  • Somanathan, H., Borges, R. M. and V. S. Chakravarthy. 2004. Does neighbourhood floral display matter? Fruit set in carpenter bee-pollinataed Heterophragma quadriloculare and beetle-pollinated Lasiosiphon eriocephalus. Biotropica 36:139-147. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2003. Conservation of pollinator services in rain forests. In: Conservation of Rainforests in India (A. K. Gupta, A. Kumar and V. Ramakantha, editors). Chapter 16; pp 229-242; ENVIS Publication, Wildlife Institute of India. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2003. The anatomy of ignorance or Ecology in a fragmented landscape: do we know what really counts? Pages 56-85 in
    Battles Over Nature. Science and the Politics of Conservation. V. Saberwal and M. Rangarajan, editors. Permanent Black, New Delhi. o
  • Mali, S. and Borges, R. M. 2003. Phenolics, alkaloids, saponins, and cyanogenic glycosides in a species-poor cloud forest in India. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 31: 1221-1246. o
  • Borges, R. M., Gowda, V. and Zacharias, M. 2003. Butterfly pollination and high-contrast visual signals in a low-density distylous plant. Oecologia 136:571-573. o
  • Michener, C. D., Borges, R. M., Zacharias, M. and Shenoy, M.. 2003. A new parasitic bee of the genus Braunsapis from India (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Allodapini). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 76:518-522. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2003. Return of the Crazy Bird – The Sad Strange Tale of the Dodo. C. Pinto-Correia. Springer-Verlag, New York. Current Science 85:1090-1093. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2002. Annual Review of Entomology. Vol. 46 (2001). M. R. Berenbaum, R. T. Cardé and G. E. Robinson (eds). Current Science 82:97-99. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2002. Stephen Jay Gould: A view of life. 1941-2002. Resonance 7:2-5. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2002. Warring ants: Lessons from Lanchester’s laws of combat? J. Biosciences 27:75-78. o
  • Somanathan, H. and Borges, R. M. 2001. Nocturnal pollination by the carpenter bee Xylocopa tenuiscapa (Apidae) and the effect of floral display on fruit set of Heterophragma quadriloculare (Bignoniaceae) in India. Biotropica 33:78-89. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2001. Ant and human farmers face similar problems. J. Biosciences 26:121-124. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2001. Why are chillies pungent? J. Biosciences 26:289-291. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2000. The anatomy of fragmentation. J. Indian Institute of Science 80:601-608. o
  • Somanathan, H. and Borges, R. M. 2000. Influence of exploitation on population structure, plant spacing and reproductive success in dioecious tree species within a fragmented cloud forest in India. Biological Conservation 94:243-256. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2000. Level s of Selection in Evolution. L. Keller (editor). Princeton University Press, 1999. Current Science 79:383-385 .o
  • Borges, R. M. 2000. Ecology – A Pocket Guide. Ernest Callenbach. Universities Press (India) Ltd, 1999. Resonance 5:99-102. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2000. Feverish honeybees. Journal of Biosciences 25:215-216. o
  • Borges, R. M. 2000. How asymmetrical before it’s asymmetrical? Journal of Biosciences 25:121-122. o
  • Borges, R. M. 1999. The Ecology and Evolution of Inducible Defenses. Ralph Tollrian and C. Drew Harvell (editors). Princeton University Press, 1999. Current Science 77:825-826.o
  • The Status, Ecology and Conservation of the Malabar Giant Squirrel Ratufa indica. 1999. Prepared with S. Mali and H. Somanathan. United States Fish and Wildlife Service and Wildlife Institute of India. 
  • Borges, R. M. 1998. Leviathan, natural selection, and ethics. Current Science 74:750-758. o
  • Borges, R. M. 1998. Spatiotemporal heterogeneity of food availability and dietary variation between individuals of the Malabar Giant Squirrel Ratufa indica. In: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Tree Squirrels (J. F. Merritt and D. A. Zegers, editors). Special Publication, Virginia Museum of Natural History, USA. Pp. 99-111. o
  • Borges, R. M. 1998. Evolutionary Ecology of Freshwater Animals: Concepts and Case Studies. B. Streit, T. Städler and C. M. Lively (editors), Birkhäuser Verlag, 1997. Current Science 75:628-630. o
  • Borges, R. M. 1998. Gender in plants. Part II. More about why and how plants change sex. Resonance 3 (11):30-39. o
  • Borges, R. M. 1998. Gender in plants. Part I. Why do plants change sex? Resonance 3 (4):64-71.o
  • Borges, R. M. 1998. Clonal versus sexual fish – who wins? Journal of Biosciences 23:166-167. o
  • Borges, R. M. 1998. One size does not fit all (caveats for conservation from the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary). Seminar 466:31-36 (Special issue on Indian wildlife). o
  • Borges, R. M., Somanathan, H. and Mali, S. 1997. Alternations of sexes in a deciduous tree: temporal dioecy in Bridelia retusa. Current Science 72:940-944. o
  • Borges, R. M. 1997. Ethics and evolution: Thomas Henry Huxley and the problem of evil. In: Proceedings of the National Seminar on Bioethics. Indian Perspectives. Organised by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research and the Department of Philosophy, Goa University. Pp. 61-66. o
  • Borges, R.M. 1997. Evolution - the story of life. National Council for Science and Technology, New Delhi. o
  • Borges, R. M. 1997. Contributions to the identification, distribution, and ecology of some Indian species of endangered mammals. (I. Mallik, editor). TRAFFIC-India Identification Manual, WWF(India), New Delhi. o
  • Borges, R. M. 1996. Joint management of Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. In: Towards Participatory Conservation in India. (A. Kothari, N. Singh, and S. Suri, editors). Sage Publications, New Delhi. Pp. 151-166. o
  • Borges, R. M. 1994. Mammals of the Thar Desert. I. Prakash. Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur, 1994. Hornbill
  • Borges, R. M. 1994. Indian Birds. R. K. Gaur. Brijbasi Printers, New Delhi. Hornbill.
  • Endangered rodents of India. 1994. Prepared with Ishwar Prakash and V.C. Agarwal for IUCN's Asian Rodent Specialist Group.
  • Borges, R. M. 1993. Figs and Malabar Giant Squirrels in two tropical forests in India. Biotropica 25: 183-190. o
  • Borges, R. M. 1993. The Discovery of Evolution. D. Young. British Museum of Natural History. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society.
  • Conservation Problems of the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, Dakshin Kannada, Karnataka. 1993. Invited report prepared for the Karnataka Forest Department.
  • Status of the Indian Giant Squirrel and its associated forests. 1993. Submitted to Forest Departments of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
  • Borges, R. M. 1992. Biodiversity conservation in the sacred groves of Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary – a need for research and scientific management. In: Proceedings of the Consultation/Workshop on Biodiversity Conservation in the Western Ghats. Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science and WWF-India. Pp. 130-140.
  • Borges, R. M. 1992. A nutritional analysis of foraging in the Malabar Giant Squirrel (Ratufa indica). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 47: 1-21. o
  • People/Wildlife Conflicts: The Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary as a case study. 1992. Submitted to WWF-India and the Bombay Natural History Society. o
  • Borges, R. M. 1990. Sexual and site differences in calcium consumption by the Malabar Giant Squirrel Ratufa indica. Oecologia 85:80-86. o
  • Rane, U. V. and Borges, R. M. 1987. Sighting of the Blackcrested Baza (Aviceda leuphotes) at Bhimashankar. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 84:679. o
  • Borges, R. M. 1987. The Fall of a Sparrow. S. Ali. Oxford University Press. Florida Field Naturalist.
  • Borges, R. M. 1986. On the occurrence of the Ceylon Frogmouth (Batrachostomus moniliger) in North Kanara, Karnataka. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 83:200. o
  • Borges, R. M. 1986. Possible play between the Indian Giant Squirrel (Ratufa indica indica) and the Common Langur (Presbytis entellus). Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 83: 197. o
  • Borges, R. M. 1986. Predation attempt by the black eagle (Ictinaetus malayensis perniger) on the Indian Giant Squirrel (Ratufa indica elphinstonei). Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 83 (Suppl.): 203. o