Anjana P. Unni

Anjana joined the lab as an intern and then as a project fellow after her M.Sc. in Zoology in Central university of Kerala on August 2018! She was a productive member of the lab and part of the papers published in Journal of Tropical Ecology, Scientific Reports, Urban Ecosystems, and a book chapter during her stint for about two years in the lab!

She left the lab (physically) to join the Locust group of the Max-Planck Institute of Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany for her Ph.D. work by early 2020!


Rajesh, T., Ballullaya, U.P., Unni, A.P. et al. Interactive effects of urbanization and year on invasive and native ant diversity of sacred groves of South India. Urban Ecosyst 23, 1335–1348 (2020).

Hariraveendra, M., Rajesh, T., Unni, A., & Sinu, P. (2020). Prey–predator interaction suggests sacred groves are not functionally different from neighbouring used lands. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 36(5), 220-224. doi:10.1017/S0266467420000140

Sinu P.A., Unni A.P., Jose T. (2020) Biotic Seed Dispersal Mechanisms of Tropical Rain Forests – Bats, Fishes, and Migratory Birds. In: Tandon R., Shivanna K., Koul M. (eds) Reproductive Ecology of Flowering Plants: Patterns and Processes. Springer, Singapore.

Unni, A.P., Mir, S.H., Rajesh, T.P. et al. Native and invasive ants affect floral visits of pollinating honey bees in pumpkin flowers (Cucurbita maxima). Sci Rep 11, 4781 (2021).

Rajesh, T., Unni, A., Prashanth Ballullaya, U., Manoj, K., & Sinu, P. (2021). An insight into the quality of sacred groves – an island habitat – using leaf-litter ants as an indicator in a context of urbanization. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 1-9. doi:10.1017/S0266467421000134