We are pleased to bring you the papers the lab published during COVID19 locked down period!

The lab was very productive since March 2020, when the restrictions came into force! The community in the lab, researchers and Master’s dissertation students published excellent papers. Please write to sinu@cukerala.ac.in for full papers if you have no access to them! Here you go! Stay Safe!

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 (2021)

Shade tree diversity may not drive prey-predator interaction in coffee agroforests of the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot, India. Biological Control (2021)

Eleocharis dulcis (Burm.f) as a promising trap plant for the biocontrol of rice white stem borer, Scirpophaga innotata (Walker). Biological Control (2021)

Co-breeding involving herons and a potential egg predator, the Indian House Crow (Corvus splendens), in Peninsular India. Ecological Complexity (2021)

Native and invasive ants affect floral visits of pollinating honey bees in pumpkin flowers (Cucurbita maxima). (2021). Scientific Reports (2021)

Urban heronry birds tolerate human presence more than its
conspecific rural birds. Journal of Natural History (2021)

Does the solitary parasitoid Microplitis pennatulae use a
combinatorial approach to manipulate its host? Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (2020)

DNA barcode and phylogenetic analysis of dung beetles (Coleoptera:
Scarabaeidae) from the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot, India. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science (2020)

Biotic Seed Dispersal Mechanisms of Tropical Rain Forests – Bats, Fishes, and Migratory Birds. In Reproductive Ecology of Flowering Plants: Patterns and Processes. Springer Nature (2020)

Sacred groves and serpent‐gods moderate human–snake relations. People and Nature (2020)

A report on our research on invasive ants in Mathrubhumi

A report on our research on invasive ants in sacred grove in the New Indian Express