Dr. Chetan HC

Achievements:

  • 2007-10: Student scholarship from ATREE-NORAGRIC PhD program and Small grant from NORAGRIC.
  • 2009: Best poster award for the research on “Effect of habitat characteristics, animal abundance and canopy discontinuity on pre dispersal seed predation of Myristica dactyloides, in Southern Western Ghats “- 5th International Canopy conference- IISc Bangalore.
  • 2008: Travel grants received from Annual Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation- to attend ATBC -Asia-Pacific Chapter conference held in Kuching Malaysia.
  • 2006: Rufford Small Grants for “Identifying biological constraints in natural regeneration of native tree species in abandoned tea and coffee plantation of the Western Ghats, India” (http://www.ruffordsmallgrants.org/rsg/projects/chetana_h_c).

I am interested to engage with PhD students, young people interested in designing and executing innovative educational and outreach programs related to:

  1. Restoration Ecology
  2. Natural Resource Management
  3. Plant-animal Interactions
  4. Political ecology of natural resource utilization and biodiversity conservation

Some of my important publications:

  • Chetan, H. C., R. Ganesan, and T. Ganesh.2020. Seed and seedling establishment in abandoned tea plantations role of ecological and edaphic factors, southern Western Ghats, India. Tropical Ecology. 1-15.
  • Chetan, H.C & B.C. Nagaraja. 2020. Vegetation dynamics and its dispersal syndrome across size class of tropical montane (shola) forest, Kudremukh, Western Ghats, India. International Journal of Ecology & Development.
  • Chetan H.C 2019. Ecological restoration of abandoned tea plantations: Challenges and Prospects in Southern India. Educreation Publishing 144 pp
  • Vinayaka K.S., Chetan. H. C & R. M. Archana. 2016. Diversity and distribution pattern of lichens in the mid-elevation wet evergreen forest, southern Western Ghats, India. International Journal of Research Studies in Biosciences 02/2016; 4(1).

(Name has been changed since 2014 onwards from Chetana HC to Chetan HC)

  • Chetana, H. C & T. Ganesh. 2013. Reconciling natural history and species ecology: Myristica beddomei (Myristicaceae) in the Western Ghats of India. Tropical conservation science 6 (5): 663-673.
  • Chetana, H. C & T. Ganesh. 2012. Importance of shade trees (Grevillea robusta) in the dispersal of forest tree species in managed tea plantations of the southern Western Ghats, India. Journal of Tropical Ecology 28:187-197.
  • Chetana, H. C, Siddartha Krishnan & T. Ganesh. 2012. Biodiversity regain in abandoned tea plantations. Current Science 102:8 1089-1090.
  • Chetana, H. C & T. Ganesh. 2011. After tea what next?. Current conservation 5:3-40-41.
  • Chetana, H. C. 2011. Importance of shade trees and frugivores in forest recovery at tea plantations in the southern Western Ghats, India held at International meeting ATBC & SCB South Africa section proceedings.
  • Chetana, H. C & T. Ganesh. 2009. Poster presentation on “Effect of Habitat characteristics, animal abundance and Canopy discontinuity on pre dispersal seed predation of Myristica dactyloides, in Southern Western Ghats. India” at 5th International Canopy Conference, India section proceedings.
  • Chetana, H. C & T. Ganesh. 2008. Does Forest degradation and fragmentation affect Pre-dispersal fruit predation of a Keystone tree species in the wet evergreen forest in Western Ghats, India? at annual Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation- Asia-pacific chapter conference proceeding abstract, Kuching, Malaysia.
  • Chetana, H. C & T. Ganesh. 2007. Survey and activity patterns of nocturnal mammals in a fragmented dry deciduous forest of Karnataka. Zoo print journal. 22: 2644-2647.
  • Chetana, H.C & T. Ganesh. 2006. Frugivores of Myristica dactylodes in southern India – do mammals control recruitment? The Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Kunming, Yunnan, China.

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