Physiological ecology of tropical forests
Time is running out Sir David Attenborough calls on world leaders in UN Climate Change Conference to act on "our greatest threat in thousands of years"!!
Congratulations to Ron Sunny on being awarded the Bhaba-Newton Fellowship to spend 4 months at the University of Leeds with collaborators Emanuel Gloor and David Galbraith to work on the effects of drought on tropical forests!
27th - 30th September, IISc, Bangalore
SCCS, Student conference on conservation Science, 2018
9th student conference with talks, posters, workshops, field trips and more...
17th - 22nd September, PEEP-in, 2018, Sirsi, Karnataka
A first of its kind in India! This intensive 6-day workshop for training early career researchers in plant ecophysiological and forest monitoring techniques was held on 17–22 September 2018 in Sirsi, Karnataka. A total of 26 participants were selected from over hundred applicants, and included researchers from 18 institutes across 11 states. These participants ranged from students who had recently finished their Masters degrees, to PhD scholars, post-doctoral fellows, and new faculty.
Anirban's paper on drought responses on sorghum is accepted in Environmental and Experimental Botany. Guha A, Chhajed SS, Choudhary S, Sunny R, Jansen S, Barua D. Hydraulic anatomy affects genotypic variation in plant water use and shows differential organ specific plasticity to drought in Sorghum bicolor. Environmental and Experimental Botany
Textbook changing discovery of new type of photosynthesis!
The discovery of a new type of photosynthesis in blue-green algae that uses far-red light challenges our current understanding of photosynthesis.
Nürnberg, Dennis J. et al. "Photochemistry beyond the red limit in chlorophyll f–containing photosystems." Science 360.6394 (2018): 1210-1213.
July 1-5, 2018, ATBC, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Sourparna Chakrabarty and Deepak Barua, Quantitative indices of leafing phenology in woody species from a seasonally dry tropical forest
Shatarupa Ganguly and Deepak Barua, The relative importance of herkogamy and reciprocity in determining pollen transfer and fruit set in stigma-height-dimorphic species
Congratulations to Souparna and Shatarupa for being awarded the Infosys Travel Grants and ATBC Travel Grants!
Red-hot planet - All time heat records set all over the globe in the last week!
Ashish Nerlakar's article on the Pune Hills - a historical perspective of the vegetation before the afforestation campaigns makes the case of preserving this unique savanna vegetation
Urmi Poddar successfully defends her Master's thesis on: Variation in thermotolerance in tropical herbaceous plants: differences between plant functional types and relationships with leaf functional traits. Urmi is now getting ready to join Dr. Jessica Gurevitch's lab in Stony Brook.
"Wow, I'll have to change how I teach that in class!"
Unexpected reversal of C3 versus C4 grass response to elevated CO2 during a 20-year field experiment. Science (2018)
Selected to be highlighted as 'Editor's Choice'
Aniruddh Sastry's paper on thermotolerance and drought is accepted by Annals of Botany-Plants, and selected to be highlighted as 'Edotor's choice'!
I join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Ecology as an Associate Editor
Siddharth Iyengar's article on the plants and people of the Trans-Himalayan rangelands of Spiti, Ladhak
Aniruddh Sastry's paper on thermotolerance in tropical trees is accepted by Scientific Reports
Aniruddh Sastry successfully defends his doctoral thesis on 'Thermotolerance in tropical trees from the seasonally dry regions of the Northern Western Ghats'.
Siddharth Iyengar's paper on the role of dwarf shrubs in herbaceous communities of the Trans Himalayas is accepted by Plant Ecology
Record temperatures all over the globe in June 2018!
Blue sheep feeding on Caragana in Spiti, Ladhak.
Photo by Siddharth Iyengar