Dr. Ankila Hiremath

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Dr. Ankila Hiremath
Fellow and Co-Convenor, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment C-86, BK Dutt Colony (2nd floor) New Delhi 110 003, INDIA Telefax: +91 11 2460 3134            E-mail: hiremath@atree.org

Academic Record

  • Ph.D. in botany (ecology). 1999. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
  • M.Sc. in environmental science. 1992. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
  • B.A. in environmental studies. 1989. The British Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.

Research Interests

Ankila Hiremath is a plant ecologist with an interest in the dynamics and resilience of social-ecological systems, and in ecosystem restoration and novel ecosystems. She works on invasive species and their ecological and socio-economic impacts. She is also interested in fire, and in the management of non-timber forest products.

    Editorial Affiliations

    Associate-editor: Current Conservation (www.currentconservation.org), 2007 – present

    Associate Editor: Tropical Ecology (www.tropecol.com), 2008 – 2015

    Guest editor: Conservation & Society (www.conservationandsociety.org), 2004

    Editorial Board: Tree Physiology (treephys.oxfordjournals.org), 2000-2001


    • Dissertation Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida. May 1998.

    • Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, US National Science Foundation. March 1996.

    • Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Organization for Tropical Studies. August 1995.

    • Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Office of International Studies and Programs and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida. March 1995.

    • Fellowship, Tropical Conservation and Development Program, University of Florida. 1993-1995.

    • Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida. 1992-1993.

    Graduated (Students)

    • Bharath Sundaram
    • Madhura Niphadkar


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    Journal Articles

    Rai N D., M. Soubadra Devy, T.Ganesh, R.Ganesan, Siddappa R.Setty, Ankila J.Hiremath, Sarala Khaling, Priyadarsanan DharmaRajan 2020 Beyond fortress conservation: The long-term integration of natural and social science research for an inclusive conservation practice in India conservation practice in India, Biological Conservation, Volume 254, 2021, 108888, ISSN 0006-3207, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108888.(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320720309460)

    Book Chapters

    Sundaram, B., G. Ramaswami, M. Paul, A.J. Hiremath , 2018 , Synergistic Impacts of Invasive Alien Species and Climate Change: Implications for Biodiversity Conservation , Implications for Biodiversity Conservation Pp 212-229. In: JR Bhatt, A.A. Das, and K. Shanker (eds.). Biodiversity and Climate Change: An Indian Perspective. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.
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    Madhura Niphadkar

    • Post Doctoral Researcher, Azim Premji University