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Devika M Anilkumar

Devika M Anilkumar
MES Asmabi College, Kodungallur · Research Department of Botany

Master of Science
PhD Scholar, Member to Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), IUCN Global Assessor for plant species

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Introduction
Specialised in IUCN threatened status assessment of plant species endemic to Western Ghats. Prediction of potential habitats for threatened species and ecosystems in the Western Ghats for effective species recovery, ecological restoration and management. Niche profile based ecorestoration involving local communities in identified areas.

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Publications (8)
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Syzygium occidentale (Bourd.) Gandhi, a threatened obligate riparian large shrub species endemic to southern Western Ghats is reassessed for its threatened status. Scrutinised taxonomic distribution records were used for estimating Extent of occurrence (EOO) 10244 km2 and Area of occupancy (AOO) 56 km2 and also for prediction of potential habitats...
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The endangered tree Cryptocarya anamalayana Gamble, Southern Western Ghats was assessed in detail using multiple criteria incorporating population and other field data. The Ecological Niche profiling along with Niche modelling and incorporation of spatial threat factors has been introduced here as a new approach for the predicting suitable location...
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Goniothalamus wightii Hook.f. & Thomson is a little-known shrub or small tree species endemic to Western Ghats. The genus Goniothalamus comprises 130 species across the globe and 13 in India. The IUCN threatened status of the species is analyzed here based on scrutinized occurrence data using the criteria B1 and B2, Extent of occurrence (EOO) and A...
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The tropical riparian evergreen forests in the Southern Western Ghats were mapped and described based on biodiversity and spatial distribution. The ecosystem was assessed against multiple criteria, IUCN Red List of ecosystem (Ver. 1.1.) for the first time in India. The periodic reduction of riparian vegetation revealed a loss of 83% in the past 100...
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Prediction of potential habitats of a species is essential and the most challenging aspect in species conservation and management. This has become very crucial in the paradigm of ecosystem restoration or ecorestoration of habitats of threatened species. Precise prediction can exclude the possibility of interference to the niche of other species alo...
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Three little known, threatened (IUCN) tree species endemic to Western Ghats Sri Lanka biodiversity hotspot; Cryptocarya anamalayana Gamble, Diospyros crumenata Thwaites, Prioria pinnata (Roxb. ex DC.) Breteler were studied in detail for their nomenclature history, taxonomic identity, distribution records and ecological parameters. These species wer...
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The Chalakkudy river is the fifth longest river in Kerala, originating from the Anamalai part of Western Ghats. Presence of important low-elevation riparian forests and associated biodiversity is the uniqueness of the river, which has been studied in details for heterogenic vegetation composition with systematic sampling. The extent of riparian veg...

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IUCN status assessment, niche modelling and niche profiling of 12 plant species endemic to Western Ghats Sri Lanka Biodiversity hotspots. This can contribute to the research and planning aspect for the species and ecosystem recovery and restoration in plains. https://www.rufford.org/projects/devika-m-anilkumar-madathil/iucn-status-assessment-niche-modelling-and-niche-profiling-endemic-tree-species-effective-species-recovery-and-ecorestoration/