Naveen Namboothri

Naveen Namboothri
Dakshin Foundation

Ph.D.

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October 2008 - May 2015
Indian Institute of Science
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  • SERB Young Scientist

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Publications (32)
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The land crab Cardisoma carnifex is widely distributed along the Indian and Pacific Ocean coasts. Despite contributing to the diet of local, often marginalized communities, there is limited information available on its biology, ecology and harvest. In this communication, incidental observations on the reproductive ecology of the species and the res...
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A report of a participatory mapping initiative on governance of commons in Purnabandha Ganjam
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Bycatch poses a significant threat to marine megafauna, such as elasmobranchs. India has one of the highest elasmobranch landings globally, through both targeted catch and bycatch. As elasmobranchs contribute to food and livelihood security, there is a need for holistic approaches to bycatch mitigation. We adopt an interdisciplinary approach to cri...
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Mechanised fishing such as trawling was introduced in India in the 1950s to target high value catch, driven by foreign interests. Trawling changed the face of Indian fisheries; while it caused an immense growth in marine production, it also brought about several environmental impacts. Bycatch, which is the incidental capture of non-target species,...
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Climate Change Impacts on Coastal and Marine Ecosystems
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Some scientific concepts are accepted and sustained by policymakers not because they can accurately explain or predict the state of natural resources, but because they can be used to legitimise certain forms of resource control. Taking the concept of maximum sustainable yield as an example, how it was originally developed in the context of scientif...
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Some scientific concepts are accepted and sustained by policymakers not because they can accurately explain or predict the state of natural resources, but because they can be used to legitimise certain forms of resource control. Taking the concept of maximum sustainable yield as an example, how it was originally developed in the context of scientif...
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Islands offer unique model systems for studying fisheries development in relation to the growing global seafood trade. This study examines how export-driven fisheries in India's oceanic islands (Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep Islands) differ significantly as a result of their varied history, culture, available infrastructure and market...
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Mangrove forests in meso-tidal areas are completely drained during low tides, forming only temporary habitats for fish. We hypothesised that in such temporary habitats, where stranding risks are high, distance from tidal creeks that provided access to inundated areas during receding tides would be the primary determinant of fish distribution. Facto...
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Over the last five decades, inter‐tidal ecology has evolved from being a purely descriptive science to using quantitative and experimental approaches to understand community structure. However, this has sometimes come at the cost of understanding generality since many studies have focused on local spatial scales and patch dynamics. This study aimed...
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Lithotrya nicobarica Reinhardt, 1850 are scalpellid barnacles restricted to tropical coral reefs of the intertidal region and successfully adapted themselves to a cryptic mode of life, capable of boring into dead-coral substrates. The present study investigates the intertidal distribution and the factors limiting the distribution of L. nicobarica i...
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Watering Pot Shell, Brechites penis (Linnaeus, 1758) is reported for the first time from India with description and photographs.
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Carbonate skeletons of both live and dead hermatypic corals harbour diverse populations of coral-boring organisms. These boring organisms play a vital role in structuring reefs, maintaining its diversity and its CaCO 3 budget. The Great Nicobar Island is located in the south western Andaman Sea, on the fringes of the two most ecologically diverse o...
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Marine fish stocks in many parts of the world have been exploited beyond recovery, but this has done little to slacken an increasing global demand for sea food. These markets compel producers throughout the world to fish out even smaller sizes, effectively endangering reproducing populations of several commercial species. Sustainability and equity...
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The bioeconomic logic of monitoring Marine animals and environments have offered multiple meanings to people living and interacting with them. Marine resources have been understood and depicted variously across time and contexts, by a range of actors—fishers, scientists, government officials, vendors, traders, conservationists, development agencies...
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3 Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning, Puducherry 4 Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, New Delhi When more makes less Human interventions on the Earths' natural systems are evident even in remote regions of the Antarctic and rain forests deep within the Amazon. In addition to human-induced climate change...
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Lalith Ekanayake joins me, as co-editor of IOTN, in presenting this special issue on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. We would like to thank the authors for their papers describing the results of historical and recent surveys, and an update on current research and conservation eff orts in the region. ■
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ARTICLES Information arising from extensive surveys undertaken by Satish Bhaskar have contributed to the majority of our understanding of sea turtles in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Between 1978 and 1995, Bhaskar visited most of the islands in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, recording information on turtle nesting, tagging a substantial nu...
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in collaboration with Dakshin Foundation and Andaman and Nicobar Island Environmental Team (ANET), has been monitoring the nesting and movement of leatherback turtles of Little Andaman Island since January 2008. While this work contributed signifi cantly to our knowledge of this species, there was a need to undertake parallel conservation eff orts...
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2012. Collaborating for marine conservation and resource management in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Workshop Report. Andaman and Nicobar Island's Environmental Team and Dakshin Foundation. 26 pages
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Aft er this catastrophic event, all turtle camps were closed and ANET conducted its last boat survey in 2006. In 2007, Dr. Kartik Shanker, from the Indian Institute of Science and Dakshin Foundation, collaborated with ANET to set up a camp to monitor leatherback sea turtles on Little Andaman Island. Th is project has seen a new order of fi eld assi...
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Lithotrya nicobarica Reinhardt, 1850 are scalpellid barnacles restricted to tropical coral reefs of the intertidal region and successfully adapted themselves to a cryptic mode of life, capable of boring into dead-coral substrates. The present study investigates the intertidal distribution and the factors limiting the distribution of L. nicobarica i...
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THERE HAS BEEN CONSIDERABLE PRESSURE from ill-planned developmental activities on the coastal areas of the east coast of India, especially Tamil Nadu, which already have led to repercussions on the coastline and its ecology. Though ecosystems like mangroves, coral reefs and sea-grass beds are getting much recognition as important coastal ecosystems...
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The specimens of Gastrochaena cuneiformis Spengler, 1783, with Spengler-written labels at the Zoologisk Museum, Copenhagen, did not come from Spengler's type locality in the Nicobar Islands, and may instead be syntypes of Chemnitz's (1788) West Indies "Pholas hians". The identity of Gastrochaena cuneiformis as a senior synonym of Gastrochaena gigan...

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Broad interest is to try and understand how populations of fishes in the Northern and Western Indian Ocean are genetically connected and understand colonisation history. The feasibility of asking such a question depends on the selection of an appropriate model. 

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The impacts of reef decline are more pronounced in small island systems like the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India, where the fate of coral reef ecosystems, fisheries and local communities is heavily inter-linked. Harnessing and promoting small-scale and sustainable fishing practices through participation of the fishing communities can lead to resource co-management and buffer the growing impacts of climate change and export-driven fisheries. This project aims at understanding patterns of reef resource utilisation; the social, ecological and cultural factors influencing small-scale reef fisheries, and enhancing local participation in reef resource governance. To study these, we use a combination of fishery-dependent surveys, interviews and reef assessments.
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Sharks and rays are highly threatened by unsustainable fishing activities. This project aims to characterise shark and ray fisheries in Malvan, on the west coast of India, understand their socio-economic value and assess measures to reduce their bycatch.