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Conservation Ecology

The Conservation Ecology Division deals with research and monitoring activities pertaining to fields in ecology, biodiversity and conservation of natural resources in the country. The division has the expertise to conduct advanced research on `wildlife population monitoring, habitat ecology, species interactions, animal movement, and species distribution under land use change’. The division provides field practical training on wildlife census in various Protected Areas and conducts workshops on capacity building for Protected Area Managers, to develop practical solutions towards species and habitat conservation. Presently, our primary focus is on endemic and threatened birds in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the large carnivore-Human conflict issues in the Western Ghats. Through our research, we are on a mission to identify conflict related issues in biodiversity hot-spots to scientifically develop and implement species and habitat recovery programs.

Dr. MANCHI SHIRISH S    Senior Scientist
Interest: I am a conservation biologist. I support designing the participatory conservation programs through research. I would like to continue answer the questions related to conservation strategy designing and implementation. I am of the opinion to target the priority species (Specially Threatened Birds) first but I am also curious to know the true status of the birds are and can be under threat before prioritizing the species. Presently, I am more inclined towards understanding the raptors in India. I would like to continue my work on caves and cave fauna as the information in this regard is meager.Contact: manchishirish@sacon.in

Dr. T. Ramesh      Scientist

Research Focus

My research approach bridges habitat ecology, conservation ecology, and population ecology to address critical issues related to large carnivore conservation. My research addresses the impact of habitat fragmentation and associated anthropogenic pressure on carnivore population, prey – predator interactions, predator coexistence patterns and spatial movement ecology. Loss of habitat connectivity, human persecution (poisoning), poaching and direct anthropogenic pressure has caused tiger and other co-predators to decline/disappear from many of their former ranges. Tiger, leopard, wild dog and striped hyena had a wider distribution range in the past but in recent times, they are restricted to small and fragmented areas bounded by a growing human population. This has led to continuous conflicts between the local community and large carnivores mainly due to livestock depredation. Further, carnivore populations that are in continuous contact with village/rural settlements and domestic livestock could remain under stress. Therefore human-wildlife conflict issues and its effect on wildlife health are crucial to address in human-dominated landscapes of India.  My current research focuses on the impact of human pressure on conservation of threatened species and their habitats through species monitoring and I believe that direct conservation applications must include the involvement of local people and policy makers. Therefore my research on large carnivores provides a comprehensive understanding on human-wildlife conflicts for formulating management plans to reduce human-large carnivore conflicts in the future. Contact: ramesh81ngl@gmail.com


AKSHAYA M. MANE

Akshaya is working on ecology and conservation of Edible-nest Swiftlets in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. She is pursuing her Doctorate degree on same species. Her work involves motivating the local community to actively participate in conservation of this species and its habitat. She is also monitoring the population changes and factors affecting Swiftlet population.Her interests are population dynamics, dispersal, behaviour studies, felids and hornbills. She is skilled in GIS, statistics and field techniques for various aspects of ecology and conservation.Akshaya has carried out extensive field work in many parts of India. She has worked on tourism carrying capacity in Lahul and Spiti valley, where she traversed Himalayan peaks to find out impact of tourism on various biotic and abiotic aspects. She has also worked on human leopard conflict in Akole, Maharashtra. There her work involved camera trapping and radio telemetry. She has also worked on breeding behaviour and male provisioning in great hornbills and Malabar pied hornbills in northern Western Ghats.Apart from all these she is an excellent photographer, painter and cook. In future she wants to develop herself as conservationist by getting expertise in various aspects of conservation from basic ecological research to policy level management.Contact: akshayamane@gmail.com


Completed :

  • Patterns of distribution of selected faunal groups in the Agasthiamalai Hills, Western Ghats, Kerala, India
  • Strengthening community conservation efforts in Nagaland. A programme to impart technical support on biodiversity conservation and livelihood options to communities. Phase I: Phek, Tuensang, Kiphere, Longleng and Mon districts. Programme co-ordinators: Mr. Venkota Nakro & Dr. Ravi Sankaran (S. Bhupathy & PA Azeez, since Feb 2009), Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, (2007-2010) Rs. 287.13 lakhs.
  • Ecology of the endangered Indian Rock Python, Python molurus in KNP, Bharatpur. Ministry of Environment and Forests (2007-2010) Rs. 11.6 lakhs.
  • A Study on the Herpetofaunal Communities of the Upper Vaigai Plateau, Western Ghats. Ministry of Environment and Forests (2006-2009). Rs.10.37 lakhs.
  • An ecological study on mammals, birds, herpetofauna and butterflies in Teesta river basin, Sikkim. Carrying capacity study of Teesta basin in Sikkim. Investigators: Drs. Lalitha Vijayan, Ajith Kumar & S. Bhupathy. National Hydro Power Corporation (2003-07). 48 lakhs.
  • Status of sea turtle populations on the Tamil Nadu and Kerala coasts. In: Towards an integrated and collaborative sea turtle conservation programme in India: Tamil Nadu & Kerala. UNEP-CMS- IOSEA- MCBT (2005-06). 2.5 lakhs.
  • Biodiversity monitoring of Anaikatti Reserve Forest – a long-term study on the ecology of a dry mixed deciduous forest. Herpetofauna component. SACON R& D Fund (2002-2005). 4 lakhs
  • Status of Olive Ridley sea turtle along the Indian coast: Tamil Nadu. UNDP-WII-GOI (2001-2002). 2.5 lakhs.
  • Impact of habitat alterations on the reptile diversity in the higher altitudes of Upper Nilgiris, NBR, Western Ghats. Ministry of Environment and Forests (1999-2003). 5.0 lakhs.
  • Monitoring of Indian Python in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur. SACON R & D Fund. Dec. 1999- April 2000. 0.35 lakhs.
  • Status of endemic lizards (Family: Agamidae) in the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu. World Wide Fund for Nature-India, New Delhi (1994-95). 1.5 lakhs.
  • Status and distribution of the River Terrapin Batagur baska in the Sunderbans of India. IUCN/SSC & American Museum Natural History, USA (Jan-May 1994). 2.5 laks.

2011-2012

  1. Bhupathy, S., G. Srinivas,N. Sathish Kumar, M. Murugesan, S. Babu, R. Suganthasakthivel & P. Sivakumar 2012. Diversity and conservation of selected biota of the Megamalai landscape, Western Ghats. India. Current Science 102(4): 590-595.
  2. Bhupathy, S. & A.M.A. Nixon 2011. Status of reptiles in Upper Nilgiris, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats, India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 108(2): 103-108.
  3. Basundhara Chettri, Bhoj Kumar Acharya and S. Bhupathy (2011). An Overview of the Herpetofauna of Sikkim with Emphasis on Elevational Distribution Pattern and Threats and Conservation Issues. Pp: 233-254. In Biodiversity of Sikkim – Exploring and Conserving a Global Hotspot (Eds. M. L. Arrawatia and Sandeep Tambe). Information and Public Relations Department, Government of Sikkim.
  4. Deepak V., Ramesh, M., Bhupathy, S. & Vasudevan, K. 2011. Indotestudo travancorica (Gray 1830) – spotted pond turtle, black pond turtle. In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Pritchard, P.C.H., van Dijk, P.P., Saumure, R.A., Buhlmann, K.A., Iverson, J.B., and Mittermeier, R.A. (Eds.). Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5, pp. 043.1–043.6, doi:10.3854/crm.5.054. travancorica.v1.2011,http://www.iucn-tftsg.org/cbftt/.
  5. Bhupathy, S., G. Srinivas, N. Sathishkumar, T. Karthik & A. Madhivanan 2011. Herpetofaunal mortality due to vehicular traffic in the Western Ghats, India: A case study. Herpetotropicos 5(2): 119-126.

2005-2010

  1. 6.Ramesh, C. & S. Bhupathy 2010. Breeding Biology of Python molurus molurus Linn. (1758) (Family: Boidae) in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India. Herpetological Journal 20:157-163.
  2. 7.Ramesh & S. Bhupathy 2010. A report on the unusual body weight of a hatchling Python molurus molurus. Reptile Rap 10:22-23.
  3. 8.Das, I. & Bhupathy, S. 2010. Geoclemys hamiltonii (Gray 1830) – spotted pond turtle, black pond turtle. In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Pritchard, P.C.H., van Dijk, P.P., Saumure, R.A., Buhlmann, K.A., Iverson, J.B., and Mittermeier, R.A. (Eds.). Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5, pp. 043.1–043.6, doi:10.3854/crm.5.043. hamiltonii.v1.2010,http://www.iucn-tftsg.org/cbftt/.
  4. 10.Subramanian Bhupathy et Kurt A Buhlmann 2010. Le Trionyx à clapets de l’Inde Lissemys punctata (Bonnaterre, 1789): Indian Flapshell Turtle). Chéloniens 18: 24-28.
  5. 11.Nikhil Raj, P.P., J. Ranjini, R. Dhanya, J. Subramanian, P.A. Azeez & S. Bhupathy 2010. Consolidated checklist of birds in the Pallikaranai Wetlands, Chennai, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(8):1114-1118.
  6. 12.Basundhara Chettri & S. Bhupathy 2010. Three little known reptile species from the Araku Valley, Eastern Ghats with notes on their distribution. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(8):1109-1113.
  7. 14.Basundhara Chettri, S. Bhupathy & Bhoj Kumar Acharya 2009. Morphometry and aspects of breeding biology of Trachischium gentheri Boulenger, 1890 (Serpentes: Colubridae) in North Sikkim, Eastern Himalaya, India. Russian Journal of Herpetology 16(3):177-182.
  8. 15.Bhupathy, S., Basundhara Chettri & Aaron M. Bauer 2009. Rediscovery and Revalidation of Takydromus sikkimensis (Günther, 1888) (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Sikkim, India. Journal of Herpetology 43(2): 267-274.
  9. 16.Srinivas, G., S. Bhupathy & Suganthan R Sakthivel 2009. Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus. Herpetological Review 40 (3): 362.
  10. 17.Ramesh, C. & S. Bhupathy 2009. Yawning in Python molurus. Hamadryad 34 (1): 179-180.
  11. 18.Shreyas Krishnan, S. Bhupathy & Devi Prasad 2009. Monitoring of Python molurus molurus in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan. Hamadryad 34(1): 28-33.
    1. 19.Das, I. & Bhupathy, S. 2009. Melanochelys trijuga (Schweigger 1812) – Indian black turtle. In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Pritchard, P.C.H., van Dijk, P.P., Saumure, R.A., Buhlmann, K.A., Iverson, J.B., and Mittermeier, R.A. (Eds.). Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5, pp. 038.1–038.9, doi:10.3854/crm.5.038.trijuga.v1.2009, http://www.iucn-tftsg.org/cbftt/.
    2. 20.Das, I. & Bhupathy, S. 2009. Hardella thurjii (Gray 1831) – crowned river turtle. In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Pritchard, P.C.H., van Dijk, P.P., Saumure, R.A., Buhlmann, K.A., Iverson, J.B., and Mittermeier, R.A. (Eds.). Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5, pp. 023.1-023.6, doi:10.3854/crm.5.023.thurjii.v1.2009, http://www.iucn-tftsg.org/cbftt/.
    3. 21.Basundhara Chettri & S. Bhupathy 2009. Occurrence of Dinodon gammiei (Blanford, 1878) in Sikkim, Eastern Himalaya, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 1(1):60-61.
    4. 22.Kannan, P. & S. Bhupathy 2009. Spatial distribution pattern of Agamid lizards (Family: Agamidae) in the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India. J. Science Transactions in Environment and Technovation 3(1): 41-47.
    5. 23.Srinivas, G., S. Bhupathy & A. Madhivanan 2008. Occurrence of Salea anamallayana Beddome, 1878 in High Wavy Mountains, Western Ghats. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 105(3): 193-194.
    6. 24.Bhupathy, S. 2007. Monitoring of marine turtles along the Kerala and Tamil Nadu coasts. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 5: 1-9.
    7. 25.Basundhara Chettri & S. Bhupathy 2007. Reptile Fauna of Sikkim with Emphasis to Teesta Valley, Eastern Himalayas, India. Journal of Hill Research. 20 (1): 1-6.
    8. 26.Mukherjee, D. & S. Bhupathy 2007. A New Species of Wolf Snake (Serpentes: Colubridae: Lycodon) from Anaikatti Hills, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India. Russian Journal of Herpetology 14(1): 21-26.
    9. 27.Bhupathy, S, J. Subramanean & M. Vijay 2007. Nesting of Lepidochelys olivacea along the South Chennai coast with emphasis on habitat characteristics. Hamadryad 31(2): 274-280.
    10. 28.Nixon, A.M.A. & S. Bhupathy 2007. Occurrence of Melanobatrachus indicus Beddome, 1878 in Mathikettan Shola, Western Ghats. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 104(1): 105-106.
    11. 29.Mukherjee, D., A. M. A. Nixon & S. Bhupathy 2006. Observations on the morphometry of two subspecies of Melanochelys trijuga from the Western Ghats, Southwestern India. International Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter 9: 6-9.
    12. 30.Bhupathy, S. & S. Saravanan 2006. Status of Marine Turtles of Gulf of Mannar, India. J. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 5(1):139-141.
    13. 31.Bhupathy, S. M. Vijay, A.M.A. Nixon, J. Subramanean, R. Karunakaran & J. Gokulakrishnan 2006. The status of turtle populations on the Tamil Nadu and Kerala coasts. In: Towards an integrated and collaborative sea turtle conservation programme in India: a UNEP/CMS- IOSEA Project Report (eds. K. Shanker and H.V. Andrews). Centre for Herpetology/ Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, Post bag 4, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu.
    14. 32.Bhupathy, S. & S. Saravanan 2006. Marine Turtles of Tamil Nadu. In: Marine Turtles of India. B.C. Choudhury and K. Shankar (Eds.) Oxford University Press, Mumbai.
  12. Basundhara Chettri, S. Bhupathy & B. K. Acharya 2010. Distribution pattern of reptiles along an eastern Himalayan elevation gradient, India. Acta Oecologica 36(1): 16-22.
  13. Bhupathy, S. 2009. Status, Distribution and Ecology of the Indian Flapshell Turtle, Lissemys punctata. Pp. 91-94. In: Vasudevan, K. (Ed.). Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises of India. ENVIS Bulletin: Wildlife and Protected Areas, Vol. 12(1). Wildlife Institute of India, Dehra Dun, India.

2000-2005

  1. 33.Debanik Mukherjee, S. Bhupathy & A. M.A. Nixon 2005. A new species of day gecko (Squamata, Gekkonidae, Cnemaspis) from the Anaikatti Hills, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India. Current Science 89(8): 1326-1327.
  2. 34.Bhupathy, S. 2004. Reptiles. In. Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. Chordate Diversity. R. Annamalai (Ed). Tamil Nadu Forest Department, Chennai. pp. 62-75.
  3. 35.Mukherjee, D. & S. Bhupathy 2004. Snake diversity of Anaikatti Hills, Western Ghats, India. In. National Workshop on Biodiversity Resources Management and Sustainable use. (Ed) .K. Muthuchelian, Proc. Workshop, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. pp. 315‑317.
  4. 36.Nixon, A.M.A. & S. Bhupathy 2004. Impact of plantations on the reptile diversity in Upper Nilgiris, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats. In. National Workshop on Biodiversity Resources Management and Sustainable use. K. Muthuchelian (Ed). Proc. Workshop, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. pp. 311‑314.
  5. 37.Mukherjee, D. & S. Bhupathy 2004. Uropeltis ellioti in the diet of Naja naja. Hamadryad 28 (1&2): 109-110.
  6. 38.Bhupathy, S. & S. Saravanan 2003. Exploitation of sea turtles along the southeast coast of Tamil Nadu, India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 100 (2&3): 628-631.
  7. 39.Bhupathy, S. & R. Karunakaran 2003. Conservation of Olive ridley sea turtle, Lepidochelys olivacea (Reptilia/Chelonia) along the Nagapattinam coast, southeast coast of India. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 32(2): 158-171.
  8. 40.Bhupathy, S. & Saravanan, S. 2002. A report on the status of sea turtles along the Tamil Nadu coast. In: Proc. of the National Workshop for the Development of a National Sea Turtle Conservation Action Plan, Bhubaneswar, Orissa. B. C. Choudhury and Karthik Shanker (Eds.). Wildlife Institute of India, Dehra Dun, India. pp 70-74.
  9. 41.Bhupathy, S. & Banugopan, K. 2002. Impact of habitat alterations on the reptile diversity in the higher altitudes of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Biosphere Reserves in India and their Management. In: Proc. of the Review meeting: Biosphere and their Management. 8-11, September 2000. P.S. Easa, J.K. Sharma and R. K. Rai (Eds.) Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi. p. 114 -116.
  10. 42.Bhupathy, S. & S. Saravanan 2002. Status of sea turtles along the Tamil Nadu coast, India. Kachhapa 7: 7-13.
  11. 43.Bhupathy, S. & A.M.A. Nixon 2002. Communal nesting of Cnemaspis indica in Mukuruthi National Park, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats, India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc 99(2): 330-332.
  12. 44.Rajasekaran, A., Arun, P.R., Azeez, P.A. & S. Bhupathy 2002. Ecological observations on Baphilimali Hill and its environs, Orissa. Proc. National Seminar on Conservation of Eastern Ghats, March 24-26, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.
  13. 45.Arun, P.R., Rajasekaran, A., Azeez, P.A. & S. Bhupathy 2002. Impact of anthropogenic pressure on the biodiversity of Kolli Hills, Eastern Ghats. Proc. National Seminar on Conservation of Eastern Ghats, March 24-26, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.
  14. 46.Nixon, A.M.A. & Bhupathy, S. 2001. Notes on the occurrence of Dhaman (Ptyas mucosus) in the higher altitudes of Nilgiris, Western Ghats. Cobra 44: 30-31.

1995-2000

  1. 47.Bhupathy, B.C. Choudhury, F. Hanfee, Kalyar, S.M.M.H. Khan, S.G. Platt & S.M.A. Rashid 2000. Turtle trade in South Asia: Regional Summary (Bangladesh, India and Myanmar). In: Asian turtle trade: Proceedings of a workshop on conservation and trade of freshwater turtles and tortoises in Asia. PP van Dijk, BL Stuart and AGJ Rhodin (Eds). Chelonian Research Monograph 2: 101-105. Chelonian Research Foundation, USA.
  2. 48.Choudhury, B.C., Bhupathy, S. & F. Hanfee 2000. Status information on the tortoises and freshwater turtles of India. In: Asian turtle trade: Proceedings of a workshop on conservation and trade of freshwater turtles and tortoises in Asia. PP van Dijk, BL Stuart and AGJ Rhodin (Eds). Chelonian Research Monograph 2: 86-94. Chelonian Research Foundation, USA.
  3. 49.Bhupathy, S. & V.S. Vijayan 1999. Aspects of the wintering ecology of Purple Moorhens (Porphyrio porphyrio) in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India. PAVO 37 (1): 109-118.
  4. 50.Bhupathy, S. 1999. Reptile fauna of Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc 96: 475-77.
  5. 51.Bhupathy, S., Vijayan, V.S & Reena Mathur 1998. Population ecology of migratory waterfowl in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 95(2): 287-294.
  6. 52.Kannan, P. & S. Bhupathy 1997. Occurrence of Elliot’s Shieldtail snake in Anaikatti Hills, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Cobra 28: 34-35.
  7. 53.Bhupathy, S. 1997. Conservation of the Endangered River Terrapin Batagur baska in the Sunderbans of West Bengal. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 94: 27-35.
  8. 54.Kannan, P. & S. Bhupathy 1997. Breeding data of some agamid lizards from the Western Ghats. Hamadryad 22: 56-57.
  9. 55.Kannan, P. & S. Bhupathy 1996. Breeding season of Horse-shoe Pit Viper (Trimeresurus strigatus) in Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 93: 592.

1990-1995

  1. 56.Bhupathy, S. & B. C. Choudhury 1995. Status, distribution and conservation of the Travancore Tortoise, Indotestudo forstenii in Western Ghats. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 92 (1):16-21.
  2. 57.Bhupathy, S. 1995. Reptile fauna of Indian Sunderban, West Bengal. Cobra 22: 11-13.
  3. 58.Bhupathy, S. 1995. Distribution of Python molurus bivittatus in India Cobra 21: 2-5.
  4. 59.Bhupathy, S. & V. S. Vijayan 1994. Aestivation of turtles in Keoladeo National Park with special reference to Lissemys punctata. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 91 (3): 91(3): 398-402.
  5. 60.Bhupathy, S. & B. C. Choudhury 1994. A note on the reproductive biology of the Spotted pond turtle, Geoclemys hamiltonii. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 91(1): 146-147.
  6. 61.Bhupathy, S. 1994. The distribution of Asian Brown Tortoise Manouria emys in India and the taxonomic status of subspecies. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 91(1):147-149.
  7. 62.Bhupathy, S. C. S. Silori & S. F. Wesley Sunderraj 1994. Additional locality records for two Indian tortoise species. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 91(1): 149-150.
  8. 63.Bhupathy, S. 1993. A note on the breeding of the Indian python Python molurus in the wild. Cobra 13: 6-7.
  9. 64.Bhupathy, S. & V. S. Vijayan 1993. Aspects of feeding ecology of Lissemys punctata (Testudines: Trionichidae) in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India. Hamadryad 18:13-16.
  10. 65.Bhupathy, S. 1993. Food of Indian tent turtle (Kachuga tentoria circumdata) in captivity. Zoos’ Print 8(11): 4-5.
  11. 66.Choudhury, B.C. & S. Bhupathy 1992. An inventory of freshwater turtles and land tortoises in captivity in Indian Zoos: Results of a Survey. Zoos’ Print 7 (12): 4-10.
  12. 67.Bhupathy, S. & V. S. Vijayan 1991. Freshwater turtle fauna of eastern Rajasthan. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 88(1): 118-122.

1985-1990

  1. 68.Bhupathy, S. 1990. Blotch structure in individual identification of the Indian Python (Python molurus molurus) and its possible usage in population estimation. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 87 (3): 399‑404.
  2. 69.Sivasubramanian, C. & S. Bhupathy 1990. Indian flap-shell turtle Lissemys punctata (Lacepede) in the food of Adjutant stork Leptoptilus dubius. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 87(3): 460.
  3. 70.Bhupathy, S. 1990. Observations on the food of Ganges Soft‑ shell Turtle, Trionyx gangeticus in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 87(3): 460‑461.
  4. 71.Bhupathy, S. & V. S. Vijayan 1989. Status, distribution and general ecology of the Indian Python (Python molurus molurus Linn.) in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 86 (3): 381‑387.
  5. 72.Bhupathy, S. 1989. Morphometry of the Indian Flap ‑ shell Turtle (Lissemys punctata andersoni). J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 86 (2): 252.
  6. 73.Bhupathy, S. & C. R. Ajith Kumar 1988. On the identity and occurrence of the Peacock Soft shell (Trionyx hurum) in Rajasthan. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 85 (3): 624.
  7. 74.Bhupathy, S. 1987. Occurrence of the Bicoloured Leaf-nosed Bat (Hipposideoros fulvus) in Rajasthan. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 84: 199‑200.
  8. 75.Bhupathy, S. & M. N. Haque 1986. Association of Indian Rock Python (Python molurus) with Porcupine (Hystrix indica) J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 83 (2): 449‑450.