Dr. Manchi Shirish S
SAM_9598

Designation :

SENIOR SCIENTIST

CONSERVATION ECOLOGY

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.

Date of Joining :

30.09.2009

Date of Birth:

17th January 1980

Place of Birth:

Pune, Maharashtra

Permanent Address:

Plot no: 198, Sr. No. 43/3A,
Sanjay Gandhi Society,
Somnath Nagar, Vadgaonsherri,
Pune, Maharashtra- 411 014.

#61, Aeishwariyam Garden,
Near St. Paul School, K.N.G. Pudur Pirivu,
Thadegam Road, Koumdampalayam Village,
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu – 641025

Present / Communication Address:

Division of Conservation Ecology
Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON)
Anaikatty (P O), Coimbatore- 641 108, India

 

Qualification:  Ph. D.

Professional Experience: 13 years

Research Projects

On-going

1.  Conservation of the Andaman Serpent-eagle Spilornis elgini in the Andaman Islands: Phase – I.

2. Status, Ecology and Conservation of Narcondam Hornbill Aeceros narcondami on Narcondam Island, India.

Completed

1. Conservation of the Endangered Species and Habitats – The Edible-nest Swiftlet in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

2. Reassessment of the impact of nest collection on the Edible-nest Swiftlet in the Andaman Islands.

3. Estimation of abundance of feral elephantsin Interview Island Wildlife Sanctuary,Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India (Co-Principle investigator).

 

Research Publications:

In Scientific Journals

2015) Shirish Manchi, Visual Impact of Tectonic Movements on the Caves in Andaman Islands. Ambient Science, 02 (2). http://www.caves.res.in/journal/c.htm

2014) Shirish Manchi, Asad Rahmani and Dhritiman Mukherjee, Grey-faced Buzzard Butastur indicus: First record from India. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 111 (1): 45.

2014) S. Manchi and R. Sankaran, Effect of Protection on White-nest Swiftlet Aerodramus fuciphagus population in Andaman Islands, India – an assessment, Oryx 48 (2): 213-217.

2014) Manchi S. S. and Kumar J. S., Sighting of the Blue-winged Pitta Pitta moluccensis on Narcondam Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Indian Birds 9 (1): 23-24

2013) Manchi, S., Records of the Andaman Barn-owl Tyto deroepstorfii in North-, and Middle Andaman Islands. Indian Birds 8 (3): 66–67.

2013) Pankaj Koparde and Manchi Shirish S., Avifaunal Records from Chalis Ek, North Andaman Island: Insights into Distribution of Some Andaman Island Birds, Check List 9(1): 034–041.

2010) S. Manchi and R Sankaran, Foraging habits and habitat requirments of the Edible-nest Swiftlet and the Glossy Swiftlet in the Andaman Islands. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122 (2): 259-272.

2009) S. Manchi and R. Sankaran, Impact of the great earthquake of 2004 on limestone caves in North and Middle Andaman Islands, India. Current Science 97: 1230-1234.

2009) S. Manchi and R. Sankaran, Predators of swiftlets and their nests in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Indian Birds. 5(4): 118-120

2007) S. Prasanth Narayanan and S. Manchi, Sighting of Malabar Whistling-Thrush from the Deccan. Malabar Trogon. 5(3): 13.

 

Popular Article

2014) Manchi Shirish S. WILD-O-PEDIA, SAEVUS, Vol-3 (6). Pp-26-29.

2011) Manchi Shirish S. Conservation of the Edible-nest Swiftlet in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Souvenir of the International Conference on Indian Ornithology, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History. Pp. 22-23. November, 2011, Coimbatore, India.

2009) R. Madhuri and S. Manchi, Ravi Sankaran’s Circle. Current Conservation. September 2009: 21-22.

 

Research Papers in Conferences/ Symposia/ Seminars

International Conferences

2014) Akshaya M. Mane & Manchi Shirish S., Participatory approach towards species conservation and livelihood generation in Andaman Islands, India: A Case-study, in Society for Conservation Biology Fiji 2014 conference on Resilient Island Ecosystem and Communities held in Suva, Fiji from 9th to 11th July 2014.

2013) Akshaya M Mane & Shrish Manchi S, Abundance of the potential predators around the Edible-nest Swiftlets breeding caves at Baratang Island, (Edited byJayapal R, Babu S, Quadros G, Arun P R, Pramod P, Kumara H N and Azeez P A.) Ecosystem Services and Functions of Birds. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Indian Ornithology, 19-23 November. Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, India. 44-45 pp.

2013) Akshaya M Mane & Shrish Manchi S, Does breeding stage affect the roosting behaviour of birds? – A case study of the Edible-nest Swiftlet in Andaman Islands, (Edited by Jayapal R, Babu S, Quadros G, Arun P R, Pramod P, Kumara H N and Azeez P A.) Ecosystem Services and Functions of Birds. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Indian Ornithology, 19-23 November. Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, India.182-183 pp.

2011) Shirish S. Manchi. Review of an On-going Conservation Program of the Edible-nest Swiftlet in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. International Conference on Indian Ornithology, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History. Pp. 62-64. November, 2011, Coimbatore, India.

2011) S. Manchi and R. Sankaran, Conservation of the Edible-nest Swiftlet Aerodramus fuciphagus in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands: A critical analysis at International Conference and Training on Swiftlet Ranching, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terrenganu, Terrenganu, Malaysia, 17th -19th July 2011.

2011) S. Manchi and R. Sankaran, Breeding Habitat requirements of the Edible-nest Swiftlet in North and Middle Andaman Islands at International Conference and Training on Swiftlet Ranching, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terrenganu, Terrenganu, Malaysia, 17th -19th July 2011.

2009) R. Sankaran and S. Manchi. Species Recovery: The Edible-nest Swiftlet in the A & N Islands at International conference, ‘Conserving Nature in a Globalizing India’, Bangalore, 17-19 February.

2006) S. Manchi. A review of an ongoing program on the in-situ and ex-situ conservation of Edible-nest Swiftlet in Andaman Islands, at Students Conference on Conservation Science, University of Cambridge, UK, 28-30 March.

2001) A. Waran, M. Mhasavade, S. Yewalkar, D. Kulkarni, P. Kulkarni, T. Vaishampayan, P. Deshpande, S. Manchi, K. Sahasrabuddhe And A. Patwardhan * Environmental degradation of an urban lacustrine body in Pune, India, In Umashankar, Ganeshaiya & K.Bawa Edited Tropical Ecosystems: Structure, Diversity And Human Welfare, Bangalore, 15 – 18 July.

 

National Conferences

2011) Akshaya Mane and Manchi Shirish, Narcondam Hornbill and Its Conservation: A Review. Young Ecologists Talk and Interaction (YETI), Guwhati, 12th – 15th December.

2009) Shirish Manchi and Ravi Sankaran, Foraging habits and habitat requirements of the Edible-nest Swiftlet and Glossy Swiftlet in the Andaman Islands. Young Ecologists Talk and Interaction (YETI), Bangalore, 24th – 26th September.

2002) S. Manchi And S. B. Nalawade, Changing Status Of Mula-Mutha Bird Sanctuary, 3rd National symposium on Avian Bio-Diversity Issues And Conservation Strategies, ANGRAU, Hyderabad (Andra Pradesh), 7th – 8th February.

 

Technical Reports

2014) Manchi Shirish S., Reassessment of the impact of nest collection on the Edible-nest Swiftlet in the Andaman Islands. Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore. SACON Technical Report – 126. Report submitted to WWF-India, New Delhi. 34 pp.

2013) Syiem Biang La Nam, Kumara H. N. and Manchi Shirish S., Impact of Lantana Camara on abundance of bulbuls around SACON Campus, Anaikatty Hills. Technical Report submitted to Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore.

2012) S. Manchi and A. Mane, Conservation of the Edible-nest Swiftlets in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Technical Report submitted to Department of Environment and Forests, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 37 pp.

2012) Kumara H. N., Manchi S. S., Ashwin H. P., Pethe H. and Mane A. Estimation of abundance of feral elephants in Interview Island Wildlife Sanctuary, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, Technical Report submitted to Department of Environment and Forests, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 18 pp.

2008) R. Sankaran and S. Manchi, Conservation of the Edible-nest Swiftlets in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Technical Report submitted to Department of Environment and Forests, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 31 pp.

 

Ph.D. Guide ship Recognition:

Recognized as Ph.D. guide in the Department of Zoology, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

 

Recognized as Ph.D. guide in Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India for the following subjects a) Biodiversity monitoring and conservation, b) Ornithology, c) People and Conservation, d) Speleology and e) Environmental Sciences

Supervising Ph.D. Candidates:

Sr. No. Degree Name Title Year of Registration Host Institution University
1 Ph D (Zoology) Ms. Akshaya Mane Roosting Ecology of the Edible- nest Swiftlet in North and Middle Andaman Islands August 2012 SACON Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, India
2 Ph D (Zoology) Mr. S. P. Sankar Life history strategies of two socially distinct birds of Western Ghats, India November 2014 SACON Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, India

Supervised M.Sc. Dissertations:

Sayli Sawant. 2015. Occurrence of Serpent Eagles in North and Middle Andaman Island. M.Sc. Dissertation submitted to Department of Environmental Management, Forest Research Institute (Deemed) University, INDIAN COUNCIL OF FORESTRY RESEARCH & EDUCATION, Dehradun.

Anuj Trivedi. 2015. Density of Owls in logged and unlogged forest of Baratang Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. M.Sc. Dissertation submitted to Department of Environmental Management, Forest Research Institute (Deemed) University, INDIAN COUNCIL OF FORESTRY RESEARCH & EDUCATION, Dehradun.

 

Visiting Faculty:

I conduct the Conservation Biology module with case studies and also carry out Bird Capture-Mark & Recapture practicals in DST-SERB School in Avian Biology.

 

Memberships in professional Societies/Trusts:

Trustee

Wildlife Research and Conservation Society (www.wrctindia.org)