Dr. P.Balasubramanian

BRIEF RESUME

Dr. P. Balasubramanian did his B.Sc. Botany and M.Sc. Wildlife Biology from Madras University, Tamil Nadu and obtained Ph.D., researching on plant-animal interactions with special reference to frugivory and seed dispersal by birds in Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu. Before joining SACON, he worked as Field Biologist and Scientist at Point Calimere in Bombay Natural History Society’s Avifauna Project. After he joined SACON as a faculty member in 1992, he has worked on various projects related to bird-plant interactions, Ethnoboatany and medicinal plant conservation. Major works included studies on hornbills (Malabar Pied, Malabar Grey in the Nilgiris, Western Ghats and Indian Grey Hornbill in Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve in Eastern Ghats. Dr. P. Balasubramanian was actively involved in identifying native bird-friendly tree species for afforestation in Tamil Nadu for which he carried out collaborative research work with the Tamil Nadu Forest Department. He is a Life Member of BNHS and member in academic committees of PG courses in various colleges in Tamil Nadu. He has 90 scientific publications including 02 books to his credit.

He had worked with Bombay Natural History Society as Scientist for a decade before joining as Scientist in Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History in 1992.

Academic records

  • B.Sc., Madras University, Tamil Nadu, India, 1980 (First Class).
  • M.Sc., Madras University, Tamil Nadu, India, 1982 (First Class).
  • Ph.D., Bombay University, India, 1990.

TEACHING, TRAINING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE & ADMINISTRATION

  • About 25 years of experience in research and training of professionals. As a Ph D Admission Coordinator of the Centre, coordinated PhD admissions, meetings and discussions related to PhD programme for 8 years.

 AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Plant Ecology, Plant-animal Interactions with special focus on Avian Pollinators and Seed dispersers, Ethnobotany and Conservation of Medicinal plants.

DETAILED RESUME

  1. Name                : P.BALASUBRAMANIAN
  2. Father’s Name : Paramasivam Kalyanasundaram
  3. Nationality         : Indian
  4. Present post held  : Senior Principal Scientist
  5. Address for correspondence :

Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History

Anaikatty Post, Coimbatore 641 108,

Tamil Nadu

Ph. (0422) 2203100, 2203117       :   Fax. (0422) 2657088

Email. balumayura@gmail.com

Educational Qualifications:

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Examinations passed            University                         Year                     Class obtained

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B.Sc. (Botany)                            Madras                                1980                              First

M.Sc. (Wildlife Biology)            Madras                                1982                               First

Ph.D. (Botany)                           Bombay                               1990                                  –

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  • Ph.D. Botany (Interdisciplinary: Plant-animal interactions), Bombay University (1990)
  • M.Sc. Wildlife Biology, Madras University (1982)
  • B.Sc. Botany, Madras University (1980)

EMPLOYMENT DETAILS

  • Senior Principal Scientist, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, 2015 to till date
  • Principal Scientist, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, 2009-2015
  • Senior Scientist, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, 1997-2009
  • Scientist, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, 1992-1997
  • Scientist, Bombay Natural History Society,1991-1992
  • Junior Field Biologist, Bombay Natural History Society, 1985-1991
  • Research Fellow, Bombay Natural History Society, 1982-1985

POST GRADUATE TEACHING AND Ph.D GUIDESHIP EXPERIENCE

Recognized Ph D Guide of the Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and Manipal University.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND RESEARCH PROJECTS SUPERVISION

Projects Supervised: (Principal Investigator (PI) / Co-investigator (CI))

  1. Role of birds in seed dispersal and natural regeneration of forest plants in Tamil Nadu. Funding: Tamil Nadu Forest Department. PI
  1. Documentation of ethnobiological knowledge of tribals in Sathyamangalam Forest         Division. Funding: Tamil Nadu Forest Department. PI
  1. Ethnoecology and phytochemistry of medicinal plants in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Funding: Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India. CI
  1. Impact of human interference on plant and bird communities in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Funding: Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India. CI
  1. Environmental impact assessment of TACID growth centre, Perunthurai, Periyar District, Tamil Nadu Rapid floral and faunal survey), Industrial & Technical Consultancy Organization of Tamil Nadu Limited, Salem, Tamil Nadu. CI
  1. Hornbill-tree interactions with special reference to identification and conservation of keystone mutualists in Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Funding: Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India.   PI
  1. Habitat utilization by Malabar Pied Hornbill in Athikadavu Valley, Western Ghats. Funding: Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History. PI
  1. Status and distribution of the hornbills in the Western Ghats, Funding: Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History. PI
  1. Survey of Great Hornbill nests and determination of breeding season diet in the Nilgiris. Funding: Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History. PI
  1. Environmental Impact Assessment study on the proposed developmental project in Pathiramanal Island, Kerala. CI
  1. Monitoring the ecology of the tropical dry evergreen forest of Point Calimere. Funding: Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History. PI
  1. Environmental assessment of the Kundha Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. Funding: Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, Chennai. CI
  1. Rapid environmental assessment of the India-based Neutrino Observatory Project, Singara, Nlgiris, Tamil Nadu. Funding: Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai. CI
  1. Status and distribution of the hornbills in the Eastern Ghats, Funding: Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History. PI
  1. Environmental assessment of the Asakadupatti weir site, Kolli hills, Tamil Nadu. Funding: Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, Chennai. CI
  1. Resource inventory of medicinal plants in Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary. Funding: Tamil Nadu   Forest Department, Wildlife Wing, Nagapattinam. PI
  1. A rapid status survey of Manilkara hexandra Dubard in Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary. Funding: Tamil Nadu Forest Department, Wildlife Wing, Nagapattinam. PI
  1. Plant-bird interactions with special reference to identification of bird-attracting plants for afforestation of Attappady hills, Kerala. Funding: Attappady Hills Area Development Society, Kerala. PI
  1. Ecology of Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris with special reference to its role in seed dispersal in southern Eastern Ghats. Funding: Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India. PI
  1. Pollination and seed dispersal by animals in the dry deciduous forests of southern Eastern Ghats, Funding: Tamil Nadu Forest Department, Chennai. PI
  1. Study on pollinators and seed dispersers in scrub, dry evergreen and shola forest ecosystems of Tamil Nadu. Funding: Tamil Nadu Forest Department. PI
  1. Monitoring post-tsunami coastal ecosystem recovery and developing site-specific restoration measures in Nicobar Islands, Funding: Department of Environment and Forest, Andaman & Nicobar Islands. PI
  1. Avian frugivory and seed dispersal of endemic trees in select shola forests in Nilgiri hills, Western Ghats. Funding: Tamil Nadu Forest Department, PI
  1. Avian frugivory and seed dispersal of endemic trees in Thia shola forest in the Nilgiri hills, Western Ghats. Funding: Tamil Nadu Forest Department, PI.
  1. Ecological investigation of woody vegetation and nest tree use by birds in the riverine forests in Athikadavu Valley, Western Ghats. Funding Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India, PI.
  1. Status and distribution surveys of threatened plant taxa in Tamil Nadu, Funding by Tamil Nadu Forest Department under Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Greening Project. PI
  1. Assessment of conflicts between peafowls and farmers in Coimbatore, Funding by Tamil Nadu Forest Department, Coimbatore Forest Division. PI
  1. Study on ecosystem requirements of the hornbills in Munnar Landscape Project Area, Funding: UNDP, PI

 

ACADEMIC VISITS TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES

  • Attended and presented a paper in the 3rd International Hornbill workshop, Phuket, Thailand (2001).
  • Attended and presented a paper in the 4th International Hornbill Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa (2005).
  • Attended and presented a paper in the 5th International Hornbill Conference, Singapore (2009). Visited Singapore University.
  • Attended and presented a paper in the Annual Conference of the British Ornithologists Union, Leicester University, England (2012).
  • Attended and presented a paper in the 7th International Hornbill Conference, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. (2017).

 SEMINAR/SYMPOSIUM ATTENDED (NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL)

  • Salim Ali Fetschrift Seminar, Bombay (1986)
  • National Symposium on Natural Resources and their Conservation, Mayiladuthurai (1989)
  • Workshop on Avian Conservation in India, Coimbatore (1993).
  • International Symposium on Pollination in the Tropics, Bangalore (1993).
  • National Seminar on Forest Produces, Coimbatore (1993)
  • National symposium on Frontiers in Plant Science Researches, Hyderabad (1994)
  • Fourth International Congress of Ethnobiology, Lucknow (1994)
  • Workshop on conservation assessment and management plan for selected medicinal plants for southern India, Bangalore (1995)
  • National Seminar on Recent Trends in Indian Wildlife Research, Mayiladuthurai (1995)
  • Pan Asian Ornithological Congress, Coimbatore (1996)
  • 35th world Congress on Natural Medicines, Tirupathi (1997)
  • National Symposium on Natural Resources Management System, Tiruchirapalli (1997)
  • National seminar on Biodiversity and Conservation of Sacred groves, Hyderabad (1996)
  • International Conference on Medicinal Plants, Bangalore (1998)
  • National Seminar on Endangered and Endemic plants and animals in Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats, Chennai(1999)
  • Conservation assessment and management plan workshop for Non-timber Forest Products of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Coimbatore (2000).
  • 3rd International Hornbill workshop, Phuket, Thailand (2001)
  • International conference on Tropical Ecosystems; structure, diversity and human welfare, Bangalore (2001)
  • CAMP workshop on prioritization of species and habitats for the conservation of Tropical Dry evergreen forests, Pondicherry (2002)
  • Workshop on status of Threatened vertebrates of Tamil Nadu, Tirunelveli (2002)
  • National seminar on Plant Taxonomy in Nation Development, Goa (2002)
  • Training on Environment Management, ASCI, Hyderabad (2002)
  • Meeting on National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan, Coimbatore (2003)
  • National Seminar on Conservation of Sacred Groves, Calicut (2004)
  • 4 th International Hornbill Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa (2005)
  • Workshop on perspectives of species richness in protected areas, Coimbatore (2006)
  • Seminar on wild biodiversity conservation in Tamil Nadu, Chennai (2006)
  • Seminar on Perspectives of Biodiversity Conservation, Coimbatore (2007)
  • Seminar on wild biodiversity conservation in Tamil Nadu, Chennai, (2007)
  • Seminar on conservation of Eastern Ghats, Chennai (2007)
  • Symposia on Conservation and Livelihood Security, Coimbatore (2008)
  • 5th International Hornbill Conference, Singapore (2009)
  • Seminar on Importance of Trees in Conservation of Avian Diversity. M.S University, Vadodara (2009).
  • Annual conference of the British Ornithologists Union, Leicester University, England (2012).
  • Workshop on reassessment of endemic plants from southern Western Ghats, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. (2013).
  • National Workshop on Tree Seed Science and Silviculture at IFGTB, Coimbatore (2013).
  • National Seminar on Biodiversity Conservation, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore (2015).

 CONSULTANCY SERVICES OFFERED: Nil

 Ph.D. WORK AWARDED/REGISTERED UNDER MY GUIDANCE

PhD Awarded:

  1. Maheswaran (2002) Habitat Utilization by Malabar Grey Hornbill in Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Southern India. Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  2. Gunasekaran (2008) Studies on Taxonomy, Ecology, Distribution and Conservation values of Sthalavrikshas (Temple plants) in Tamil Nadu, Southern India, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  3. Santhoshkumar (2010) Ecology of Seed dispersal by Indian Grey Hornbill, Ocyceros birostris in Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary, Eastern Ghats, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  4. R.Aruna, (2012) Studies on avian frugivory in tropical mixed dry deciduous and scrub forest in southern India, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  5. Nehru, P. (2013). Ecological investigation of coastal vegetation in the tsunami impacted Nicobar Islands, India, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  6. Anbarasu, C. (2015). Avian frugivory and seed dispersal in the shola forests of Nilgiris, Western Ghats, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.

 

PhD Registered

  1.  P. Manikandan. Study on nest tree preferences by cavity nesting birds in the riparian forests of Athikadavu Valley, Western Ghats, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  2. L. Prakash. A Study on Flora of Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve, Eastern Ghats.Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.

M.Phil Awarded:

  1. K.Padma Priya (2000) Assessment of Plant diversity in variously disturbed habitats in Anaikatty, Western Ghats. Govt. Arts College (Bharathiar University), Coimbatore.
  2. K.Anitha (2004) Assessment of Tree community and regeneration in Anaikatty hills, Western Ghats. Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
  3. Anbarasau (2008): Studies on woody species diversity and regeneration in two forest sites of southern Eastern Ghats, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  4. Amirthalingam (2009): Studies on the flora of Minghigully Valley, Sathyamangalam Forest Division, southern Eastern Ghats. Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Prakash, L. & Balasubramanian, P. 2016. A note on Luisia abrahami Vatsala (Orchidaceae ) rare, endemic species from Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve, Eastern Ghats, Indian Journal of Forestry 39(3):299-302
  2. Manikandan, P. &  Balasubramanian, P. 2016. Bird Diversity of a Riparian Forest in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, India, Indian Forester, 142(10):979-988
  3. Gunasekaran, M. & Balasubramanian, P. 2016. Sthalavirkshas  (Temple trees): The indicator species for remnant flora of Tamil Nadu, India, Geophytology, 46(1): 25-32.
  4. Nehru Prabakaran & Balasubramanian P. 2015. Littoral forest composition and influence of soil characteristics on vegetation succession in the Tsunami impacted coastal habitats of Nicobar Islands, India. Journal of Island Ecology, 1: 1–17.
  5. C & Balasubramanian. P. 2015. Tree diversity the tropical Montane Evergreen Forest (Shola) in the Nilgiri Mountains, Western Ghats. Indian forester, 141(5): 490-495.
  6. E & Balasubramanian. P. 2014. Food Habits of Indian grey hornbill Ocyceros birostris in Sathyamangalam forest division, Eastern Ghats, India. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 111(2): 90-97.
  7. Greeshma P. Nair, P. Balasubramanian, R. Jaishanker, V. Sarojkumar and N. P. Sooraj. 2014. Taxonomy and Ethnobotany of Sthalavrikshas (Temple trees) in Palakad, Kerala, India. Science and culture, 80(3-4): 103-105.
  8. P & Balasubramanian. P. 2014. Recovery rate of vegetation in the tsunami impacted littoral forest of Nicobar Islands, India. Forest Ecology and Management, 313:243-253.
  9. Aruna, R. & Balasubramanian, P. 2014. Fruiting phenology and avian frugivory of Streblus asper In a mixed dry deciduous forest, Western Ghats, India. International Letters of Natural Sciences Vol. 17:16-21.
  10. C and Balasubramanian. P. 2013. Fruiting phenology of trees in the Tropical Montane Evergreen Forest (Shola) of Nilgiri hills, Western Ghats. Indian Journal of biological Technology, 4(3): 1-8.
  11. Rajeshkumar, N. and Balasubramanian, P. 2012. Habitat use and food habits in Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus in Anaikatty hills, Western Ghats. Indian Birds 7(5): 125-127.
  12. Balasubramanian, P., Nehru, P., and Sebastian, M.K. 2012. Forest genetic resources conservation in SACON, Anaikatty, Coimbatore, in: Forest Genetic Resources Management in India (Eds.) K. Palanisamy, and N. Krishnakumar, IFGTB, Coimbatore. P. 314-319.
  13. P and Balasubramanian. P. 2012. Sonneratia ovate Backer (Lythraceae): status and distribution of a Near Threatened mangrove species in tsunami impacted mangrove habitats of Nicobar Islands, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 4(15): 3395-3400.
  14. Balasubramanian, P. and Azeez, P. A. 2012. Floral diversity and vegetation ecology of the Pathiramanal Island in Vembanad Lake, Kerala. Indian Forester 138 (9):804-811.
  15. Gunasekaran, M. and Balasubramanian, P. 2012. Ethnomedicinal uses of Sthalavrikshas (temple trees) in Tamil Nadu, southern India, Ethnobotany Research and Applications 10:253-267.
  16. Nishadh, K.A., Balasubramanian. P and Azeez, P.A. 2012. Envirocloud: Lending Voice for Conservation and Management of Urban Trees. Proceedings of National seminor on Geospatial Solutions for Resorce Conservation and Management. Indian Instutute of Science, Bengaluru. 308-312.
  17. Balasubramanian, P., Aruna, R., Anbarasu, C and Santhoshkumar, E. 2011. Avian frugivory and seed dispersal of Indian Sandalwood Santalum album in Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(5):1775-1777.
  18. E and P. Balasubramanian. 2011. Seed dispersal by the Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris in Eastern Ghats, India, Ecotropica, 17:71-77
  19. Nehru, P. and Balasubramanian, P. 2011. Re-colonizing mangrove species in tsunami devastated habitats at Nicobar Islands, India. Checklist 7(3):253-256.
  20. Balasubramanian, P., Santhoshkumar, E. and Anbarasu, C. 2011. Vegetation features and restoration initiatives in the Indian Grey Hornbill habitats in Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary, Eastern Ghats, India. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology (supplement) 24:53-57.
  21. Aruna, R. and Balasubramanian, P. 2011. Flowering and fruiting phenology of a tropical mixed dry deciduous forest in Anaikatty hills, Western Ghats. Indian Journal of Forestry 34 (2): 165-168.
  22. Gunasekaran, M and Balasubramanian, P. 2010. Butterfly diversity and its conservation in temple premises of Tamil Nadu, southern India. International Journal of Biological Technology. 1:1-5.
  23. Santhoshkumar and Balasubramanian, P. 2010. Breeding behaviour and nest tree use by Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris in the Eastern Ghats, India. Forktail 26: 82-85.
  24. Nehru, P. and Balasubramanian, P. 2010. Notes on the distribution of Capparis grandiflora Ex Hook. f. & Thomson, an endemic shrub of Peninsular India, Indian Journal of Forestry, 33 (2): 271-272.
  25. Gunasekaran, M and Balasubramanian, P. 2010. Taxonomic enumeration economic values of Sthalavrikshas (Temple trees) in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, Southern India. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 34(4):769-776.
  26. Balasubramanian, P. and Murugesan, M. 2010. Rediscovery of Isonandra villosa Wight (Sapotaceae) –A critically endangered species. Indian Forester 136 (4): 536-538.
  27. Murugesan, M., Amirthalingam, K and Balasubramanian, P. 2009. Addition of two genera, Nothapodytes Blume and Fagraea to the flora of Eastern Ghats, India. Indian Forester, 136 (1):365-368.
  28. Murugesan, M. Amirthalingam, K and Balasubramanian, P., 2009. Extended distribution of three endemic plants-New records to the flora of Eastern Ghats. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany, 33 (3): 552-556.
  29. Aruna, R. Balasubramanian. P. and Radhakrishnan. P. 2009. Role of frugivorous birds in seed dispersal in the mixed dry deciduous forests of Attappady and Anaikatty, Western Ghats. Indian Forester 135 (10):1308-1316.
  30. Selvarathinam, T., Balasubramanian, P. and Kumaravelu, G. 2009. Nectar resource use by butterflies in a dry deciduous forest in Eastern Ghats, India, Indian Forester 10:1299-1307.
  31. Balasubramanian, P. 2009. Distribution and dispersal ecology of Prosopis juliflora Tamil Nadu, India. Proceedings of the National symposium on Prosopis: Ecological, economic significance and management challenges. GUIDE, Bhuj, Gujarat. Pp. 46-50.
  32. Selvarathinam, T., Balasubramanian, P., Manikandan, P., Murugesan, M and H. Malleshappa, 2008. Foraging behaviour of flower visitors and pollination in Leucas aspera (Willd.) Link in: (Ed. Solomon Raju), Advances in Pollen spore research Vol. XXVI: 55-63, Today and Tomorrow’s printers and publishers, New Delhi.
  33. Balasubramanian, P., Venkitachalam, R. and Santhosh Kumar, E., 2007.Conservation in the Eastern Ghats, Proceedings of the National seminar on conservation of Eastern Ghats, EPTRI, Hyderabad.
  34. Balasubramanian, P., Ravi, R., Venkitachalam, R., Maheswaran, B., Vijayan, V.S., and Prasad, S. N. 2007.Status and distribution of the hornbills in southern India. In: (Eds. A. Kemp & M. Kemp) The active management of hornbills and their habitats for conservation pp 143-153. CD Rom Proceedings of the 4th International Hornbill Conference, Mabula Game Lodge Bela-Bela, South Africa. Naturalists & Nomads, Pretoria.
  35. Balasubramanian, P., Mahajan, M., Stephen, D., Prasad, S. N. and Vijayan, L. 2007. Impact of human interferences on shola vegetation in upper Nilgiris, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats. Proceedings of the seminar on Perspectives of biodiversity conservation: Status and species richness in protected areas. PG and Research dept. of Botany, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore. Pp. 53-57.
  36. Anitha, K., Balasubramanian, P. and Prasad, S. N.2007. Tree community and regeneration in Anaikatty hills, Western Ghats. Indian Journal of Forestry, 30 (3): 315-324.
  37. Balasubramanian, P. 2006. Methods of Vegetation sampling. In: (Ed. V. Palani) Wildlife Census Handbook, Tamil Nadu Forest Academy, Coimbatore. Pp. 123-141.
  38. Balasubramanian, P. 2006. Why hornbills are so special? Focus October 2006, pp. 10-14.
  39. Rajasekaran, A., Prasad, S. N., & Balasubramanian, P. 2005. Commercially exploited medicinal plants in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, India. Journal of Non-Timber Forest Products, 12(1):8-14.
  40. Balasubramanian, P. M. Gunasekaran 2005. Eco-restoration of Kurunthamalai Grove, Western Ghats. In: Proceedings of the Conservation of Sacred Groves in India, ICFRI.
  41. Gunasekaran, M., and Balasubramanian, P. 2005. “Sthalavriksha” worhsip – A tool inconservation in Tamil Nadu. Strategy for Conservation of Sacred Groves. Pp. 163-166.
  42. Balasubramanian, P. and Lalitha Vijayan. 2004. Conservation strategies and action plans for the conservation of avifauna of Tamil Nadu, pp. 77-99. In: Annamalai,R. (Ed.) National Biodiversity Action Plan for Tamil Nadu; Chordate Diversity. Tamil Nadu Forest Department.
  43. Balasubramanian, P., Saravanan, R. and Maheswaran, B. 2004. Fruit preferences of Malabar Pied Hornbill in the Western Ghats, India. Bird Conservation International, Vol. 14: S69-S79.
  44. Maheswaran, B. Balasubramanian, P. 2003. Nest tree utilization by the Malabar Grey Hornbill in the semi-evergreen forest of Mudumalai Wildlife sanctuary (s. India) Acta Ornithologica, 38(1):33-37.
  45. Maheswaran, B and Balasubramanian, P. 2003. Diversity and distribution of trees in a semi-evergreen forest at Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Ghats, pp.71-92 in: (Eds.Janarthanam. M.K. and D. Narasimhan) Plant Diversity, Human Welfare Conservation, Goa University, Goa.
  46. Balasubramanian, P. and Maheswaran, B. 2003. Frugivory, seed dispersal and regeneration by birds in south Indian Forests, Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 100(2&3) 411-431.
  47. Balasubramanian, P. & Maheswaran, B. 2001. Hornbills in Peril, Down to Earth.
  48. Balasubramanian, P. & Maheswaran, B. 2001. Hornbill–tree interactions with special reference to identification and conservation of keystone mutualists in Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, In: (Eds. J.K. Sharma, Easa, P.S., Mohanan, C., Sasidharan, N, and R.K.Rai) Biosphere Reserves in India and their Management.
  49. Balasubramanian, P., Rajasekaran, A., and Prasad, S. N. 2000. Notes on the distribution and ethno botany of some medicinal orchids in Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Zoo’s print Journal. 15(11):368.
  50. Prasad, S.N., Balasubramanian, P., and Rajasekaran, A. 1998. Ethno ecology and Phytochemistry of medicinal plants in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, pp. 149-154. In:(Eds. Maikhuri, Rao & Rai) Biosphere Reserves and Management in India, Govt.of India
  51. Vijayan,L., Prasad, S.N., Balasubramanian, P., Gokula, V., Ramachandran, N.K.,Stephen, D and Maya Mahajan, 1998. Impact of human interference on plant and bird communities in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve pp. 155-162. In :(Eds. Maikhuri, Rao & Rai) Biosphere Reserves and Management in India, Govt. of India
  52. Balasubramanian, P., Rajasekaran, A. 1998. Utilization of wild plants by communities in Sathyamangalam Forest division, Eastern Ghats. pp. 335-344. In: Proceedings of the Seminar on Conservation of Eastern Ghats, EPTRI, Hyderabad
  53. Balasubramanian, P. and Rajasekaran, A. 1997. Folk medicine of the Irulars of Coimbatore Forests. Sci. of Life 16(3):222-226.
  54. Balasubramanian, P. and Prasad, S.N. 1996. Ethno botany and conservation of plants by the Irulars of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, pp. 271-273.In: (Ed.) S. K. Jain, Ethno biology and Human Welfare, Deep Publications, New Delhi.
  55. Prasad, S.N. and Balasubramanian, P. 1996. Strategies for the sustainable exploitation of ethnobotanical resources of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, pp. 331-333. In: (Ed.) S.Jain, Ethnobiology and Human Welfare, Deep Publications, New Delhi.
  56. Balasubramanian, P. 1996. Interactions between fruit-eating birds and bird-dispersed plants in the tropical dry evergreen forest in Point Calimere, South India. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 93 (3): 428-441.
  57. Balasubramanian, P. and Prasad, S.N. 1996. Medicinal plants among the Irulars of Attappadi and Boluvampatti forests in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Journal of Economic and taxonomic Botany. Addl. series No. 12: pp. 253-259
  58. Balasubramanian, P.1995. Animal activity and seed dispersal of Manilkara hexandra Indian Journal of Forestry, 18(3): 201-204.
  59. Balasubramanian, P. 1995. Some notes on the fruits, seeds, nectar consumed by three-striped palm squirrel at Point Calimere Wild life Sanctuary, Journal of Bombay Natural History Society. 92: 256-258.
  60. Balasubramanian, P. 1995. Flora of Great Vedaranyam Swamp (Coromandel Coast) In: (Ed.) Khan, A. Frontiers in Plant Science Research, pp. 83-97.
  61. Balasubramanian, P. 1995. Flowering phenology in a tropical dry evergreen forest Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary. In: (Ed.) Khan, A. Frontiers in Plant Science Research, pp.153-156.
  62. Balasubramanian, P. 1995. Bird attracting trees for reforestation of dry evergreen forest, pp. 112-114. In: Proceedings of the National Symposium on Recent Trends in Indian Wildlife Research, A.V. C College, Mayiladuthurai.
  63. Balasubramanian, P. and Bole, P.V. 1993. Fruiting phenology and seasonality in the tropical dry evergreen forest in Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, India. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society. 90(2) 164-177.
  64. Rao, Y.N. and Balasubramanian, P. 1993. Phytosociological analysis of wetland vegetation in Point Calimere Sanctuary. Indian Journal of Forestry. 16(2):144-150.
  65. Balasubramanian, P. and Bole, P.V. 1993. Seed dispersal by mammals at Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society. Vol. 90(1); 33‑44.
  66. Balasubramanian, P. 1993. Food plants of Rose ringed parakeet Psittacula krameri Scopoli in Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, South India. Indian Journal of Forestry, 16(3):282-284.
  67. Balasubramanian, P. 1992. Observations on the utilization of forest plants by the tribals of Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu. Bot. Surv. India. Vol. 34 (1-4): 100-111.
  68. Balasubramanian, P. 1992. Food items of Common Madras Snail, Cryptozona bistrialis from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 89(2):267.
  69. Alagarrajan, S., Natarajan, V. and Balasubramanian, P. 1992. Steppe Eagle killing, mobbing Brahminy Kite at Point Calimere Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 89(2):247.
  70. Balasubramanian, P. 1992. Southern Golden-backed Woodpecker Dinopium benghalense feeding on the nectar of Banana tree Musa paradisiaca. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 89(2):254.
  71. Balasubramanian, P. 1992. New nesting site of the Indian White‑breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis fusca Boddaert). Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 89(1): 124.
  72. Natarajan, V., Alagarrajan, S., Rao, Y. N. and Balasubramanian, P. 1992. Crows feeding on the seeds of the exotic Acacia melanoxylon and seeds of Albizzia lebbeck at Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 89: 375.
  73. Balasubramanian, P. and V. Natarajan. 1992. Dew‑bathing by Purple rumped Sunbird Nectarania zeylonica. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 89:377
  74. Balasubramanian, P. 1991. Bulbuls feeding on the pulp of Cassia fistula pod in Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 88(3): 456.
  75. Balasubramanian, P. 1991. Excoecaria agallocha An additional host to the Long‑horned beetle Sthenias grisator Fb.(CERAMBICIDAE: Coleoptera) form Point Calimere Sanctuary, Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 88(2): 299‑300.
  76. Balasubramanian, P. and S. Alagarrajan. 1991. Some food plants of Starred Geochelone elegans at Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society,
  77. Balasubramanian, P. 1990. Seed dispersal of Cassytha filiformis at Point Calimere, Tamil Nadu. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 87: 472.
  78. Natarajan, V., Alagarrajan, S., Ranjit Manakadan and Balasubramanian, P. 1990. Further additions to the Avifauna of Point Calimere. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 87:457.
  79. Natarajan, V. and Balasubramanian, P. 1990. Additional notes on the Occurrence of Black Tern Chlidonias niger in India. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 87 :451‑452
  80. Balasubramanian, P. 1990. Indian House Crow Corvus splendens preying upon Pied Ground Thrush at Point Calimere. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 87(2): 301,302.
  81. Natarajan, V. and Balasubramanian, P. 1990. Occurrence of Hair‑crested Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus at Point Calimere, Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 87(1): 147.
  82. Balasubramanian, P. 1990. Behaviour of Southern Spotted Owlet Athene brama (Temminck) and Jungle Crow Corvus macrorhynchos at Point Calimere. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 87(1): 145.
  83. Balasubramanian, P. 1990. Jatropha gossypifolia and Jatropha curcas L. New host plants for the Long‑horned beetle Sthenias grisator Fb (CERAMBICIDAE: COLEOPTERA). Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 87(1):165,166.
  84. Balasubramanian, P.1990. Feeding association between Jackal, Canis aureus Linnaeus and two species of Egrets (Large Egret Ardea alba and Little Egret, Egretta garzetta) at Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, South India. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 87(1): 138 – 139.
  85. Alagarrajan, S. and Balasubramanian, P. 1989. Tool‑ using behavior in the Indian House Crow Corvus splendens, Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 86(3): 450.
  86. Balasubramanian, P. 1989. Nectar‑feeding by Three‑striped Palm Squirrel, Funambulus palmarum at Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 86(3): 437.
  87. Balasubramanian, P. 1989. Dispersal of Wild lime Atalantia monophylla (L.) Corr. Serr. (Rutaceae) seeds by Shortnosed Fruit Bat, Cynopterus sphinx Vahl in Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, South India. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 86(3): 482‑483.
  88. Balasubramanian, 1989.   A note on the Rose-ringed Parakeet feeding on the leaves of Salvadora persica at Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 86(1):103.
  89. Natarajan, V. and Balasubramanian, P. 1988. Additional notes on the prey items of Green whip snake from Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 85(2) 438‑39.
  90. Balasubramanian, P.1988. Shortnosed Fruit Bat (Cynopterus sphinx) feeding on the leaves of Cassia fistula at Point Calimere Sanctuary. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 85(1): 183.
  91. Balasubramanian, P. and V. Karunanidhi. 1988. On the occurrence of Holcolemma canaliculatum Stapf et Hubbard, Nees ex Stued, a rare grass to south India at Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 85(1): 244‑45.
  92. Alagarrajan, S., Balasubramanian, P. and Balachandran, S. 1987. Unusual nest site of Three‑striped Palm Squirrel Funambulus palmarum at Point Calimere. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 84(2) 426.
  93. Ayyadurai, M., Natarajan, V., Alagarrajan, S. and Balasubramanian, P. 1987. A note on the food of small Indian Civet Viverricula indica at Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 84(1) 203.
  94. Balachandran, S., Alagar Rajan, S., Balasubramanian, P., Natarajan, V. and Shahid Ali 1986. Some storm-blown pelagic birds in Point Calimere. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 83(2):436-437.
  95. Balasubramanian, P. and Sugathan, R. 1986. Some notes on the distribution, nature of hosts and symptoms of flowering parasite Dendrophthoe falcata (L.F.) Ettingsh at Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 83(2): 461‑63.

Books Published

  1. Balasubramanian, P., Ojha, R. K., and Anand Naik, K.G. 2010. Bird–dispersed plants for afforestation. Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore. p64.
  2. Balasubramanian, P., Manikandan, P., Prakash, L. and Anbarasu, C. 2015. Flowering plants of SACON campus in the Anaikatty hills, Western Ghats. Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore. P 220
  3. Balasubramanian, P., Sebastian, M. K., Arun, P. R., Pramod, P., Jayapal, R., Kumara, H. N., Babu, S. and Sankar, K. 2017. Glimpses of SACON Campus Biodiversity, Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. p 81