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Annual Reports, Data Summaries, and Scientific Publications

The large amount of data generated through iBMS will be analysed, and the annual reports, data summaries, scientific papers and policy papers published based on this dataset will be submitted to policy-making and policy-implementing agencies such as state forest departments, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Govt. of India, and other biodiversity conservation agencies. This will ensure that findings from this monitoring scheme are translated into conservation action.

These publications will also be made freely available online as downloadable PDF files for the benefit of the society at large so that ordinary citizens feel more connected to biodiversity research and conservation.

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Scientific Publications Based on Indian Butterfly Monitoring Projects:

Kunte, K. J. 1997. Seasonal patterns in butterfly abundance and species diversity in four tropical habitats in northern Western Ghats. Journal of Biosciences, 22:593–603.

Tiple, A., D. Agashe, A. M. Khurad and K. Kunte. 2009. Population dynamics and seasonal polyphenism of Chilades pandava butterfly (Lycaenidae) in central India. Current Science, 97:1774–1779.

Naik, D., R. S. P. Rao, K. Kunte, and M. S. Mustak. 2022. Seasonal dynamics and polyphenism of butterfly communities in the coastal plains of central Western Ghats, India. Journal of Biosciences, 47:79.

Naik, D., R. S. P. Rao, K. Kunte, M. S. Mustak. 2022. Ecological monitoring and indicator taxa: Butterfly communities in heterogeneous landscapes of the Western Ghats and Malabar coast, India. Journal of Insect Conservation, 26:107–119. ePDF on the journal website.

Attiwilli, S., N. Ravikanthachari, and K. Kunte. 2024. A comparison between time-constrained counts and line transects as methods to estimate butterfly diversity and monitor populations in tropical habitats. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 17:88–101.