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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 and scientific papers published 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 the findings 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.

The 2020 annual report will be made available in early 2021. Stay tuned for updates!


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.

Suman, A., N. Ravikanthachari, and K. Kunte. 2021. A comparison between time-constrained counts and line transects as methods to estimate butterfly diversity in tropical habitats. Preprint on bioRxiv.