Publications and Presentations

40. Tiwari, H.K. Vanak, A.T., M O'Dea, J Gogoi-Tiwari, ID Robertson (2018). A comparative study of enumeration techniques for Free-roaming dogs in rural Baramati, District Pune, India.Frontiers in veterinary science 5, 104

 

39. Jayadevan, A., S. Mukherjee & Vanak, A. T. (2018). Bush encroachment influences nocturnal rodent community and behavior in a semi-arid grassland in Gujarat, India. Journal of Arid Environments 153 (2018) 32-38

 

38. Home, C., Bhatnagar, Y.V. & Vanak, A. T. (2018). Canine Conundrum: domestic dogs as an invasive species and their impacts on wildlife in India. Animal Conservation http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/acv.12389/full

 

37. Thekaekara, T., A.T. Vanak, A. J. Hiremath, N. D. Rai, J. Ratnam and R. Sukumar (2017). Notes from the Other Side of a Forest Fire Economic and Political Weekly, 52, 25-26.

36. Vanak, A.T., A. Hiremath, S. Krishnan, T. Ganesh, N. Rai (2017) Filling in the (forest) blanks: the past, present and future of India’s savanna grasslands. In A. Hiremath, N. Rai, A. Siddhartha : Transcending Boundaries: Reflecting on Twenty Years of Action and Research at ATREE, ATREE, Bangalore pp.89-93.

35. Doherty, T. S., Dickman, C. R., Glen, A. S., Newsome, T. M., Nimmo, D. G., Ritchie, E. G., Vanak, A. T. & Wirsing, A. J. (2017). The global impacts of domestic dogs on threatened vertebrates. Biological Conservation210, 56-59.

34. Home, C., Pal, R., Sharma, R. K., Suryawanshi, K. R., Bhatnagar, Y. V., & Vanak, A. T. (2017). Commensal in conflict: Livestock depredation patterns by free-ranging domestic dogs in the Upper Spiti Landscape, Himachal Pradesh, India. Ambio, 1-12.

33. Chundawat, R.S., K. Sharma, N. Gogate, P. K. Malik and A. T. Vanak (2016) Scale mis-match and space use patterns of tigers in a Tropical Dry Forest habitat of India prior to their local extinction. Biological Conservation 197: 146-153.

32. Vanak, A. T., A. Kulkarni, A. Gode, C. Sheth and J. Krishnaswamy (2015). Extent and status of semi-arid savanna grasslands in India. In G. S. Rawat and B.S. Adhikari (Eds), Ecology and Management of Grassland Habitats in India, ENVIS, WII, Dehra Dun pp 192-201.

31. Vanak, A. T. & Ali. R. (2014). Not just subjective, but also sloppy – A response to Bhadra. Current Science 107, 1779-1780.

30. Vanak, A. T., K. K. Karanth, S. Hedges, E. Di Minin, R. Slotow, M. Thaker, K. Shanker, N. Rai, M. J. Tyson, J. Krishnaswamy, U. Ramakrishanan, K. U. Karanth (2014). Potholes in the Global Roadmap – Response to Laurance et al. Nature online commentary  https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v513/n7517/full/nature13717.html#comment-64445

29. Belsare, A. V, Vanak, A. T. & Gompper, M.E. (2014). Epidemiology of viral pathogens of free-ranging dogs and Indian foxes in and around the Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary, central India. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 61 (s1), 78-86.

28. Vanak, A.T., Belsare, A.V., Uniyal, M. & Ali, R. (2014). Science in the dog house. Current Science 107, 341- 343.

27. Selier, S.A.J., Page B., Vanak, A.T., & Slotow, R. (2014). Sustainability of elephant hunting across international borders in southern Africa: A case study of the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area. Journal of Wildlife Management 78 (1), 122-132.

26. Ritchie, E. G., Dickman, C. R., Letnic, M. & Vanak, A. T. (2014). Dogs as predators and trophic regulators In Gompper, M. (Ed) Free-ranging dogs and    wildlife conservation. Oxford University Press, pp 55-68.

25. Vanak, A. T., Dickman, C.R., Silva-Rodriguez, E. A., Butler, J. R.A., & Ritchie, E. G., (2014). Top-dogs and under-dogs: Competition between dogs and sympatric predators In Gompper, M. (Ed) Free-ranging dogs and wildlife conservation. Oxford University Press, pp 69-93.

24. Punjabi, G., Chellam, R. & Vanak, A. T. (2013) Importance of native grassland habitat for den-site selection of Indian foxes in a fragmented landscape. PLoSOne 8(10): e76410.

23. Vanak, A. T., Fortin, D., Thaker, M., Owen, C, Lehmann, M, Greatwood, S. & Slotow, R. (2013). Moving to stay in place: behavioural mechanisms of co-existence in an African large carnivore guild. Ecology 94, 2619- 2631. Recommended by Faculty of 1000 for Special Significance.

22. Delsink, A., Vanak, A. T., Ferreira, S. & Slotow, R. (2013) Biologically relevant scales in large mammal management policies. Biological Conservation 167, 116-127

21. Belsare, A.V. & Vanak, A.T. (2013). Use of xylazine hydrochloride-ketamine hydrochloride for immobilization of Indian foxes. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 44 (3), 753-755

20. Jorge, A, Vanak, A. T., Thaker, M., Begg, C. & Slotow, R. (2013) Costs and benefits of leopard to the sport hunting industry and local communities in Niassa National Reserve, Mozambique. Conservation Biology 27(4), 832-843

19. Birkett, P. J., Vanak, A. T., Ferreira, S. & Slotow, R. (2012). Animal perception of seasonal thresholds: changes in elephant movement in relation to rainfall patterns. PLoSOne 7(6): e38363. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0038363

18. Vanak, A.T., Shannon, G., Thaker, M., Page, B., Grant, R., & Slotow, R. (2012). Biocomplexity in large tree mortality: interactions between elephant, fire and landscape in an African savanna. Ecography 35 (4) 315- 321.  DOI:  10.1111/j.1600-0587.2011.07213.x

17. Shannon, G., Thaker, M., Vanak, A.T., Page, B., Grant, R., & Slotow, R. (2011). Relative impacts of elephant and fire on large trees in a savanna ecosystem. Ecosystems 14: 1372-1381. Cover Story

16. Thaker, M., Vanak A.T*., Owen, C., Lehmann, M., Greatwood, S. & Slotow, R. (2011). Minimizing predation risk in a landscape of multiple predators: effects on the spatial distribution of African ungulates. Ecology 92(2) 398-407. DOI: 10.1890/10-0126.1. *Co-first author

15. Vanak, A.T. & Gompper, M.E. (2010). Interference competition at the landscape level: the effect of free- ranging dogs on a native meso-carnivore. Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 1225:1232

14. Vanak, A. T., Thaker, M, & Slotow, R. (2010). Do fences create an edge-effect on the movement patterns of a highly mobile mega-herbivore? Biological Conservation 143: 2631-2637

13. Thaker, M., Vanak, A.T., Owen, C, Lehmann, M, & Slotow, R. (2010). Group size and herd composition in African ungulates depend on habitat openness and predation risk. PLoSONE 5(9): e12758. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012758

12. Vanak, A.T. & Gompper, M.E. (2010). Multiscale resource selection and spatial ecology of the Indian fox in a human-dominated dry grassland ecosystem. Journal of Zoology 281: 140-148. Featured Paper: Journal of Zoology podcast - Summer 2010 https://www.wiley.com/bw/podcast/jzo.asp

11. Thaker, M., Vanak, A.T., Hews, D.K. & Lima, S.L. (2010). Aversive learning of a novel attacker in wild lizards is mediated by corticosterone. American Naturalist 175(1): 50-60

10. Vanak, A.T. & Gompper, M.E. (2009). Dogs (Canis familiaris) as carnivores: Their role and function as intraguild competitors. Mammal Review 39: 265-283. 2012 Virtual Issue.

9. Vanak, A. T., Thaker, M & Gompper, M. E. (2009). Experimental examination of behavioural interactions between free-ranging wild and domestic canids. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 64:279-287

8. Vanak, A.T. & Gompper, M.E. (2009). Dietary niche separation between sympatric free-ranging domestic dogs and Indian foxes in central India. Journal of Mammalogy 90: 1058–1065. Cover Story.

7. Vanak, A.T., Irfan-Ullah, M. & Peterson, T. (2008). Gap analysis of Indian fox conservation using ecological niche modeling. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 105: 49-54

6. Gompper, M.E. & Vanak, A. T. (2008). Subsidized predators, landscapes of fear, and disarticulated carnivore communities. Animal Conservation 11: 13-14.

5. Vanak, A.T. & Gompper, M.E. (2007). Effectiveness of non-invasive techniques for surveying activity and habitat use of the Indian fox in southern India. Wildlife Biology 13: 219-224.

4. Gompper M.E. & Vanak, A.T. (2006). Vulpes bengalensis. Mammalian Species 795: 1-5.

Book reviews and natural history notes

3. Gompper, M.E. & Vanak, A.T. (2009). Book Review: Non-invasive survey methods for carnivores.

Environmental Conservation 36 : 81-82.

2. Vanak, A.T. & Mukherjee, S. (2008). Identification of scat of Indian fox, jungle cat and golden jackal based on morphometrics. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 105: 212.

1. Vanak, A. T. (2005). Distribution and status of the Indian fox (Vulpes bengalensis) in southern India. Canid News  8.1  [Online]:  https://www.canids.org/canidnews/8/Indian_fox_in_southern_India.pdf