K Ramesh, Ph.D.


K Ramesh, Ph.D.K Ramesh, Ph.D.
Scientist - E
Phone: 0135-
Mobile No: 09412971678
E-mail: ramesh [at] wii [dot] gov [dot] in

My active research career began in 1995 on the ungulates of the Himalaya and subsequently on pheasants, which led to my Ph.D. degree. I also undertook research projects on the tiger and associated species in the Terai Arc Landscape and central India. I am interested in understanding the correlates of landscape change, modelling species–habitat relationships and conflict resolution mechanisms. I provide teaching inputs in landscape ecology, ornithology, habitat ecology and remote sensing and GIS. I am a member of the IUCN/SSC Galliformes Specialist Group and offer technical advice to pheasant research and management in India and Nepal.


Landscape ecology; conservation biology; ecology and management of pheasants; wildlife population monitoring.

Current Projects
  Reintroduction and Ecological Monitoring of Tiger Population in Panna Landscape, Madhya Pradesh
  Reproductive Biology and Behavior of Captive and Wildlife Populations of Western Tragopan in Himachal Pradesh
  Landscape Ecology of Large Mammals in the Shivalik-Terai Landscape, with focus on Flagship Species and Ecosystem Services
Assessment of Cumulative Impacts of Hydroelectric Projects on Aquatic and Terrestrial Biodiversity in Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Basins, Uttarakhand
Effects of Climate Change on Riverine Forests and Indicator Species along River Ganga in Uttarakhand: a multiscale approach

Key Publications:

  Ramesh K. & P. McGowan (2009). On the current status of Indian peafowl Pavo cristatus: keeping the common species common. Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(2): 106–108.
  Ramesh K. 2008. A review of study designs and data collection protocols in wildlife research. Journal of Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation 2(2): 57–70.
  Ramesh K. (2007). Tragopans, the horned pheasants: their taxonomy, distribution and status. Pp. 69–77 in ENVIS Bulletin: Wildlife and Protected Areas, Volume 10(1). Wildlife Institute of India: Dehradun.
Ramesh K. & R.S. Kalsi (2007). Techniques for live capture and radio-telemetry of Galliformes. Pp. 189–195 in ENVIS Bulletin: Wildlife and Protected Areas, Volume 10(1). Wildlife Institute of India: Dehradun.
Johnsingh A.J.T., K. Ramesh & Q. Qureshi (2007). Dhikala grasslands in Corbett Tiger Reserve, a potential site for reintroduction of the one horned rhinoceros in India. Pachyderm 43: 108–110.