Publications

 

Research articles

  1. V.V. Robin, C.K. Vishnudas, P. Gupta and U. Ramakrishnan. 2015. The deepest, widest valleys cause nested phylogeographic patterns congruent with paleo-climate across a montane bird community. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Biology - B. 282. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.0861

  2. V.V. Robin, P. Gupta, Thatte, P., and U. Ramakrishnan. 2015. Islands with islands: Two montane paleo-endemic birds impacted by recent anthropogenic fragmentation. Molecular Ecology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mec.13266

  3. Varma, V., Jayashree Ratnam, Vinatha Viswanathan, Anand M. Osuri, Jacobus C. Biesmeijer, M.D. Madhusudan, Mahesh Sankaran, Meghna Krishnadas, Deepak Barua, Megha Budruk, Kavita Isvaran, Rajah Jayapal, Jahnavi Joshi, Krithi K. Karanth, Jagdish Krishnaswamy, Raman Kumar, Shomita Mukherjee, Harini Nagendra, Madhura Niphadkar, Nisha Owen, Navendu Page, Soumya Prasad, Suhel Quader, R. Nandini, V.V. Robin, Steven M. Sait, Manzoor A. Shah, Hema Somanathan, Umesh Srinivasan, Bharath Sundaram. 2015. Perceptions of priority issues in the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems in India. Biological Conservation. 187 (2015): 201-211 web link

  4. V.V. Robin, C.K. Vishnudas and Uma Ramakrishnan. 2014. Reassessment of the distribution and threat status of the Western Ghat endemic bird, Nilgiri Pipit Anthus nilghiriensis. Current Science. 107 (4): 622-630. pdf

  5. V.V. Robin and R. Nandini. 2012. Shola habitats on sky islands: status of research on montane forests and grasslands in southern India. Current Science. 103 (12): 1427-1437. pdf

  6. Sridhar,H., U. Srinivasan, R.A. Askins, J.C. Canales-Delgadillo, C. Chen, D.N. Ewert, G.A. Gale, E. Goodale, W.K. Gram, P.J. Hart, K.A. Hobson, R.L. Hutto, S.W. Kotagama, J.L. Knowlton, T.M. Lee, C.A. Munn, S. Nimnuan, B.Z. Nizam, G. Peron, V.V. Robin*, A.D. Rodewald, P.G. Rodewald, R.L. Thomson, P. Trivedi, S.L. Van Wilgenburg and K. Shanker. 2012. Positive Relationships between Association Strength and Phenotypic Similarity Characterize the Assembly of Mixed-Species Bird Flocks Worldwide. The American Naturalist. 180 (6): 777-790. pdf *only contributed data

  7. V.V. Robin and S. Rao. 2012. Notes on two migratory cuckoos from the Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, southern India. Indian Birds. Vol. 7, No.5: 145-146. pdf

  8. V.V. Robin. 2011. Plumage description of the juvenile White-bellied Shortwing Brachypteryx albiventris, and a note on its phenology. Indian Birds. Vol. 7, No.4: 115-116. pdf

  9. V.V. Robin, A. Sinha and U. Ramakrishnan. 2011. A view from the past: shortwings and sky islands of the Western Ghats. Indian Birds Vol. 7. 30-33. pdf

  10. V.V. Robin, U. Ramakrishnan and A. Sinha. 2011. Determining the sex of a monomorphic, threatened, endemic passerine, the White-bellied Shortwing in the sky islands of southern India. Current Science. Vol. 101, No.5: 1-4. pdf

  11. V.V. Robin, M. Katti and A. Sinha. 2011. Singing from the skies: Geographic and individual variation of bird song in a threatened, endemic bird on the sky islands of southern India. Animal Behaviour.  doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.05.03 pdf

  12. V.V. Robin, J. Hines, J. Nichols, M. Katti and A. Sinha. (submitted). Demography of a threatened, endemic passerine in naturally patchy forests in a sky island of southern India.

  13. V.V. Robin, M. Katti and A. Sinha. (In prep.). Conserving a threatened, endemic bird on the sky islands of southern India.

  14. V.V. Robin, A. Sinha and U. Ramakrishnan. 2010. Ancient geographical gaps and paleo-climate shape the phylogeography of an endemic bird in the sky islands of southern India. PLoS ONE 5, e13321. link to full paper

  15. Eben Goodale, B. Z. Nizam, V. V. Robin, Hari Sridhar, Pranav Trivedi,  S. W. Kotagama, U. K. G. K. Padmalal, Rahula Perera, P. Pramod and  Lalitha Vijayan. 2009. Regional variation in the composition and structure of mixed-species bird flocks in the Western Ghats and Sri Lanka. Current Science. Vol. 97 No.5:1-16. pdf

  16. V.V. Robin, R. Sukumar and Jean-Marc Thiollay. 2006. Status and distribution of the White-bellied Shortwing Brachypteryx major in Karnataka and Goa, India. Bird Conservation International. 16:345-351. pdf

  17. V.V. Robin. 2005.  A record of a Sooty Tern from the Valparai plateau, south India. Indian Birds. Vol. 1. No.6. pp 142-143. pdf

  18. V.V. Robin. 2005.  A note on the breeding biology of the White-bellied Shortwing Brachypteryx major from the Western Ghats, South India. Indian Birds. Vol. 1. No.6. pp 145-146. pdf

  19. V.V. Robin and R. Sukumar.  2002. Status and habitat utilisation of a threatened bird, White-bellied Shortwing Brachypteryx major in the Western Ghats (Kerala and Tamil Nadu), India. Bird Conservation International. Bird Conservation International, Vol. 12, Issue 04. pp335-351. pdf

  20. V. V. Robin and Priya Davidar. 2002. Vertical stratification of birds in mixed-species foraging flocks in Parambikulam, South India: A comparison between two habitats. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society. Volume 99, Issue 3.  pp 389-399. pdf


Book Chapters

  1. V.V. Robin and A. Sinha. (2013) Short-sighted about the Shortwing? Research and conservation on a threatened, endemic bird on the sky islands of southern India. N. Singaravelan (eds). Rare animals of India. Bentham Publishers. pp 145-159 (15) Web Link