In press

Lavanchawee Sujarittanonta, Rajeev Raghavan, H. Martin & P. Williams. Concept of protected areas and ecotourism: the challenge for three developing countries. In: Strategic Marketing: Creating Competitive Advantage. 2nd Edition (Eds. D. West, J. Ford and E. Ibrahim). Oxford University Press In Press

Rajeev Raghavan, X. Zhu, D. Han, Y. Yang & S. Xie. Low levels of dietary Aflatoxin B1 could cause mortalities, abnormal hepatopancreas histology and toxin accumulation in juvenile hybrid sturgeon, Acipenser ruthenus ♂ X A. baeriAquaculture Nutrition In Press

Shijo Joseph & P.P Ouseph. Assessment of nutrients using multivariate statistical techniques in estuarine systems and its management implications – A case study from Cochin Estuary, South west coast of India, Water and Environment Journal In Press


R Raghavan, G Prasad, A Ali, B. Pereira, M Ramprasanth & F Baby 2010. Miss Kerala (Puntius denisonii) added to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Current Science 98(2): 132

K Krishnakumar, L. Bhaskar, R. Raghavan & S. Joseph 2010 Protect the Golden Goose or Unleash the Carbon Bomb- the Choice is ours: Significance of Conservation and Management of Vembanad Lake in the Context of Climate Change. In: Impact of Climate Change on the Environment (B. Indira Ed). Proceedings of the National Seminar on Impact of Climate Change on Environment, Sree Narayana College, Chertala, pp 65-69.


Shijo Joseph, G.A. Blackburn, B. Gharai, S. Sudhakar, A.P. Thomas & M.S.R. Murthy 2009. Monitoring conservation effectiveness in a global biodiversity hotspot: the contribution of land cover change assessment, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 158: 169-179

K. Krishnakumar, Rajeev Raghavan & Benno Pereira. 2009 Protected on papers, hunted in wetlands: exploitation and trade of freshwater turtles from Punnamada, Kerala, India Tropical Conservation Science 2(3): 363-373

K. Krishnakumar, Rajeev Raghavan, G. Prasad, A. Bijukumar, Mini Sekharan, Benno Pereira & Anvar Ali. 2009 When pets become pests! Exotic aquarium fishes and biological invasions in Kerala, India Current Science 97(4): 474-476

Shijo Joseph & Anitha K 2009. Disturbance, diversity and stability of ecological systems – The need for a uniform hypothesis. Current Science 97 (2): 142-143.

Shijo Joseph, Anitha K & M.S.R. Murthy 2009. Forest fire in India – A review of the knowledge base, Journal of Forest Research, 14 (3): 127 – 134.

Anitha K, Shijo Joseph & S.N. Prasad 2009. Changes in structural attributes of plant communities along disturbance gradients in a dry deciduous forest of Western Ghats, India, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 155 (1): 393 – 405.

Rajeev Raghavan, G. Prasad, Anvar Ali, Benno Pereira & L. Sujarittanonta 2009 Damsel in distress – the tale of Miss Kerala, Puntius denisonii (Day) an endemic and endangered cyprinid of Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot, India Aquatic Conservation – Marine and Freshwater ecosystems 19(1): 67-74

G. Prasad & Rajeev Raghavan 2009 ‘Fishing down’ and ‘farming up’ the food webs: should India be concerned? Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (India) 32 (1&2): 11-14

2008 2007 2006

Shijo Joseph, C.S. Reddy, C. Pattanaik & S. Sudhakar 2008. Distribution of plant communities along climatic and topographic gradients in Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary, India, Biological Letters 45 (1): 29-41.

Rajeev Raghavan, G. Prasad, Anvar Ali & Benno Pereira. 2008. Fish fauna of River Chalakudy part of Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot (South India) – patterns of distribution, threats and conservation needs Biodiversity and Conservation 17: 3119- 3131

Shijo Joseph, M. Haseeb, P.P.  Abhilash & P.P. Ouseph 2008. Water and Sediment Quality Assessment of Cochin Estuary, South West Coast of India, Indian Journal of Environmental Sciences 12(1): 77-81.

Rajeev Raghavan, G. Prasad, Anvar Ali & Benno Pereira. 2008. Exotic fishes in a global biodiversity hotspot- a case study from River Chalakudy, part of Western Ghats, Kerala, India Biological Invasion 10 (1): 37-40

Anvar Ali, G. Prasad, RC. Lakshmi, NK. Balasubramaniam & Rajeev Raghavan. 2008. Weight – length relationship of the Asian sun catfish Horabagrus brachysoma (Gunther, 1864) (Siluriformes: Horabagridae) from the Western Ghats rivers of Kerala, S. India Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria. 38(1): 41-44

G. Prasad, Anvar Ali & Rajeev Raghavan. 2008. Threatened Fishes of the World: Puntius denisonii Day (Cyprinidae) Environmental Biology of Fishes 83(2): 189-190

G. Prasad, Anvar Ali & Rajeev Raghavan. 2008. Threatened Fishes of the World: Horabagrus nigricollaris (Pethiyagoda & Kottelat) Environmental Biology of Fishes 82: 109-110

M. Tlusty, S. Dowd & Rajeev Raghavan. 2008. Saving forests through the fisheries – ornamental fishes as a route to avoid deforestation. OFI Journal February 2008: 21-25.

Anitha K, S.N. Prasad & Shijo Joseph 2007. Ecological Complexity and sustainability: Challenges and opportunities for 21st century”, Current Science 93:600-601

Rajeev Raghavan, Anvar Ali & G. Prasad. 2007. Need for a re-assessment of the conservation status of critically endangered (?) fishes of Kerala. Current Science 92(6): 721-723

Shijo Joseph, A.P Thomas, R. Satheesh & R. Sugathan 2007. Foraging ecology and relative abundance of Large Carnivores in Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Southern India, ZOO’S PRINT 22 (5): 2667 – 2670

Rajeev Raghavan, G. Prasad, Anvar Ali & L. Sujarittanonta 2007. ‘Boom and Bust Fishery’ in a Biodiversity Hotspot – Is the Western Ghats (South India) losing its most celebrated ornamental fish, Puntius denisonii, Day? Current Science 92(12): 1671-1672

Reddy, C.S, Shijo Joseph, M.S.R. Murthy & P.S. Roy 2007. Vegetation, Land cover and phytodiversity characterization at landscape level using satellite remote sensing and GIS in Eastern Ghats, India, EPTRI-ENVIS Newsletter, 13 (1): 1-12

Rajeev Raghavan, Michael Tlusty, G. Prasad, Benno Pereira, Anvar Ali & L. Sujarittanonta. 2007 Should endemic and threatened ornamental fishes of Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot be captive bred for international trade? Current Science93(9): 1211-1213

Rajeev Raghavan, G. Prasad, Anvar Ali & L. Sujarittanonta 2007. ‘Boom and Bust Fishery’ in a Biodiversity Hotspot – Is the Western Ghats (South India) losing its most celebrated ornamental fish, Puntius denisonii, Day? Current Science 92(12): 1671-1672

Anvar Ali, Rajeev Raghavan & G. Prasad 2007. Threatened Fishes of the World: Horabagrus brachysoma (Gunther) (Bagridae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 78 (3): 221. DOI: 10.1007/s10641-006-0022-4.

Sreeraj N, Rajeev Raghavan & G. Prasad 2007. Some aspects of the fishery of the threatened Yellow catfish, Horabagrus brachysoma, from Vembanad Lake with a note on their landings at Vaikom, Kerala, India Zoos Print Journal 22(4): 2665-2666.

Shijo Joseph & A.P Thomas 2006. Food Habits of Tigers in Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, India. Tiger Paper 33:26 - 30.

Sreeraj N, Rajeev Raghavan & G Prasad. 2006 The diet of Horabagrus brachysoma, an endangered bagrid catfish from Lake Vembanad (S. India) Journal of Fish Biology69: 637-642.

Rajeev Raghavan & G Prasad 2006 A needless diversification: A perspective on the unregulated introduction and culture of the Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei, in India. World Aquaculture 37(1): 8-12. 

Rajeev Raghavan 2006 Yellow catfish- a potential culture species in Southwestern India Global Aquaculture Advocate June 2006, 68-69.


The external collaborating institute and official partner - Chiang Mai University, Thailand - Institute for Sufficiency Economy, Research and Promotion (ISERP) is the focal point for CRG's research on ecological economics. Areas of interests include livelihood issues of rural communities, trade in threatened fauna, economics of protected areas, role of eco-tourism in biodiversity conservation and economics of aquaculture & wildlife farming.
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