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We regularly publish reports and articles on conservation and ecological matters in scientific and environmental journals.We mostly published ours works on online at www.threatenedtaxa.org and www.zooprint.org

List of publications

  • Ramanujam,M.E. (2000). An attempt to rationalize on the vocalizations and displays of captive Indian eagle owls Bubo bubo bengalensis Franklin Zoos’ Print Journal (ZPJ) 15(6): 269 – 274.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. (2000). Food consumption and pellet regurgitation rates in a captive Indian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo bengalensis). ZPJ 15(7): 289 – 291.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. (2001). A preliminary report on the prey of the Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) in and around Pondicherry. ZPJ 16(5): 487 – 488.
  • Verzhutskii, B. & M.E. Ramanujam (2002). On the prey of the Collared Scops Owl (Otus bakkamoena (Pennant)) at Auroville, Pondicherry.  ZPJ 17(11): 939 – 940.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. (2003). On the “long call” of the Indian Great Horned or Eagle Owl Bubo bengalensis (Franklin). ZPJ 18(7): 1131 – 1134.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. (2003). Inter-specific intimidatory behavior in nestling Indian eagle owls Bubo bengalensis (Franklin). ZPJ 18(10): 1213 – 1216.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. (2004). Inter-specific intimidatory behavior of adult Indian eagle owls Bubo bengalensis (Franklin) in defence of their nestlings.  ZPJ 19(2): 1343 – 1345.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. (2004). Methods of analyzing rodent prey of the Indian Eagle Owl Bubo bengalensis (Franklin) in and around Pondicherry, India.  ZPJ 19(6): 1492 – 1494.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. & B. Verzhutskii (2004). On the prey of the Spotted Owlet Athene brama (Temminck) in a forested ravine in Auroville.  ZPJ 19(10): 1654 – 1655.
  • Ramanujam, m.E. & B. Verzhutskii (2004) The prey of the Greater False Vampire Bat Megaderma lyra Geoffroy (Chiroptera: Microchiroptera: Megadermatidae) at Kaliveli, Villupuram District, Tamil Nadu. ZPJ 19(10): 1655 – 1656.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. & B. Verzhutskii (2004). The prey of the Dusky Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros ater Templeton in Auroville, Southern India. ZPJ 19(11): 1698.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. & B. Verzhutskii (2004). Prey of the Indian Pipistrelle Bat Pipistrellus coromandra (Gray) at Auroville, Southern India. ZPJ 19(12): 1720.
  • Ramanujam, M.E.(2005). A preliminary report on the ichthyofauna of Kaliveli floodplain and Uppukalli creek, with some notes on habitat, distribution, status and threats. ZPJ 20(9): 1967 – 1971
  • Ramanujam, M.E. (2006). On the prey of the Indian Eagle Owl Bubo bengalensis (Franklin, 1831) in and around Pondicherry, Southern India. ZPJ 21(5): 2231 – 2240.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. (2007). A catalogue of auditory and visual communicatory traits in the Indian Eagle Owl Bubo bengalensis (Franklin, 1831).  ZPJ 22(8): 2771 – 2776.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. & R. Anbarasan (2007). A preliminary report on the vertebrate diversity of the Kaliveli watershed region.       ZPJ 22(3): 2608 – 2616.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. & R. Anbarasan 92009). A preliminary report on the ichthyofauna of Yedayanthittu Estuary (Tamil Nadu, India) and rivulets draining into it.  Journal of Threatened Taxa (JoTT)  1(5): 287 – 294.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. & T. Murugavel (2009). A preliminary report on the development of young Indian Eagle Owl Bubo bengalensis (Franklin, 1831) in and around  Puducherry, Southern India. JoTT  1(10): 519 – 524.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. (2010). Some observations on the spread-winged agonistic displays of the Indian Eagle Owl Bubo bengalensis (Franklin, 1831).  JoTT  2(9): 1147 – 1152.            
  • Ramanujam, M.E. & S. Joss Brooks (2011). Wildlife art and illustration: some experiments in Auroville, India. JoTT 3(4): 1702 – 1710.
  • Ganesh, S.R., R. Aengals & M.E. Ramanujam (2014). Taxonomic reassessment of two shieldtail snakes in the Uropeltis ceylanicus group (Reptilia: Uropeltidae). JoTT 6(1): 5305 – 5314.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. & S. Joss Brooks (2014). Wildlife art and illustration: drawing in ink – some experiments in Auroville, India. JoTT 6(1): 5343 – 5356.
  • Ganesh, S.R. & M.E. Ramanujam (2014). Rediscovery of Beddome’s Coral Snake Calliophis beddomei, 1943 from the type locality. JoTT 6(3): 5580 – 5582.
  • Ramanujam, M.E., K. Rema Devi & T.J. Indra (2014). Ichthyofaunal diversity of the Adyar Wetland complex, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, southern India. JoTT 6(4): 5613 – 5635.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. (2014). ‘Broken wing display’ in an unfledged Indian Eagle Owl Bubo bengalensisJoTT 6(5): 5781 – 5783.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. & S. Joss Brooks (2014). Wildlife art and illustration: modeling in ferrocement – some experiments in Auroville, India. JoTT 6(9): 6239 – 6248.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. & S. Joss Brooks (2014). Wildlife art and illustration: stone sculpture and painting – some experiments in Auroville, India. JoTT 6(10): 6355 – 6362.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. (2015). A preliminary checklist of the fishes of Yercaud, Shevroy Hills, Eastern Ghats, Tamil Nadu, southern India. JoTT 7(9): 7579 – 7601.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. (2015). The time budget and behavioural traits of young and adult Indian Eagle Owl Bubo bengalensis (Franklin, 1831) (aves: Strigiformes: Strigidae) in and around a nesting site: a preliminary report. JoTT 7(14): 8139 – 8147.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. (2016). Perch height and hunting success of the Indian Eagle Owl Bubo bengalensis (Franklin) (Aves: Strigiformes: Strigidae) targeting anuran prey. JoTT 8(6): 8905 – 8908.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. (2016). Can philately sensitise people to wildlife / conservation? An introduction to thematic philately and a visual treatise concerning the variety of philatelic material available on owls (Aves: Stigiformes). JoTT 8(7): 8989 – 9003.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. (2016). The decline of the interspecific agonistic displays in an adult female Indian Eagle Owl Bubo bengalensis (Aves: Strigiformes: Strigidae): a case of habituation to human approach. JoTT 8(9): 9177 – 9181.
  • Ramanujam, E. & T. Singh (2017). A comparative study of the diet of the Indian Eagle Owl Bubo bengalensis (Franklin, 1831) from two distinct habitats in the Tamil Nadu – Puducherry area, southern India. JoTT 9(3): 9892 – 9902.
  • Guptha, M.B. & M.E. Ramanujam (2017). A photographic record of rhe Rusty-spotted Cat Prionailurus rubiginosus (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) in a forest plantation on the east coast of Tamil Nadu, India. JoTT 9(5): 10242 – 10245.
  • Ramanujam, M.E. (2017). Indian Barn Owl: Diet of Tyto alba determined from Pellet analysis in Puducherry with some notes concerning co-habitance with the False Vampire Bat Megaderma lyra. Zoos’ Print Journal 32(6): 14 – 22.

REPORTS

  • Vertebrate diversity survey of the Adyar wetland complex (2007 – 2008). Prepared in conjunction with Zoological Survey of India, Southern Regional Station (ZSI – SRS) and Trust for Environment Monitoring and Action Initiating (EMAI) for the Govt. of Tamil Nadu’s Adyar Eco-restoration Project.
  • Vertebrate survey at Adyar creek and estuary (2010). Prepared in conjunction with ZSI – SRS and EMAI for the Govt. of Tamil Nadu’s Adyar Eco-restoration Project.
  • Fishes of the Coromandel Coast from South Chennai (Santhome) to North Pondicherry (Kalapet) – results of a survey carried out from January 2007 to August 2008. 3 vols. Co-authored with              S. Krishnan, Scientist E, ZSI – SRS. An in-house publication not for general circulation.
  • Floral and Faunal Diversity Survey of Wild Orchid Resort and Surroundings, Yercaud. Final Baseline Report. For Greenfield Shelters, Salem.

BOOK

S.R. Ganesh (Author) & M.E. Ramanujam (Illustrator) (2015). An illustrated guide to common Indian Amphibians & Reptiles. Chennai Snake Park Trust, Chennai, India. 98pp.

ARTICLES IN POPULAR LITERATURE

  • The Owls of Auroville.  Blackbuck 16(1): 1 – 6.
  • New Bird on the Block.  Newsletter for Birdwatchers 43(2) : 22.
  • Notes from a ‘Bubophile’ (serialized). Sanctuary Asia 35(1): 63 – 65 & 35(4): 40 – 43.
  • All the better to see you with. Sanctuary Asia 36(8): 58 – 61.

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