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May 9
A little thread on biodiversity #datasharing #openaccess #openscience. On sharing data on #rainforest birds and habitat that @gundupoo and I collected during 1997-99 in the Kalakad-Mundathurai Tiger Reserve #WesternGhats... a retrospective from a quarter century later 1/n In KMTR, March 1999; Photo by P JeganathanIn KMTR, Dec 2018; Photo by Kalyan Varma
Field biologists need not just collect or hoard biodiversity data for their own use. Sharing under a CC-BY or public domain (CC0) license enables better and wider use and adds value to science and scholarship, students and citizens. 2/n Illustration @dasaptaerwin @WikiCommons
For a start, our doctoral research data from KMTR, used in a couple of papers, is now @datadryad (CC0/Public Domain license). Bird and vegetation/habitat data from 21 transects in rainforests along an elevation gradient and from abandoned plantations. 3/n…
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Sep 7, 2021
Is there anyone else as *appalled* and concerned as I am about this order of the Karnataka HC? Seems to miss the point completely about this being a completely bogus and ecologically inappropriate approach to river conservation or tree planting! 1/n…
Many of the concerns are highlighted in this piece by @NityJayaraman which breaks down exactly how absurd this #CauveryCalling plan is! 2/n…
Not to mention the hypocrisy involved in so-called environmental conservation efforts by an entity that is itself suspect in its actions and damage to the environment including rivers! @NityJayaraman writes:… 3/n
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Aug 12, 2021
Thanks to everyone who shared my article. Seems like it was read widely. Here is a thread on some of the resources/materials I referred to and which provide more context esp. on tree planting/afforestation in India. Plus a few comments I received... thread... 1/n
A good place to start is this paper on the Pitfalls of Tree Planting by @ForrestFleisch1 @this_is_divya and others. Well argued and worth reading... 2/n…
Much research + scientists have pointed out why planting trees in non-forest ecosystems such as grasslands and savannas is a bad idea. Here's a great paper
Savannahs of Asia: antiquity, biogeography, and an uncertain future by Jayashree Ratnam et al… 3/n Image
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