Dr. Nagarajan  Baskaran

Dr. Nagarajan Baskaran

Assistant Professor
A.V.C. College, India


Highest Degree
PostDoc Fellow in Zoology from Indian Institute of Science, India

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Area of Interest:

Animal and Veterinary Sciences
100%
Zoological Research
62%
Wildlife Ecology
90%
Biodiversity
75%
Wildlife Diseases
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Baskaran, N., R. Kanakasabai and A.A. Desai, 2018. Ranging and Spacing Behaviour of Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus Linnaeus) in the Tropical Forests of Southern India. In: Indian Hotspots: Vertebrate Faunal Diversity, Conservation and Management, Volume 1, Sivaperuman, C. and K. Venkataraman (Eds.). Chapter 15, Springer, USA., ISBN: 978-981-10-6605-4, pp: 295-315.

  2. Baskaran, N., R. Kanakasabai and A.A. Desai, 2018. Influence of Ranging and Hierarchy on the Habitat Use Pattern by Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) in the Tropical Forests of Southern India. In: Indian Hotspots: Vertebrate Faunal Diversity, Conservation and Management, Volume 1, Sivaperuman, C. and K. Venkataraman (Eds.). Chapter 17, Springer, USA., ISBN: 978-981-10-6605-4, pp: 345-358.

  3. Vaz, J., E.J. Narayan, R.D. Kumar, K. Thenmozhi, K. Thiyagesan and N. Baskaran, 2017. Prevalence and determinants of stereotypic behaviours and physiological stress among tigers and leopards in Indian zoos. PLoS One, Vol. 12. 10.1371/journal.pone.0174711.
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  4. Narayan, E., N. Baskaran and J. Vaz, 2017. Conservation Physiology of Tigers: Integrating Stress Physiology and Behaviour to Monitor their Health and Welfare in Zoos. In: Big Cats, Shrivastav, A.B. and K.P. Singh (Eds.). Intech Publishers, Croatia, ISBN: 978-953-51-3684-2, pp: 35-44.

  5. Jayakumar, S., S. Sathishkuar, N. Baskaran, R. Arumugam and V. Vanitha, 2017. Ethno-veterinary practices in Southern India for captive Asian elephant ailments. J. Ethnopharmacol., 200: 182-204.
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  6. Baja, N., A. Sankari, N. Baskaran, R. Nagarajan and M. Saravanan, 2017. Indian giant squirrel (Ratufa indica) distribution pattern, habitat structure and characteristics in the grizzled giant squirrel wildlife sanctuary, Srivilliputhur, Tamil Nadu, India. Ambient Sci., 4: 57-61.
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  7. Vanitha, V., K. Thiyagesan and N. Baskaran, 2016. Prevalence of stereotypies and its possible causes among captive Asian elephants in Tamil Nadu, India. Applied Anim. Behav. Sci., 174: 137-146.
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  8. Sankari, A., K. Thiyagesan, S. Jayakumar and N. Baskaran, 2016. Guild Structure of Spider (Araneae) in Vegetable Field. In: Perspective on Biodiversity of India, Bijukumar, A., N.S. Pradeep, K.G.A. Kumar and P.G. Rajendran (Eds.). Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action, Thiruvananthapuram, India, ISBN: 978-81-929896-2-4, pp: 414-419.

  9. Baskaran, N., K. Senthilkumar and M. Saravanan, 2016. Mammalian Diversity in Hosur and Dharmapuri Forest Divisions, Eastern Ghats, Southern India. In: Perspective on Biodiversity of India, Bijukumar, A., N.S. Pradeep, K.G.A. Kumar and P.G. Rajendran (Eds.). Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action, Thiruvananthapuram, India, ISBN: 978-81-929896-2-4, pp: 62-69.

  10. Baskaran, N., K. Ramkumaran and G. Karthikeyan, 2016. Spatial and dietary overlap between blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) and feral horse (Equus caballus) at Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, Southern India: Competition between native versus introduced species. Mammalian Biol., 81: 295-302.
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  11. Vanitha, V., K. Thiyagesan and N. Baskaran, 2015. A Comparison on the Population Status of Captive Asian Elephant Elephas maximus in the Timber Camps of Tamil Nadu, India and Its Implications for Long-term Conservation. In: Animal Diversity, Natural History and Conservation, Gupta, K. and A.K. Verma (Eds.). M/S Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, ISBN: 9789351306603, pp: 339-355.

  12. Rao, G.B., R. Nagarajan, M. Saravanan1 and N. Baskaran, 2015. Activity pattern and food habits of grizzled giant squirrel (Ratufa macroura) in srivilliputhur grizzled squirrel wildlife sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, Southern India. Int. Lett. Nat. Sci., 5: 54-67.
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  13. Madhusudan, M.D., N. Sharma, R. Raghunath, N. Baskaran and C.M. Bipin et al., 2015. Distribution, relative abundance and conservation status of Asian elephants in Karnataka, southern India. Biol. Conserv., 187: 34-40.
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  14. Baskaran, N., S. Venkatesh, S.K. Srivastava and A.A. Desai, 2015. On the Behavioural Ecology of Sloth Bear Melursus ursinus Shaw in Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Ghats, India. In: Animal Diversity, Natural History and Conservation, Gupta, V.K. and A.K. Verma (Eds.). M/S Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, ISBN: 9789351306610, pp: 313-333.

  15. Baskaran, N. and R. Sukumar, 2015. State of the Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus Linnaeus, 1758) and its Habitats in Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Southern India. In: Animal Diversity, Natural History and Conservation, Gupta, V.K. and A.K. Verma (Eds.). M/S Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, ISBN: 9789351306610, pp: 367-378.

  16. Naresh, B., A. Sankari, N. Baskaran, V.V. Rao and M. Saravanan, 2014. Population density of Indian giant squirrel (Ratufa indica) in Srivilliputhur grizzled giant squirrel wildlife sanctuary, Tamil Nadu. Int. J. Multidisciplinary Res. Dev., 1: 37-41.

  17. Baskaran, N., G. Kannan, U. Anbarasan, A. Thapa and R. Sukumar, 2013. A landscape-level assessment of Asian elephant habitat, its population and elephant–human conflict in the Anamalai hill ranges of southern Western Ghats, India. Mammalian Biol., 78: 470-481.
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  18. Baskaran, N., 2013. An overview of Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) in Western Ghats and its implication for western Ghats ecology. J. Threatened Taxa, 5: 4854-4870.
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  19. Baskaran, N. and A.A. Desai, 2013. Frugivory and seed dispersal by Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) in the tropical forests of of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, southern India. J. Threatened Taxa, 5: 4893-4897.
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  20. Baskaran, N, R. Nagarajan, M. Saravanan and R. Suresh, 2013. Avifaunal Composition in the Hosur and Dharmapuri Forest Divisions, Eastern Ghats, Southern India. In: Ecosystem Services and Functions of Birds, Jayapal, R., S. Babu, G. Quadros, P.R. Arun, P. Pramod, H.N. Kumara and P.A. Azeez (Eds.). Sailm Ali Centre for Ornithology Natural History, Coimbatore, ISBN: 81-902136-0-4, pp: 203-204.

  21. Vanitha, V., K. Thiyagesan and N. Baskaran, 2012. Population demography and viability of captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in the timber camps of Tamil Nadu, Southern India. J. Scient. Trans. Environ. Technov., 6: 82-90.

  22. Chandramouli, S.R., S.R. Ganesh, M. Saravanan and N. Baskaran, 2012. Record of the sea-shore skink Eutrophis bibronii in the Eastern Ghats of Southern India. Salamendra, 48: 241-242.

  23. Baskaran, N., U. Anbarasan and G. Agoramoorthy, 2012. India’s biodiversity hotspot under anthropogenic pressure: A case study of Nilgiri biosphere reserve. J. Nat. Conserv., 20: 56-61.
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  24. Vanitha, V., K. Thiyagesan and N. Baskaran, 2011. Social life of captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in southern India: Implications for elephant welfare. J. Applied Anim. Welfare Sci., 14: 42-58.
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  25. Vanitha, V., K. Thiyagesan and N. Baskaran, 2011. Prevalence of intestinal parasites among captive Asian elephants Elephas maximus: Effect of season, host demography and management systems in Tamil Nadu, India. J. Threatened Taxa, 3: 1527-1534.
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  26. Chandramouli, S.R., S.R. Ganesh and N. Baskaran, 2011. On the recent sightings of little-known south Indian toad Duttaphrynus hololius (Gunther, 1876) with notes on its morphological characterization and ecology. Herpetol. Notes, 4: 271-274.

  27. Baskaran, N., V. Kannan, K. Thiyagesan and A.A. Desai, 2011. Behavioural ecology of four-horned antelope (Tetracerus quadricornis de Blainville, 1816) in the tropical forests of southern India. Mammalian Biol.-Zeitschrift fur Saugetierkunde, 76: 741-747.
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  28. Baskaran, N., S. Venkatesan, J. Mani, S.K. Srivastava and A.A. Desai, 2011. Some aspects of the ecology of the Indian giant squirrel Ratufa indica (Erxleben, 1777) in the tropical forests of Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, southern India and their conservation implications. J. Threatened Taxa, 3: 1899-1908.
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  29. Baskaran, N., S. Varma, C.K. Sar and R. Sukumar, 2011. Current status of Asian elephant in India. Gajah, 35: 47-54.

  30. Baskaran, N., K. Senthilkumar and M. Saravanan, 2011. A new site record of the Grizzled giant squirrel Ratufa macroura (Pennant, 1769) in the Hosur forest division, Eastern Ghats, India and its conservation significance. J. Threatened Taxa, 3: 1837-1841.
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  31. Vanitha, V., K. Thiyagesan and N. Baskaran, 2010. Status of Mahouts and human-captive elephant conflict in three management systems in Tamil Nadu, India. Indian Forester, 116: 767-774.
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  32. Vanitha, V., K. Thiyagesan and N. Baskaran, 2010. Demography of captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus Linnaeus) in three management systems in Tamil Nadu, India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 107: 30-37.
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  33. Vanitha, V., K. Thiyagesan and N. Baskaran, 2010. Daily routine of captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in three management systems of Tamil Nadu, India and its implications for elephant welfare. J. Scient. Trans. Environ. Technov., 3: 116-122.
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  34. Vanitha, V. and N. Baskaran, 2010. Seasonal and roofing material influence on the thermoregulation by captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) and its implications for captive elephant welfare. Gajah, 33: 35-40.

  35. Kumaraguru, A., K. Karunanithi, S. Asokan and N. Baskaran, 2010. Estimating Asian elephant population in Dindugul, Kodaikanal and Theni Forest Divisions, Western Ghats Tamil Nadu. Gajah, 32: 35-39.
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  36. Chelliah, K., G. Kannan, S. Kundu, N. Abilash, A. Madhusudan, N. Baskaran and R. Sukumar, 2010. Testing the efficacy of a chilli-tobacco rope fence as a deterrent against crop-raiding elephants. Curr. Sci., 99: 1239-1243.
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  37. Baskaran, N., M. Balasubramanian, S. Swaminathan and A.A. Desai, 2010. Feeding ecology of Asian elephant (Elephas maximus Linn.) in tropical forests of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Southern India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 107: 3-13.
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  38. Baskaran, N., A. Udhayan and A.A. Desai, 2010. Status of Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) in Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Southern India. Gajah, 32: 6-13.

  39. Baskaran, N. and D. Boominathan, 2010. Road kill of animals by highway traffic in the tropical forests of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Southern India. J. Threatened Taxa, 2: 753-759.
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  40. Baskaran, N. and A.A. Desai, 2010. Does indigestible food remains in the scats of sloth bear Melursus ursinus (Carnivora: Ursidae) represent actual contribution of various diet items? J. Threatened Taxa, 2: 1387-1389.
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  41. Vanitha, V., K. Thiyagesan and N. Baskaran, 2009. Socio-economic status of elephant keepers (Mahouts) and human-captive elephant conflict: A case study from the three management systems in Tamil Nadu, southern India. Gajah, 30: 8-12.
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  42. Vanitha, V. and N. Baskaran, 2009. Effect of ambient temperature in different season and roofing material on ear flapping by Asian elephants in captivity-A study from Tamil Nadu, India. J. Indian Vet. Assoc. Kerala, 7: 22-27.

  43. Roy, M., N. Baskaran and R. Sukumar, 2009. The death of jumbos on railway tracks in northern west Bengal. Gajah, 31: 36-39.
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  44. Baskaran, N., S. Das and R. Sukumar, 2009. Population, reproduction and management of captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, West Bengal, India. Indian Forester, 135: 1545-1555.
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  45. Baskaran, N., A.A. Desai and A. Udhayan, 2009. Population distribution and conservation of the four-horned antelope (Tetracerus quadricornis) in the tropical forest of Southern India. J. Scient. Trans. Environ. Technov., 2: 139-144.

  46. Vanitha, V., K. Thiyagesan and N. Baskaran, 2008. Food and feeding of captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in the three management facilities at Tamil Nadu, Southern India. J. Scient. Trans. Environ. Technov., 2: 87-97.

  47. Vanitha, V., B. Kamala, S. Anusya and N. Baskaran, 2008. Influence of ambient temperature on the frequency of ear flapping by captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in southern India. Convergence J., 10: 69-78.

  48. Vanitha, V., A. Punithavalli, J. Mila, K. Thiyagesan and N. Baskaran, 2008. Fungal isolation from saliva and skin-swab samples of captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). Convergence J., 10: 46-51.

  49. Boominathan, D., S. Asokan, A.A. Desai and N. Baskaran, 2008. Impact of highway traffic on vertebrate fauna of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, southern India. Convergence J., 10: 52-63.

  50. Sukumar, R., P.S. Easa, S. Varma, A. Venkataraman, N. Baskaran and N. Sivaganesan, 2006. Elephant conservation in South India: Issues and recommendations. Gajah, 25: 71-86.

  51. Venkataraman, A.B., R. Sandeep, N. Baskaran, M. Roy, A. Madhivanan and R. Sukumar, 2005. Using satellite telemetry to mitigate elephant-human conflict: An experiment in northern West Bengal, India. Curr. Sci., 88: 1827-1831.
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  52. Baskaran, N. and K.S. Devadass, 1998. The breeding of the Indian rock python (Python molurus) in Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 95: 349-350.

  53. Baskaran, N., N. Sivaganesan and J. Krishnamurthy, 1997. Food habitats of sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) in Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, South India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 94: 1-9.

  54. Desai, A.A. and N. Baskaran, 1996. Impact of human activities on the ranging behaviour of Asian elephants in the Niligiri Biosphere Reserve, South India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 93: 559-569.

  55. Baskaran, N. and A.A. Desai, 1996. Ranging behaviour of Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, South India. Gajah, 15: 41-57.

  56. Baskaran, N., M. Balasubramanian, S. Swaminathan and A.A. Desai, 1995. Home Range of Elephants in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, South India. In: A Week with Elephants, Daniel, J.C. and H.S. Datye (Eds.). Bombay Natural History Society, Bombay, ISBN: 0-19-563850-6, pp: 296-313.

  57. Balasubramanian, M., N. Baskaran, S. Swaminathan and A.A. Desai, 1995. Crop Raiding by Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, South India. In: A Week with Elephants, Daniel, J.C. and H.S. Datye (Eds.). Bombay Natural History Society, Bombay, ISBN: 0-19-563850-6, pp: 350-367.