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M. S. CHAITRA No. 720/38, Ground Floor, 3rd Cross, Ashok Nagar, Ist Stage, IInd Block, Banashankari, Bangalore -560050 chaitra78@gmail.com 91-9880142088 (M) 01/05/1978

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Research interests: 1. Civilizational studies, Contemporary and classical philosophy 2. Development studies, post-development models and indigenous social theory 3. Conservation Biology, Natural resource management. 4. Ecology, Systematics and Biodiversity studies. Professional Experience: Posts held: 1. September 2010 Fellow, Development Foundation, Bangalore 2. August 2009 March 2010 Director, Center for Conservation Convergence, Tumkur University, Tumkur. 3. December 2008 May 2009: Director, Center for Educational and Social Studies (CESS), Bangalore. 4. June 2006 November 2008: Researcher, Centre for ecological sciences, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. 5. October 2003- May 2006: Junior research (Council for Industrial and scientific research) fellow in Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun and Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa. 6. January 2003- October 2003: Technical Assistant in Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. 7. January 2003- May 2006: Visiting student Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad. 8. July 1999 June 2000: Research Assistant, Biopsychology laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Mysore, Mysore. India. Education: Post Graduation (M Sc) in Zoology, with specialization on Evolutionary genetics of laboratory and wild populations of Drosophila at Department of Zoology, University of Mysore. India.

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July 2000 May 2002, 72%

Grade:

A+

Waiting for the award of Graduate (Ph D) degree in (Biogeography and patterns in diversity of selected endemic herpetofauna in Western Ghats of India) in Zoology from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa. Selected international Publications: 1. Vasudevan, K., Chaitra, M.S & Ramesh K. A., 2007. Pernicious descriptions of new frogs from the Western Ghats, India. Current Science, Vol. 92 (3), pp. 281-282. 2. Dutta, S.K., Vasudevan, K., Chaitra, M.S., Shanker, K.& Ramesh K. A., 2004. Jurassic frogs and the evolution of amphibian endemism in the Western Ghats. Current Science, Vol. 86 (1), pp. 211-216. 3. Chaitra, M.S., Vasudevan, K. & Shanker, K., 2004. The biodiversity bandwagon: the splitters have it. Current Science . 86 (7): 897-899. 4. Cooper, M.A., Chaitra, M.S. & Singh, M., 2004. The effect of dominance, reproductive state, and group size on body mass in bonnet macaques (Macaca radiata). International Journal of Primatology (available online from February 10, 2004). 5. Cooper, M.A., Chaitra, M.S. & Singh, M., 2003. The effect of dominance, reproductive state, and group size on body weight in bonnet macaques. American Journal of Primatology.. Vol 61. pp. 70. 6. Kumara, H.N & Chaitra, M.S., 2001. Uropeltid snakes and its predator. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society. Vol. 98, pp. 288-289. Reports submitted 1. Vasudevan, K. Aggarawal R.K., Shanker, K., and and M.S. Chaitra. (2005). An evaluation of the endemism of the amphibian
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assemblages

from

the

Western

Ghats

using

molecular

techniques. Final Technical Report. Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India, ii+38p. 2. Vasudevan, K., Singh, M., Singh, V.R., Chaitra, M. S., Naniwadekar, R. S., Deepak. V and Swapna, N (2006). Survey of biological diversity in Kudremukh forest complex, Karnataka. Final Survey report, Kudremukh Wildlife Division, Karkala574104. Karnataka, India. 3. Bhat, P.V.K., Chaitra, M.S., Desai. A, Parvati. N and Patil, R.L.M (2008). CESS report on education reforms: Final technical report submitted to government of solutions for of Karnataka meet based on reforms, on held the at recommendations implementable discussion immediately

Educational

Chowksi Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on 22nd, 23rd and 24th August 2008. Selected Papers presented: 1. Karanth, P and M. S. Chaitra, Gondwanan relicts of peninsular India:
Need to establish living Jurassic parks Out Of- India biotic dispersal, DST sponsored brainstorming session organized by Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, IIT Roorkee, 22 23 Novembers, 2008, INSA, New Delhi

2. M.S.

Chaitra,

Developing

model

guided

field

survey

for

conservation prioritization and biodiversity inventory using GIS and remote sensing data, Indo US workshop on Ecological forecasting. Organized by DST, Govt of India. 26th -29th October, 2007 at NCL Puna. 3. M.S. Chaitra, Molecular Phylogenetics and Paleontology: An emerging window to identify biogeographic patterns and processes. Brainstorming session on palaeontological research in

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India held at Jammu University, organized by DST, Govt of India. 9th -10th October, 2006. 4. M.S. Chaitra, Systematics and biogeography of Rhacophoridae: implications for conservation, Annual Research Seminar, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, December 2005. 5. M.S. Chaitra, Diversity of uropeltid snakes in the Western Ghats, Annual Research Seminar, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, December 2004. 6. M.S. Chaitra, Jurassic frogs and evolution of endemism in Western Ghats, Annual Research Seminar, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, December 2003. 7. R. K. Mishra and M.S. Chaitra, Cognitive deficits, Linguistic deficits and their casual relationship in reading attainment a constraint based approach, International Conference on Neurology, Language and Cognition, Institute for communicative and Cognitive Neurosciences, Cochin 2002. 8. R. K. Mishra and M.S. Chaitra, Genetic study of Language disorder- Critical analysis with reference to Dyslexia, National Seminar on Clinical Linguistics, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, February 2002. Papers in press 1. Chaitra, M.S. 2011. Understanding the idea of conflict and cooperation in Macaque society in Kannada cultural narrative. Possibility of revisiting tradition for conservation of environment. Expected to appear in an edited book from Cambridge University Press. 2. Chaitra, M.S.,
2011.

Idea

of

sustainable

development.

possibility of an alternative model in Indian knowledge tradition. Expected to appear in an edited book from Institute for Social and Economic Change, ISEC. Books:
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1. Currently editing a volume on synthesizing the heritage of development thinking in Indian tradition from ISEC along with Dr. R. S. Deshpande, Director, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) Other awards National eligibility test for lectureship (NET) by University Grants Commission Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt.of India December 2001 Junior Research Fellowship awarded by University Grants Commission Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt.of India June 2002. Best presentation award in the XVII Annual Research Seminar, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. December 2003. Dr. C. Seetharaman Award in recognition of the scientific merit and the significance of the work presented for preservation of life forms. WII, Dehradun, December 2003.

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