Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 102 - Issue 08: 25 Apr, 2012
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1083

Editorial
Academic Science: Facing the Glare of Public Scrutiny
p. 1085 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Pharmacognostic standardization to diminish involuntary adulteration and substitution in Ayurvedic herbs
p. 1087 | Upadhye, Anuradha S.; Rajopadhye, Anagha A.; Kumbhalkar, Bhagyashri B.

English: the heartbeat of world science
p. 1087 | Kavitha, C.; Raj, S. Sushma

Potential of renewable energy in meeting future needs of electricity
p. 1088 | Narayanan, K. G.

Biodiversity regain in abandoned tea plantations
p. 1089 | Chetana, H. C.; Krishnan, Siddhartha; Ganesh, T.

A logical approach for worldwide carbon reduction
p. 1090 | Arceivala, Soli J.

The ‘living fossil’ shola plant community is under threat in upper Nilgiris
p. 1091 | Jose, Franklin Charles

Conservation of White-bellied Heron Ardea insignis (Hume, 1878) habitat in Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh, India
p. 1092 | Krishna, C. Murali; Ray, Parimal C.; Sarma, Kuladip; Kumar, Awadhesh

Research-friendly doctoral registration
p. 1093 | Biyani, A. K.

Meeting Report
Workshop on Social Networks (20–24 February 2012): a report
p. 1094 | Desikan, Shubashree

Opinion
Nuclear riddles: TINA and NIMBY
p. 1096 | Chokshi, Atul H.

Groundwater loss in India and an integrated climate solution
p. 1098 | Soni, Vikram

Scientific Correspondence
Resource availability for water supply to Bangalore City, Karnataka
p. 1102 | Hegde, G. V.; Subhash Chandra, K. C.

Brick pieces soaked in liquid culture medium – a new matrix for seed germination and plantlet development for orchid Flickingeria nodosa (Dalz.) Seidenf
p. 1104 | Nagananda, G. S.; Chandra, Nalini Satish; Kavyashree, R.

Impact of chilling injury on common fruit plants in the Doon Valley
p. 1107 | Rathore, A. C.; Raizada, A.; Prakash, J. Jaya; Sharda, V. N.

From data repositories to potential biomarkers: application to prostate cancer
p. 1111 | Patil, Arun H.; Deshmukh, Manjari; Singh, Neeraj K.; Srivastava, Roli; Swati, K. Satya; Verma, Mohit; Gupta, Saurabh; Veeresh, S.; Srivatsan, R.; Srinivasan, Subhashini

General Articles
Deforestation and forest degradation in India – implications for REDD
p. 1117 | Ravindranath, N. H.; Srivastava, Nalin; Murthy, Indu K.; Malaviya, Sumedha; Munsi, Madhushree; Sharma, Nitasha

Special Section: Forest Remote Sensing, Biodiversity and Climate
Can the distribution of sal (Shorea robusta Gaertn. f.) shift in the northeastern direction in India due to changing climate?
p. 1126 | Chitale, V. S.; Behera, M. D.

India’s plant diversity database at landscape level on geospatial platform: prospects and utility in today’s changing climate
p. 1136 | Roy, P. S.; Karnatak, Harish; Kushwaha, S. P. S.; Roy, A.; Saran, S.

Long-term ecological and biodiversity monitoring in the western Himalaya using satellite remote sensing
p. 1143 | Chawla, Amit; Yadav, Pawan K.; Uniyal, Sanjay K.; Kumar, Amit; Vats, Surender K.; Kumar, Sanjay; Ahuja, P. S.

Species distribution models: ecological explanation and prediction of an endemic and endangered plant species (Pterocarpus santalinus L.f.)
p. 1157 | Babar, Shilpa; Amarnath, Giriraj; Reddy, C. S.; Jentsch, Anke; Sudhakar, S.

Impact of land-use and land-cover changes on temperature trends over Western India
p. 1166 | Nayak, S.; Mandal, M.

Geospatial approach to identification of potential hotspots of land-use and land-cover change for biodiversity conservation
p. 1174 | Roy, A.; Srivastava, V. K.

Can biodiversity study benefit from information on the vertical structure of forests? Utility of LiDAR remote sensing
p. 1181 | Dees, Matthias; Straub, Christoph; Koch, Barbara

Research Communication
Morphometric control on glacier area changes in the Great Himalayan Range, Jammu and Kashmir, India
p. 1188 | Pandey, A. C.; Nathawat, M. S.; Ghosh, Swagata

The Younger Dryas cold event in NW Himalaya based on pollen record from the Chandra Tal area in Himachal Pradesh, India
p. 1193 | Rawat, Suman; Phadtare, N. R.; Sangode, S. J.

Distance-related thresholds and influence of the 2004 tsunami on damage and recovery patterns of coral reefs in the Nicobar Islands
p. 1199 | Patankar, Vardhan; D’Souza, Elrika; Kumaraguru, A. K.; Arthur, Rohan

Authigenic carbonates in the sediments of Goa offshore basin, western continental margin of India
p. 1205 | Kocherla, M.

Book Reviews
Biodiversity of Sikkim: Exploring and Conserving a Global Hotspot. M. L. Arrawatia and Sandeep Tambe (eds)
p. 1212 | Singh, J. S.

Health Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice. David F. Marks, Michael Murray, Brian Evans and Emee Vida Estacio
p. 1213 | Dwarakanath, Nalini

Nanoscale: Visualizing an Invisible World. Kenneth S. Deffeyes and Stephen E. Deffeyes
p. 1214 | Monto, Geethanjali

Paths of Innovators: In Science, Engi-neering and Technology (Volumes 1 and 2). R. Parthasarathy
p. 1215 | Prakash, Megha

Erratum
B. P. Radhakrishna (1918–2012)
p. 1215 | Srinivasan, R.

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Lower Atmospheric Wind Profiling (LAWP) Radar - Advanced Technologies from ISRO
p. 1216

Call for Concepts in the Areas on Nanobiotechnology Research - Ministry of Science and Technology
p. 1217

Institute of Chemical Technology
p. 1218

University of Hyderabad
p. 1219

Senior/Junior ARCI Fellowships - International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials
p. 1220

Nature collections
p. 1221

The BD Accuri C6 Personal Flow Cytometer
p. 1222

Invitation of Applications for JRF in the area of Geospatial Technologies - Indian Institute of Science
p. 1223

Junior Research Fellowship Positions Available - Centre with Potential for Excellence on Advanced Materials
p. 1223

Talented Young Scientists in Climate Science/Engineers - Earth System Science Organization
p. 1224

Project Associate Indian Institute of Technology
p. 1224

DST-sponsored National Facility for Culture Collection of Fungi
p. 1225

International Conference on Functional Oxides and New Carbon Materials
p. 1225

Summer Training for Life Science Students/Researchers
p. 1226

Bio-CARe
p. 1226

Training Programme on Insect and Mite Taxonomy - University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
p. 1227

Workshop on ‘Flow Cytometry’ - Madurai Kamaraj University
p. 1227

Junior Research Fellow - Department of Earth Sciences
p. 1228

Research Associate (RA) Position under BRNS, DAE, Funded Project
p. 1228

Scoping Workshop for Coordinated Canopy Project - Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Bangalore
p. 1229

Junior Research Fellow - Mangalore University
p. 1229

Research Associate for Sponsored Project - Centre for Fuel Cell Technology
p. 1229

Nominations invited for Prof. G. N. Ramachandran Gold Medal for Excellence in Biological Sciences and Technology – 2012
p. 1230

JRF Position in DAE-BRNS Project - Anna University, Chennai
p. 1230

JRF Position Available Immediately in BRNS (DAE) Sponsored Project - BITS, Pilani
p. 1230

Junior Research Fellow - Centre of Advanced Study in Geology
p. 1230

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