Jagdish Krishnaswamy

Dean - School of Environment and Sustainability | jkrishnaswamy at iihs dot ac dot in


1999   PhD, Environment, Graduate School, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, NC, USA

1999   MSc, Statistics and Decision Sciences, Duke University, NC, USA

1989   BTech, Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Mumbai




Countries: India, USA, Costa Rica, UK
States: Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Kerala, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Punjab
Cities: Bengaluru, New Delhi, Bhagalpur
Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil

As Dean – School of Environment and Sustainability (SES), Jagdish will lead the build-out of the School, providing the strategic direction and operational guidance needed to expand its academic footprint, research activities and network, practice portfolio, and capacity-building initiatives. Jagdish will also help develop the IIHS Kengeri campus and its environs as India’s first Urban Ecological Observatory and strengthen IIHS’s profile in Ecology and Conservation Science.


He is a field ecohydrologist and a landscape ecologist with research and teaching interests in applied statistics, environmental applications of remote sensing and GIS, ecosystem services, ecological restoration, river ecology and climate change.  He loves the challenge of understanding complex changes in the environment over time and space.  He was the Coordinating Lead Author of the Special IPCC Report on Climate Change and Land.


Jagdish moves to IIHS from the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bengaluru where he has been a faculty member for over 20 years – and collaborated with IIHS teams on multiple projects. He began his career at Development Alternatives, New Delhi where he worked in sustainability and environment. He has been a faculty member at the Wildlife Institute of India and has also been an affiliate teaching faculty at the National Centre for Biological Sciences-TIFR (NCBS-TIFR), Bengaluru where he has been involved with the Masters Programme in Wildlife Biology and Conservation since its inception.

Journal Publications

  • Ramakant Nayak, R., Krishnaswamy, J., Vaidyanathan, S., Chappell, N. A., & Singh Bhalla, R. (2023). Invasion of natural grasslands by exotic trees increases flood risks in mountainous landscapes in South India. Journal of Hydrology, Article 128944. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2022.128944
  • Das, D., Banerjee, S., Lehmkuhl, J., Krishnaswamy, J., & John, R. (2022). The influence of abiotic and spatial variables on woody and herbaceous species abundances in a woodland–grassland system in the Eastern Terai of India. Journal of Plant Ecology, 15(1), 155-167.
  • Kelkar, N., Arthur, R., Dey, S., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2022). Flood-pulse variability and climate change effects increase uncertainty in fish yields: Revisiting narratives of declining fish catches in India’s Ganga River. Hydrology, 9(4), Article 53. https://doi.org/10.3390/hydrology9040053
  • Jumani, S., Deitch, M. J., Valle, D., Machado, S., Lecours, V., Kaplan, D., Krishnaswamy, J., Howard, J. (2022). A new index to quantify longitudinal river fragmentation: Conservation and management implications. Ecological Indicators, 136, Article 108680. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2022.108680
  • Deshpande, K., Vanak, A. T., Devy, M. S., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2022). Forbidden fruits? ecosystem services from seed dispersal by fruit bats in the context of latent zoonotic risk. Oikos. https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.08359
  • Samad, I., Kelkar, N., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2021). Life at the borderline: Responses of Ganges river dolphins to dry-season flow regulation of river and canal habitats by the Farakka barrage. Aquatic Conservsation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3763
  • Deshpande, K., Kelkar, N., Krishnaswamy, J., & Sankaran, M. (2021). Stretching the habitat envelope: Insectivorous bat guilds can use rubber plantations, but need understorey vegetation and forest buffers. Frontiers in Conservation Science, 2, Article 751694. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcosc.2021.751694
  • Momblanch, A., Kelkar, N., Braulik, G., Krishnaswamy, J., & Holman, I. P. (2021). Exploring trade-offs between SDGs for Indus River Dolphin conservation and human water security in the regulated Beas River, India. Sustainability Science, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-021-01026-6
  • Rao, S., Krishnaswamy, J., & Bhalla, R. S. (2021). Linking flow alteration with fish assemblage structure in a river regulated by a small hydropower project in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India. River Research and Applications, 38(1), 138-151. https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.3882
  • Marathe, A., Priyadarsanan, D. R., Krishnaswamy, J., & Shanker, K. (2021). Gamma diversity and under-sampling together generate patterns in beta-diversity. Scientific reports, 11. Article 21420. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-99830-8
  • Krishnaswamy, J. (2021). Greening cities from within: Generating ecosystem services where we live. Urbanisation. https://doi.org/10.1177/24557471211047302
  • Manish, K., Øivind, H., Anne, S. D., Sumit Sen, Badiger, S., Krishnaswamy, J. (2021). Measuring precipitation in Eastern Himalaya: Ground validation of eleven satellite, model and gauge interpolated gridded products. Journal of Hydrology, Article 126252. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126252
  • Clark, B., DeFries, R., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2021). India’s commitments to increase tree and forest cover: Consequences for water supply and agriculture production within the central Indian highlands. Water, 13(7), Article 959. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13070959
  • Lapworth, D. J., Dochartaigh, B. Ó., Nair, T., O’Keeffe, J., Krishan, G., MacDonald, A. M., Khan, M., Kelkar, N., Choudhary, S., Krishnaswamy, J., & Jackson, C. R. (2021). Characterising groundwater-surface water connectivity in the lower Gandak catchment, a barrage regulated biodiversity hotspot in the mid-Gangetic basin. Journal of Hydrology, 594, Article 125923. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.125923
  • Marathe, A., Shanker, K., Krishnaswamy, J., & Priyadarsanan, D. R. (2021). Species and functional group composition of ant communities across an elevational gradient in the Eastern Himalaya. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, 24(4), 1244-1250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aspen.2021.08.009
  • Bawa, K. S., Sengupta, A., Chavan, V., Chellam, R., Ganesan, R., Krishnaswamy, J., Mathur, V. B., Nawn, N., Olsson, S. B., Pandit, N., Quader, S., Rajagopal, P., Ramakrishnan, U., Ravikanth, G., Sankaran, M., Shankar, D., Seidler, R., Shaanker, R. U., & Vanak, A. T. (2021). Securing biodiversity, securing our future: A national Mission on biodiversity and human well-being for India. Biological Conservation, 253, Article 108867. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108867
  • Pinto, N., Vaidyanathan, S., Varughese, S., Krishnaswamy, J., Massar, B., & Haokip, J. V. (2021). Establishment of community-led fish conservation zones in Meghalaya and Manipur, India. Oryx, 55(4), 493-494. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0030605321000338
  • Jumani, S., Deitch, M. J., Kaplan, D., Anderson, E. P., Krishnaswamy, J., Lecours, V., & Whiles, M. R. (2020). River fragmentation and flow alteration metrics: a review of methods and directions for future research. Environmental Research Letters, 15, Article 123009. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abcb37
  • Athreya, V., Isvaran, K., Odden, M., Linnell, J. D., Kshettry, A., Krishnaswamy, J., & Karanth, U. K. (2020). The impact of leopards (Panthera pardus) on livestock losses and human injuries in a human-use landscape in Maharashtra, India. PeerJ, 8, Article e8405. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.8405
  • Jayadevan, A., Nayak, R., Karanth, K. K., Krishnaswamy, J., DeFries, R., Karanth, K. U., & Vaidyanathan, S. (2020). Navigating paved paradise: Evaluating landscape permeability to movement for large mammals in two conservation priority landscapes in India. Biological Conservation, 247, Article 108613. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108613
  • Atkore, V., Kelkar, N., Badiger, S., Shanker, K., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2020). Multiscale Investigation of Water Chemistry Effects on Fish Guild Species Richness in Regulated and Unregulated Rivers of India’s Western Ghats: Implications for Restoration. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 149(3), 298-319. https://doi.org/10.1002/tafs.10230
  • Marathe, A., Priyadarshan, D. R., Krishnaswamy, J., & Shanker, K. (2020). Spatial and climatic variables independently drive elevational gradients in ant species richness in the Eastern Himalaya. PLOS ONE, 15(1), Article e0227628. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227628
  • Bawa, K. S., Nawn, N., Chellam, R., Krishnaswamy, J., Mathur, V., Olsson, S. B., Pandit, N., Rajagopal, P., Sankaran, M., Shaanker, R. U., Shankar, D., Ramakrishnan, U., Vanak, A. T., & Quader, S. (2020). Opinion: Envisioning a biodiversity science for sustaining human well-being. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(42), 25951-25955. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2018436117
  • Nayak, R., Krishnaswamy, J., Vaidyanathan, S., Chappell, N., Kesavan, K., Ghatwai, P., & Bhalla, R. S. (2020). Exotic Plantations Increase Risks of Flooding in Mountainous Landscapes. Earth and Space Science Open Archive. https://doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10503675.2
  • Sebastian, D. E., Ganguly, S., Krishnaswamy, J., Duffy, K., Nemani, R., & Ghosh, S. (2019). Multi-scale association between vegetation growth and climate in India: a wavelet analysis approach. Remote Sensing, 11(22), Article 2703. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11222703
  • Dey, M., Krishnaswamy, J., Morisaka, T., & Kelkar, N. (2019). Interacting effects of vessel noise and shallow river depth elevate metabolic stress in Ganges river dolphins. Scientific reports, 9, Article 15426. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-51664-1
  • Jumani, S., Rao, S., Kelkar, N., Machado, S., Krishnaswamy, J., & Vaidyanathan, S. (2018). Fish community responses to stream flow alterations and habitat modifications by small hydropower projects in the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot, India. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 28(4), 979-993. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2904
  • Hamel, P., Riveros‐Iregui, D., Ballari, D., Browning, T., Célleri, R., Chandler, D., Chun, K. P., Destouni, G., Jacobs, S., Jasechko, S., Johnson, M., Krishnaswamy, J., Poca, M., Vieira Pompeu, P., & Rocha, H. (2018). Watershed services in the humid tropics: Opportunities from recent advances in ecohydrology. Ecohydrology, 11(3), Article e1921. https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.1921
  • Hill, M. J., Hassall, C., Oertli, B., Fahrig, L., Robson, B. J., Biggs, J., Samways, M. J., Usio, N., Takamura, N., Krishnaswamy, J., & Wood, P. J. (2018). New policy directions for global pond conservation. Conservation Letters, 11(5), Article e12447. https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12447
  • Krishnaswamy, J., Kelkar, N., & Birkel, C. (2018). Positive and neutral effects of forest cover on dry‐season stream flow in Costa Rica identified from Bayesian regression models with informative prior distributions. Hydrological Processes, 32(24), 3604-3614. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.13288
  • Singh, C., Daron, J., Bazaz, A., Ziervogel, G., Spear, D., Krishnaswamy, J., Zaroug, M, & Kituyi, E. (2018). The utility of weather and climate information for adaptation decision-making: current uses and future prospects in Africa and India. Climate and Development, 10(5), 389-405. https://doi.org/10.1080/17565529.2017.1318744
  • Agarwal, S., Marathe, A., Ghate, R., Krishnaswamy, J., & Nagendra, H. (2017). Forest protection in Central India: do differences in monitoring by state and local institutions result in diverse social and ecological impacts?. Biodiversity and Conservation, 26(9), 2047-2066. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-017-1344-6
  • Chappell, N. A., Jones, T. D., Tych, W., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2017). Role of rainstorm intensity underestimated by data-derived flood models: Emerging global evidence from subsurface-dominated watersheds. Environmental Modelling & Software, 88, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.10.009
  • Atkore, V., Kelkar, N., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2017). Assessing the recovery of fish assemblages downstream of hydrological barriers in India’s Western Ghats. River Research and Applications, 33(7), 1026-1035. https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.3163
  • Clark, B., DeFries, R., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2016). Intra-annual dynamics of water stress in the central Indian Highlands from 2002 to 2012. Regional Environmental Change
  • Vanak, A. T., Kulkarni, A., Gode, A., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2016). Extent and status of semiarid savanna grasslands in Peninsular India. ENVIS Bulletin on Ecology and Management of Grassland Habitats in India, 17, 192-201.
  • Atkore, V., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2016). Exploring freshwater science. Resonance, 21(11), 997-1006. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12045-016-0410-9
  • Athreya, V., Odden, M., Linnell, J. D., Krishnaswamy, J., & Karanth, K. U. (2016). A cat among the dogs: leopard Panthera pardus diet in a human-dominated landscape in western Maharashtra, India. Oryx, 50(1), 156-162.  https://doi.org/10.1017/S0030605314000106
  • Varma, V., Ratnam, J., Viswanathan, V., Osuri, A. M., Jacobus C. Biesmeijer,  Madhusudan, M.D., Sankaran, M., Krishnadas, M., Barua, D., Budruk, M., Isvaran, K., Jayapal, R., Joshi, J., Krithi K. Karanth, Krishnaswamy, J., Kumar, R., Mukherjee, S., Nagendra, H., Niphadkar, M., Owen, N., Page, N., Soumya Prasad,  Suhel Quader, Nandini, R., Robin, V.V., Steven M. Sait, Manzoor A. Shah, Somanathan, H., Srinivasan, U., Sundaram, B. (2015). Perceptions of priority issues in the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems in India. Biological Conservation. 187, 201-2011. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2015.04.031
  • Atkore, V. M., Knight, J. M., Devi, K. R., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2015). A New Species of Pethia from the Western Ghats, India (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Copeia, 103(2), 290-296. https://doi.org/10.1643/OT-12-172
  • Varma, V., Ratnam, J., Viswanathan, V., Osuri, A. M., Biesmeijer, J. C., Madhusudan, M. D., Sankaran, M., Krishnadas, M., Barua, D., Budruk, M., Isvaran, K., Jayapal, R., Joshi, J., Karanth, K. K. and Krishnaswamy, J., Kumar, R., Mukherjee, S., Nagendra, H. (2015). Perceptions of priority issues in the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems in India. Biological Conservation, 187, 201-211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2015.04.031
  • Krishnaswamy, J., Vaidyanathan, S., Rajagopalan, B., Bonell, M., Sankaran, M., Bhalla, R. S., & Badiger, S. (2015). Non-stationary and non-linear influence of ENSO and Indian Ocean Dipole on the variability of Indian monsoon rainfall and extreme rain events. Climate Dynamics, 45(1-2), 175-184. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-014-2288-0
  • Sundaram, B., Hiremath, A. J., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2015). Factors influencing the local scale colonisation and change in density of a widespread invasive plant species, Lantana camara, in South India. NeoBiota, 25, 27-46. https://doi.org/10.3897/neobiota.25.8354
  • Krishnaswamy, J., John, R., & Joseph, S. (2014). Consistent response of vegetation dynamics to recent climate change in tropical mountain regions. Global Change Biology, 20(1), 203-215. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.12362
  • Nayak, R. R., Vaidyanathan, S., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2014). Fire and grazing modify grass community response to environmental determinants in savannas: Implications for sustainable use. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 185, 1, 197-207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2014.01.002
  • Athreya, V., Odden, M., Linnell, J. D., Krishnaswamy, J., & Karanth, U. (2013). Big cats in our backyards: persistence of large carnivores in a human dominated landscape in India. PLOS ONE, 8(3), Article e57872. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0057872
  • Krishnaswamy, J., Bonell, M., Venkatesh, B., Purandara, B. K., Rakesh, K. N., Lele, S., Kirna, M. C., Reddy, V., & Badiger, S. (2013). The groundwater recharge response and hydrologic services of tropical humid forest ecosystems to use and reforestation: Support for the infiltration-evapotranspiration trade-off hypothesis. Journal of Hydrology, 498, 191-209. https://doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.06.034
  • Vira, B., Adams, B., Agarwal, C., Badiger, S., Hope, R. A., Krishnaswamy, J. & Kumar, C. (2012). Negotiating trade-offs: making informed choices for ecosystem services. Economic and Political Weekly, 47(9), 67-75.
  • Laurance, W.,F, Useche, D.C., Rendeiro, J., Kalka, M., Bradshaw, C.J., Sloan, S.P., Laurance, S.G., Campbell, M., Abernethy, K., Alvarez, P., Arroyo-Rodriguez, V., Ashton, P., Benítez-Malvido, J., Blom, A., Bobo, K.S., Cannon, C.H., Cao, M., Carroll, R., Chapman, C., Coates, R., Cords, M., Danielsen, F., De Dijn, B., Dinerstein, E., Donnelly, M.A., Edwards, D., Edwards, F., Farwig, N., Fashing, P., Forget, P.M., Foster, M., Gale, G., Harris, D., Harrison, R., Hart, J., Karpanty, S., Kress, W.J., Krishnaswamy, J. (2012). Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas. Nature, 489(7415), 290-294. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature11318
  • Krishnaswamy, J., Bonell, M., Venkatesh, B., Purandara, B. K., Lele, S., Kiran, M. C. & Rakesh, K. N. (2012). The rain–runoff response of tropical humid forest ecosystems to use and reforestation in the Western Ghats of India. Journal of Hydrology, 472, 216-237. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.09.016
  • Sandeep, K., Shankar, R., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2011). Assessment of suspended particulate pollution in the Bhadra River catchment, Southern India: An environmental magnetic approach. Environmental Earth Sciences, 62(3), 625-637. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-010-0552-0
  • Bonell, M., Purandara, B. K., Venkatesh, B., Krishnaswamy, J., Acharya, H. A. K., Singh, U. V., Jayakumar, R., & Chappell, N. (2010). The impact of forest use and reforestation on soil hydraulic conductivity in the Western Ghats of India: Implications for surface and sub-surface hydrology. Journal of Hydrology, 391(1-2), 47-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.07.004
  • Vaidyanathan, S., Krishnaswamy, J., Kumar, N. S., Dhanwatey, H., Dhanwatey, P., & Karanth, K. U. (2010). Patterns of tropical forest dynamics and human impacts: Views from above and below the canopy. Biological conservation, 143(12), 2881-2890. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2010.04.027
  • Ranganathan, J., Krishnaswamy, J., & Anand, M. O. (2010). Landscape-level effects on avifauna within tropical agriculture in the Western Ghats: Insights for management and conservation. Biological Conservation, 143(12), 2909-2917. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2010.04.018
  • Anand, M. O., Krishnaswamy, J., Kumar, A., & Bali, A. (2010). Sustaining biodiversity conservation in human-modified landscapes in the Western Ghats: remnant forests matter. Biological Conservation, 143(10), 2363-2374. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2010.01.013
  • Kelkar, N., Krishnaswamy, J., Choudhary, S., & Sutaria, D. (2010). Coexistence of fisheries with river dolphin conservation. Conservation Biology24(4), 1130-1140. 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2010.01467
  • Krishnaswamy, J., Bawa, K. S., Ganeshaiah, K. N., & Kiran, M. C. (2009). Quantifying and mapping biodiversity and ecosystem services: Utility of a multi-season NDVI based Mahalanobis distance surrogate. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113(4), 857-867. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2008.12.011
  • Krishna, Y. C., Clyne, P. J., Krishnaswamy, J., & Kumar, N. S. (2009). Distributional and ecological review of the four horned antelope, Tetracerus quadricornis. Mammalia, 73(1), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1515/MAMM.2009.003
  • Anand, M. O., Krishnaswamy, J., & Das, A. (2008). Proximity to forests drives bird conservation value of coffee plantations: Implications for certification. Ecological Applications, 18(7), 1754-1763. https://doi.org/10.1890/07-1545.1
  • Krishna, Y. C., Krishnaswamy, J., & Kumar, N. S. (2008). Habitat factors affecting site occupancy and relative abundance of four‐horned antelope. Journal of Zoology, 276(1), 63-70. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7998.2008.00470.
  • Mehta, V. K., Sullivan, P. J., Walter, M. T., Krishnaswamy, J., & DeGloria, S. D. (2008). Ecosystem impacts of disturbance in a dry tropical forest in southern India. Ecohydrology: Ecosystems, Land and Water Process Interactions, Ecohydrogeomorphology, 1(2), 149-160. https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.14
  • Mehta, V. K., Sullivan, P. J., Walter, M. T., Krishnaswamy, J., & DeGloria, S. D. (2008). Impacts of disturbance on soil properties in a dry tropical forest in Southern India. Ecohydrology: Ecosystems, Land and Water Process Interactions, Ecohydrogeomorphology, 1(2), 161-175. https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.15
  • Bali, A., Kumar, A., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2007). The mammalian communities in coffee plantations around a protected area in the Western Ghats, India. Biological conservation, 139(1-2), 93-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2007.06.017
  • Das, A., Krishnaswamy, J., Bawa, K. S., Kiran, M. C., Srinivas, V., Kumar, N. S., & Karanth, K. U. (2006). Prioritisation of conservation areas in the Western Ghats, India. Biological conservation, 133(1), 16-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2006.05.023
  • Krishnaswamy, J., Bunyan, M., Mehta, V. K., Jain, N., & Karanth, K. U. (2006). Impact of iron ore mining on suspended sediment response in a tropical catchment in Kudremukh, Western Ghats, India. Forest Ecology and Management, 224(1-2), 187-198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2005.12.018
  • Prasad, S., Krishnaswamy, J., Chellam, R., & Goyal, S. P. (2006). Ruminant-mediated seed dispersal of an economically valuable tree in Indian dry forests. Biotropica, 38(5), 679-682. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7429.2006.00182.x
  • Krishnaswamy, J., Kiran, M. C., & Ganeshaiah, K. N. (2004). Tree model based eco-climatic vegetation classification and fuzzy mapping in diverse tropical deciduous ecosystems using multi-season NDVI. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 25(6), 1185-1205. https://doi.org/10.1080/0143116031000149989
  • Prasad, S., Chellam, R., Krishnaswamy, J., & Goyal, S. P. (2004). Frugivory of phyllanthus emblica at Rajaji National park, northwest India. Current Science, 87(9), 1188-1190.
  • Krishnaswamy, J., & Richter, D. D. (2002). Properties of advanced weathering‐stage soils in tropical forests and pastures. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 66(1), 244-253. https://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2002.2440
  • Krishnaswamy, J., Richter, D. D., Halpin, P. N., & Hofmockel, M. S. (2001). Spatial patterns of suspended sediment yields in a humid tropical watershed in Costa Rica. Hydrological Processes, 15(12), 2237-2257. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.230
  • Krishnaswamy, J., Halpin, P. N., & Richter, D. D. (2001). Dynamics of sediment discharge in relation to land-use and hydro-climatology in a humid tropical watershed in Costa Rica. Journal of Hydrology, 253(1-4), 91-109. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-1694(01)00474-7
  • Krishnaswamy, J., Lavine, M., Richter, D. D., & Korfmacher, K. (2000). Dynamic modeling of long-term sedimentation in the Yadkin River basin. Advances in Water Resources, 23(8), 881-892. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0309-1708(00)00013-0


  • Kumar, N. S., Karanth, K.U., Nichols, J. D., Vaidyanathan, S., Gardner, B., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2020). Spatial dynamics and ecology of large ungulate populations in tropical forests of India. Springer.
  • Reddy, G. V., Karanth, K. U., Kumar, N. S., Krishnaswamy, J., & Karanth, K. K. (2016). Recovering biodiversity in Indian forests. Springer.
  • Daniels, R. J. R., & Krishnaswamy J. (2009). Environmental studies. Wiley.

Books Chapters

  • Hurlbert, M., Krishnaswamy, J., Davin, E., Johnson, F. X., Mena, C.F., Morton, J., Myeong, S., Viner, D., Warner, K., Wreford, A., Zakieldeen, S., Zommers, Z., Bailis, R., Baptiste, B., Bowman, K., Byers, E., Calvin, K., Diaz-Chavez, R., Evans, J., … Warner, A. (2019). Risk management and decision making in relation to sustainable development. In Climate change and land: An IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems (pp. 673-800). IPCC.
  • Arneth, A., Barbosa, H., Benton, T., Calvin, K., Eduardo, C., Connors, S., Cowie, A., Davin, E., Denton, F., Van Diemen, R., Driouech, F., Elbehri, A., Evans, J., Ferrat, M., Harold, J., Haughey, E., Herrero, M., House, J., Howden, M., … Zommers, Z. (2019). Summary for Policymakers. In Climate change and land: An IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. IPCC.
  • Lele, S., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2019). Climate change and India’s forests. In N. K. Dubash (Ed.), India in a warming world: Integrating climate change and development (pp. 478-497). Oxford University Press. Badrinarayanan, S., Krishnaswamy, J.,  Lele, S., & Chandrashekara, K. (2001). Consequences of forest conversion to coffee plantation on litter beetle and ant communities. In K. N. Ganeshaiah, R. U. Shaanker, & K. S. Bawa, (Eds.), Proceedings of international conference on tropical ecosystems: Structure, diversity and human welfare (pp. 162-163). Oxford-IBH Publishing.
  • Krishnaswamy, J., Kelkar, N., Aravind, N. A., & Vaidyanathan, S. (2018). Climate change impacts on aquatic biodiversity. In J. R. Bhatt, A. Das, & Shanker, K (Eds.), Biodiversity and climate change: An Indian perspective (pp. 163-190). Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.
  • Krishnaswamy, J., Kumar, M., Kelkar, N., Nair, T., & Atkore, V. (2017). Moving from requiem to revival: India’s rivers and riverine ecosystems. In A. J. Hiremath, N. D. Rai & A. Siddhartha (Eds.), Transcending boundaries: Reflecting on twenty years of action and research at ATREE (pp. 94-103). Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment.
  • Reddy, G. V., Karanth, K. U., Kumar, N. S., Krishnaswamy, J., & Karanth, K. K. (2016). Role of wildlife protected areas in India. In G. V. Reddy, K. U. Karanth, N. S. Kumar, & J. Krishnaswamy, K. K Karanth (Eds.), Recovering biodiversity in Indian forests (pp. 1-11). Springer.
  • Reddy, G. V., Karanth, K. U., Kumar, N. S., Krishnaswamy, J., & Karanth, K. K. (2016). Study species, habitats and hypotheses. In G. V. Reddy, K. U. Karanth, N. S. Kumar, & J. Krishnaswamy, K. K Karanth (Eds.), Recovering biodiversity in Indian forests (pp. 13-21). Springer.
  • Reddy, G. V., Karanth, K. U., Kumar, N. S., Krishnaswamy, J., & Karanth, K. K. (2016). Survey design, field and analytical methods. In G. V. Reddy, K. U. Karanth, N. S. Kumar, & J. Krishnaswamy, K. K Karanth (Eds.), Recovering biodiversity in Indian forests (pp. 23-41). Springer.
  • Reddy, G. V., Karanth, K. U., Kumar, N. S., Krishnaswamy, J., & Karanth, K. K. (2016). Results and findings. In G. V. Reddy, K. U. Karanth, N. S. Kumar, & J. Krishnaswamy, K. K Karanth (Eds.), Recovering biodiversity in Indian forests (pp. 43-84). Springer.
  • Reddy, G. V., Karanth, K. U., Kumar, N. S., Krishnaswamy, J., & Karanth, K. K. (2016). Synthesis, discussion and conclusions. In G. V. Reddy, K. U. Karanth, N. S. Kumar, & J. Krishnaswamy, K. K Karanth (Eds.), Recovering biodiversity in Indian forests (pp. 85-91). Springer.
  • Vanak, A. T., Kulkarni, A., Gode, A., Sheth, C., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2016). Extent and status of semiarid savanna grasslands in Peninsular India. In G. S. Rawat & B. S. Adhikari (Eds.), ENVIS bulletin on ecology and management of grassland habitats in India (pp. 192-201). Wildlife Institute of India.
  • Krishnaswamy J. (2016). Forest management and water in India. In P. A. Garcia-Chevesich, D. G. Neary, D. F. Scott, R. G. Benyon, T. Reyna (Eds.), Forest management and the impact on water resources: A review of 12 nations, IHP – VIII, technical document (pp.  87-104). UNESCO.
  • Kelkar, N., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2014). Restoring the Ganga for its fauna and fisheries. In M. D. Madhusudan, M. Rangarajan, & G. Shahabuddin (Eds.) Nature without Borders (pp. 58-77). Orient BlackSwan.
  • Krishnaswamy, J. (2013). Assessing canopy processes at large landscape scales in the Western Ghats using remote sensing. In M. Lowman, S. Devy &  T. Ganesh (Eds.), Treetops at risk: Challenges of global canopy ecology and conservation (pp 289-294). Springer.

Technical Reports

  • Gallardo, L., Hamdi, R., Islam, A. K. M. S., Klaus, I., Klimont, Z., Krishnaswamy, J., Pinto, I., Otto, F., Raghavan, K., Revi, A., Sörensson, A. A., & Szopa, S. (2022). What the latest physical science of climate change means for cities and urban areas. Indian Institute for Human Settlements. https://doi.org/10.24943/SUPSV108.2022
  • Adelekan, I., Cartwright, A., Chow, W., Colenbrander, S., Dawson, R., Garschagen, M., Haasnoot, M., Hashizume, M., Klaus, I., Krishnaswamy, J., Lemos, M. F., Ley, D., McPhearson, T., Pelling, M., Kodira, P. P., Revi, A., Sara, L. M., Simpson, N. P., Singh, C., … Trisos, C. (2022). What the latest science on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability means for cities and urban areas. Indian Institute for Human Settlements. https://doi.org/10.24943/SUPSV209.2022
  • Babiker, M., Bazaz, A., Bertoldi, P., Creutzig, F., De Coninck, H., De Kleijne, K., Dhakal, S., Haldar, S., Jiang, K., Kılkış, Ş., Klaus, I., Krishnaswamy, J., Lwasa, S., Niamir, L., Pathak, M., Pereira, J. P., Revi, A., Roy, J., Seto, K. C., … Ürge-Vorsatz, D. (2022). What the latest science on climate change mitigation means for cities and urban areas. Indian Institute for Human Settlements. https://doi.org/10.24943/SUPSV310.2022
  • Revi, A., Roberts, D., Klaus, I., Bazaz, A., Krishnaswamy, J., Singh, C., Eichel, A., Kodira, P. P., Seth, S., Adelekan, I., Babiker, M., Bertoldi, P., Cartwright, A., Chow, W., Colenbrander, S., Creutzig, F., Dawson, R., De Coninck, H., De Kleijne, K., … Ürge-Vorsatz, D. (2022). The summary for urban policymakers of the IPCC’s sixth assessment report. Indian Institute for Human Settlements. https://doi.org/10.24943/SUPSV511.2022
  • Bharucha, Z. P., Chattopadhyay, R., Bhave, A., Green, M., & Krishnaswamy, J. (2019). Stakeholder engagement in hydro-climatic services in India: Report of pump priming project. India-UK Water Centre, Wallingford, UK and, Pune, India. https://iukwc.org/sites/default/files/images/UK-I%20A4%20Gen_Report_Bharucha%20Report%20EB%20v0.6.pdf

Popular Articles

  • Krishnaswamy, J. (2020, February 24-28). Forest hydrology and water quality. In Science and art of river rejuvenation through forestry [Symposium]. Namami Gange, National Mission for Clean Ganga, Government of India. Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal.
  • Krishnaswamy, J. (2019, November 23). Hydrological and ecosystem dynamics of Cauvery [Conference session]. National seminar on Interrogating Cauvery Calling: Issues of Ecologies, Cultures and Livelihoods. ESG India, Bangalore.
  • Krishnaswamy, J. (2019, December 15). Why does the river need to flow from the mountains to the sea? [Video], Science Gallery, Bengaluru. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5Adb4k6I0E
  • Dochartaigh, B., MacDonald, A., Christopher, J.,  Krishnaswamy, J., Chaudhary, S., Nair, T., O’Keeffe, J.,  Varma, G., Khan, M., & Krishan, G. (2019, 23-27 September).  Groundwater recharge sources in the Gandak alluvial aquifer, NE India : How important is leakage from irrigation canals? [Poster presentation]. 46th IAH Congress, Malaga, Spain.
  • Krishnaswamy, J. (2018, September 28). Winds of change.125th anniversary summit of the United Planters’ Association of Southern India (UPASI), Coonoor.
  • Krishnaswamy, J. (2018, October 9-10). Climate and global change in the Himalayas: An ecological perspective [Conference session]. Third International conference on Mountains in the Changing World, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Krishnaswamy, J. (2018, October 21). Natural events, national disasters [Conference session]. Madras Institute of Developmental Studies, Chennai.
  • Krishnaswamy, J. (2018, November 24-26). Can India rejuvenate Ganga? [Conference session].  India Rivers Week, New Delhi.
  • Krishnaswamy, J. (2017, September 25-28). Biogeography of India’s rivers [Conference session]. International Biogeography Society Conference, Bangalore.
  • Krishnaswamy, J. (2016, March 9). Ecosystem responses to global change: Insights from the Indian Experience [Conference session]. Lecture on Dynamic response of Indian Monsoon and high-intensity rain events to ENSO and Indian Ocean Dipole, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
  • Krishnaswamy, J. (2016, June 5-9). Ecohydrology in the anthropocene: Challenges and opportunities in India [Conference session]. AGU Chapman Conference on Emerging Issues in Tropical Ecohydrology, Cuenca, Ecuador. https://chapman.agu.org/ecohydrology/invited-speakers
  • Krishnaswamy, J., & Vaidyanathan, S.  (2015, December 14-18). La Nina and Indian ocean dipole influence on distribution of daily rain intensities in India [Conference session]. American Geophysical Union, California, San Francisco.
  • Krishnaswamy, J. (2015, August 21). Effects of land cover and land use on hydrologic services in the Western Ghats of India [Conference session]. Sirsi College of Forestry, Sirsi.
  • Krishnaswamy, J. (2015, November, 4). Water from the Woods: Linking hydrologic functions to biodiversity and land use across space and time [Conference session]. International Conference on Water Resource Management in the Eastern Himalayan Region. Shillong.
  • Krishnaswamy, J. (2013, January 4-8). Bayes by the Bay – A Pedagogical Workshop on Bayesian Methods in Science, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 50th Year Celebration, Pondicherry. https://www.imsc.res.in/~bayesmeeting/schedule.html