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Jahnavi Joshi

Senior Scientist
Email: jahnavi@ccmb.res.in
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Research Interests

Tropical forests are storehouses of biodiversity. Identifying the ecological and evolutionary drivers of these diversity patterns continues to be of interest to ecologists and evolutionary biologists. In Asian tropics, new species of animals and plants continue to be discovered. Our lab aims at
1) systematic documentation of tropical diversity in an integrative taxonomic approach,
2) identifying the underlying geological, evolutionary and ecological processes that govern the diversity patterns and
3) identify the processes that govern the assembly of species in these forests.

We integrate a diverse set of approaches, including molecular phylogeny, traditional specimen-based taxonomy, molecular systematics, phylogenetic comparative methods, and species distribution modeling. More details on the past and ongoing research are here

Selected Publications

Joshi J., & Edgecombe G. 2019. Evolutionary Biogeography of the centipede genus Ethmostigmus from Peninsular India: Testing an Ancient Vicariance Hypothesis for Old World Tropical Speciation. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 19: 41

Gaitonde N., Joshi J., & Kunte K. 2018. Exploring evolution of defense ensembles among Papilionidae butterflies Ecology and Evolution, 32: 601-611

Joshi J., Prakash A., & Kunte K. 2017. Evolutionary assembly of butterfly mimetic community in the Western Ghats, India American Naturalist, 189, E58-E76. Won the ASN Presidential Award 2018.

Joshi J., & Karanth P. 2013. Did southern Western Ghats of peninsular India serve as refugia for its endemic biota during the Cretaceous volcanism? Ecology and Evolution 3, 3275- 3282.

Joshi J., & Karanth P. 2011. Cretaceous-Tertiary diversification among select Scolopendrid centipedes of South India. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 60, 287-294.

Education & Experiance

P.G: Biodiversity ; MES Garware College, University of Pune, India. ; 2006
Ph.D: Centre for Ecological Sciences ; Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India ; 2012
Post.Doc:

Royal Society-SERB Newton International Fellow ; Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom. ; 2017-19

Campus Fellow ; National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India ; 2013-17

Research Associate ; Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, India & Research Fellow, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom. ; 2012-13

Publications

TitleJournalYear
The Out-of-India hypothesis: Evidence from an ancient centipede genus, Rhysida (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha) from the Oriental Region, and systematics of Indian species. Zoological Journal of Linnaean Society (Advance Articles). https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlz138 2020
Evolutionary Biogeography of the centipede genus Ethmostigmus from Peninsular India: Testing an Ancient Vicariance Hypothesis for Old World Tropical Speciation. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 19: 41. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-019-1367-6 2019
Molecular phylogeny and systematics of the centipede genus Ethmostigmus Pocock, 1898 (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha) from Peninsular India. Invertebrate Systematics, 32, 1316-1335. https://doi.org/10.1071/IS18030 2018
Exploring evolution of defense ensembles among Papilionidae butterflies Ecology and Evolution, 32: 601-611. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4426 2018
Evolutionary assembly of butterfly mimetic community in the Western Ghats, India American Naturalist, 189, E58-E76. doi/10.1086/690907 Won the ASN Presidential Award 2018 2017
Tracking the variability of phenotypic traits on a molecular phylogeny: an example from scolopendrid centipedes. Organisms, Diversity and Evolution, 7, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13127-017-0323-9 2017
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 2015
Did southern Western Ghats of peninsular India serve as refugia for its endemic biota during the Cretaceous volcanism? Ecology and Evolution 3, 3275-3282. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.603 2013
Revision of the scolopendrid centipede Digitipes Attems, 1930, from India: reconciling molecular and morphological estimates of species diversity. Zootaxa 3626, 099–145. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3626.1.5 2013
The coalescent approach in conjunction with niche modeling reveals cryptic diversity among centipedes in the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot of south India. PLoS ONE 7, e42225. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0042225 2012
Cretaceous-Tertiary diversification among select Scolopendrid centipedes of South India. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 60, 287-294. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.04.024 2011
Presence of two types of flowers with respect to nectar sugar in two gregariously flowering species. Journal of Bioscience 32, 769-774. DOI: 10.1007/s12038-007-0077-1 2007
Survey of vegetation at Chandoli National Park in Northern Western Ghats. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 31, 769-774. 2007
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Jahnavi Joshi

Senior Scientist

jahnavi@ccmb.res.in

Bharti Dharapuram

Postdoctoral Researcher

bhartidk@ccmb.res.in

Pooja Pawar

Junior Research Fellow

pawarpooja@ccmb.res.in