Balachandran N.

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Peer-reviewed journal articles

KATTGE J., BÖNISCH G., DÍAZ S., [et al.], MUNOZ F., RAEVEL V., AYYAPPAN N. and BALACHANDRAN N., 2020. TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access, Global Change Biology, 26 (1) : 119-118, DOI : 10.1111/gcb.14904. [Publisher link]
BALACHANDRAN N., DHATCHANAMOORTHY N. and GASTMANS W.F., 2019. Carallia borneensis Oliver (Family Rhizophoraceae) - a new record to India from Andaman Islands, Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 116 : 17-18, DOI : 10.17087/jbnhs/2019/v116/105941, Uploaded in HAL dt. 15.04.2019. [Publisher link]
RAMAN K., VIMALRAJ S., KRISHNAKUMAR B.M., BALACHANDRAN N. and TOMAR A., 2019. Range extension of the Gooty Tarantula Poecilotheria metallica (Araneae: Theraphosidae) in the Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India, Journal of Threatened Taxa, 11 (10) : 14373-14376, DOI :, Link in HAL: [Publisher link]
BALACHANDRAN N., RAJENDIRAN K. and GASTMANS W.F., 2018. Endemic plants of tropical dry evergreen forest, Southern India, Biodiversity Research and Conservation, 52 : 11-23, DOI : 10.2478/biorc-2018-0015.
BALACHANDRAN N. and [et al.], 2017. A new species of Tetrastigma (Vitaceae) from Tamil Nadu, southern India, Webbia : Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography, 72 (1) : 113-116, DOI : 10.1080/00837792.2017.1308110. [Publisher link]
PARGAL S., [et al.], BALACHANDRAN N., RÉJOU-MÉCHAIN M. and PÉLISSIER R., 2017. Inverting Aboveground Biomass–Canopy Texture Relationships in a Landscape of Forest Mosaic in the Western Ghats of India Using Very High Resolution Cartosat Imagery, Remote Sensing, 9 (3) : 228, DOI : 10.3390/rs9030228. [Publisher link]
DHATCHANAMOORTHY N., BALACHANDRAN N. and RAVIKUMAR K., 2017. Rediscovery and lectotypification of Lepidagathis diffusa (Acanthaceae), an endemic species from southern India, Rheedea, 27 (2) : 96-98, [Publisher link]
NAVYA R., KRISHNAKUMAR C., BALACHANDRAN N., ARAVAJY S. and ANUPAMA K., 2017. Resilience of the tropical dry evergreen forest in the human-impacted region of Coromandel Coast, India, Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany, 41 : 31-46.
RAEVEL V., AYYAPPAN N., BALACHANDRAN N., ARAVAJY S., BARATHAN N., RAMESH B.R. and MUNOZ F., 2017. Taxonomic and ecological database of trees of Western Ghats - TreeGhatsData [Data set], Zenodo, Version 1, DOI : [Publisher link]
PLOTON P., AYYAPPAN N., BALACHANDRAN N., BARATHAN N., PROISY C., RÉJOU-MÉCHAIN M., PÉLISSIER R. and [et al.], 2017. Toward a general tropical forest biomass prediction model from very high resolution optical satellite images, Remote Sensing of Environment, 200 : 140-153, DOI : [Publisher link]
BALACHANDRAN N. and RAJENDIRAN K., 2016. Cordia ramanujamii (Cordiaceae): new species from Tamil Nadu, India, Taiwania, 61 (2) : 74-77, DOI : 10.6165/tai.2016.61.74. [Publisher link]
BALACHANDRAN N. and RAJENDIRAN K., 2016. The taxonomic identity of Jasminum matthewii (Oleaceae), Rheedea, 26 (1) : 54-56. [Publisher link]
BALACHANDRAN N., RAVIKUMAR K. and DHATCHANAMOORTHY N., 2016. Two new plant records to Southern India, The Indian Forester, 142 (9) : 849-851. [Publisher link]
BALACHANDRAN N., DHATCHANAMOORTHY N. and RAJENDIRAN K., 2015. Interesting Plant Records from Tamil Nadu, Indian Journal of Forestry, 38 (4) : 339-342.
DHATCHANAMOORTHY N., SOOSAIRAJ S. and BALACHANDRAN N., 2015. Notes on the distribution of Crotalaria globosa Wight & Arn. - a rare and endemic legume in Tamil Nadu, Phytotaxonomy, 15 : 104-106.

Conference papers (published)

MATHEVET R., DESMOTS E., ANBARASAN P., BALACHANDRAN N., MUTHUSANKAR G., PROISY C., GHOSH S. and BAUTES N., 2019. Looking for Integrated Conservation and Development of the Coramandel Coastal Wetlands: The case Study of Kaluveli (Tamil Nadu, South India), Paper presented at the International Symposium on Advances in Coastal Research with Special Reference to Indo Pacific (AdCoRe IP-2019) from 17th-19th December 2019, Chennai, India, p. 156-157.
MUTHUSANKAR G., PROISY C., GHOSH S., MATHEVET R., BALACHANDRAN N., ANBARASAN P. and LAKSHUMANAN C., 2019. On the urgent vulnerability assessment of the Coromandel coast of India threatened by increasing and combined environmental and human pressures, Paper presented at the International Symposium on Advances in Coastal Research with Special Reference to Indo Pacific (AdCoRe IP-2019) from 17th-19th December 2019, Chennai, India, p. 92.

Theses / Dissertations / Habilitation

BALACHANDRAN N., 2017. Perspectives of Plant Diversity in Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest along the Coromandel Coast of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry [PhD Thesis], Department of Botany, Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Post Graduate Studies, Puducherry, 160 p., Advisor: K. Rajendiran.