Scientific Production

Scientific Production


The list below contains the scientific production of the French Institute of Pondicherry from 2009 onwards. It includes books, edited books, CD-ROMs, maps, book chapters, articles, published conference papers, theses, reports, working papers, awards and other miscellaneous publications.

For publications brought out under the imprint of the IFP and available for sale, please visit the Bookstore page. For the IFP’s scientific production deposited in the HAL-SHS open archive see the IFP's HAL-SHS page.


Book chapters

SUBBARAYALU Y., 2013. A Reassessment of Krishnadevaraya’s Achievements, In: Verghese A. (ed), Krishnadevaraya and His Times, The K R Cama Oriental Institute, Mumbai, p. 19-28.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

ALLOUIS T., DURRIEU S., VEGA C. and COUTERON P., 2013. Stem Volume and above-ground biomass estimation of individual pine trees from LiDAR data: Contribution of full-waveform signals, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 6 (2) : 924-934, DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2012.2211863. [Publisher link]
ANTIN C., PÉLISSIER R., VINCENT G. and COUTERON P., 2013. Crown allometries are less responsive than stem allometry to tree size and habitat variations in an Indian monsoon forest, Trees - Structure and Function, 27 (5) : 1485-1495, DOI: 10.1007/s00468-013-0896-7. [Publisher link]
BONHOMME V., FRELAT R. and GAUCHEREL C., 2013. Application of elliptical Fourier analysis to watershed boundaries: a case study in Haiti, Géomorphologie : relief, processus, environnement [Online], 1 : 17-26, DOI: 10.4000/geomorphologie.10100. [Publisher link]
BONHOMME V., PRASAD S. and GAUCHEREL C., 2013. Intraspecific variability of pollen morphology as revealed by elliptic Fourier analysis, Plant Systematics and Evolution, 299 (5) : 811-816, DOI: 10.1007/s00606-013-0762-5. [Publisher link]
DE HEERING A., 2013. Oral history and Dalit testimonies : from the ordeal to speak to the necessity, South Asian Research, 33 (1) : 39-55. [Publisher link]
DELOCHE J., 2013. Water supply systems of the Senji (Gingee) fort in the Tamil country (16th-19th century), Indian Journal of History of Science, 48 (2) : 207-217.
FARDIN H.F., HOLLÉ A., GAUTIER E. and HAURY J., 2013. Wastewater management techniques from ancient civilizations to modern ages: examples from South Asia, Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 13 (3) : 719-726. [Publisher link]
GANESAN T., 2013. Srikantha : the forerunner for later Saivasiddhanta authors, Dhimahi : Journal of Chinmaya International Foundation Shodha Sansthan, 4 : 148-155.
GANESAN T., 2013. Place of Yoga in Saiva ritual system, Dhimahi : Journal of Chinmaya International Foundation Shodha Sansthan, 4 : 148-155.
GRITTI E.S., GAUCHEREL C., CRESPO-PEREZ M.V. and CHUINE I., 2013. How can model comparison help improving species distribution models?, PLoS ONE, 8 (7) : DOI: 10.1093/treephys/tpr101. [Publisher link]
GUÉRIN I., SANTHOSH KUMAR and AGIER I., 2013. Women's empowerment: power to act or power over other women? Lessons from Indian microfinance, Oxford Development Studies, 41 : S76-S94, DOI: 10.1080/13600818.2013.781147, Supplement 1. [Publisher link]
GUÉRIN I., D’ESPALLIER B. and VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G., 2013. Debt in rural South India: fragmentation, social regulation and discrimination, Journal of Development Studies, 49 (9) : 1155-1171, DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2012.720365. [Publisher link]
GUÉRIN I., 2013. Bonded Labour, Agrarian Changes and Capitalism: Emerging Patterns in South India, Journal of Agrarian Change, 13 (3) : 405–423.
IBANEZ T., BORGNIET L., MANGEAS M., GAUCHEREL C., GÉRAUX H. and HÉLY C., 2013. Rainforest and savanna landscape dynamics in New Caledonia: Towards a mosaic of stable rainforest and savanna states?, Austral Ecology, 38 (1) : 33-45, DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2012.02369.x. [Publisher link]
IBANEZ T., HÉLY C. and GAUCHEREL C., 2013. Sharp transitions in microclimatic conditions between savanna and forest in New Caledonia: Insights into the vulnerability of forest edges to fire, Austral Ecology, 38 (6) : 680-687, DOI: 10.1111/aec.12015. [Publisher link]
IBANEZ T., MUNZINGER J., GAUCHEREL C., CURT T. and HÉLY C., 2013. Inferring savannah–rainforest boundary dynamics from vegetation structure and composition: a case study in New Caledonia, Australian Journal of Botany, 61 (2) : 128-138, DOI:10.1071/bt12255. [Publisher link]
KOTTAIMUTHU R., KALIDASS C. and PONNUCHAMY R., 2013. Desmidorches Pauciflora (Wight) Decne. (Asclepiadaceae): a new record for Eastern Ghats, India, Indian Journal of Forestry, 36 (2) : 259-260.
MIGUET P., GAUCHEREL C. and BRETAGNOLLE V., 2013. Breeding habitat selection of Skylarks varies with crop heterogeneity, time and spatial scale, and reveals spatial and temporal crop complementation, Ecological Modelling, 266 : 10-18, DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2013.06.029. [Publisher link]
MUNOZ F., BEERAVOLU C. R., PÉLISSIER R. and COUTERON P., 2013. Do spatially-implicit estimates of neutral migration comply with seed dispersal data in tropical forests?, Plos One, 8 (8) : e72497, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072497. [Publisher link]
MUTHUSANKAR G., LAKSHUMANAN C., PRADEEP-KISHORE V., ESWARAMOORTHI S. and JONATHAN M.P., 2013. Classifying inundation limits in SE coast of India: application of GIS, Natural Hazards, 65 (3) : 2401-2409, DOI: 10.1007/s11069-012-0427-7. [Publisher link]
OBROCK L., 2013. History at the end of history : Śrīvara's Jainataranginī, Indian Economic & Social History Review, 50 (2) : 221-236, DOI 10.1177/0019464613487113 . [Publisher link]
PFEFFER K., BAUD I., DENIS É., SCOTT D. and SYDENSTICKER-NETO J., 2013. Participatory spatial knowledge management tools, Information, Communication & Society, 16 (2) : 258-285, DOI:10.1080/1369118X.2012.687393. [Publisher link]
PONNUCHAMY R., PRAGASAM A., ARAVAJY S., PATEL P., DAS L. and ANUPAMA K., 2013. A floristic study on herbs and climbing plants at Puducherry, South India: An approach to biodiversity conservation and regeneration through eco-restoration, CheckList, 9 (3) : 555-600. [Publisher link]
ROY P.D., RIVERO-NAVARETTE A., LOPEZ-BALBIAUX N., PEREZ-CRUZ L.L., METCALFE S.E., MUTHUSANKAR G. and SÁNCHEZ-ZAVALA J.-L., 2013. A record of Holocene summer-season palaeohydrological changes from the southern margin of Chihuahua Desert (Mexico) and possible forcings, The Holocene, 23 (8) : 1105-1114, DOI: 10.1177/0959683613483619. [Publisher link]
SAKDAPOLRAK P., SEYLER T. and ERGLER C., 2013. Burden of direct and indirect costs of illness: Empirical findings from slum settlements in Chennai, South India, Progress in Development Studies, 13 (2) : 135-151, DOI : 10.1177/1464993412466506 . [Publisher link]
SALTRÉ F., SAINT-AMANT R., GRITTI E.S., BREWER S., GAUCHEREL C., DAVIS B.A.S. and CHUINE I., 2013. Climate or migration: What limited European beech post-glacial colonization?, Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22 (11) : 1217-1227, DOI: 10.1111/geb.12085. [Publisher link]
SARAVANAN G. and DOMINIC J., 2013. Bibliometric Analysis of Mangrove Literature from 2001 to 2012, Seaweed Research and Utilization, 35 : 226-237.
SEBASTIA B., 2013. L'Inde, impuissante face à la malnutrition?, Diplomatie Magazine. Les grands dossiers, 14 : 32-35.
SEBASTIA B., 2013. Book Review of "Medical anthropology at the intersections: histories, activisms and futures" edited by Marcia C. Inhorn and Emily A. Wentzell, D., Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care, 16 (1) : 1-3, DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2013.831527. [Publisher link]
SEBASTIA B., 2013. A medicine in loss of identity, The IIAS Newsletter, 65 : 28-29.
SIELER R., 2013. From lineage transmission to transnational distance education: The case of Siddha Varmam medicine, European Journal of Transnational Studies, 5 (1) : 112-143. [Publisher link]
SUBBARAYALU Y., 2013. Book Review of "The geographical orbits of ancient India : the geographical frames of the ancient Indian dynasties" by Dilip K. Chakrabarti., The Indian Economic and Social History Review, 50 (1) : 123-125, DOI:10.1177/0019464612474267. [Publisher link]

Non peer-reviewed journal articles

PANNEERSELVAM P. and SARAVANAN G., 2013. Scientometric Analysis of Research Publications of B.S. Abdur Rahman University: A Study based on Web of Science, SALIS Journal of Information Management and Technology, 4 (2) : 13-20.

Conference papers (published)

GANESAN T., 2013. Place of Yoga in Saiva ritual system, In: [s.n.] (ed), Proceedings of the Two Day national Seminar on Relevance of Sanskrit language in Contemporary Society in order to retain the Values of Indian Culture, 2-3, October, 2010, Sanskrit Academy Series; 99, Sanskrit Academy, Osmania University.
NARENTHIRAN R., 2013. Understanding Indology informatics sources, In: Seetharama Mayya, Sujatha H.R., Khan Khaisar M., Mallaiah T.Y. (ed), UGC sponsored National Conference on Academic Libraries : Challanges in the Electronic Era 2013, 27-28 September 2013, Bantwal, Mangalore, Sri Venkataramana Swamy College, Bantwal (D.K.) Mangalore, p. 278-280, ISBN: 978-93-81195-66-6.
NARENTHIRAN R. and SARAVANAN G., 2013. Metric Analysis of Journal of the American Oriental Society of Indology from 2003 to 2012, In: Swaminathan S., Sakthi Regha V., Panneerselvam P., Jannath Najeemunnisa Beegum M., Kamatchi S. (ed), Proceedings of the National Conference on Next Generation Library Services SALIS 2013, 16-17 August 2013, Teynampet, Chennai, Central Library, Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women (Autonomous) & Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS), p. 524-529, ISBN: 978-81-903838-8-2.
SARAVANAN G. and DOMINIC J., 2013. Scientometric Analysis of International Literature on Paleoecology, In: Sangam S.L.,Patil S.B.,Bankapur V.M.,Kiran P. Savanur (ed), 2nd National Conference on Scientometrics and Knowledgement Management 20-21, April 2013 [CD-ROM], Prof.S.S. Basavanal Library, Karnatak University & In association with Institute of Scientometrics & Prof. S.L. Sanagam Felicitation Committe, Dharwad, ISBN: 978-81-921866-8-9.
SENTHIL BABU D., 2013. Mathematics and its Images of the Public, In: Nagarjuna G., A. Jamakhandi, E. Sam (ed), epiSTEME 5 International Conference to Review Research on Science, Technology and Mathematics Education, Conference Proceedings., Cinnamonteal, pp. 25-30.

Working Papers

GUPTA A., 2013. Measuring urbanization around a regional capital : The case of Bhopal district, USR3330 Working Paper Series; 6 / SUBURBIN Working Papers Series;1, Institut Français de Pondichéry & Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi, Pondicherry & New Delhi, xi, 76 p.. [Publisher link]

Theses / Dissertations / Habilitation

BASU R., 2013. Assessment of the economic and conservation potential of different land uses in Chikmagalur, Western Ghats, India, Masters Dissertation : TERI University, New Delhi, 48 p., Advisors: C. D. Nath (French Institute of Pondicherry), J.Chubamenla & P K Joshi (TERI University).
DJAOUTI A., 2013. Développement et mise en œuvre d'un SIG appliqué à la gestion d'un dispositif d'inventaire permanent de forêts, Mémoire de Licence en géomatique et environnement : Ecole Nationale des Sciences Géographiques, Paris, 38 p., Principal advisor: C. Véga.
HAMROUNI A., 2013. Inventaire et caractérisations de forêts par des techniques de LIDAR aéroporté, Stage de Master spécialité statistiques : Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, 30 p., Principal advisor: C. Véga.
PONNUCHAMY R., 2013. Melissopalynological and floristic studies to understand feeding prefernces of two native honeybees in a resotred landscape near Puducherry, South India [Thesis], Department of Botany, Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Post Graduate Studies & Department of Ecology, French Institute of Pondicherry, Pondicherry, 152 p., Advisor: A. Pragasam and Co-advisor K. Anupama,.
VEZY R., 2013. Understand and protect endemism : application to the case of the (semi-) evergreen forests of the Western Ghats, Masters Dissertation : AgroParisTech & Institut Français de Pondichéry, Paris & Pondicherry, 50 p., Advisors: S. Traissac & C. Gaucherel. .
ZORZI C., 2013. Variation de la mousson indienne durant trois périodes climatiquement contrastées avec un focus sur l’Holocène, Masters Dissertation : University of Bordeaux/EPOC-EPHE & Institut Français de Pondichéry, Bordeaux & Pondicherry, 31 p., Advisor: M.F. Sanchez-Goni & K. Anupama.


SEBASTIA B., 2013. The tribal migrants from Chhattisgarh in Khammam District, Andhra Pradesh, Health issues and health recourses of Dorlas and Marias, 42 p, Report of an anthropological study commissioned by Médecins du Monde.

Awards and Honours

SUBBARAYALU Y., 2013. Endowment created in the name of Prof. Subbarayalu in the Department of Epigraphy and Archaeology of the Tanjavur Tamil University, by his former students and colleagues. .
TATACHARYA N.S.R., 2013. Awarded the Viswabharati Award for the year 2013 by the Government of Uttar Pradesh .


JENSEN N.T., 2012. For the Health of the Enslaved: Slaves, Medicine and Power in the Danish West Indies, 1803-1848, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 352 pages, 7 color plates, 3 halftones, 5 maps, 40 tables , ISBN: 978-87-63531-71-9. [Publisher link]