Harini Nagendra

Areas of Interest & Expertise

Urban Ecology and Sustainability , Land Change Science , Remote Sensing for Ecology and Conservation , Forest Conservation, Collective Action and Commons Research, Sustainability Education for the Global South , Ecology and Development


Harini Nagendra is Director of Research Center at the University, and leads the University’s Center for Climate Change and Sustainability. She is a Senior Research Associate at the Elinor and Vincent Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University, and a co-editor of Global Environmental Change. 

Over the past 25 years, Harini has been at the leading edge of research examining conservation in forests and cities of South Asia from the perspective of both landscape ecology and social justice. For her interdisciplinary research and practice, she has received a number of awards including the 2009 Cozzarelli Prize from the US National Academy of Sciences, the 2013 Elinor Ostrom Senior Scholar award, and the 2017 Clarivate Web of Science award. 

Her publications include the books Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present and Future” (Oxford University Press, 2016) and Cities and Canopies: The Tree Book of Indian Cities” (Penguin, 2019) as well as over 150 research publications including recent papers in Nature, Nature Sustainability, and Science. She writes a monthly column The Green Goblin’ in the Deccan Herald newspaper, and is a well known public speaker and writer on issues of urban sustainability in India. 

Harini has been a Lead Author on the IPCC AR5 reports, and a past Science Committee member of DIVERSITAS and the Global Land Programme. She engages with international science and policy through her involvement as a Steering Committee member of the Future Earth Programme for Ecosystem Change and Society, and the Future Earth Urban Knowledge Advisory Network. 

She is on the Advisory Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s Climate-KIC, the WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities, and the Earth Leadership Program (formerly the Leopold Leadership Program).

Certificate Courses

Publications and Writings


Conference Keynote Lectures

  1. Resilience and sustainability. Closing keynote panel at Resilience 2017, Stockholm, 23 August 2017.
  2. Sustainability in an urbanizing world: The role of people. Keynote at Global Land Project Open Science Meeting 2016, Beijing, 24 October 2016
  3. Hiding in plain sight: urbanization and conservation. Keynote at Student Conference in Conservation Science, Bangalore, 22 September 2016.
  4. Urbanization: a new frontier for conservation. Keynote at Conservation Asia 2016, Singapore, 1 July 2016.
  5. Conserving a fluid commons: water management in an urbanizing world. Keynote lecture at Indian Society of Landscape Architects (ISOLA) 2016 Conference, Bangalore, 22 January 2016.
  6. Adaptation to climate change and urbanization: coping with the dual environmental challenge. Keynote at 16th Swiss Global Change Day; ProClim‑, Swiss Academy of Sciences, Bern, 1 April 2015
  7. Guiding the urban future: A new urban nature”. Keynote at 2nd International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC), Taipei, 6 November 2014.
  8. Conservation in Forests and Cities: Challenges of Collective Action. Keynote at Student Conference in Conservation Science, Bangalore, 15 – 18 June 2010.
  9. People, Pixels and Parks: Forest Conservation in the Tropics. Keynote at 3rdInternational Conference on Monitoring Visitor Flows in Recreational and Protected Areas, Rapperswil, 12 – 17 September 2006.
  10. Seeing Forests, Trees and People: Insights From the Air, On the Ground and In the Lab (with E. Ostrom). Keynote at Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bali, 26 June 2006.

Journal Articles

  1. R. DeFries and H. Nagendra (2017). Ecosystem management as a wicked problem. Science 356: 265 – 270
  2. X. Bai, T. McPhearson, H. Cleugh, H. Nagendra, X. Tong, T. Zhu and Y.-G. Zhu (2017). Understanding urban-environmental linkages: conceptual and empirical advances. Annual Review of Environment and Resources DOI: 10.1146/annurev-environ-102016 – 061128.
  3. S. Mundoli, B. Manjunatha and H. Nagendra (2017). Commons that provide: the importance of Bengaluru’s wooded groves for urban resilience. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development 9: 184 – 206.
  4. H. Unnikrishnan, S. Sen and H. Nagendra (2017). Traditional water bodies and urban resilience: a historical perspective from Bangalore, India. Water History DOI 10.1007/s126865-01701999.
  5. N. Pettorelli, H. Nagendra, D. Rocchini, M. Rowcliffe, R. Williams, J. Ahumada, C. De Angelo, C. Atzberger, D. Boyd, G. Buchanan, A. Chauvenet, M. Disney, C. Duncan, T. Fatoyinbo, N. Fernandez, M. Haklay, K. He, N. Horning, N. Kelly, H. de Klerk, X. Liu, N. Merchant, J. Paruelo, H. Roy, S. Roy, S. Ryan, R. Sollmann, J. Swenson and M. Wegmann (2017). Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation: three years on. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 3:53 – 56
  6. M. Niphadkar, H. Nagendra, C. Tarantino. M. Adamo and P. Blonda (2017). Comparing pixel and object based approaches to map an understorey invasive shrub in tropical mixed forests. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: art. 892
  7. H. Unnikrishnan, S. Mundoli and H. Nagendra (2017). Making water flow in Bengaluru: planning for the resilience of water supply in a semi-arid city. Journal of Sustainable Urbanization, Planning and Progress 2: 1 – 11.
  8. S. Agarwal, A. Marathe, R. Ghate, J. Krishnaswamy and H. Nagendra (2017). Forest protection in Central India: Do differences in monitoring by state and local institutions result in diverse social and ecological impacts? Biological Conservation 26: 2047 – 2066
  9. S. Paul and H. Nagendra (2017). Factors influencing perceptions and use of urban nature: surveys of park visitors in Delhi. LAND 627.
  10. S. Mundoli, H. Unnikrishnan and H. Nagendra (2017). The sustainable” in smart cities: ignoring the importance of urban ecosystems. DECISION 44: 103 – 120
  11. M. Derkzen, H. Nagendra, A. Van Teeffelen, A. Purushotham, P. Verburg (2017). Shifts in ecosystem service supply in deprived urban areas: understanding people’s responses and consequences for well-being. Ecology and Society 22: 51.
  12. H. Unnikrishnan, B. Manjunatha and H. Nagendra (2017). Urban commons in a globalizing city. Seminar India 690: 63 – 67
  13. S. Mundoli. H. Unnikrishnan and H. Nagendra (2017). Nurturing urban commons for sustainable urbanization in India. Journal of the India International Centre Quarterly 43: 258 – 270.
  14. H. Nagendra (2016). Ecological wisdom in the new urban era. Current Science 111: 1283 – 1284
  15. M. Niphadkar and H. Nagendra (2016). Remote sensing of invasive plants: bringing ecology in the picture. International Journal of Remote Sensing 37: 3074 – 3085.
  16. P. Kumar, D. Geneletti and H. Nagendra (2016). Spatial assessment of climate change vulnerability at city scale. A study in Bangalore, India. Land Use Policy 58: 514 – 532.
  17. S. Agarwal, D. Rocchini, A. Marathe and H. Nagendra (2016). Exploring the relationship between remotely-sensed spectral variables and attributes of forest vegetation under the influence of local forest institutions (2016). ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 5: 117, doi: 10.3390/ijgi5070117.
  18. S. Agarwal, H. Nagendra and R. Ghate (2016). The influence of forest management regimes on deforestation in a Central Indian dry deciduous forest landscape. LAND 5: 27, doi: 10.3390/land5030027.
  19. V. Tomaselli, M. Adamo, G. Veronico, S. Sciandrello, C. Tarantino, P. Dimopoulos, P. Medagli, H. Nagendra and P. Blonda (2016). Definition and application of expert knowledge on vegetation pattern, phenology and seasonality for habitat mapping, as exemplified in a Mediterranean coastal site. Plant Biosystems doi: 10.1080/11263504.2016.1231143.
  20. P. Mondal, H. Nagendra and R. DeFries (2016). Addressing issues of climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability on the ground: Challenges and opportunities. Current Science 110: 1193 – 1194
  21. S. Purushothaman, C. Ravi, H. Nagendra, M. Mathai, S. Mundoli, G. Joseph, S. Barna, N. Nawn, R. Gopalan, M. Bursztyn, M. Padmanabhan, S. Duncan and R.S. DeFries (2016). Sustainability in higher education for the global south: a conversation across geographies and disciplines. Sustentabilidade em Debate – Brasília 7: 156 – 173.
  22. H. Unnikrishnan, S. Mundoli, B. Manjunatha and H. Nagendra (2016). Down the drain: the tragedy of the disappearing urban commons of Bengaluru. South Asian Journal of Water Studies 5: 7 – 11.
  23. M. Adamo, C. Tarantino, V. Tomaselli, G. Veronico, H. Nagendra and P. Blonda (2016). Habitat mapping of coastal wetlands using expert knowledge and Earth Observation (EO) data. Journal of Applied Ecology DOI 10.1111÷13652664.12695
  24. N. Pettorelli, M. Wegmann, A. Skidmore, S. Mücher, T. Dawson, M. Fernandez, R. Lucas, M. E. Schaepman, T. Wang, B. O’Connor, R. Jongman, P. Kempeneers, R. Sonnenschein, A. Leidner, M. Böhm, K. He, H. Nagendra; G. Dubois, L. Fatoyinbo, M. Hansen, M. Paganini, H. de Klerk, G. Asner, J. Kerr, A. Estes, D. Schmeller, U. Heiden, D. Rocchini, H. Pereira, E. Turak, N. Fernandez, A. Lausch, M. Cho, D. Alcaraz-Segura, M. McGeoch, W. Turner, A. Mueller, V. St-Louis, J. Penner, G. Geller (2016). Framing the concept of Satellite Remote Sensing Essential Biodiversity Variables: challenges and future directions. Remote Sensing for Ecology and Conservation, DOI: 10.1002/rse2.15.
  25. H. Unnikrishnan, B. Manjunatha and H. Nagendra (2016). Contested urban commons: Mapping the transition of a lake to a sports stadium in Bangalore. International Journal of the Commons 10: 265 – 293.
  26. D. Rocchini, D. S. Boyd, J.-B. Fret, G.M. Foody, K. S. He, A. Lausch, H. Nagendra, M. Wegmann, N. Pettorelli (2016). Satellite remote sensing to monitor species diversity: potential and pitfalls. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 2: 25 – 36
  27. P.H. Verburg, N. Crossman, E. Ellis, A. Heinimann, P. Hostert, O. Mertz, H. Nagendra, T. Sikor, K.-H. Erb, N. Golubiewski, R. Grau, M. Grove, S. Konaté, P. Meyfroidt, D.C. Parker, R. Roy Chowdhury, H. Shibata, A. Thompson and L. Zhen (2015). Land System Science and sustainable development of the earth system: a Global Land Project perspective. Anthropocene, doi:10.1016/j.ancene.2015.09.004.
  28. M. Niphadkar, G.F. Ficetola, A. Bonardi, H. Nagendra, E. Padoa-Schioppa (2016). Effects of landscape context on the invasive species Lantana camara in Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve, India. Tropical Ecology 57: 9 – 20.
  29. H. Nagendra (2015). Wild beasts in the city. Seminar India September 2015: 29 – 43.
  30. P. Mairota, B. Cafarelli, R.K. Didham, F.P. Lovergine, R.L. Lucas, H. Nagendra, D. Rocchini, C. Tarantino (2015). Challenges and opportunities for harnessing satellite remote sensing for biodiversity monitoring. Ecological Informatics 30: 207 – 214
  31. V. Varma, J. Ratnam, V. Viswanathan , A.M. Osuri, J.C. Biesmeijer, M.D. Madhusudan, M. Sankaran, M. Krishnadas, D. Barua, M. Budruk, K. Isvaran, R. Jayapal, J. Joshi, K.K. Karanth, J. Krishnaswamy, R. Kumar, S. Mukherjee, H. Nagendra, M. Niphadkar, N. Owen, N. Page, S. Prasad, S. Quader, N. Rajamani, V.V. Robin, S.M. Sait, M.A. Shah, H. Somanathan, U. Srinivasan, B. Sundaram (2015). Perceptions of priority issues in the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems in India. Biological Conservation 187: 201 – 211
  32. A.A. Das, H. Nagendra, M. Anand and M. Bunyan (2015). Topographic and bioclimatic determinants of the occurrence of forest and grassland in tropical montane forest-grassland mosaics of the Western Ghats, India. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0130566.
  33. S. Adhikari, J. Southworth and H. Nagendra (2015). Understanding forest loss and recovery: a spatio-temporal analysis of land change in and around Bannerghatta National Park, India. Journal of Land Use Change 10: 402 – 424
  34. D. Gopal, M. Manthey and H. Nagendra (2015). Vegetation in slums of Bangalore, India: Composition, distribution, diversity and history. Environmental Management 55: 1390 – 1401.
  35. S. Mundoli, B. Manjunatha and H. Nagendra (2015). Effects of urbanization on the use of lakes as commons in the peri-urban interface of Bengaluru, India. International Journal of Sustainable Urban Development 7: 89 – 108
  36. D. Rocchini, V. Andero, M. Förster, C.X. Garzon-Lopez, A.P. Gutierrez, T.W. Gillespie, H. Hauffe, K.S. He, B. Kleinschmit, P. Mairota, M. Marcantonio, M. Metz, H. Nagendra, S. Pareeth, L. Ponti, C. Ricotta, A. Rizzoli, G. Schaab, M. Zebisch, R. Zorer and M. Neteler (2015). Potential of remote sensing to predict species invasions – a modeling perspective. Progress in Physical Geography 39: 283 – 309
  37. H. Unnikrishnan and H. Nagendra (2015). Privatization of the commons: impact on ecosystem services in Bangalore’s lakes. Urban Ecosystems 18: 613 – 632
  38. S. Paul and H. Nagendra (2015). Vegetation change and fragmentation in the mega city of Delhi: mapping 25 years of change. Applied Geography 58: 153 – 166
  39. H. Nagendra, P. Mairota, C. Marangi, R. Lucas, P. Dimopoulos, J.P. Honrado, M. Niphadkar, C.A. Mücher, V. Tomaselli, M. Panitsa, C. Tarantino, I. Manakos and P.Blonda (2015). Satellite remote sensing to monitor pressure in protected areas. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 37: 124 – 132
  40. P. Mairota, B. Cafarelli, R. Labadessaa, F. Lovergine, C. Tarantino, R.M. Lucas, H. Nagendra and R.K. Didham (2015). Very high resolution Earth Observation features for monitoring plant and animal community structure across multiple spatial scales in protected areas. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 37: 100 – 105
  41. P. Mairota, B. Cafarelli, R. Labadessaa, F. Lovergine, C. Tarantino, H. Nagendra and R.K. Didham (2015). Very high resolution Earth Observation features for testing the direct and indirect effects of landscape structure on local habitat quality. International Journal of Applied Earth Observations and Geoinformation 34: 96 – 102
  42. S. Díaz, S. Demissew, J. Carabias, C. Joly, M. Lonsdale, N. Ash, A. Larigauderie, J.R. Adhikari, S. Arico, A. Báldi, A. Bartuska, I. A. Baste, A. Bilgin, E. Brondizio, K.M.A. Chan, V.E. Figueroa, A. Duraiappah, M. Fischer, R. Hill, T. Koetz, P. Leadley, P. Lyver, G.M. Mace, B. Martin-Lopez, M. Okumura, D. Pacheco, U. Pascual, E. S. Pérez, B. Reyers, E. Roth, O. Saito, R. J. Scholes, N. Sharma, H. Tallis, R. Thaman, R. Watson, T. Yahara, Z.A. Hamid, C. Akosim, Y. Al-Hafedh, R. Allahverdiyev, E. Amankwah, T.S. Asah, Z. Asfaw, G. Bartus, A.L. Brooks, J. Caillaux, G. Dalle, D. Darnaedi, A. Driver, G. Erpul, P. Escobar-Eyzaguirre, P. Failler, A.M.M. Fouda, B. Fu, H. Gundimeda, S. Hashimoto, F. Homer, S. Lavorel, G. Lichtenstein, W.A. Mala, W. Mandivenyi, P. Matczak, C. Mbizvo, M. Mehrdadi, J.P. Metzger, J.B. Mikissa, H. Moller, H.A. Mooney, P. Mumby, H. Nagendra, C. Nesshover, A.A. Oteng-Yeboah, G. Pataki, M. Roué, J. Rubis, M. Schultz, P. Smith, R. Sumaila, K. Takeuchi, S. Thomas, M. Verma, Y. Yeo-Chang, D. Zlatanova (2015). The IPBES Conceptual Framework — connecting nature and people. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 14: 1 – 16.
  43. N. Pettorelli, H. Nagendra, R. Williams, D. Rocchini and E. Fleishman (2015). A new platform to support research at the interface of remote sensing, ecology and conservation. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 1: 1 – 3.
  44. H. Tallis, J. Lubchenco et al (with 238 co-signatories) (2014). A call for inclusive conservation. Nature 51527
  45. H. Unnikrishnan and H. Nagendra (2014). Unruly commons: contestations around Sampangi lake in Bangalore. Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Occasional Paper: Perspectives in Indian Development New Series, No. 39
  46. H. Nagendra and E. Ostrom (2014). Applying the social-ecological systems framework to the diagnoses of urban commons. Ecology and Society 19(2): 67.
  47. D. Gopal and H. Nagendra (2014). Vegetation in Bangalore’s slums: Boosting livelihoods, well-being and social capital. Sustainability 6: 2459 – 2473.
  48. N. Pettorelli, W.F. Laurance, T. O’Brien, M. Wegmann, H. Nagendra and W. Turner (2014). Satellite remote sensing for applied ecologists: opportunities and challenges. Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 839 – 848.
  49. H. Nagendra, R. Ghate and J. Rao (2014). Governing India’s commons: the influence of Elinor Ostrom’s ideas. IUCN Policy Matters 19: 11 – 22.
  50. H. Nagendra, H. S. Sudhira, M. Katti, M. Tengö and M. Schewenius (2014). La urbanización y su impacto sobre el uso de la tierra, la biodiversidad y los ecosistemas en la India. Interdisciplina 2: 169 – 178. (Adapted from Nagendra, Sudhira, Katti et al. 2013). 
  51. H. Nagendra, H. Unnikrishnan and S. Sen (2014). Villages in the city: spatial and temporal heterogeneity in rurality and urbanity in Bangalore, India. LAND 3: 1 – 18.
  52. P. Mairota, V. Leronni, W. Xi, D. Mladenoff and H. Nagendra (2014). Using spatial simulations of habitat modification for adaptive management of protected areas: Mediterranean grassland modification by woody plant encroachment. Environmental Conservation 41: 144 – 156
  53. M. Jaganmohan, L.S. Vailshery and H. Nagendra (2013). Patterns of insect abundance and distribution in urban domestic gardens in Bangalore, India. Diversity 5: 767 – 778.
  54. J.R. Matta, R. Ghate and H. Nagendra (2013). The sustainability of traditional community forest management systems: lessons from India. Unasylva 240: 50 – 56.
  55. H. Nagendra, B. Reyers and S. Lavorel (2013). Impacts of land change on biodiversity: making the link to ecosystem services. Current Opinions in Environmental Sustainability 5: 503 – 508
  56. L.S. Vailshery, M. Jaganmohan and H. Nagendra (2013). Effect of street trees on microclimate and air pollution in a tropical city. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 12: 408 – 415
  57. S. Agarwal, L.S. Vailshery, M. Jaganmohan and H. Nagendra (2013). Mapping urban tree species using very high resolution satellite imagery: comparing pixel-based and object-based approaches. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 2: 220 – 236.
  58. V. Tomaselli, P. Dimopoulos, C. Marangi, A.S. Kallimanis, M. Adamo, C. Tarantino, M. Panitsa, M. Terzi, G. Veronico, F. Lovergine, H. Nagendra, R. Lucas, P. Mairota, S. Mücher and P. Blonda (2013). Translating land cover/​land use classifications to habitat taxonomies for landscape monitoring: a Mediterranean assessment. Landscape Ecology 28: 905 – 930.
  59. H. Nagendra, R. Ghate and J. Rao (2013). Governing the commons. Seminar India 641: 88 – 93.
  60. H. Nagendra, R. Lucas, J.P. Honrado, R.H.G. Jongman, C. Tarantino, M. Adamo, P. Mairota (2013). Remote sensing for conservation monitoring: Assessing protected areas, habitat extent, habitat condition, species diversity and threats. Ecological Indicators 33: 45 – 59
  61. P. Mairota, B. Cafarelli, L. Boccaccio, V. Leronni, R. Labadessa, V. Kosmidou, H. Nagendra (2013). Using landscape structure to develop quantitative baselines for protected area monitoring. Ecological Indicators 33: 82 – 95
  62. D. Rocchini, L. Delucchi, G. Bacaro, P. Cavallini, H. Feilhauer, G.M. Foody, K.S. He, H. Nagendra, C. Porta, C. Ricotta, S. Schmidtlein, L.D. Spano, M. Wegmann, M. Neteler (2012). Calculating landscape diversity with information theory-based indices: A Grass GIS solution. Ecological Informatics 72: 82 – 93
  63. D. Rocchini, G.M. Foody, H. Nagendra, C. Ricotta, M. Anand, K.S. He, V. Amici, B. Kleinschmit, M. Förster, S. Schmidtlein, H. Feilhauer, A. Ghisla, M. Metz, M. Neteler (2013). Uncertainty in ecosystem mapping by remote sensing. Computers and Geosciences 50: 128 – 135 
  64. H. Nagendra and E. Ostrom (2012). Polycentric governance of forest resources. International Journal of the Commons 6: 104 – 133
  65. M. Jaganmohan, L.S. Vailshery, D. Gopal and H. Nagendra (2012). Plant diversity and distribution in urban domestic gardens and apartments in Bangalore, India. Urban Ecosystems 15: 911 – 925
  66. H. Nagendra, S. Nagendran, S. Paul and S. Pareeth (2012). Graying, greening and fragmentation in the rapidly expanding Indian city of Bangalore. Landscape and Urban Planning 105: 400 – 406.
  67. M. Iyer, H. Nagendra and M.B. Rajani (2012). Using satellite imagery and historical maps to investigate the contours of Lalbagh. Current Science 102: 507 – 509.
  68. J. Southworth, H. Nagendra and L. Cassidy (2012). Forest transition pathways in Asia: Studies from Nepal, India, Thailand and Cambodia. Journal of Land Use Science, 7(1): 51 – 65.
  69. H. Nagendra (2012). Assessing relatedness and redundancy of forest monitoring and change indicators. Journal of Environmental Management 95: 108 – 113
  70. P. Mondal and H. Nagendra (2011). Trends of forest dynamics in tiger landscapes across Asia. Environmental Management 48: 781 – 794.
  71. H. Nagendra and E. Ostrom (2011). The challenge of forest diagnostics. Ecology and Society 16: 20. [online] URL: http://​www​.ecol​o​gyand​so​ci​ety​.org/​v​o​l​16​/​i​s​s​2​/​a​rt20/.
  72. R. D’Souza and H. Nagendra (2011). Changes in public commons as a consequence of urbanization: the Agara lake in Bangalore, India. Environmental Management 47: 840 – 850
  73. K.S. He, D. Rocchini, M. Neteler and H. Nagendra (2011). Benefits of hyperspectral remote sensing for tracking plant invasions. Diversity and Distributions 17: 381 – 392.
  74. H. Nagendra and D. Gopal (2011). Tree diversity, distribution, history and change in urban parks. Urban Ecosystems 14: 211 – 223.
  75. D. Rocchini, N. Balkenhol, G.A. Carter, G.M. Foody, T.W. Gillespie, K.S. He, S. Kark, N. Levin, K. Lucas, M. Luoto, H. Nagendra, J. Oldeland, C. Ricotta, J. Southworth and M. Neteler (2010). Remotely sensed spectral heterogeneity as a proxy of species diversity: recent advances and open challenges. Ecological Informatics 5: 318 – 329
  76. H. Nagendra, D. Rocchini and R. Ghate (2010). Beyond parks as monoliths: Spatially differentiating park-people relationships in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in India. Biological Conservation 143: 2900 – 2908.
  77. H. Nagendra and D. Gopal (2010). Street trees in Bangalore: Density, diversity, composition and distribution. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 9: 129 – 137
  78. H. Nagendra, D. Rocchini, R. Ghate, B. Sharma and S. Pareeth (2010). Assessing plant diversity in a dry tropical forest: Comparing the utility of Landsat and IKONOS satellite images. Remote Sensing 2: 478 – 496
  79. N. Lele, H. Nagendra and J. Southworth (2010). Accessibility, demography and protection: Drivers of forest stability and change at multiple scales in the Cauvery basin, India. Remote Sensing 2: 306 – 323.
  80. H. Nagendra (2010). Maps, lakes and citizens. Seminar India 613: 19 – 23.
  81. H. Nagendra and R. Gadagkar (2009). Society and science: interdisciplinary exchanges. Current Science 97: 1513 – 1514
  82. H. Nagendra (2009). Drivers of regrowth in South Asia’s human impacted forests. Current Science 97: 1586 – 1592.
  83. H. Nagendra, S. Pareeth, S. Paul and S. Dutt (2009). Landscapes of protection: forest change and fragmentation in northern West Bengal, India. Environmental Management 44: 853 – 864.
  84. H. Nagendra and R. Ghate (2009). Ostrom on India and Nepal. Economic and Political Weekly 44: 4.
  85. D. Rocchini, H. Nagendra, R. Ghate and B. Cade (2009). Spectral distance decay: assessing species beta-diversity by quantile regression. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 75: 1225 – 1230.
  86. R. Ghate, D. Mehra and H. Nagendra (2009). Local institutions as mediators of the impact of markets on non-timber forest product extraction in central India. Environmental Conservation 36: 51 – 61.
  87. H. Nagendra and D. Rocchini (2008). High resolution satellite imagery for tropical biodiversity studies: the devil is in the detail. Biodiversity and Conservation 17: 3431 – 3442
  88. H. Nagendra (2008). Do parks work? Impact of protected areas on land cover clearing. Ambio 37:330 – 337.
  89. H. Nagendra and Y. Gokhale (2008). Management regimes, property rights, and forest biodiversity in Nepal and India. Environmental Management 41:719 – 733.
  90. H. Nagendra, S. Pareeth, B. Sharma, C.M. Schweik and K.R. Adhikari (2008). Forest fragmentation and regrowth in an institutional mosaic of community, government and private ownership in Nepal. Landscape Ecology 23: 41 – 54
  91. D.K. Munroe, H. Nagendra and J. Southworth (2007). Monitoring landscape fragmentation in an inaccessible mountain area: Celaque National Park, Western Honduras. Landscape and Urban Planning 83: 154 – 167
  92. H. Nagendra (2007). Drivers of reforestation in human-dominated forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104: 15218 – 15223
  93. E. Ostrom and H. Nagendra (2007). Tenure alone is not sufficient: monitoring is essential. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 8: 175 – 199
  94. H. Nagendra (2007). Communities and conservation. Seminar India 577: 45 – 50
  95. E. Ostrom and H. Nagendra (2006). Insights on Linking Forests, Trees, and People from the Air, on the Ground, and in the Lab. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 103: 19224 – 19331
  96. J. Southworth, H. Nagendra and D. K. Munroe (2006). Are parks working? Exploring human‐​environment tradeoffs in protected area conservation. Applied Geography 268795.
  97. H. Nagendra, S. Pareeth and R. Ghate (2006). People within parks: forest villages, land‐​cover change and landscape fragmentation in the Tadoba‐​Andhari Tiger Reserve, India. AppliedGeography26: 9611298.
  98. R. Ghate and H. Nagendra (2005). Role of monitoring in institutional performance: forest management in Maharashtra, India. Conservation and Society 3509532.
  99. H. Nagendra, M. Karmacharya and B. Karna (2005). Evaluating forest management in Nepal: views across time and space. EcologyandSociety 10: 24.
  100. H. Nagendra, B. Karna and M. Karmacharya (2005). Examining institutional change: social conflict in Nepal’s leasehold forestry programme. Conservation and Society 37291.
  101. C.M. Tucker, D.K. Munroe, H. Nagendra and J. Southworth (2005). Comparative spatial analyses of forest conservation and change in Honduras and Guatemala. Conservation and Society 3174200.
  102. H. Nagendra, J. Southworth, C.Tucker, M. Karmacharya, B. Karna and L.A. Carlson (2004). Monitoring parks through remote sensing: Studies in Nepal and Honduras. Environmental Management 34748760.
  103. H. Nagendra, D. Munroe and J. Southworth (2004). From pattern to process: landscape fragmentation and the analysis of land use/​land cover change. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 101111115.
  104. J. Southworth, H. Nagendra, L. Carlson and C. Tucker (2004). Assessing the impact of Celaque National Park on forest fragmentation in western Honduras.AppliedGeography24: 303322.
  105. J. Southworth, D. Munroe and H. Nagendra (2004). Land cover change and landscape fragmentation: comparing the utility of continuous and discrete analyses for a study area in Western Honduras. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 101185205.
  106. H. Nagendra, J. Southworth and C. Tucker (2003). Accessibility as a determinant of landscape transformation in Western Honduras: linking pattern and process. Landscape Ecology 18141158.
  107. H. Nagendra and G. Utkarsh (2003). Landscape ecological planning through a multi‐​scale characterization of pattern: studies in the Western Ghats, South India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 87815833.
  108. C. Schweik, H. Nagendra and D.R. Sinha (2003). Using satellites to search for forest management innovations in Nepal. Ambio 32312319.
  109. H. Nagendra (2002). Tenure and forest conditions: Community forestry in the Nepal Terai. Environmental Conservation, 29(4), 530539.
  110. H. Nagendra (2002). Opposite response of the Shannon and Simpson indices of landscape diversity. Applied Geography 22175186.
  111. J. Southworth, H. Nagendra and C.M. Tucker (2002). Fragmentation of a landscape: Incorporating landscape metrics into satellite analyses of land cover change. Landscape Research 27253269.
  112. H. Nagendra (2001). Using remote sensing to assess biodiversity. International Journal of Remote Sensing 2223772400.
  113. H. Nagendra (2001). Incorporating landscape transformation into local conservation prioritization: A case study in the Western Ghats, India. BiodiversityandConservation10: 353365.
  114. H. Nagendra and M. Gadgil (1999). Biodiversity assessment at multiple scales: Linking remotely sensed data with field information. ProceedingsoftheNationalAcademyofSciencesUSA96L 91549158.
  115. H. Nagendra and M. Gadgil (1999). Satellite imagery as a tool for monitoring species diversity: an assessment. Journal of Applied Ecology 36388397.
  116. H. Nagendra and M. Gadgil (1998). Linking regional and landscape scales for assessing biodiversity: A case study from Western Ghats. Current Science 75264271.
  117. H. Nagendra and M. Gadgil (1997). Remote sensing as a tool for estimating biodiversity. Journal of Spacecraft Technology 719

Book Chapters and Reports 

  1. S. Parnell, T. Elmqvist, T. McPhearson, H. Nagendra and S. Sörlin (2017). Introduction ‐ Situating knowledge and action for an urban planet. Forthcoming in The Urban Planet, Harini Nagendra 9eds. T. Elmqvist, X. Bai, N. Frantzeskaki, C. Griffith, D, Maddox, T. McPhearson, S. Parnell, P. Romero‐​Lankao, D. Simon, M. Watkins, Cambridge University Press.
  2. D. Simon, C. Griffith and H. Nagendra (2017). Conceptualizations of urban sustainability and resilience. Forthcoming in The Urban Planet, eds. T. Elmqvist, X. Bai, N. Frantzeskaki, C. Griffith, D, Maddox, T. McPhearson, S. Parnell, P. Romero‐​Lankao, D. Simon, M. Watkins, Cambridge University Press. 
  3. D. Maddox, H. Nagendra, T. Elmqvist and A. Russ (2017). Advancing urbanization. In: Russ, A. and Krasny, M. (Eds.), Urban environmental education review. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, Chapter 1, pp. 1320
  4. J.‐B. Féret, D. Rocchini, K. S. He, H. Nagendra and S. Luque (2017). Forest species mapping. In A Sourcebook of Methods and Procedures for Monitoring Essential Biodiversity Variables in Tropical Forests with Remote Sensing. Eds: GOFC‐GOLD & GEO BON. Report version UNCBD COP‐13, GOFC‐GOLD Land Cover Project Office, Wageningen University, The Netherlands. 
  5. J. Southworth, S.J. Ryan, E. Bunting, H.V. Herrero, H. Nagendra, C. Gibbes and S. Agarwal. (2016). Protected Areas, Climate Change, and Ecosystem Sustainability. In Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, ed. S.A. Elias, Elsevier, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B9780124095489.104324.
  6. M. Rao, H. Nagendra, G. Shahabuddin and L. R. Carrasco (2016). Integrating community‐​managed areas into protected area systems: the promise of synergies and the reality of trade‐​offs. In Protected Areas: Are They Safeguarding Biodiversity?, eds J. E. M. Baillie, L. Joppa and J. G. Robinson, Wiley Blackwell Publishing, pp 169189
  7. S. Paul and H. Nagendra (2015). Mapping green spaces of Delhi: Understanding the drivers of change and towards mitigation and adaptation of climate change. In Proceedings of the National Conference on Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation, Mitigation Scenario and Future Challenges in Indian Perspective. Eds S. Tripathi, R.S. Devi, S. Kumar, V. Jolli, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, New Delhi, pp 18
  8. A.K. Duraiappah, C. Scherkenbach, N. Crossman, H. Nagendra, C. Ringler, M. Volk, S. Zelaya (2014). Land, Water, and People: From Cascading Effects to Integrated Flood and Drought Responses. Summary for Decision Makers, International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, Global Land Project, and Global Water System Project, Bonn Germany. 
  9. H. Nagendra, R. Sivaram and S. Subramanya. Citizen action and lake restoration in Bengaluru (2014). In NatureWithoutBorders, eds. M. Rangarajan, G. Shahabuddin and M.D. Madhusudan, Orient Blackswan, pp. 95106
  10. Seto K.C., S. Dhakal, A. Bigio, H. Blanco, G.C. Delgado, D. Dewar, L. Huang, A. Inaba, A. Kansal, S. Lwasa, J.E. McMahon, D.B. Müller, J. Murakami, H. Nagendra, and A. Ramaswami (2014). Human Settlements, Infrastructure and Spatial Planning. In: Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change. Contribution of Working Group III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Inter governmental Panel on Climate Change [Edenhofer, O., R. Pichs‐​Madruga, Y. Sokona, E. Farahani, S. Kadner, K. Seyboth, A. Adler, I. Baum, S. Brunner, P. Eickemeier, B. Kriemann, J. Savolainen, S. Schlömer, C. von Stechow, T. Zwickel and J.C. Minx (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NYUSA
  11. D. Rocchini, A. M. Olteanu‐​Raimond, L. Delucchi, S. Pareeth, M. Neteler and H. Nagendra (2014). Sensing technologies and their integration with maps: mapping landscape heterogeneity by satellite imagery. In Thematic Cartography for the Society, eds T. Bandrova, M. Konecny, S. Zlatanova, Springer, New York, pp. 259273
  12. C.G. Boone, C. L. Redman, H. Blanco, D. Haase, J. Koch, S. Lwasa, H. Nagendra, Pauleit, S.T.A. Pickett, K.C. Seto, and M. Yokohari (2014). Reconceptualizing land for sustainable urbanity. In RethinkingGlobalLandUseinanUrbanEra,ed. K. C. Seto, A. Reenberg. Cambridge: MIT Press, Chapter 15, pp. 313330.
  13. J. Liu, V. Hull, E. Moran, H. Nagendra, S. Swaffield, and B.L. Turner II (2014). Applications of the tele‐​coupling framework to land change science. In Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era, ed. K. C. Seto, A. Reenberg. Cambridge: MIT Press, Chapter 7, pp. 119139
  14. T. Elmqvist, M. Fragkias, J. Goodness, B. Guneralp, R. McDonald, P. Marcotullio, R.I. McDonald, S. Parnell, M. Schewenius, M. Sandstad, K.C. Seto, C. Wilkinson, with: M. Alberti, C. Folke, N. Frantzeskaki, D. Haase, M. Katti, H. Nagendra, J. Niemelä, S.T.A. Pickett, C.L. Redman, K. Tidball (2013). Stewardship of the Biosphere in the Urban Era. Harini Nagendra 10In Urbanization, Biodiversity, and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities, ed. T. Elmqvist et al., Chapter 33, pp. 719746
  15. H. Nagendra, H.S. Sudhira, M. Katti and M. Schewenius (2013). Sub‐​regional assessment of India: Effects of urbanization on land use, biodiversity and ecosystem services. In Urbanization, Biodiversity, and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities, ed. Thomas Elmqvist et al., Chapter 6, pp. 6574 .
  16. H.S. Sudhira and H. Nagendra (2013). Local assessment of Bangalore: Graying and greening in Bangalore ‐ Impacts of urbanization on ecosystems, ecosystem services and biodiversity. In Urbanization, Biodiversity, and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities, ed. T. Elmqvist et al., Chapter 7, pp. 7591
  17. H. Nagendra, P. Mondal, S. Adhikari, and J. Southworth (2012). Peopled parks: Forest change in India’s protected landscapes. In Human‐​Environment Interactions: Current and Future Directions, eds. E. Brondizio and E. F. Moran, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 113140
  18. R. Ghate, H. Nagendra, and D. Mehra. (2012) Is JFM really helping communities and forests? Need to focus on institution building. In Environmental Governance: Approaches, Imperatives and Methods, eds H. Bandyopadhyay, K. Chopra and N. Ghosh, Bloomsbury, New Delhi, pp. 163189
  19. P. Blonda, P. Dimopoulos, M. Petrou, R. Jongman, H. Nagendra, D. Iasillo, A. Arnoud,P. Mairota, J. Jhonrado, E. P. Schioppa, R. Lucas, L. Durieux, L. Candela, J. Inglada (2012). BIOdiversity Multi‐​source Monitoring System: from Space TO Species (BIO_SOS). In Let’sembracespace – space research achievements under the 7th programme, Volume II, pp. 3242, Publication Office of the European Union. 
  20. H. Nagendra, P. Blonda, R.H.G. Jongman (2012). The Biodiversity Multi‐​Source Monitoring System: From Space to Species (BIO_SOS) project. GLP News 09: Newsletter of the Global Land Project, pp. 1719
  21. H. Nagendra, H.S. Sudhira, M. Katti, M. Tengo, M. Schwenius (2012). Urbanization, ecosystems and biodiversity: Assessments of India and Bangalore. Released at the Cities for Life Summit, parallel to the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), 15th October 2012, Hyderabad India. 
  22. H. Nagendra, P.A. Kumar, N. Phalkey, L.S. Vailshery, M. Jaganmohan, S. Nagendran, G. Joseph (2012). Biodiversity, carbon, water assessment of an IT campus: tradeoffs, offsets, and enhancements. Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment and WIPRO, Bangalore, May 2012.
  23. H. Nagendra (2012). Biodiversity and the city: Challenges for Bengaluru. Expert Perspectives in The Imperative of Hope: WIPRO Sustainability Report 20102011, pp. 46482012
  24. H. Nagendra (2011). Heterogeneity and collective action for forest management. Human Development Research Paper 201102, United Nations Development Programme Human Development Reports, November 2011
  25. H. Nagendra, R. Sivaram, S. Subramanya (2011). Lakes of Mahadevpura constituency, Bangalore: current status, changes in distribution, and recommendations for restoration. Report prepared for Bengaluru Bruhat Mahanagara Palike, February 2011
  26. D. Rocchini, N. Balkhenol, L. Delucchi, A. Ghisla, H.C. Hauffe, A.R. Imre, F. Jordan, H. Nagendra, D. Neale, C. Ricotta, C. Varotto, C. Vernesi, M. Wegmann, T. Wohlgemuth and M. Neteler (2011). Spatial algorithms applied to landscape diversity estimate from remote sensing data. ModelsoftheEcologicalHierarchyfromMoleculestotheEcosphere, eds. F. Jordan and S.E. Jørgensen, Elsevier BV, pp. 391411.
  27. H. Nagendra and J. Southworth (2010). Reforestation: Challenges and themes in reforestation research. In Reforesting Landscapes: Pattern and Process, eds H. Nagendra and J. Southworth, Springer Landscape Series, Dordrecht, pp 114
  28. H. Nagendra (2010). Reforestation and regrowth in the human dominated landscapes of South Asia. In Reforesting Landscapes: Pattern and Process, eds H. Nagendra and J. Southworth, Springer Landscape Series, Dordrecht, pp 149174
  29. J. Southworth and H. Nagendra (2010). Reforestation: Conclusions and implications. In Reforesting Landscapes: Pattern and Process, eds H. Nagendra and J. Southworth, Springer Landscape Series, Dordrecht, pp 357367
  30. H. Nagendra (2010). Landscape biodiversity. EncyclopediaofGeographyvolume4, ed. B. Warf, Sage Publications: 17011703. Harini Nagendra 11
  31. H. Nagendra, M. Karmacharya and B. Karna (2007). Disentangling a complex web: Forests, people and decentralization in Nepal. Pp 209231 in Decentralization, Forests and Rural Communities: Policy Outcomes in South and Southeast Asia, eds. Edward Webb and Ganesh Shivakoti, Sage Publications, New Delhi. 
  32. E. Ostrom and H. Nagendra (Lead Authors); Peter Saundry (Topic Editor). 2007. Governing the commons in the new millennium: A diversity of institutions for natural resource management. In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [First published in the Encyclopedia of Earth November 16, 2007; Last revised November 17, 2007; Retrieved November 19, 2007].
  33. H. Nagendra and E. Ostrom (2007). Institutions, collective action and forest degradation: Learning from studies in Nepal. In TheSageHandbookofEnvironmentandSociety, eds. J. Pretty, A. Ball, T. Benton, J. Guivant, D. R. Lee, D. Orr, M. J. Pfeffer and H. Ward, Sage Publications, London, pp 578589
  34. H. Nagendra. 2006. Entries in OurEarth’sChangingLand:AnEncyclopediaofLand‐UseandLand‐CoverChange, 2 vols., ed. Helmut Geist. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. Community Involvement, p. 137. Decentralization, p. 155. Forest Anomalies, p. 239. Himalayas, pp. 281 – 285. Reforestation, pp. 501 – 502
  35. J. Unruh, H. Nagendra, G.M. Green, B.J. McConnell and N. Vogt (2005). Cross‐​continental comparisons: Africa and Asia. In SeeingtheForestandtheTrees:Human‐EnvironmentInteractionsinForestedEcosystems, eds. Emilio Moran and Elinor Ostrom, MIT Press, Cambridge Massachusetts, pp. 303324
  36. G. Joseph, J. Krishnaswamy, B. Talukdar and H. Nagendra (2004). The Phobjikha Wetland, the Black‐​necked Cranes and Community Livelihoods: An Integrated Assessment. For the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature (RSPN) Bhutan. 
  37. H. Nagendra and C.M. Schweik (2004). Forests and management: A case study in Nepal using Remote Sensing and GIS. In 100 Geographic Solutions to Saving Planet Earth: Association of American Geographers Centennial Volume, eds. B. Warf, K. Hansen, and D. Janelle. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, USA, pp. 391396.
  38. J. Southworth, D. Munroe, H. Nagendra and C.M. Tucker (2004). Forest degradation and fragmentation within Celaque National Park, Honduras. In100GeographicSolutionstoSavingPlanetEarth:AssociationofAmericanGeographersCentennialVolume, eds. B. Warf, K. Hansen, and D. Janelle. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, USA, pp. 305310.
  39. K.P. Achar, G. K. Bhatta, D. D. Bhat, A. Ganguly, Y. Gokhale, H. Nagendra, P. Pramod and G. Utkarsh. (2000). Linking college education to environmental monitoring and management: A case study from India. In CommunicatingSustainability,ed. W. L. Filho, pp 205228. Peter Lang Scientific Publishers, Bern, Switzerland. 
  40. M. Gadgil, S. N. Singh, H. Nagendra and M. D. S. Chandran. (1996). Guidelines for in‐​situ conservation of wild relatives of cultivated plants: guiding principles and a case study. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. 

Newspapers, Blogs, Popular articles 

  1. Nothing learnt from history. Op-ed in The Hindu, 4 July 2017.
  2. Cry for greenery: urban heat islands could sap us. Deccan Chronicle, 26 June 2017; reprinted in Asian Age, 29 June 2017.
  3. Citizens save the day: When it comes to trees, Bangalore Mirror, 19 June 2017.
  4. To whom does a city’s nature belong? Is it a common pool resource, or a public good? And who decides? The Nature of Cities roundtable, 8 May 2017.
  5. Restoring wetlands, citizen science the solution for lakes. Deccan Chronicle, 5 April 2017
  6. We’ve lost our sense of community, thanks to rampant commercialization. Times of India, 13 March 2017.
  7. Development without destruction. Guest column, BW Business World, 6 February 2017
  8. Saving trees in the city is not stalling development’. Deccan Chronicle, 8 February 2017.
  9. Bengaluru will lose not 812, but 2, 244 trees from 71 species. Bangalore Mirror, 6 February 2017.
  10. Food supply: urban gardens alert. Deccan Chronicle, 22 January 2017.
  11. Sampangi lake: forgotten histories of fluid landscapes. Jlrexplore blog,15 January 2017.
  12. Interrogating sustainable cities. Down to Earth Blog, 19 October 2016.
  13. Harini Nagendra on the History of Bengaluru. Podcast at Sunoh Station,19 October 2016.
  14. Trees essential for city’s animals. Times of India, 16 October 2016.
  15. Protecting urban nature: Lessons from ecological history. The Hindu, 10 October 2016.
  16. Managing mosquito borne diseases: The importance of urban ecology. Deccan Chronicle, 9 October 2016.
  17. In this crowded city, there is no space left for biodiversity. The Hindu, 3 October 2016.
  18. Ecologically smart cities: People and nature in cooperation and conflict. Oxford Academic blog, 30 September 2016.
  19. Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present and Future. Podcast in New Books Network with Ian Cook, 26 September 2016.
  20. Money can’t replace nature in cities. The Hindu, 26 September 2016.
  21. Bengaluru: Illusionary triumph of technology over ecology. The Hindu, 19 September 2016.
  22. When the river weeps. Op-ed in The Hindu, 16 September 2016.
  23. Sprawl fact: our cities need to be ecologically smart. Deccan Chronicle, 16 August 2016. Reproduced in Asian Age, 21 August 2016
  24. Time to re-affirm our ties with neem. Times of India, 7 April 2016.
  25. Classics. Resonance Journal of Science Education, 21 (2): 189 – 1982016.
  26. Editorial. Resonance Journal of Science Education, 21(2): 1112016.
  27. Maria Sibylla Merian (16471717). Resonance Journal of Science Education, 21(2): 115 – 1242016.
  28. Rediscovering history: The saga of Sankey tank (with H. Unnikrishnan). The Hindu, 1 February 2016.
  29. The revalorization of urban nature, for good and ill. The Nature of Cities, 27 January. 2016.
  30. From village to city: An ecological history of Bengaluru. The Hindu, 25 January 2016.
  31. Deploying nature in war (with H. Unnikrishnan). The Hindu, 18 January 2016
  32. Is Delhi’s odd-even experiment inspiring enough for other cities? The Quint, 14 January 2016.
  33. Hunting wild beasts in the city. The Hindu, 11 January 2016.
  34. Delhi’s odd-even plan: going too far but not far enough? The Quint, 17 December 2015.
  35. Our commitment to a healthy planet. Prajavani, 28 November 2015 (in Kannada).
  36. Living at the margins of Bengaluru’s lakes: Untold stories of change, loss and hope. Photo exhibition by Marthe Derkzen, in collaboration with S. Mundoli, H. Nagendra. Photographs by Arati Kumar-Rao, Anoop Bhaskar, and Marthe Derkzen. Chaya Art Gallery, Metro Rangoli boulevard, Bangalore, October 31 and November 12015.
  37. Gundathopus: Forgotten patches of green in the concrete city (with S. Mundoli, B. Manjunatha). Prajavani, 3 August 2015 (in Kannada).
  38. Bengaluru’s disappearing open wells and kalyanis (with H. Unnikrishnan). Prajavani, August 1 2015 (in Kannada).
  39. Sankey’s tank: from water reservoir to biodiversity hub. Prajavani, July 31 2015 (in Kannada).
  40. Bellandur: one lake, multiple meanings (with S. Mundoli, H. Unnikrishnan, B. Manjunatha). Prajavani, July 30 2015 (in Kannada).
  41. Early settlements in Bengaluru: the Malnad and the Maidan. Prajavani, July 29 2015 (in Kannada).
  42. Ecologically Smart Cities: Keeping Urban Ecosystems Centre Stage in India’s Smart Cities Programme. In UGEC Viewpoints: A Blog on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change; and The Nature of Cities 26 September 2015.
  43. No place for trees in the garden city? Prajavani, July 5 2015 (in Kannada). 
  44. Of lakes and livelihoods in Bengaluru (with S. Mundoli, B. Manjunatha). The Hindu, June 26 2015
  45. Open wells of Bengaluru (with H. Unnikrishnan). The Hindu, June 25 2015.
  46. The sacred lakes of Bengaluru (with S. Mundoli, H. Unnikrishnan, B. Manjunatha). The Hindu, June 24 2015
  47. Sampangi Lake: Lessons from history (with H. Unnikrishnan, B. Manjunatha). The Hindu, June 23 2015.
  48. Blessings and curses: the construction of lakes in Bengaluru. The Hindu, June 22 2015
  49. The Wild Beast as the Other: Framing of urban wildlife in popular imagination, 15 February 2015. The Nature of Cities collective blog.
  50. Recreational activities in lake premises: what is wrong with it? Citizen Matters, 2 October 2014.
  51. Reflections’ on the receipt of the Elinor Ostrom Senior Scholar award. The Commons Digest, pp. 16 – 18, Spring 2014.
  52. What is the scope for nature in cities? (with M. Schewenius, M. Tengö, M. Katti, T. Elmqvist). Current Conservation, Special Issue on Urban Ecology, 8.2: 4 – 52014.
  53. Sacred trees in the urban landscape of Bangalore, India. (with M. Tengö, D. Gopal and H. Nagendra). Current Conservation, Special Issue on Urban Ecology, 8.2: 26 – 312014.
  54. The cooperative governance of urban commons. The Nature of Cities collective blog, 28 May 2014.
  55. Biodiversity and the city — challenges for Bangalore. JLRexplore blog, 6 May 2014
  56. Roundtable article in What are the social justice implications of urban ecology, and how can we make sure that green cities” are not synonymous with gentrified” or exclusive” cities?’. The Nature of Cities collective blog, February 2014.
  57. The village within the city — rurality in the era of globalization. The Nature of Cities collective blog, 10 December 2013.
  58. Equity in the urban commons. The Nature of Cities collective blog, 26 June 2013.
  59. Biodiversity and the city— challenges for India. The Nature of Cities collective blog, 6 February 2013.
  60. Elinor Ostrom: 1933 – 2012. Current Science 103: 433 – 4342012
  61. Remembering Elinor Ostrom (with K. Chopra, V. Dayal, R. Ghate and N. Ghosh). Economic and Political Weekly 97: 23 – 252012
  62. Nobel Laureate, supporter of Bengaluru’s lake revival, passes away. Citizen Matters, 20 June 2012.
  63. Biodiversity in patches (with M. Jaganmohan, L.S. Vailshery, D. Gopal). Deccan Herald, 12 June 2012.
  64. Use eye in the sky to manage forest cover. Economic Times, 12 May 2012.
  65. A tale of two lakes: collective action in cities. The Nature of Cities collective blog,7 October 2012.
  66. Green were the citizens? Citizen Matters, 11 July 2011.
  67. Role of communities: An eye on the forest. Deccan Herald, 14 June 2011
  68. Book review: Urban green belts in the twenty-first century. Landscape Research 36: 706 – 708.
  69. Tree-killers having a free run in Bangalore. Deccan Herald, 4 January 2011.
  70. We need city-level green plans. Daily News Analysis (DNA) Bangalore, 2 January 2011.
  71. How green was my Mekhri circle. Bangalore Mirror, 28 December 2010.
  72. Biodiversity and the city. The Hindu Survey of the Environment 2010.
  73. Ringing out the old. Deccan Herald, 31 August 2010.
  74. Be diverse (with E. Ostrom). In Our Planet: The Magazine of the United Nations Environmental Programme, pp 10 – 13, May 2010.
  75. Whither giant trees? Deccan Herald, 6 July 2010
  76. Biodiversity must be priority of this decade. Daily News Analysis (DNA) Bangalore, 11 June 2010.
  77. Book review: Knowledge Systems and Natural Resources: Management, Policy and Institutions in Nepal. The Book Review October 2008, pp 38
  78. Book review: Deforesting the Earth: From Prehistory to Global Crisis, M. Williams. Conservation and Society 6(3), 274 – 2762008.
  79. Book review: Democratizing Nature, A. Chhatre and V. Saberwal. The Book Review January 2008, pp 66.Role of monitoring in institutional performance. With R. Ghate, Current Conservation 1, July 2007, pp 15
  80. Book review: Tropical Forests: Regional Paths of Destruction and Regeneration in the Twentieth Century. Landscape Ecology 22(7): 1109 – 11112007
  81. Book review: The Kuhls of Kangra: Community Managed Irrigation in the Western Himalayas. Seminar 5642006.
  82. Book review: Working Forests in the Neotropics: Conservation through Sustainable Management? Environmental Conservation 33: 832006.
  83. Book review: The Economics of Land Use, in The International Library of Environmental Economics and Policy, ed. Peter J. Parks & Ian W. Hardie. Landscape Research 30(4): 559 – 5712005.
  84. More people, more trees? Examining community forestry in Nepal’s Terai. With Arun Agrawal, IHDP UPDATE: Newsletter of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, 0104: 132004
  85. C.M. Tucker, D.K. Munroe, J. Southworth and H. Nagendra (2004). Trading spaces: Following the impact of forest-coffee conversions on Honduran livelihoods. IHDP UPDATE: Newsletter of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, 0104: 14 – 15
  86. From species to landscapes: Integrating remote sensing with biodiversity monitoring strategies. DIVERSITAS: An International Programme of Biodiversity Science: Newsletter 5: 8 – 92003
  87. Book review: Bridging Human and Ecological Landscapes: Participatory Research and Sustainable Development in an Andean Agricultural Frontier, ed. R. E. Rhoades. Landscape Ecology 18(4): 445 – 4462003
  88. Book review: Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, and The Youngest Science, by Lewis Thomas. Resonance: Journal of Science Education, 8(9), 90 – 912003.
  89. Book review: Digital Remote Sensing, by Prithvish Nag and M. Kudrat. Current Science, 79(6), pp. 9032000.
  90. Book review: The Medusa and the Snail, by Lewis Thomas. Resonance: Journal of Science Education, 5(5), 102 – 1032000.
  91. Book review: The Lives of a Cell, by Lewis Thomas. Resonance: Journal of Science Education, 5(2), 80 – 812000.
  92. Costs and benefits of social groups. Jantar Mantar: Children’s Science Observatory, October 1999, 18 – 20.
  93. Biodiversity in the Western Ghats. GIS@development: South Asia’s first GIS/GPS bimonthly, 3(5) — September/​October 1999, 3641.
  94. Re-discovering Nain Singh. Current Science 77(5), 716 – 717
  95. Book review: Deep Vegetarianism by Michael Allen Fox. Electronic Green Journal 1999.
  96. Web site review: Game theory web site by Ken Prestwich. Resonance: Journal of Science Education, 4(8), 91 – 931999.
  97. Mapmakers: Techniques of cartography. Resonance: Journal of Science Education, 4(8), 8 – 151999.
  98. Mapmakers: Going places! Resonance: Journal of Science Education, 4(6), 8 – 141999.
  99. Mapmakers: The province of philosophers. Resonance: Journal of Science Education, 4(4), 6 – 111999.