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Rao, D., Fernandez, O.C., Castañeda-Barbosa, E., Diaz-Fleicsher, F. 2011. Reverse positional orientation in a neotropical orb-web spider; Verrucosa arenata. Naturwissenschaften DOI 10.1007/s00114-011-0811-2


Rao, D. & Lubin, Y. (2010) Conditions favouring group living in web-building spiders in an extreme desert environment. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution. 56: 21-33

Rao, D. (2010) Stingless bee interception is not affected by variations in spider web decoration. Journal of Arachnology.38: 157-161


Aravind, N. A., Rao, D., Ganeshaiah, K. N., Shaanker, R.U.  and Poulsen, J. G. (2010) Impact of the invasive plant Lantana camara on bird assemblages at Malé Mahadeshwara reserve forest, South India. Journal of Tropical Ecology. 51(2) S: 325-339


Rao, D. 2009. Experimental evidence for the amelioration of shadow competition in an orb-web spider through the 'ricochet' effect. Ethology 115:  (7) 691-697.


Rao, D., Webster, M, Heiling, A, Bruce, M. J. & Herberstein M. E.  2009. The aggregating behaviour of Argiope radon, with special reference to web decorations. Journal of Ethology 27:35-42.


Rao, D., Cheng, K & Herberstein, M. E. 2008. Stingless bee response to spider webs is dependent on the context of encounter. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology. 64:209-216.


Rao, D., Cheng, K & Herberstein, M. E. 2007. A natural history of web decorations in the St. Andrew’s Cross Spider (Argiope keyserlingi) Australian Journal of Zoology 55: 9–14


Hoese, F. J., Law, E. A. J., Rao, D.  & Herberstein, M. E. 2006. Distinctive yellow bands on a sit-and-wait predator: prey attractant or predator deterrent? Behaviour 143: 763-781


Rao, D. and Poyyamoli, G. 2001. Role of structural requirements in website selection of Cyrtophora cicatrosa Stolicza (Araneae: Araneidae). Current Science 81:678-680



Barve, N., Kiran, M. C. Vanaraj, G., Aravind, N. A.,  Rao, D., Shaanker, R. U., Ganeshaiah, K. N., Poulsen, J. G.  and Bawa., K. S.  2005. Measuring and mapping threats to protected areas: developing a common protocol from a wildlife sanctuary in Western Ghats, India. Conservation Biology 19(1):122-130


Aravind, N. A., Manjunath, J., Rao, D., Ganeshaiah, K. N., Shaanker, R. U. and Vanaraj, G. 2005. Are red-listed species threatened? A comparative analysis of red-listed and non-red-listed plant species in the Western Ghats, India. Current Science 88(2):25


 Shaanker, R. U., Ganeshaiah, K. N., Krishnan, S., Ramya, R., Meera, C., Aravind, N. A., Kumar, A., Rao, D., Vanraj,  G., Ramachandra , J., Gauthier, R., Ghazoul, J., Poole, N., Reddy, B.V. C. 2004. Livelihood gains and ecological costs of NTFP dependence: assessing the roles of dependence, ecological knowledge and market structure in three contrasting human and ecological settings in South India. Environmental Conservation 31(3): 242–253


Aravind, N. A., Rao, D. and  Madhusudan, P. S.  2001. Additions to the birds of Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Ghats, India. Zoos' Print 27(7): 541-547.


Aravind N. A., Rao, D., Vanaraj, G., Poulsen, J. G., Shaanker, R. U., Ganeshaiah, K. N. 2001. Anthropogenic pressures in a tropical forest ecosystem in Western Ghats, India: Are they sustainable? Eds. K. N. Ganeshaiah, R. Uma Shaanker and K. S. Bawa In: Proceedings of the Tropical Ecosystems: Structure, Diversity and Function conference. Pp. 125-128.


Book chapter

Aravind, N. A and Rao, D. 2006. Aves in Fauna of Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary (Karnataka), G. Thirumalai & S. Krishnan (editors). Eastern Book Corporation.


Aravind, N. A and Rao, D. 2001. Biodiversity: An introduction. Pages 1-25, B.B. Hosetti, and M. Venkateshwaralu (editors), in Current Trends in Wildlife Conservation and Management. Daya Book House, New Delhi, India.



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