ENVIS Technical Report: 95,  August 2015


   T.V. Ramachandra1,2,*      Vinay .S1  Bharath H. Aithal1

1Energy and Wetlands Research Group, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012
2Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP)
*Corresponding author: cestvr@ces.iisc.ernet.in, energy@ces.iisc.ernet.in [080-22933099]

Citation: Ramachandra T V, Vinay S and Bharath H.Aithal, 2015.  Detrimental landuse changes in Agara-Belllandur wetland, ENVIS Technical Report 95, CES, IISc, Bangalore, India
  1. Ramachandra T.V. and Bharath H. Aithal, 2015. Wetlands: Kidneys of Bangalore’s Landscape, National wetlands, 37:12-16
  2. Ramachandra T.V., Asulabha K.S. and Aamir Amin Lone, 2014. Nutrient Enrichment and Proliferation of Invasive Macrophytes in Urban Lakes, J Biodiversity, 5(1,2): 33-44
  3. Ramachandra, T.V., Kiran R and Ahalya N. 2002, Status, Conservation and Management of Wetlands, Allied Publishers Pvt Ltd, Bangalore.
  4. Ramachandra, T.V., Rajasekara Murthy C. and Ahalya N., 2002, Restoration of Lakes and Wetlands, Allied Publishers Pvt Ltd., Bangalore.
  5. Ramachandra, T.V. and Ahalya N.  2001. Monograph on Essentials in Limnology and GIS, Karnataka Environment Research Foundation, Bangalore.
  6. Ramachandra, T.V., Rajasekara Murthy. C and Ahalya.N. 2001, Lake 2000-Proceedings of International Symposium on Restoration of Lakes and Wetlands, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.   
  7. Ramachandra T.V.,  Bharath H. Aithal and K. Sreejith, 2015. GHG footprint of major cities in India, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 44 (2015) 473–495, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.12.036
  8. Mahapatra, D.M., Chankya H N and Ramachandra T V, 2014. Bioremediation and lipid synthesis through mixotrophic algal consortia in municipal wastewater. Bioresource Technology,http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2014.03.130
  9. Ramachandra T V, Mahapatra D M, Shilpi Samantray and Joshi N V, 2013.  Algal biofuel from urban wastewater in India: Scope and challenges, renewable and Sustainable Energy review, 21 (2013):  767–777, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2012.12.029
  10. Batni Alakananda, Kapanaiah M. Mahesh and Ramachandra T. V., 2013. Role of environmental variables in diatom distribution in urban wetlands of Peninsular India, The Japanese Society of Diatomology, Diatom, 29:3-12
  11. Durga Madhab Mahapatra and  Ramachandra T.V., 2013 . Algal biofuel: bountiful lipid from  Chlorococcum sp. proliferating in  municipal wastewater,  Current Science, 105(1): Pp47-55
  12. Mahapatra, D. M., Chanakya, H. N., and Ramachandra, T. V., 2013.  Euglena sp. as a suitable source of lipids for potential use as biofuel and sustainable wastewater treatment. J. Appl. Phycol., 25(3):855-865, 1-11.DOI 10.1007/s10811-013-9979-5
  13. Mahapatra, D. M., Chanakya, H. N., and Ramachandra, T. V., 2013. Treatment efficacy of algae based sewage treatment plants. Env. Mon. Assess., 185(9):7145-7161,  DOI 10.1007/s10661-013-3090-x.
  14. Ramachandra T V, Shwetmala, Chanakya H N., 2013. Interventions in the management of urban solid waste, International Journal of Environmental Sciences, 1(3): 259-267.
  15. Ramachandra T.V,, Meera D.S.and Alakananda B., 2013. Influence of Catchment Land Cover Dynamics on the Physical, Chemical and Biological Integrity of Wetlands, Environment & We -International Journal of Science & Technology - (EWIJST), pp 8(1): 37-54
  16. Ramachandra T.V. and  Shwetmala, 2012. Decentralised carbon footprint analysis for opting climate change mitigation strategies in India, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 16 (2012) 5820–5833, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2012.05.035
  17. Ramachandra T V, Bharath H. Aithal and Uttam Kumar, 2012. Conservation of wetlands to mitigate urban floods, Resources, Energy, and Development  9(1): 1–22
  18. Ramachandra, T.V.; Bharath H. Aithal and Durgappa D. S. 2012. Insights to urban dynamics through landscape spatial pattern analysis, Int. J Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 18; 329-343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2012.03.005.
  19. Ramachandra T V, Sudarshan P Bhat, Durga Madhab Mahapatra and Gautham Krishnadas, 2012. Impact of indiscriminate disposal of untreated effluents from thermal power plants on water resources, Indian Jornal Environment protection, IJEP, 32(9):705-718.
  20. Alakananda B., Mahesh M K, Hamilton B P, Supriya G, Karthick B and Ramachandra T V, 2012. Two new species of Nitzschia (Bacillariophyta) from shallow wetlands of Peninsular India, Phytotaxa 54: 13–25
  21. Balachandran C.,  Dinakaran S.,  Alkananda B. ,  Boominathan M. and Ramachandra T.V., 2012. Monitoring aquatic macro invertebrates as indicators for assessing the health of lakes in Bangalore, Karnataka, International Journal of Advanced Life Sciences  (IJALS), 5(1):19-32
  22. Ramachandra T V, Alakananda B, Ali Rani and Khan M A, 2011. Ecological and socio-economic assessment of Varthur wetland, Bangalore,  Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, 53(1): 101-108
  23. Alakananda B., Mahesh M.K., Supriya G., Boominathan M., Balachandran C., Ramachandra T.V., 2011. Monitoring Tropical Urban Wetlands through Biotic Indices, J Biodiversity, 2(2): 91-106 
  24. Alakananda B., Karthick B, Mahesh M K and Ramachandra T V, 2011. Diatom based pollution monitoring in urban wetlands, The IUP Journal of Soil and Water Sciences, IV(2):33-52
  25. Durga Madhab Mahapatra, Chanakya H N and Ramachandra T. V, 2011. C:N ratio of Sediments in a sewage fed Urban Lake, International Journal of Geology, 5(3): 86-92
  26. Durga Madhab Mahapatra, H.N. Chanakya and T.V. Ramachandra, 2011. Assessment of treatment capabilities of  Varthur Lake, Bangalore, India, Int. J. Environmental Technology and Management, Vol. 14, Nos. 1/2/3/4, pp.84–102.
  27. Durga Madhab Mahapatra, Chanakya H N, and Ramachandra T V, 2010. Role of Macrophytes in Sewage fed Urban Lake.   The IIOAB Journal - Institute of Integrative Omics and Applied Biotechnology (IIOAB), http://www.iioab.org/Vol2(8)Nov2011/2(8)1-9.pdf,  IIOABJ, 2011; Vol.2 (8):1-9. 
  28. Ramachandra T V, 2010. Urbanisation in Bangalore: Hallmark of lack of governance and urban planning, Project Monitor, 10(26): 14-15
  29. Ramachandra T V, 2010. Wetlands: Need for appropriate stratergies for conservation and sustainable management, Journal of Basic and Applied Biology, 4(3):1-17.
  30. Ramachandra, T.V., D.M. Mahapatra, Karthick B. and R. Gordon, 2009. Milking diatoms for sustainable energy: biochemical engineering vs gasoline secreting diatom solar panels [invited]. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 48(19, Complex Materials II special issue, October):2769-2788.
  31. Ramachandra T V and Pradeep M. Mujumdar, 2009. Urban floods: case study of Bangalore, Journal of Disaster Development, 3(2):1-98
  32. Ramachandra T.V and Uttam Kumar, 2008. Wetlands of Greater Bangalore, India: Automatic Delineation through Pattern Classifiers, The Greendisk Environmental Journal. Issue 26 (International Electronic Jour. URL: (http://egj.lib.uidaho.edu/index.php/egj/article/view/3171).
  33. Ramachandra T.V., Rajinikanth R. and Ranjini V.G. 2005. Economic valuation of wetlands, Journal of Environmental Biology, 26(3):439-447.
  34. Ramachandra, T.V. 2002. Restoration and Management Strategies of Wetlands in Developing Countries, The Greendisk Environmental Journal. (International Electronic Jour. URL: http://egj.lib.uidho.edu/egj15/ramacha1.html)
  35. Prasad, S.N., Ramachandra, T.V., Ahalya, N., Sengupta, T., Alok Kumar, Tiwari, A.K., Vijayan V.S. and Lalitha Vijayan, 2002. Conservation of wetlands of India – a review, Tropical Ecology, 43 (1): 173-186.
  36. Kar D., Rahaman, H., Barman, N.N., Kar, S., Dey, S.C. and Ramachandra, T.V., 1999. Bacterial pathogens associated with Epizootic Ulcerative syndrome in freshwater fish in India, Environment and Ecology, 17 (4): 1025-1027.
  37. Kar D., Dey S C., Kar S and Ramachandra  T.V., 1998. Trawls of lake Sone in Assam, Journal of Applied Zoology of Research, 10 (2), pp. 170-172
  38. Benjamin Ranjeev, Chakrapani,B.K., Kar Devashish, Nagarathna, A.V., and Ramachandra, T.V. 1996. Fish mortality in Bangalore lakes, India, Electronic Green Journal,  (International  Electronic Journal. URL: http://www.lib.uidaho.edu: 70/docs/ egj.html ),  Issue 6, December 96.
  39. Ramachandra T V and Durga Madhab Mahapatra, 2015. The Science of Carbon Footprint Assessment, Chapter 1, In The Carbon Footprint Handbook, Subramanian S. Kannan Muthu (Eds.), CRC Press (Taylor and Francis), Pp 3-44
  40. Ramachandra T V, Bharath H.Aithal, Vinay S, Bharath Setturu, Asulabha K S, Sincy V and Sudarshan P. Bhat, 2015. Vanishing Lakes Interconnectivity & Violations in Valley Zone: Lack of Co-ordination among Para-State Agencies, ENVIS Technical Report 85, CES, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012
  41. Ramachandra T.V., Ananth Hegde Ashisar, Shri Shri Gangadharendra Saraswati Samiji, Subhash Chandran M.D., Harish R Bhat, Harish Krishnamurthy, Khan M A, Sreevidya,Vijai Krishna  R, Prakash Mesta, Bharath H. Aithal, Rajasri Ray, Durga M. Mahapatra, Ganesh Hegde, Rao G R, Balachandran C, Vinay S, Gouri Kulkarni, Sudarshan Bhat, Bharath Settur, Boominathan M., Asulabha K.S, Sincy V, Tara N M, Gayatri Naik, Vishnu Mukri, and Sreekanth Naik, 2015. Conservation and Sustainable Management of Wetland Ecosystems in Western Ghats, Sahyadri Conservation Series 47,  ETR 87: LAKE 2014 Proceedings, ENVIS technical report, CES, IISc, Bangalore
  42. Ramachandra T V, Sudarshan P Bhat, Aslulabha K S and Sincy V, 2014. Agony of Chikkabettahalli lake, Vidyaranyapura, Bruhat Bangalore, ETR 83, Energy & Wetlands Research Group, CES, Indian Institute of Science , Bangalore
  43. Ramachandra T V,  Asulabha K S, Bharath H. Aithal, Bharath Settur, Durga Madhab Mahapatra, Gouri Kulkarni, Harish R. Bhat, Sincy Varghese, Sudarshan P. Bhat, Vinay S. 2014. Environment Monitoring in the Neighbourhood, ENVIS Technical Report 77, Environmental Information System,  CES, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012
  44. Ramachandra T.V., Durga Madhab Mahapatra, Sudarshan P. Bhat, Asulabha K.S., Sincy Varghese, Bharath H. Aithal, 2014. Integrated Wetlands Ecosystem: Sustainable Model to Mitigate Water Crisis in Bangalore, ENVIS Technical Report 76, Environmental Information System, CES, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012
  45. Ramachandra T.V. and Bharath H. Aithal, 2014. Urban Trajectory in Metropolitan and Megalopolis Regions of Karnataka, India, ENVIS Technical Report 59, ENVIS, Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc, Bangalore 560012, Pp 207
  1. Ramachandra T V, Bharath H. Aithal, Vinay S and Aamir Amin Lone, 2013, Conservation of Bellandur Wetlands: Obligation of Decision Makers to ensure Intergenrational Equity, ENVIS Technical Report: 55, ENVIS- Environmental Information System, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  2. Bharath H. Aithal and Ramachandra T.V., 2012. Modelling the Spatial Patterns of Landscape dynamics: Review, CES Technical Report 127, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  3. Ramachandra T V, 2009, Conservation and management of urban wetlands: Strategies and challenges, ENVIS Technical Report: 32, Environmental Information System, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Bangalore
  4. Ramachandra T V, 2009. Essentials in urban lake monitoring and management, CiSTUP Technical report 1, Urban Ecology, Environment and Policy Research, Centre for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning, IISc, Bangalore
  5. Karthick B., Alakananda B and Ramachandra T.V., 2009. Diatom based pollution monitoring in urban wetlands of Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, ENVIS Technical Report: 31, Environmental Information System, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Bangalore
  6. Ramachandra T.V. and Sudhira H.S. 2007. Present Status of Gottigere Tank: Indiactor of Decision Maker’s Apathy, ENVIS Technical Report: 26, Environmental Information System, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Bangalore
  7. Ramachandra T V and Malvikaa Solanki, 2007. Ecological assessment of Lentic Waterbodies of Bangalore, ENVIS Technical Report 25, Environmental Information System, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Bangalore
  8. Ramachandra T.V and Shruthi Bachamanda, 2006. Environmental Audit of Municipal Solid Waste Mangement, CES Technical Report 118, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Bangalore
  9. Ramachandra, T.V.. Rishiram, R. and Karthick, B. 2006. Zooplankton as Bioindicators: Hydrobiological Investigations in selected Bangalore lakes, CES Technical report No 115, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Bangalore.
  10. Ramachandra T.V., Ahalya N. and Mandy Payne, 2003. Status of Varthur lake: Opportunities for Restoration and Sustainable management, CES Technical report No 102, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Bangalore.
  11. Ramachandra T.V. and Rajinikanth R. 2003. Economic valuation of wetlands, , CES Technical report No 101, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Bangalore.
  12. Ramachandra T.V., Kiran R., Ahalya N. and Deepa R.S., 2002, Status of Wetlands in Bangalore, CES Technical Report No 88, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Bangalore.