top of page


Find below peer-reviewed and other publications that I have authored. If you need access to any of these, please write to me. Happy reading!

Peer-Reviewed (Published)

  • V. Jithin, & A. Watve, Between a Rock and a Hard Place: What Can Turning Rocks Tell Us About Land-use Change Impacts on Animals Living in a Rock Outcrop? Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis Educational Resources, (2024).

  • V., Jithin, M., Rane, A., Watve, V., Giri & R., Naniwadekar, Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Comparing Rock-dwelling Animal Prevalence Across Abandoned Paddy, Orchards, and Rock Outcrops in a Biodiversity Hotspot Global Ecology and Conservation, 46: e02582 (2023).

  • V., Jithin, A., Das, & J.A., Johnson, Understanding the Influence of Check Dam and Season on Habitat Use to Develop Habitat Suitability Criteria for Overwintering Tadpoles of Nanorana spp. River Research and Applications, 38: 1629-1641 (2022).

  • V., Jithin, J.A., Johnson, & A., Das, Influence of Check Dams on the Activity Patterns and Morphometric Traits of Overwintering Tadpoles in the Western Himalaya. Limnologica, 95: 125992 (2022).

  • B., Boruah, V., Deepak, N.G., Patel, V., Jithin, T., Yomcha, & A., Das, A New Species of Green Tree Frog of the Genus Gracixalus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Evergreen Forest of Northeast India. Vertebrate Zoology, 73: 557–574  (2023).

  • P.T., Hanan, P., Anu, K.K., Asmabi, T.C., Sreenath, M.P., Jasil, & V., Jithin, Women’s Career Pathway in Chemical Sciences; a Multi-stage Investigation in Kerala, India. Report submitted to the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. Pp 90.; ISBN: 978-93-5620-171-2. (2022).

  • V., Jithin, & A., Das, Deaths of Overwintering Nanorana spp. Tadpoles Due to Desiccation During Check Dam Maintenance in a western Himalayan Stream, India. Herpetological Bulletin, 162: 23-25 (2022).

  • V., Jithin, S., Kumar, & A., Das, First Record of Interspecific Amplexus between a Himalayan Toad, Duttaphrynus himalayanus (Bufonidae), and a Himalayan Paa Frog, Nanorana vicina (Dicroglossidae), from the Western Himalaya, India. Reptiles & Amphibians, 28: 270–273, (2021).

  • V., Jithin, A., Devarajan, J., Dharmaraj, & M.A., Yathumon, Predation on Asian Common Toad, Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Lütken, 1864) (Anura: Bufonidae), Tadpoles  by a Fish-eating Spider, Nilus sp. (Araneae: Pisauridae). Reptiles & Amphibians, 28: 56-58, (2021).

  • V., Jithin, & A., Das, Nanorana minica: Deformity. Herpetological Review, 53: 473-474, (2022).

Peer-Reviewed (Submitted/ in review)

  • V., Jithin, M., Rane, A., Watve & R., Naniwadekar,, Orchards and Paddy Differentially Impact Rock Outcrop Amphibians: Insights from Community- and Species-level Responses (Submitted - Ecological Applications - Preprint)

  • V. Jithin, K.M.A. Farisa & A. Devarajan, Rooted in the Neighbourhood: Illustrating Selected Place-based Education Initiatives in the Indian Context (In Review – Book Chapter -  Intersections of Environmental and Language Justice, Edinburgh University Press; J. Ennser-Kananen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) et al. Eds.)

  • V., Jithin, & R., Naniwadekar, Effects of abiotic and biotic drivers on tadpoles in seasonal rock pools of Western Ghats rock outcrops, India (In Review - Biotropica - Preprint)

  • V., Jithin, & P.P., Ashiq, Together We Can: Why Collaborative Efforts Matter in Managing Forests and Our Health (In Review - Current Conservation)

Popular Writings

  • J. Nag et al., Scale, Slither, and Hop: A Brief Introduction to Northeast India’s Herpetology HerpClub and Canopy Collective (2024). [Book]

  • Man-made Check Dams Alter Tadpole Growth and Activity TheScienceBreaker 9(2), (2023).

  • P.P., Ashiq & V., Jithin, Forests and Our Health (In Malayalam) Aranyam 43(7):8-13, Kerala Forest & Wildlife Department (KFD), Govt. of Kerala (2023).

  • V., Jithin, P., Afna, & A., Devarajan, Citizen Science in Wildlife Research and Conservation (In Malayalam) Aranyam 43(2):14-19, KFD, Govt. of Kerala (2022).

  • Expedition Reef, 53(3):57. (Media Reviews). The Niche, British Ecological Society, UK (2021-22).

  • Saving Britain’s Islands, 53(1):57. (Media Reviews). The Niche, BES, UK (2021-22).

  • A Dream of Trees, 52(3):64. (Media Reviews). The Niche, BES, UK (2021-22).

  • Tadpoles: The Big Little Migration, 52(2):61. (Media Reviews). The Niche, BES, UK (2021-22).

  • Illustrating Women’s Career Pathway in Chemistry- Insights from Kerala for Future Policies. The Elemental St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai (2021).

  • P.T., Hanan & V., Jithin, Presence of Keralite Women in Chemical Science: Some Findings (In Malayalam) TrueCopy THINK Webzine 86, (2022).

  • V., Jithin & K.M.A., Farisa, A Gecko Tale in the Lockdown, Malabar Trogon 19(3):27-32 (2021).

  • Ecosystem Restoration: Experiences & Challenges (In Malayalam) Aranyam 41(8):24-27 (2021).

  • Exploring the Sahyadri Sky Islands – Meet the Snakes and Lizards! HerpBuzz 7: 9-10 (2023).

  • QFoliage - Students’ Quizzin’ Ecology, Environment, Conservation and Natural History (Edited e-Book) Myristica Ecological Festival Dept. of Botany, Farook College, Kerala (2020).

  • Invoking the Green Spirit of the Youngsters (Success Stories) Official Website of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India (2019).

  • Sada - A Manual for Lateritic Plateau Ecosystems (Malayalam handbook) for Rock Outcrop Network-India & Wildlife Conservation Trust, India (2023).

  • Translated (Malayalam version) The World of Hopfs – A Small Story about Evolution by Jan Heuschele and funded by The European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Netherlands (2022).



I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Lets' connect.

Please write to:

bottom of page