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  • Robin, V.V., M. Katti, C. Purushotham, A. Sancheti and A. Sinha. 2011. Singing in the sky: song variation in an endemic bird on the sky islands of southern India. Animal Behaviour 83: 513-520.

  • Katti, M. and B. Schleder. 2010. Resilience in urban socioecological systems. Integrative and Comparative Biology.

  • Walker, J.S., R. Balling, J. Briggs, M. Katti, P. Warren and E. Wentz. 2008. Birds of a feather. Computers Environment and Urban Systems: 19-28.

  • Anderies, J., M. Katti and E. Shochat. 2007. Living in the city. Journal of Theoretical Biology: 36-49.

  • MacDougall-Shackleton, S., M. Katti and T. Hahn. 2006. Tests of absolute photorefractoriness in four species of cardueline finch that differ in reproductive schedule. Journal of Experimental Biology: 3786-3794.

  • Kar Gupta, K. and M. Katti. 2006. Size Matters. Integrative and Comparative Biology.

  • Warren, P., M. Katti, M. Ermann and A. Brazel. 2006. Urban bioacoustics. Animal Behaviour: 491-502.

  • Hahn, T.P., M.E. Pereyra, M. Katti, G.M. Ward and S.A. MacDougall-Shackleton. 2005. Effects of food availability on the reproductive system. In Functional Avian Endocrinology, edited by A. Dawson and P. Sharp. Narosa Publishing House.

  • Kinzig, A., P. Warren, C. Martin, D. Hope and M. Katti. 2005. effects of human socioeconomic status and cultural characteristics on urban patterns of biodiversity. Ecology and Society.

  • Shochat, E., S. Lerman, M. Katti and D. Lewis. 2004. Linking optimal foraging behavior to bird community structure in an urban-desert landscape. American Naturalist: 232-243.

  • Katti, M. and P. Warren. 2004. Tits, noise and urban bioacoustics. Trends in Ecology & Evolution: 109-110.

  • Katti, M. and T. Price. 2003. Latitudinal trends in body size among over-wintering leaf warblers (genus Phylloscopus). ECOGRAPHY: 69-79.

  • Pereyra, M., S. MacDougall-Shackleton, S. Sharbaugh, M. Morton, M. Katti and T. Hahn. 2001. Relationships between photorefrac-toriness and reproductive flexibility in cardueline finches. American Zoologist: 1552-1552.

  • Katti, M. 2001. Vocal communication and territoriality during the non-breeding season in a migrant warbler. Current Science: 419-423.

  • Katti, M. and T. Price. 1999. Annual variation in fat storage by a migrant warbler overwintering in the Indian tropics. Journal of Animal Ecology: 815-823.

  • Sharma, D., N. Manjrekar, S. Mukherjee, M. Katti, G. Rawat, P. Singh and A. Johnsingh. 1995. takin (Bovidae, Caprinae) in Arunachal Pradesh, India. MAMMALIA: 444-446.

  • KATTI, M. 1995. CONFLICTS OR COEXISTENCE. Current Science: 305-307.


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Educational Background

  • 1997 – Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (Population Biology)

  • 1989 – M.Sc., Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun (Wildlife Sciences)

  • 1987 – B.Sc., Institute of Science, University of Bombay, India (Zoology)

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  • Resilience in an urban socioecological system: water management as a driver of landscape and biodiversity in Fresno-Clovis, California

  • Comparative ecology of cities: what makes an urban biota "urban"?

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Positions & Honors

  • 2010-Present – Associate Professor, Department of Biology, California State University, Fresno

  • 2006-present – Adjunct Professor and Ph.D. Guide, Manipal University, India

  • 2004-2010 – Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, California State University, Fresno

  • 2000-2004 – Postdoctoral Research Associate, Arizona State University (Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Project,)

  • 1998-2000 – Lecturer & Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University

  • 1997 – Visiting Research Scholar, Smithsonian Institution (Conservation & Research Center,)

  • 1995-1998 – Consultant, Biodiversity Inventory,, Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve Eco-Development Project (World Bank funded project in India)

  • 1994-95 – Junior Fellowship, American Institute of Indian Studies

  • 1993-1997 – Research Fellow, NYZS/The Wildlife Conservation Society (Graduate Research Fellowship to support field work in India)

  • 1991 – Forktail Leica Award, Oriental Bird Club

  • 1990 – Graduate Travel Fellowship, J. N. Tata Foundation

  • 1990 – Team Leader, Wildlife Survey in Eastern Himalaya., Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun

  • 1988-89 – Salim Ali Fellow, Bombay Natural History Society and Wildlife Institute of India

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Brazel, A – Arizona State University

  • Bushoven, J – California State University, Fresno

  • Jones, A – California State University, Fresno

  • Kinzig, A – Arizona State University

  • Ozgoc-Caglar, D – California State University, Fresno

  • Schleder, B – California State University, Fresno

  • Sinha, A – National Institute for Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India

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