Professor Dr. Indraneil Das

Professor Dr. Indraneil Das is a conservation biologist at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.

Current research interest includes systematic zoology, community ecology, conservation biology, biogeography, history of natural history, palaeontology

  • Understanding principles and processed determining species assemblages in natural communities.
  • Understanding spatial and temporal aspects of the diversity of tropical amphibian and reptiles.
  • Using amphibian and reptile models for understanding tropical ecology and evolution.
  • Tracing history of natural history, especially history of herpetology and vertebrate studies.
  • Understanding diversity and patterns of vertebrate (especially, turtle) evolution during the Holocene.
  • Using amphibians and reptiles as models for explaining ecological processes and as surrogates for conservation and management.

Areas of expertise: Systematic zoology, community ecology, conservation biology, biogeography

Selected publication

  1. 2019. Global patterns of body size evolution in squamate reptiles are not driven by climate. Global Ecology and Biogeography 28: doi:10.1111/geb.12868. (A. Slavenko, A. Feldman, A. Allison, A.M. Bauer, M. Böhm, L. Chirio, G.R. Colli, I. Das, T.M. Doan, M. LeBreton, M. Martins, D. Meirte, Z.T. Nagy, C. de C. Nogueira, O.S.G. Pauwels, D. Pincheira-Donoso, U. Roll, P. Wagner, Y. Wang & S. Meiri.) 
  2. 2019. Amphibians of western Sarawak (Borneo). Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak/Sarawak Forestry Corporation, Kota Samarahan. 99 pp. (I. Das, Y.M. Pui, S.T. Pang, T. Wahab, S. Mokhtar, S.T. Hertwig & A. Haas.) 
  3. 2019. Uncovering karst endemism within Borneo: two new karst-dwelling Cyrtodactylus species from Sarawak, Malaysia. Zootaxa 4614:331–352. (H.R. Davis, A.M. Bauer, T.R. Jackman, I. Nashriq & I. Das.) 
  4. 2019. The advertisement call of Ansonia latidisca, the Bornean Rainbow Toad. Herpetological Review 50(3):445–449. (J.J. Ong & I. Das.) 
  5. 2020. Multilocus phylogeny of Bornean Bent-toed Geckos (Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) reveals hidden diversity, taxonomic disarray, and novel biogeographic patterns. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 147: (H.R. Davis, K.O. Chan, I. Das, I.G. Brennan, B.R. Karin, T.R. Jackman, R.M. Brown, D.T. Iskandar, I. Nashriq, L.L. Grismer & A.M. Bauer.) 
  6. 2020. Snakes, snakebites, and humans. In: Problematic wildlife II. New conservation and management challenges in the human-wildlife challenges. pp:561–580. F.M. Angelici & L. Rossi (Eds.). Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, Switzerland. (G. Perry, M. Lacy & I. Das.)  
  7. 2020. The global diversity and distribution of lizard clutch sizes. Global Ecology and Biogeography 29: (S. Meiri, L. Avila, A. Bauer, D. Chapple, I. Das, T. Doan, P. Doughty, R. Ellis, L. Grismer, F. Kraus, M. Morando, P. Oliver, D. Pincheira-Donoso, M.A. Ribeiro-Junior, G. Shea, O. Torres-Carvajal, U. Roll & A. Slavenko.) 
  8. 2020. A little frog leaps a long way: compounded colonizations of the Indian Subcontinent discovered in the tiny Oriental frog genus Microhyla (Amphibia: Microhylidae) PeerJ 8:e9411 (V.A Gorin, E.N Solovyeva, M. Hasan, H. Okamiya, D.M.S. Suranjan Karunarathna, P. Pawangkhanant, A. de Silva, W. Juthong, K.D Milto, L.T. Nguyen, C. Suwannapoom, A. Haas, D.P Bickford, I. Das & N.A Poyarkov.) 
  9. 2020. Snakes and other reptiles of Borneo. Bloomsbury Publishing, London. 144 pp. (I. Das.) 
  10. 2020. Snakes and other reptiles of India. Bloomsbury Publishing, London. 144 pp. (I. Das.) 
  11. 2020. Gene flow creates a mirage of cryptic species in a Southeast Asian spotted stream frog complex. Molecular Ecology 29:3970–3987. (K.O. Chan, C.R. Hutter, P.L. Wood, Jr., L.L. Grismer, I. Das & R.M. Brown.) 
  12. 2020. The first frog logo in advertising. Herpetological Review 51(4):749–752. (I. Das.) 
  13. 2020. New herpetofaunal records from the Kingdom of Bhutan obtained through citizen science. Herpetological Review 51(4):792–800. (J.T. Wangyal, D. Bower, S. Tshewang, Y. Phuntsho, S.D. Jamtsho, D. Tshering, B.K. Koirala, B.B. Ghalley, C. Tashi, D. Wangdi, Gyeltshen, J. Tenzin, K. Rinchen, S. Phuntsho, S.G.S. Bhandari, R. Tshewang & I. Das.) 


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