Publications of Vanasiri members (updated Feb 2018)

Google Scholar Citations Profile of Ullasa


Aduse-Poku K, Molleman F, Odura W, Oppong SK, Lohman DJ & Etienne RS. 2018. Relative contribution of neutral and deterministic processes in shaping fruit-feeding butterfly assemblages in Afrotropical forests Ecology and Evolution 8(1): 296-308. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3618

Cyriac VP & Kodandaramaiah U. 2018. Digging their own macroevolutionary grave: Fossoriality as an evolutionary dead-end in snakes. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Accepted

Molleman F. 2018. Moving beyond phenology: new directions in the study of temporal dynamics of tropical insect communities. Current Science. 114:1-5.

Murali G & Kodandaramaiah U. 2018. Body size and evolution of motion dazzle coloration in lizards. Behavioral Ecology. 29(1): 79-86 pdf

Sahoo RK, Lohman DJ, Wahlberg N, Müller CJ, Brattström O, Collins SC, Peggie D, Aduse-Poku K & Kodandaramaiah U. 2018. Evolution of Hypolimnas butterflies (Nymphalidae): Out-of-Africa origin and Wolbachia-mediated introgression. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.02.001


Cyriac VP & Kodandaramaiah U. 2017. Paleoclimate determines diversification patterns in the fossorial snake family Uropeltidae Cuvier, 1829. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 116: 97-107. pdf

Dani KGS & Kodandaramaiah U. 2017. Plant and animal reproductive strategies: Lessons from offspring size and number tradeoffs. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 5:38. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00038

Dani KGS & Loreto F. 2017. Trade-off between dimethyl sulfide and isoprene emissions from marine phytoplankton. Trends in Plant Science. 22: 361-372. 10.1016/j.tplants.2017.01.006

Dani KGS, Marino G, Taiti C, Mancuso S, Atwell BJ, Loreto F & Centritto M. 2017. De novo post-illumination monoterpene burst in Quercus ilex. Planta DOI: 10.1007/s00425-016-2636-x

Dani KGS, Silva AM, Michelozzi M, Peluso G, Torzillo G & Loreto F. 2017. Relationship between isoprene emission and photosynthesis in diatoms: Implications for global marine emission estimates. Marine Chemistry. 189: 17-24. DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.2016.12.005

Mayekar HV & Kodandaramaiah U. 2017. Pupal Colour Plasticity in a Tropical Butterfly, Mycalesis mineus (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). PLoS ONE 12(2): e0171482. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171482

Sahoo RK, Warren AD, Collins SC, Kodandaramaiah U. 2017. Hostplant change and paleoclimatic events explain diversification shifts in skipper butterflies (Family: Hesperiidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology 17:174. DOI: 10.1186/s12862-017-1016-x

Sahoo RK. 2017. Digest: Ancient co-dispersals and host shifts in passerine bird–feather mite symbiosis. Evolution. DOI: 10.1111/evo.13330

Tiatragula S, Murali G & Stroud JT. 2017. Digest: Different evolutionary dynamics led to the convergence of clinging performance in lizard toepads. Evolution. DOI: 10.1111/evo.13338

van Bergen E, Osbaldeston D, Kodandaramaiah U, Brattström O, Aduse-poku K, Brakefield PM. 2017. Conserved patterns of integrated developmental plasticity in a group of polyphenic tropical butterflies. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17:59. DOI: 10.1186/s12862-017-0907-1


1. Aduse-poku K, Lees DC, Brattström O, Kodandaramaiah U, Wahlberg N & Brakefield PM. 2016. Molecular phylogeny and generic-level taxonomy of the widespread palaeotropical 'Heteropsis clade' (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae: Mycalesina). Systematic Entomology 41: 717-731. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12183

2. Bacquet PMB, de Jong MA ......... 8 other middle authors including Molleman F, .................Nieberding. 2016. Differentiation in putative male sex pheromone components across and within populations of the African butterfly Bicyclus anynana as a potential driver of reproductive isolation. Ecology and Evolution. 6: 6064-6084. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2298

3. Holm S, Davis RB, Javoiš J, Õunap E, Molleman F, Kaasik A. Tammaru T. 2016. A comparative perspective on longevity: the effect of body size dominates over ecology in moths. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29: 2422-2435. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12966

4. Molleman F, Depoilly A, Vernon P, Müller J, Bailey R, Jarzabek-Müller A & Prinzing A. 2016. The island rule of body size demonstrated on individual hosts: phytophagous click-beetle species grow larger and predators smaller on phylogenetically isolated trees. Journal of Biogeography 43: 1388-1399. DOI:10.1111/jbi.12725

5. Murali G & Kodandaramaiah U. 2016. Deceived by stripes: Conspicuous patterning on vital anterior body parts can redirect predatory strikes to expendable posterior organs. Royal Society Open Science 3:160057. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160057

6. Sahoo RK. 2016. Why Antagonistic Traits against Cytoplasmic Incompatibility Are So Elusive. Frontiers in Microbiology 7:392. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00392

7. Sahoo RK, Warren AD, Wahlberg N, Brower AVZ, Lukhtanov VA, Kodandaramaiah U. 2016. Higher level relationships among skipper butterflies (Hesperiidae) resolved by ten genes. PeerJ 4:e2653. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.2653

8. Simões BF, Sampaio FL, ...... 7 other middle authors including Kodandaramaiah U, ...... & Gower DJ. 2016. Visual pigments, ocular filters and the evolution of snake vision. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33(10): 2483-2495. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msw148

9. van Bergen E, Barlow H, Brattström O, Griffiths H, Kodandaramaiah U, Osborne C & Brakefield PM. 2016. The stable isotope ecology of mycalesine butterflies: implications for plant-insect co-evolution. Functional Ecology 30: 1936-1946. DOI:10.1111/1365-2435.12673

10. Zachariah A, Cyriac VP, Chandramohan B, Ansil BR, Mathew KM, Raju DV & Abraham RK. Accepted Two new species of Raorchestes (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Silent Valley National Park in the Nilgiri Hills of the Western Ghats, India. Salamandra 52(2): 63-76. pdf

1. Abraham RK, Mathew JK, Cyriac VP, Zachariah A, Raju DV & Zachariah, A. 2015. A novel third species of the Western Ghats endemic genus Ghatixalus (Anura: Rhacophoridae), with description of its tadpole. Zootaxa 4048(1): 101-113

2. Abraham RK, Zachariah A & Cyriac VP. 2015. A reappraisal of the rhacophorid bush frog Raorchestes flaviventris (Boulenger, 1882), with an evaluation of the taxonomic status of R. emeraldi Vijayakumar, Dinesh, Prabhu and Shankar, 2014. Zootaxa 4048(1): 90-100

3. Aduse-Poku K, Brattström O, Kodandaramaiah U, Lees DC, Brakefield PM & Wahlberg N. 2015. Systematics and historical biogeography of the Old World butterfly subtribe Mycalesina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). BMC Evolutionary Biology 15: 167. DOI: 10.1186/s12862-015-0449-3

4. Mukherjee R & Kodandaramaiah U. 2015. What makes eyespots intimidating - The importance of pairedness. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 15: 34. DOI: 10.1186/s12862-015-0307-3

1. Kodandaramaiah U, Lindenfors P & Tullberg B. 2013. Deflective and intimidating eyespots: A comparative study of eyespot size and position in Junonia butterflies. Ecology and Evolution 3(13): 4518-4524.pdf

2. Kodandaramaiah U, Simonsen TJ, Bromilow S, Wahlberg N & Sperling F. 2013. Deceptive single-locus taxonomy and phylogeography: Wolbachia mediated discordance between morphology, mitochondria and nuclear markers in a butterfly species. Ecology and Evolution 3(16): 5167-5176.pdf

3. Dinca V, Wiklund C, Lukhtanov VA, Kodandaramaiah U, Noren K, Dapporto L, Wahlberg N, Vila R & Friberg M. 2013. Reproductive isolation and patterns of genetic differentiation in a cryptic butterfly species complex. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26(10): 2095-2106. pdf

Ullasa's pre-IISER-TVM papers


1. Kodandaramaiah U, Weingartner E, Janz N, Leski M, Slove J, Warren A, Nylin S. 2012. Investigating concordance among genetic data, subspecies circumscriptions and hostplant use in the nymphalid butterfly Polygonia faunus. PLoS ONE 7(7): e41058. pdf

2. Kodandaramaiah U, Konvicka M, Tammaru T, Wahlberg N & Gotthard K. 2012. Phylogeography of the woodland brown butterfly Lopinga achine (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae): implications for conservation. Journal of Insect Conservation 16: 305-313. pdf


1.Merilaita S, Vallin A, Kodandaramaiah U, Dimitrova M, Ruuskanen S & Laaksonen T. Number of eyespots and their intimidating effect on naive predators in the peocock butterfly Behavioral Ecology 22: 1326-1331.pdf

2. Kodandaramaiah U. Evolutionary significance of butterfly eyespots. Behavioral Ecology 22: 1264-1271. pdf

3. Vallin A, Dimitrova M, Kodandaramaiah U & Merilaita S. Deflective effect and the effect of prey detectability on anti-predator function of eyespots. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 8: 1629-1636. pdf

4. Kodandaramaiah U, Weingartner E, Janz N, Dalen L & Nylin S. Population structure in relation to host-plant ecology and Wolbachia infestation in the comma butterfly. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 2173-2185. pdf

5. Kodandaramaiah U. Tectonic calibrations in molecular dating. Current Zoology 57: 116-124 pdf


1. Kodandaramaiah U. Effects of Wolbachia on butterfly life history and ecology. In Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 16, Nova Publishers.pdf

2. Kodandaramaiah U, Lees DC, Müller CJ, Torres E, Karanth KP & Walhberg N. 2010. Phylogenetics and biogeography of a spectacular Old World radiation of grass feeding butterflies: the subtribe Mycalesina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrini). BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 172 pdf

3. Kodandaramaiah U. 2010. Use of Dispersal-Vicariance analysis in biogeography - a critique. Journal of Biogeography 37: 3-11. pdf

4. Kodandaramaiah U, Peña C, Braby M, Grund R, Müller CJ, Nylin S & Wahlberg N. 2010. Phylogenetics of Coenonymphina (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) and the problem of rootig rapid radiations. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54: 386-394 pdf


1) Wahlberg N, Leneveu J, Kodandaramaiah U, Peña C, Nylin S, Freitas AVL & Brower AVZ. 2009. Nymphalid butterflies diversify following near demise at the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276: 4295-4302 pdf. Online supplementary material pdf

2. Kodandaramaiah U. 2009. Butterfly eyespot evolution - phylogenetic insights from Junonia and related butterfly genera (Nymphalidae: Junoniini). Evolution & Development 11: 489-497 pdf

3. Kodandaramaiah U & Wahlberg N. 2009. Phylogeny and biogeography of Coenonympha butterflies (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) - patterns of colonization in the Holarctic. Systematic Entomology 34: 315-323 pdf

4. Kodandaramaiah U. 2009. Vagility - the neglected component in historical biogeography. Evolutionary Biology 36: 327-335 pdf

5. Kodandaramaiah U, Vallin A and Wiklund C. 2009. Fixed eyespot display in a butterfly thwarts attacking birds. Animal Behaviour 77: 1415-1419 pdf


1. Kodandaramaiah U & Wahlberg N. 2007. Out-of-Africa origin and dispersal mediated diversification of the butterfly genus Junonia (Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20: 2181-2191 pdf


1. Peña C, Wahlberg N, Weingartner E, Kodandaramaiah U, Nylin S, Freitas AVL & Brower AVZ. 2006. Higher level phylogeny of Satyrinae butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) based on DNA sequence data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 40: 29-49 pdf

2. Devagiri GM, Ullasa Kodandaramaiah, Deepak MS, Hegde R, Murthy MM, Devakumar AS & Kumar N. 2006. Effect of forest fire on natural regeneration of plant species in Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Karnataka. Annals of Forestry 14: 177-183