Professional Details

Work Experience: 39 years

Membership: 9

Orcid ID: 0000-0002-1492-3936

Examinership: 30 yrs

Research – Major Research Areas

  • Ethology.
  • Neurophysiology and Echolocation in bats.
  • Behavioural Genetics and Molecular Phylogeny of bats.

Research – Clinical Trials / Funded Projects

  • UGC, DST, MoEF, DBT, ICMR, TNSCST

Research – List of Publications

  1. Karuppudurai, T. & K. Sripathi: Foraging and roostng ecology of the Lesser Dog-faced Fruit Bat Cynopterus brachyots (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) in southern India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 10(9): 12163–12172; htps://doi.org/10.11609/jot.3850.10.9.12163-12172 (2018).
  2. Balaji Chattopadhyay, Kritika M. Garg, A. K. Vinoth Kumar, D. Paramanantha Swami Doss, Frank E. Rheindt, Sripathi Kandula and Uma Ramakrishnan: Genome-wide data reveal cryptic diversityand genetic introgression in an Oriental cynopterine fruit bat radiation.  BMC Evolutionary Biology. 16:41 doi 10.1186/s12862-016-0599-y (2016) IF 3.37
  3. D. Paramanantha Swami Doss, Venkatesh Nagarajan-Radha and Sripathi Kandula:  Daily and seasonal variation in non-acoustic communicative behaviors of male greater short-nosed fruit bats (Cynopterus sphinx).  Acta Chiropterologica, 18(1): 199–207 (2016) and doi: 10.3161/15081109ACC2016.18.1.010 IF 1.503
  4. Kritika M. Garg, Balaji Chattopadhyay, D. P. Swami Doss, A. K. Vinoth Kumar, Sripathi Kandula and Uma Ramakrishnan: Males and Females Gain Differentially from Sociality in a Promiscuous Fruit Bat Cynopterus sphinx. PLOS ONE 10 (3): eo122180. doi. 10.1371/journal.pone.122180. (2015) IF 3.534
  5. Hanna B. Kastein,  A. K. Vinoth Kumar, Sripathi Kandula and Sabine Schmidt:  Auditory pre-experience modulates classification of affect intensity: evidence for the evaluation of call salience by a non-human mammal, the bat Megaderma lyra.  Frontiers in Zoology 10:75 (2013) and doi:10.1186/1742-9994-10-75 (2013) IF 3.87
  6. Hanna B. Kastein, Rebecca Winter, A. K. Vinoth Kumar, Sripathi Kandula and Sabine Schmidt:  Perception of individuality in bat vocal communication: discrimination between, or recognition of, interaction partners? Anim Cogn. 16 (6): 945 – 959 (2013) and DOI 10.1007/s 10071-013-0628-9 (2013) IF 3.089
  7. P Thiruchenthil Nathan, V. Mahandran and K. Sripathi: Conservation of Bats. Current science. 103 (10): 1142- 1143 (2012) IF 0.94
  8. A. Alwin Prem Anand, Balaji Chattopadhyay and K. Sripathi: Isolation and characterization of cellulose degrading and xylanolytic bacteria from the Short-Nosed Fruit Bat Cynopterus sphinx. Acta Chropterologica. 14(1): 233–239 (2012) IF 2.196
  9. Kritika M. Garg, Balaji Chattopadhyay, D. P. Swami Doss, A. K. Vinoth Kumar, Sripathi Kandula and Uma Ramakishnan: Promiscuous mating in the harem-roosting fruit bat,  Cynopterus sphinx.  Mol Ecol. 21: 4093 – 4105 (2012) IF 6.457
  10. Balaji Chattopadhyay, Kritika M Garg, A K Vinoth Kumar, D P SwamiDoss, Uma Ramakrishnan and Sripathi Kandula: Sibling Species in South Indian Populations of the Rufous Horse-Shoe Bat Rhinolophus rouxii. Conserv Genet. 13: 1435 – 1445 (2012) IF 1.255
  11. Balaji Chattopadhyay, Kritika M Garg, D. P. Swami Doss, Uma Ramakrishnan and Sripathi Kandula : Molecular genetic perspective of group living in a polygynous mammal. Mamm Biol. 76: 290 – 294 (2011)  IF 1.609
  12. Balaji Chattopadhyay, Gerd Schuller, Kritika M Garg and Sripathi Kandula : A new phonic type of the Rufous Horseshoe bat Rhinolophus rouxii from southern India.  Current Science. 99(1): 114 – 118 (2010)  IF 0.94
  13. T. Karuppudurai and K. Sripathi : Molecular genetic analysis of male alternative strategy and reproductive success in the polygynous mating bat Cynopterus sphinx. J. Cell Anim. Biol. 4(2):  042-050 (2010)
  14. Paramanantha Swami Doss D., Gopukumar N., Sripathi K: Breeding biology of the Purple Moorhen (Porphyrio porphyrio) at Tirunelveli, South India. WJO. 121(4): 796 – 800 (2009)  IF 0.42
  15. H. Raghuram, C. Thangadurai, N. Gopukumar, K. Nathar and K. Sripathi:  The role of olfaction and vision in the foraging behaviour of an echolocating megachiropteran fruit bat, Rousettus leschenaulti (Pteropodidae). Mammalian Biology. 74: 9 – 14 (2009)  IF 1.159
  16. T. Karuppudurai, K. Sripathi, N. Gopukumar, V. Elangovan and G. Arivarignan: Transition of nonharem male to harem male status in the short-nosed fruit bat Cynopterus sphinx. Mammalian Biology. 73: 138-146 (2008).  IF 1.387
  17. S. Ilango, J Muthukrishnan, P Gunasekaran and Sripathi Kandula: Plant product inhibits the larval and adult emergence of Culex quinquefasciatus and Anopheles stphensi.  Eco – Chronicle. 2(2): 59 – 68 (2007)
  18. S. Ilango, J Muthukrishnan, P Gunasekaran and Sripathi Kandula:  Anti-fish pathogenic activity of Callistemon lanceolatus and Heliotropium indicum. Eco – Chronicle. 2(1): 01 – 06 (2007).
  19. T. Karuppudurai and K. Sripathi, N Gopukumar, V. Elangovan and G. Maruimuthu :  Genetic diversity within and among populations of the Indian short-nosed fruit bat Cynopterus sphinx assessed through RAPD analysis.  Current Science. 93(7): 942 – 950 (2007).   IF 0.782
  20. Hanumanthan Raghuraman, Nagappan Gopukumar and Sripathi Kandula: Presence of single as well as double clicks in the echolocation signals of a fruit bat Rousettus leschenaulti (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae). Folia Zool. 56(1): 33 – 38 (2007)  IF 0.357
  21. T. Karuppudurai, N. Gopukumar and K. Sripathi: Solitary or non-territorial adult males in bats: Are “Making the best of a bad job”? Bat Net Newsletter. 7 (1-2): 30 – 33 (2006)
  22. K. Sripathi, H. Raghuram and P. Thiruchenthil Nathan: Echolocation sounds of painted bat Kerivola picta (Vespertilionidae) Current Science. 91 (9): 1145 – 1147 (2006)   IF 0.94
  23. H. Raghuram, Balaji Chattopadhyay, P. Thiruchenthil Nathan and K. Sripathi: Sex ratio, population structure and roost fidelity in a free-ranging colony of Indian false vampire bat Megaderma lyra. Current Science. 91 (7): 965 – 968 (2006)   IF 0.782
  24. Raman Rajasekar, Balaji Chattopadhyay and Kandula Sripathi: Depositing masticated plant materials inside tent roosts in Cynopterus sphinx (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) in Southern India. Acta Chiropterologica. 8 (1): 269 – 274 (2006) IF 1.0
  25. N. Gopukumar, T. Karuppudurai, P.T. Nathan, K. Sripathi, G. Arivarignan and J. Balasingh: Solitary Adult Males in a Polygynous Mating Bat  (Cynopterus sphinx): A Forced Option or a Strategy?  Journal of Mammalogy. 86 (2 ): 281 – 286 (2005)  IF 1.953
  26. Alwin Prem Anand and K. Sripathi: Digestion of cellulose and Xylan by symbiotic bacteria in the intestine of Indian flying fox for Pteropus giganteus. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 139: 65-69 (2004)  IF 2.196
  27. K. Sripathi, H. Raghuram, R. Rajasekar, T. Karuppudurai and Suba Gnana Abraham:  Population estimation in the Indian false vampire bat Megaderma lyra:  mark-recapture analysis using Jolly-Seber method. Acta Chiropterologica. 6: 145-154 (2004)  IF 1.0
  28. Dörrie M., Schmidt S., Suba M., Sripathi K.: Contact calls of the bat, Megaderma lyra: a comparison between an Indian and Sri Lankan population (2001). Zoology. 104, Suppl. IV (Abstracts 94.1): 5 (2003)
  29. G. Marimuthu, K. Emmanuvel Rajan, K. Sripathi, S. Parsons and G. Jones: Effects of different surfaces on the perception of prey-generated noise by the by Indian false vampire bat Megaderma lyra.   Acta Chiropter. 4: 25-32 (2002)   IF 1.0
  30. G. Schuller and K. Sripathi: Role of Paralemniscal Area (PLA) and Ncl. of the Brachium of the Inferior Colliculus (NBIC) on Dopplershift compensation in the Horseshoe bat. In: From Molecular Neurobiology to Clinical Neuroscience (Elsner, N. and Eysel, U., eds.) Göttingen Neurobiology Report. (Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart) (1999)
  31. G. Marimuthu, K. Emmanuvel Rajan and K. Sripathi:  Active and passive mode of prey detection by the Indian false vampire bat Megaderma lyra. In: Advances in Ethology (Supplement to Ethology) (S. Sridhara, ed). 34: 88 Blackwell Science Berlin, Wien (1999)
  32. G. Schuller  and K. Sripathi. (1999) Audio-motor control in horseshoe bats. In: Advances in Ethology  (Supplement to Ethology) (S. Sridhara, ed). 34: 62 Blackwell Science Berlin, Wien (1999)
  33. N. Gopukumar Nair, V. Elangovan, K. Sripathi, G. Marimuthu and R. Subbaraj:  Foraging Behaviour of the Indian short-nosed fruit bat Cynopterus sphinx. Int. J. mammal. Biol. (Z. Saeugetierkunde). 64: 187-191 (1999)  IF 1.159
  34. G. Jones, K. Sripathi, D. A. Waters and G. Marimuthu: Individual variation in the echolocation calls of three sympatric Indian hipposiderid bats and an experimental attempt to jam  bat echolocation. Folia Zoologica. 43(4): 347-362 (By  invitation) (1994)  IF 0.357
  35. M.K. Chandrashekaran, G. Marimuthu, R. Subbaraj, P. Kumarasamy, M.S. Ramkumar and K. Sripathi: Direct correlation between the circadian sleep/wakefulness rhythm and time estimation in humans under social isolation.  J. Biosci. 16: 97-101 (1991)
  36. R.  Ruebsamen,  G.  Neuweiler   and K.  Sripathi: Comparative collicular tonotopy in two species adapted to movement detection, Hipposideros speoris and Megaderma lyra.  J Comp Physiol. 163: 271-285 (1988)  IF 1.852
  37. G. Neuweiler, Satpal Singh and K. Sripathi: Audiograms of south Indian bat community.  J. Comp.  Physiol. 154: 133-142 (1984)  IF 1.852
  38. M.K. Chandrashekaran, R. Subbaraj and K. Sripathi: Reference phases and circadian rhythms.  J. interdiscipl. Cycle Res. 14: 43-52 (1983)
  39. M.K. Chandrashekaran, R. Subbaraj and K. Sripathi: Circadian rhythms in a few tropical bats.  Ind. J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 25: 219-228 (By invitation) (1981)
  40. K. Sripathi, S. Ajmal Khan and R. Natarajan:  Shell selection by the land hermit crab Coenobita cavipes Stimpson.  Ind. J. Mar. Sci. 6: 163-165 (1977)  IF 0.199

Reviewer for Scientific Journals / Research Proposals

  • Scientific Journals 13/DST, UGC, MOEF
  • 81 presented/ 12 posters/ 27 Resource Person

Major Awards/Honours and Fellowships

  • DAAD Fellowship
Research and Publication

Research – Major Research Areas

  • Ethology.
  • Neurophysiology and Echolocation in bats.
  • Behavioural Genetics and Molecular Phylogeny of bats.

Research – Clinical Trials / Funded Projects

  • UGC, DST, MoEF, DBT, ICMR, TNSCST

Research – List of Publications

  1. Karuppudurai, T. & K. Sripathi: Foraging and roostng ecology of the Lesser Dog-faced Fruit Bat Cynopterus brachyots (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) in southern India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 10(9): 12163–12172; htps://doi.org/10.11609/jot.3850.10.9.12163-12172 (2018).
  2. Balaji Chattopadhyay, Kritika M. Garg, A. K. Vinoth Kumar, D. Paramanantha Swami Doss, Frank E. Rheindt, Sripathi Kandula and Uma Ramakrishnan: Genome-wide data reveal cryptic diversityand genetic introgression in an Oriental cynopterine fruit bat radiation.  BMC Evolutionary Biology. 16:41 doi 10.1186/s12862-016-0599-y (2016) IF 3.37
  3. D. Paramanantha Swami Doss, Venkatesh Nagarajan-Radha and Sripathi Kandula:  Daily and seasonal variation in non-acoustic communicative behaviors of male greater short-nosed fruit bats (Cynopterus sphinx).  Acta Chiropterologica, 18(1): 199–207 (2016) and doi: 10.3161/15081109ACC2016.18.1.010 IF 1.503
  4. Kritika M. Garg, Balaji Chattopadhyay, D. P. Swami Doss, A. K. Vinoth Kumar, Sripathi Kandula and Uma Ramakrishnan: Males and Females Gain Differentially from Sociality in a Promiscuous Fruit Bat Cynopterus sphinx. PLOS ONE 10 (3): eo122180. doi. 10.1371/journal.pone.122180. (2015) IF 3.534
  5. Hanna B. Kastein,  A. K. Vinoth Kumar, Sripathi Kandula and Sabine Schmidt:  Auditory pre-experience modulates classification of affect intensity: evidence for the evaluation of call salience by a non-human mammal, the bat Megaderma lyra.  Frontiers in Zoology 10:75 (2013) and doi:10.1186/1742-9994-10-75 (2013) IF 3.87
  6. Hanna B. Kastein, Rebecca Winter, A. K. Vinoth Kumar, Sripathi Kandula and Sabine Schmidt:  Perception of individuality in bat vocal communication: discrimination between, or recognition of, interaction partners? Anim Cogn. 16 (6): 945 – 959 (2013) and DOI 10.1007/s 10071-013-0628-9 (2013) IF 3.089
  7. P Thiruchenthil Nathan, V. Mahandran and K. Sripathi: Conservation of Bats. Current science. 103 (10): 1142- 1143 (2012) IF 0.94
  8. A. Alwin Prem Anand, Balaji Chattopadhyay and K. Sripathi: Isolation and characterization of cellulose degrading and xylanolytic bacteria from the Short-Nosed Fruit Bat Cynopterus sphinx. Acta Chropterologica. 14(1): 233–239 (2012) IF 2.196
  9. Kritika M. Garg, Balaji Chattopadhyay, D. P. Swami Doss, A. K. Vinoth Kumar, Sripathi Kandula and Uma Ramakishnan: Promiscuous mating in the harem-roosting fruit bat,  Cynopterus sphinx.  Mol Ecol. 21: 4093 – 4105 (2012) IF 6.457
  10. Balaji Chattopadhyay, Kritika M Garg, A K Vinoth Kumar, D P SwamiDoss, Uma Ramakrishnan and Sripathi Kandula: Sibling Species in South Indian Populations of the Rufous Horse-Shoe Bat Rhinolophus rouxii. Conserv Genet. 13: 1435 – 1445 (2012) IF 1.255
  11. Balaji Chattopadhyay, Kritika M Garg, D. P. Swami Doss, Uma Ramakrishnan and Sripathi Kandula : Molecular genetic perspective of group living in a polygynous mammal. Mamm Biol. 76: 290 – 294 (2011)  IF 1.609
  12. Balaji Chattopadhyay, Gerd Schuller, Kritika M Garg and Sripathi Kandula : A new phonic type of the Rufous Horseshoe bat Rhinolophus rouxii from southern India.  Current Science. 99(1): 114 – 118 (2010)  IF 0.94
  13. T. Karuppudurai and K. Sripathi : Molecular genetic analysis of male alternative strategy and reproductive success in the polygynous mating bat Cynopterus sphinx. J. Cell Anim. Biol. 4(2):  042-050 (2010)
  14. Paramanantha Swami Doss D., Gopukumar N., Sripathi K: Breeding biology of the Purple Moorhen (Porphyrio porphyrio) at Tirunelveli, South India. WJO. 121(4): 796 – 800 (2009)  IF 0.42
  15. H. Raghuram, C. Thangadurai, N. Gopukumar, K. Nathar and K. Sripathi:  The role of olfaction and vision in the foraging behaviour of an echolocating megachiropteran fruit bat, Rousettus leschenaulti (Pteropodidae). Mammalian Biology. 74: 9 – 14 (2009)  IF 1.159
  16. T. Karuppudurai, K. Sripathi, N. Gopukumar, V. Elangovan and G. Arivarignan: Transition of nonharem male to harem male status in the short-nosed fruit bat Cynopterus sphinx. Mammalian Biology. 73: 138-146 (2008).  IF 1.387
  17. S. Ilango, J Muthukrishnan, P Gunasekaran and Sripathi Kandula: Plant product inhibits the larval and adult emergence of Culex quinquefasciatus and Anopheles stphensi.  Eco – Chronicle. 2(2): 59 – 68 (2007)
  18. S. Ilango, J Muthukrishnan, P Gunasekaran and Sripathi Kandula:  Anti-fish pathogenic activity of Callistemon lanceolatus and Heliotropium indicum. Eco – Chronicle. 2(1): 01 – 06 (2007).
  19. T. Karuppudurai and K. Sripathi, N Gopukumar, V. Elangovan and G. Maruimuthu :  Genetic diversity within and among populations of the Indian short-nosed fruit bat Cynopterus sphinx assessed through RAPD analysis.  Current Science. 93(7): 942 – 950 (2007).   IF 0.782
  20. Hanumanthan Raghuraman, Nagappan Gopukumar and Sripathi Kandula: Presence of single as well as double clicks in the echolocation signals of a fruit bat Rousettus leschenaulti (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae). Folia Zool. 56(1): 33 – 38 (2007)  IF 0.357
  21. T. Karuppudurai, N. Gopukumar and K. Sripathi: Solitary or non-territorial adult males in bats: Are “Making the best of a bad job”? Bat Net Newsletter. 7 (1-2): 30 – 33 (2006)
  22. K. Sripathi, H. Raghuram and P. Thiruchenthil Nathan: Echolocation sounds of painted bat Kerivola picta (Vespertilionidae) Current Science. 91 (9): 1145 – 1147 (2006)   IF 0.94
  23. H. Raghuram, Balaji Chattopadhyay, P. Thiruchenthil Nathan and K. Sripathi: Sex ratio, population structure and roost fidelity in a free-ranging colony of Indian false vampire bat Megaderma lyra. Current Science. 91 (7): 965 – 968 (2006)   IF 0.782
  24. Raman Rajasekar, Balaji Chattopadhyay and Kandula Sripathi: Depositing masticated plant materials inside tent roosts in Cynopterus sphinx (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) in Southern India. Acta Chiropterologica. 8 (1): 269 – 274 (2006) IF 1.0
  25. N. Gopukumar, T. Karuppudurai, P.T. Nathan, K. Sripathi, G. Arivarignan and J. Balasingh: Solitary Adult Males in a Polygynous Mating Bat  (Cynopterus sphinx): A Forced Option or a Strategy?  Journal of Mammalogy. 86 (2 ): 281 – 286 (2005)  IF 1.953
  26. Alwin Prem Anand and K. Sripathi: Digestion of cellulose and Xylan by symbiotic bacteria in the intestine of Indian flying fox for Pteropus giganteus. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 139: 65-69 (2004)  IF 2.196
  27. K. Sripathi, H. Raghuram, R. Rajasekar, T. Karuppudurai and Suba Gnana Abraham:  Population estimation in the Indian false vampire bat Megaderma lyra:  mark-recapture analysis using Jolly-Seber method. Acta Chiropterologica. 6: 145-154 (2004)  IF 1.0
  28. Dörrie M., Schmidt S., Suba M., Sripathi K.: Contact calls of the bat, Megaderma lyra: a comparison between an Indian and Sri Lankan population (2001). Zoology. 104, Suppl. IV (Abstracts 94.1): 5 (2003)
  29. G. Marimuthu, K. Emmanuvel Rajan, K. Sripathi, S. Parsons and G. Jones: Effects of different surfaces on the perception of prey-generated noise by the by Indian false vampire bat Megaderma lyra.   Acta Chiropter. 4: 25-32 (2002)   IF 1.0
  30. G. Schuller and K. Sripathi: Role of Paralemniscal Area (PLA) and Ncl. of the Brachium of the Inferior Colliculus (NBIC) on Dopplershift compensation in the Horseshoe bat. In: From Molecular Neurobiology to Clinical Neuroscience (Elsner, N. and Eysel, U., eds.) Göttingen Neurobiology Report. (Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart) (1999)
  31. G. Marimuthu, K. Emmanuvel Rajan and K. Sripathi:  Active and passive mode of prey detection by the Indian false vampire bat Megaderma lyra. In: Advances in Ethology (Supplement to Ethology) (S. Sridhara, ed). 34: 88 Blackwell Science Berlin, Wien (1999)
  32. G. Schuller  and K. Sripathi. (1999) Audio-motor control in horseshoe bats. In: Advances in Ethology  (Supplement to Ethology) (S. Sridhara, ed). 34: 62 Blackwell Science Berlin, Wien (1999)
  33. N. Gopukumar Nair, V. Elangovan, K. Sripathi, G. Marimuthu and R. Subbaraj:  Foraging Behaviour of the Indian short-nosed fruit bat Cynopterus sphinx. Int. J. mammal. Biol. (Z. Saeugetierkunde). 64: 187-191 (1999)  IF 1.159
  34. G. Jones, K. Sripathi, D. A. Waters and G. Marimuthu: Individual variation in the echolocation calls of three sympatric Indian hipposiderid bats and an experimental attempt to jam  bat echolocation. Folia Zoologica. 43(4): 347-362 (By  invitation) (1994)  IF 0.357
  35. M.K. Chandrashekaran, G. Marimuthu, R. Subbaraj, P. Kumarasamy, M.S. Ramkumar and K. Sripathi: Direct correlation between the circadian sleep/wakefulness rhythm and time estimation in humans under social isolation.  J. Biosci. 16: 97-101 (1991)
  36. R.  Ruebsamen,  G.  Neuweiler   and K.  Sripathi: Comparative collicular tonotopy in two species adapted to movement detection, Hipposideros speoris and Megaderma lyra.  J Comp Physiol. 163: 271-285 (1988)  IF 1.852
  37. G. Neuweiler, Satpal Singh and K. Sripathi: Audiograms of south Indian bat community.  J. Comp.  Physiol. 154: 133-142 (1984)  IF 1.852
  38. M.K. Chandrashekaran, R. Subbaraj and K. Sripathi: Reference phases and circadian rhythms.  J. interdiscipl. Cycle Res. 14: 43-52 (1983)
  39. M.K. Chandrashekaran, R. Subbaraj and K. Sripathi: Circadian rhythms in a few tropical bats.  Ind. J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 25: 219-228 (By invitation) (1981)
  40. K. Sripathi, S. Ajmal Khan and R. Natarajan:  Shell selection by the land hermit crab Coenobita cavipes Stimpson.  Ind. J. Mar. Sci. 6: 163-165 (1977)  IF 0.199

Reviewer for Scientific Journals / Research Proposals

  • Scientific Journals 13/DST, UGC, MOEF
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