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Krishnamani Ramanathan

  • PhD
  • CEO and Founder
  • Thesica Foundation
  • 7PublicationsNumber of items in Krishnamani's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 7Followers


Founder Director and CEO, Scholarius, January 2008 – Present. As Director and CEO of Scholarius ( I am responsible for creating an Open Source online repository for PhD Theses, reports, reprints and monographs. Since there has always been a need for a common repository of research publications, Scholarius came into being, with the sole aim of accessibility. We are interested in making maximum use of the technological developments that allow research publications to be stored and accessed in a digitalized format, thereby ensuring that all documentation is done and retained in its original form. Working in tandem with the academic community to preserve their work and the materials they rely upon, Scholarius is confident of building a strong network that could promote the discovery and use of these resources. Director (Research) & Managing Trustee, The Rainforest Initiative, February 2002 – Present.

Recent publications

  • Physico-geochemical and mineral composition of neem tree soils and relation to organic properties

    • Mahaney, W. C., Voros, J., Krishnamani, R., Hancock, R. G. V., Aufreiter, S., Milner, M. W. and Allen C
  • Diet composition of the bonnet macaque (Macaca radiata) in a tropical dry evergreen forest of southern India

    • Ramanathan Krishnamani

Professional experience

CEO and Founder

Thesica Foundation

January 2008 - Present

Director Research

The Rainforest Initiative

February 2002 - Present


Ph.D. in Zoology

Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History

January 1994 - January 2002(8 years)

M.S. Ecology

Pondicherry University

July 1989 - June 1991(2 years)

B.Sc. Chemistry

P. S. G. College of Arts and Science

July 1980 - June 1983(3 years)