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Adres: Instytut Zoologii i Badań Biomedycznych, ul. Gronostajowa 9, 30-387 Kraków, pokój 2.64

Telefon: +48 12 664 5055

E-mail: nikhilsmodak@gmail.com

Research topics

  • Systematics of amphibians- Systematics of the family Ranixalidae, Ranidae and Rhacophoridae from the Western Ghats of India
  • Biodiversity monitoring
  • Molecular phylogenetics and phylogeography of amphibians
  • Species distribution modelling
  • Amphibian acoustics and its energetics
  • Amphibian ecology with special emphasis on their breeding biology
  • Impacts of geographical and environmental variables on the community structure of amphibians.



    Modak N, Chunekar H, Padhye A (2018) Life History of Western Ghats endemic and threatened Anuran - Matheran leaping frog (Indirana leithii) with notes on its feeding preferences. Journal of Natural History, 52 (27-28), 1745-1761; https://doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2018.1488008

    Dahanukar N, Modak N, Krutha K, Nameer PO, Padhye AD, Molur S (2016) Leaping frogs (Anura: Ranixalidae) of the Western Ghats of India: An integrated taxonomic review. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(10): 9221-9288; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2532.8.10.9221-9288

    Modak N, Dahanukar N, Ogale H, Padhye AD (2016) Advertisement calls of Amboli leaping frog, Indirana chiravasi (Anura: Ranixalidae) from northern Western Ghats, India. Current Science 110 (12): 2220-2223.

    Modak N, Dahanukar N, Gosavi N, Padhye AD (2015) Indirana salelkari, a new species of leaping frog (Anura: Ranixalidae) from Western Ghats of Goa, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(9): 7493-7509; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o4262.7493-509.

    Padhye AD, Modak N, Dahanukar N (2014) Indirana chiravasi, a new species of Leaping Frog (Anura: Ranixalidae) from Western Ghats of India. Journal of Threatened taxa 6(10): 6293-6312; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o4068.6293-312.

    Modak N, Padhye AD, Dahanukar N (2014) Delimiting the distribution range of Indirana lethii (Boulenger, 1888) (Anura: Ranixalidae), an endemic threatened anuran of the Western Ghats, based on molecular and morphological analysis. Zootaxa 3796(1): 62-80; http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3796.1.3


    Alashi N, Modak N (2023) Using the Zeta (?) diversity approach for understanding the effects of variations in climatic covariates, vegetation patterns, and human influence on species composition of arboreal frogs in India. Ecological Informatics, 74, 101970.

    Sawant M, Sarang S, Modak N (2020) Finding the forgotten gems: revisiting the butterflies of Matheran after 125 years with introduction to novel colour barcode for depicting seasons and activity of the Indian butterflies. Biodiversity Data Journal, 8: e54333. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.8.e54333

    Modak N, Korn M, Padhye SM (2018) Molecular phylogenetic investigations of Triops granarius (Lucas, 1864) (Branchiopoda: Notostraca) from the type locality of the former Apus orientalis Tiwari, 1952 and three other localities in the Western Ghats of India. Zootaxa, 4531(4), 541-553; http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4531.4.5

    Dahanukar N, Modak N, Krutha K, Nameer PO, Padhye AD, Molur S (2016) Sallywalkerana, a replacement name for Walkerana Dahanukar et al. 2016 (Anura: Ranixalidae). Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(11): 9381; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3056.8.11.9381

    Padhye AD, Jadhav A, Modak N, Nameer PO, Dahanukar N (2015) Hydrophylax bahuvistara, a new species of Fungoid frog (Amphibia: Ranidae) from peninsular India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(11): 7744-7760; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o4252.7744-60.

    Dahanukar N, Krutha K, Paingankar MS, Padhye AD, Modak N, Molur S (2013) Endemic Asian Chytrid Strain Infection in Threatened and Endemic Anurans of the Northern Western Ghats, India. PLoS ONE 8(10): 1- 8; https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0077528.

    Padhye A, Patwardhan A, Jadhav, A., Shelke, S., Modak, N. et al. (2013). Butterflies of northern Western Ghats: A compilation of checklists. Ela Journal, 2(1): 3?22.

    Modak N, Padhye A, Bayani A (2013) A report of Duttaphrynus scaber Schneider (1799) (Anura: Bufonidae), with abnormal toes, from Gavase, Kolhapur District, Maharashtra. Ela Journal, 2(3): 2?6.


  • IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
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