Sahas Barve, PhD

Sahas Barve, Ph.D.

John W. Fitzpatrick Director of Avian Ecology, Assistant Research Biologist

Sahas grew up in India and got his PhD from Cornell University in 2017. Sahas is an integrative biologist broadly interested in the evolutionary ecology and conservation biology of birds with research emphasis on cooperative breeding in birds. Beyond Florida Scrub-Jays, Sahas also studies Acorn Woodpeckers in California and birds in the Himalayas. Sahas is an avid birder and cook, and loves listening to Indian classical music.


Sahas Barve, PhD

Recent Publications:

  • Johnson A.E., Barve S., Dreiss L., Shizuka D., Walters E.L. (In revision, Current Biology). Smoke alters patterns of movement and association in a cooperatively breeding bird.
  • Koenig W.D., Barve S., Haydock J., Dugdale H.L., Oli M.K., Walters E.L., (Accepted, PNAS). Inclusive fitness of cooperative polygamy in the acorn woodpecker.
  • Rutledge S.L., Barve S. (In revision, Wilson Journal of Ornithology) Birds of a feather caught together? The influence of flocking behavior on the representation of North American birds in collections.
  • Menon T. , Ramesh V., Barve S. (In review, Global Ecology and Biogeography). Thermal niche breadth and diet explain variation in elevational migration in Himalayan birds.
  • Barve S., Daniel Cadena, C. 2022. Variation in insulative feather structure in songbirds replacing each other along a tropical elevation gradient. Ecology and Evolution 12: e8698. 
  • Shizuka D., Barve S., Johnson A, Walters E. L. 2022. Constructing social networks from automated telemetry data: a worked example using within- and across-group associations in cooperatively breeding birds. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 13: 133-143
  • Thompson C.L., Alberti M., Barve S., Battistuzzi F.U., Drake J.L., Govaert L., Partridge C., Yang Y. 2021. Back to the future: Reintegrating biology to understand how past eco-evolutionary change can predict future outcomes. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 61:2218-2232 
  • Barve S., Riehl C., Walters E.L., Haydock J., Dugdale H.L., Koenig W.D. 2021. Lifetime reproductive benefits of cooperative polygamy vary for males and females in the acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus). Proceedings of the Royal Society-B 288: 20210579)
  • Dalvi S., Dixit S., Dharwadkar O., Thackeray T., Barve S., Khot R. 2021. The Sakhalin Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus borealoides: A new species for the Indian Subcontinent, and its status in the Andaman Nicobar Islands. Indian Birds 17: 65-69 Link
  • Barve S., Ramesh V., Dotterer T.M., Dove C.D. 2021. Elevation, evolutionary origin, and body size drive variation in thermo-insulative feather structure of Himalayan birds. Ecography 44: 680-689
  • Barve S., Lahey A.S., Brunner R.M., Koenig W.D., Walters E.L. 2020. Woodpecker wars: Tracking soldiers and spectators with telemetry. Current Biology 30: R982-R983
  • Barve S., Shankar Raman T. R., Jathar G., Datta A. 2020. Guidelines for conducting research on nesting biology of Indian birds. Indian Birds 16: 10-11
  • Barve S., Shankar Raman T. R., Jathar G., Datta A. 2020. When and how to study nesting biology of Indian birds: research needs, ethical considerations, and best practices. Indian Birds 16:1-9
  • Barve S., Hagemeyer N., Winter R., Chamberlain S., Koenig W., Winkler D., Walters E. 2020. Wandering woodpeckers: foray behavior in a social bird. Ecology 101: e02943
  • Koenig W., Walters E., Barve S. 2019. Does helping-at-the-nest help? The case of the acorn woodpecker. Frontiers of Ecology and Evolution 7:272
  • Barve S., Koenig W., Haydock J., Walters E. 2019. Habitat saturation results in joint-nesting female coalitions in a social bird. American Naturalist 193:830-840

Curriculum Vitae