Mesta Divakar K.

Research Papers:

1. Ashish Prabhugaonkar, Divakar K. Mesta and M.K. Janarthanam, 2014. First report of three redlisted tree species from swampy relics of Goa State, India.  Journal of Threatened Taxa (JoTT), 6(2): 5503–5506. DOI:

2. Kanchana, R and Divakar Mesta, 2013. Native Feather Degradation by a Keratinophilic Fungus. International Journal of ChemTech Research, 5:2947-2954.

3. Harsha V. Hegde,H.V.,  Vinayak Upadhya, Sandeep R. Pai, Gurumurthi R. Hegde , Girish Hosur And Divakar Mesta, 2013. A Preliminary Inventory and Management Plan For medicinal Plant Conservation Areas at Amgaon and Kakati in Belgaum District of Karnataka. Indian Forester,139: 843-850.

4. Rao, G. R., D. K. Mesta, M.D.Subash Chandran and T.V. Ramachandra, 2011. New Plant Records for Karnataka from Uttara Kannada District. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany, 35(1)-154-157.

5. Mesta, D. K., Harsha V. Hegde, Vinayak Upadhya and Sanjiva D. Kholkute, 2011. Burmannia championii Thwaites (Dioscoreales: Burmanniaceae), a new addition to the flora of Karnataka. Jouranal of Threatened Taxa. 3(1): 1465-1468. Available  at:

6. Vinayak Upadhya, Hegde H.V., Divakar Mesta, Shankar Belchad, Veeresh Hampannavar and S.D. Kholkute. 2010. Digital database on ethno-medicinal plants of Western Ghats. Current Science, 99:1658-1659. Available at:

7. Divakar K. Mesta, Harsha V. Hegde,  Vinayak Upadhya, G.R. Rao, Ganesh R. Hegde and S.D. Kholkute, 2009. Cassipourea ceylanica (Gardn.) Alston (1925) (Rhizophoraceae) in Karnataka, Journal of Threatened Taxa, 1: 530-532.

8. Upadhya Vinayak, Divakar Mesta, H.V. Hegde, Shripad Bhat and S.D. Kholkute. 2009. Ethnomedicinal Plants of Belgaum Region, Karnataka. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany, 33: 300-308.

9. M.D. Subash Chandran, D.K. Mesta, G.R. Rao, Sameer Ali, K.V. Gururaja and T.V. Ramachandra. 2008. Discovery of Two Critically Endangered Tree Species and Issues Related to Relic Forests of the Western Ghats. The Open Conservation Biology Journal, 2:1-8.

10. Sreekantha, M. D. Subash Chandran, D. K. Mesta, G. R. Rao, K. V. Gururaja and T. V. Ramachandra 2007. Fish diversity in relation to landscape and vegetation in central Western Ghats, India. Current Science, 92:1592-1603.

11. Subash Chandran M.D. and Divakar K. Mesta. 2001. On the Conservation of the Myristica Swamps of the Western Ghats. in Forest Genetic Resources, Status, Threats and Conservation Strategies. R. Umashankar, K.N. Ganeshaiah & Kamaljit S. Bawa ((eds.) Oxford & IBH New Delhi, pp. 1-19.