Resume

SUMMARY

  • More than twelve years experience writing in freelance writing.
  • Authored over 100 fiction and non-fiction articles, and 15 full-length research publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Experienced in writing for web, scientific journals, magazines, and technical reports.

EDUCATION

2017: Ph. D., Student Language, Literacy, & Technology, Washington State University

Ph. D. Ecology, Pondicherry University

  • Post-doctoral experience in India, Canada, & USA

M.Sc. Botany, Bangalore University

B. Sc. Chemistry/Botany/Zoology, Bangalore University


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PUBLICATIONS (Articles are available upon request)

Books

Rani Iyer (2012). Forest. TERI Press, New Delhi, India

Rani Iyer (2012). Rivers and Lakes. TERI Press, New Delhi, India

Rani Iyer (2012). Mountains. TERI Press, New Delhi, India

Rani Iyer (2012). Poles. TERI Press, New Delhi, India

Rani Iyer (2012). Deserts. TERI Press, New Delhi, India

Articles

Appleseeds: http://www.cobblestonepub.com/magazine/APP/

·         It’s all about water (with Annabel Wildrick) Nov. 2006. (490 words)

·         Footsteps in the Everglades (with Annabel Wildrick) Nov. 2006. (420 words)

·         Checkmate Jul/ Aug. 2011. (450 words)

·         Vanishing forests and disappearing Pygmies. Jan. 2012 (400 words)

·         Rolling the insides. May/ June 2012 (350 words)

 

Ask: http://www.cobblestonepub.com/magazine/APP/

·         Sailing the breeze. March 2011. (420 words)

 

Boys Quest: http://www.funforkidzmagazines.com/index2.html

·         A Scribe in Ancient Egypt. Nov. 2009. (413 words)

·         Static Electricity and You. Feb. 2009. (437 words)

·         A scribe in Ancient Egypt. Aug/Sep. 2009. (450 words)

·         Wheels in a Village. Dec. 2009. (488 words)

·         Climb all the Mountains. Dec. 2010/Jan 2011 (puzzle)

 

Chandamama.com

All articles range from 550-650 words.

·         Shhh…that’s a secret! April 15, 2008.

·         Why does this bean jump? April 21, 2008.

·         Tiger or Tigon?             May 5, 2008.

·         A Unique Town. May 12, 2008.

·         A Royal Dinosaur. May 19, 2008.

·         Light on Friendship. May 26, 2008.

·         Ancient Horses. June 2, 2008.

·         Strong as Silk. June 10, 2008.

·         Tigers of the past and present. June 17, 2008.

·         The Incredible Journey. June 24, 2008.

·         Vocabulary of the Polar region. July 1, 2008.

·         Bug Feast. July 8, 2008.

·         The strange case of Icthyosaurus. July 14, 2008.

·         Stumped by the hump! July 21, 2008.

·         When is a crab, not a crab? July 28, 2008.

·         A Bear! A Bear! August 11, 2008.

·         Hmmm…Hummingbird! August 18, 2008.

·         Sniffing out the sick. August 25, 2008.

·         What the Lek! September 1, 2008.

·         Salute this hardy trooper. September 8, 2008.

·         Houbara! Houbara! September 15, 2008.

·         Mummy! Mummy! September 22, 2008.

·         It’s Red, but its’ not blood! October 7, 2008.

·         A Glowing Basket. October 13, 2008.

·         The glass frog. October 21, 2008.

·         Saber-tooth Tiger. October 28, 2008.

·         Multipurpose legs. November 3, 2008.

·         Lessons from Dodo. November 11, 2008.

·         One Odd Toad. November 17, 2008.

·         On a dog sled! November 24, 2008.

·         Look, Its large…now, it’s not! December 8, 2008.

·         Up, Up the Totem Pole

·         Wonderful Whiskers. December 15, 2008.

·         Ice Age Mammoths. December 22, 2008.

·         Calling, Calling, Calling, Cranes! December 29, 2008.

·         Peacock Quiz. January 5, 2009.

·         Little Fairy. January 11, 2009.

·         Travel in the Ocean’s superhighway. January 15, 2009

·         First man-er-monkey in space.  January 24, 2009

·         Phew! That stinks! January 31, 2009

·         A rare, beautiful creature. February 9, 2009

·         One Tiny Carnivore. February 15, 2009

·         Do you know this Coconut thief? February 23, 2009

·         What a howler! March 2, 2009

·         Dawn Chorus. March 9, 2009

·         Sniffing Cops. March 16, 2009.

·         Turning the heat on Pika.  March 23, 2009.

·         Clever Macaques. March 30, 2009.

·         The Mole Rat. April 8, 2009

·         What a school!  April 15, 2009.

·         Collapzzze! April 21, 2009.

·         Endearing horses, endangered seahorses.  April 27, 2009.

·         Shh! Don’t giggle! May 5, 2009

·         Dolphins. May 8, 2009

·         One stomach for an ant colony. May 16, 2009

·         A Dangerous Dragon. May 24, 2009

·         Move like a crab. May 31, 2009

·         In Pace with Aphids. June 7, 2009

·         Spiny and Brainy! June 13, 2009

·         Fluttering Success. June 21, 2009

·         It’s boy…er…girl! June 28, 2009

·         Barcoding Life. July 5, 2009

·         Think Chicken. July 12, 2009

·         Growing up Differently. July 19, 2009

·         Dinged by DNA. July 26, 2009

·         Wild, at home. August 1, 2009

·         The Science of Clever Crow. August 8, 2009

·         Different Pitchers for different folks. August 15, 2009

·         Aim! Shoot! Escape! August 23, 2009

·         Mutual Friends. August 29, 2009

·         Flying Mammal. September 6, 2009

·         A Tail’s Tale. September 13, 2009

·         Make way! Make way! September 20, 2009

·         Watch out for this cobra! September 27, 2009

·         A special farmer. October 4, 2009

·         Marvelous Butterfly Wings. October 10, 2009

·         Brain Matters. October 18, 2009

·         Singing Lessons. October 25, 2009

·         You can’t see what this creature can see! November 1, 2009

·         Call me shy, Call me Okapi. November 8, 2009

·         Thin ice for penguins. November 15, 2009

·         Sand Animals. November 22, 2009

·         Deep Sea Animals. November 27, 2009

·         Vanishing stripes. December 5, 2009

·         Golden Pot. December 13, 2009

·         Are you my mommy? December 20, 2009

·         A small genome for a giant. December 27, 2009

·         Ah! Perfect Duet! January 3, 2010

·         Trains, Planes, Computers, and…Ants! January 10, 2010

 

Children’s Story Magazine E-zine

·         A Different Town. Aug. 2007 (500 words)

·         What lives in a cold ocean? Jul. 2007 (puzzle)

·         Basil pesto. Nov. 2007 (600 words)

 

Christian Science Monitor: http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0607/p18s03-hfks.html 

·           These scary looking creatures love to sing. Jul. 2007 (450 words)

·         Glass under the sea. June 3, 2008.

 

Dimdima.com: http://www.dimdima.com

·         Ecology column at www.dimdima.com has more than 60 articles online, many under 500 words.

 

Faces: http://www.cobblestonepub.com/magazine/FAC/

·         Singing sands. May 2006. (430 words)

·         Reconstructing Copan. Nov. 2006. (695 words)

·         Vanishing Forests and disappearing Pygmies, 2012

·         Our endangered Wealth, 2013

·         Vanishing glaciers, 2013

 

Gokulam: http://www.kalkiweekly.com/subscribe/gokulamenglish.asp

·         Champion Glue. Jun. 2006. (309 words)

·         Dead Yet Alive: The Story of Coelacanth Fish. Jul. 2006. (269 words)

·         Snowflake Bentley. Aug. 2006. (352 words)

·         Spider Silk. Sep. 2006. (498 words)

·         Ice Age Mammals. Oct. 2006 (500 words)

·         From People to Machines. Jan. 2007

·         World at your finger tips. Feb. 2007

·         Safe Surfing. Mar. 2007

·         Stay Updated on the go! Apr. 2007

·         Talking to the world May 2007

·         People, police, and crimes in cyber way. Jun. 2007

·         Age no bar. Jul. 2007

·         An Eye in the Sky. Aug. 2007.

·         Kolam and Computers. Sep. 2007.

·         A Child’s Game. Oct. 2007.

·         Exoplanets. Nov. 2007.

·         Meteriorites. Dec. 2007.

·         Black Holes. Jan. 2008

·         Exobiology. Feb. 2008.

·         How is the wind today? Mar. 2008.

·         Sunny Surprises. Apr. 2008.

·         Destination Outer space. May. 2008.

·          What we can see! Jun. 2008.

 

Hopscotch: http://www.funforkidzmagazines.com/index2.html

·         This is Thanksgiving too!  Aug/Sep. 2009. (590 words)

·         Classical Dances of India. Dec/ Jan. 2010. (500 words)

 

Jantar Mantar

·         Monarch and Viceroy. Nov.-Dec. 2005. 4 (6) 24: 12-13. (520 words)

·         Who Am I? Jan-Feb. 2005. 5(1) 25: 9-10. (442 words)

·         Bears. May-Jun. 2005. 5 (3) 27: 8-10. (1,047 words with one table)

·         A Long Journey Back Home. Jul.-Aug. 2005. 5(4) 28: 10-11. (926 words)

·         Rock Music. Sep.-Oct. 2005. 5 (5) 29: 23-24. (729 words)

·         Tiger Conservation. Nov.-Dec. 2005. 5 (5) 29: 4-5.  (829 words)

·         A Forest Long Standing. Mar.-Apr. 2006. 6 (2) 32: 18-20. (486 words)

·         Star Tortoise (356 words)

 

Kahani: http://kahani.com/

·         Under the Banyan Tree. Winter 2006. 3 (1): 14-15. (300 words)

·         Fruit Quiz. Summer 2006. 3 (3): 10-11. (374 words)

·         Spice Route. Winter 2006. (400 words)

·         She is your what? Summer 2008. (400 words)

·         Buildings around the world. Winter 2010. (300 words)

 

Know: http://www.knowmag.ca/

·    What a Treasure! Aug. 2007 (175 words)

·    Glass Sponges. Sep./Oct. 2008 (about 400 words)

 

Mongabay.com: http://kids.mongabay.com/

Birds
Rhinoceros Hornbill
Northern Cassowary

Mammals

Mountain Gorilla

Spectral tarsier

 

Odyssey: http://www.odysseymagazine.com/

·         Land animals and noise- Ouch! Mar. 2006. Pp. 26. (429 words)

·        Reach the Guts! October 2011. (~600 words)

 

PCM Children’s Magazine

·         Can Library be a place of fun? Feb. 2004. Pp. 82-87. (900 words)

·         To Market, To Market, To Farmers’ Market. May 2004. Pp. 53-57. (656 words)

·         From Unusual to Usual. Jun. 2004. Pp. 70-73. (643 words)

·         Peace Pilgrim. Aug. 2004. Pp. 81-84. (660 words)

·         What is there to like about Maths? May 2005. Pp. 100-105. (1,400 words)

·         ‘King’ in a bottle. Jul. 2005. Pp. 70-75. (683 words)

·         Precious Remedy. Nov. 2005. Pp. 66-69. (514 words)

·         Creative Signs. Nov. 2005. Pp. 75-77. (590 words)

·         Ukai! Ukai! Mar. 2007. Pp. 90-92 (650 words)

·         A Mat From India.  (529 words)

·         Ecological Footprint (498 words)

·         Edward Curtis (700 words)

·         Jumping Rope Is More Than Fun (472 words)

·         Little Horse With a Big Job (468 words)

·         Celebrating Radish! (470 words)

·         Elephants in America (500 words)

 

Skipping stones: http://www.skippingstones.org/canvas-vol154-page2.htm

·         Pongal: A celebration in South India. Jan.-Feb. 200416:27. (650 words)

·         Clothes Make No Man: A Folk Tale From India. Nov.-Dec. 2003.15: 35. (673 words)

 

Thulir (Science Magazine in Tamil language)

  • The saber tooth tiger! Oct. 2004: 23-24 (Tr. Ramanujam, N. Kathippal Puli, Tamil language) (500 words)
  • Tigers around the world. Oct. 2004: 24-25. (Tr. Ramanujam, N. Ulagengum Puligal, Tamil language) (630 words)
  • Extinct big cats. Nov. 2004: 24-25. (Tr. Ramanujam, N. Maraindhu pona Puliyingangal, Tamil language) (436 words)
  • Large cats. Dec. 2004: 25-26. (Tr. Ramanujam, N. Perum Puligal, Tamil language) (900 words)
  • Domestic cats. Mar. 2005: 7-8. (Tr. Ramanujam, N. Veettu valarppup poonaigal, Tamil language) (540 words)
  • Small cats. May 2005: 8-10. (Tr. Venkateshwaran, C. S. Siru poonaigal, Tamil language) (477 words, not including table)

·         Where is the North Pole? Jun. 2005: 7-8 (Tr. Venkateshwaran, C. S.-Vada dhuruvam enge ulladhu? Tamil language) (535 words)

 

Wee ones

·         Pitchers hold more than water. Jul./Aug. 2006. (389 words)

·         Giant Microbes. Nov./Dec. 2007 (465 words)

·         Calling Mom. May/Jun. 2008

·         What is Sand? Jul./Aug. 2008

 

Whittle Tykes

·        Treasure Trove (Apr. 2009)

 

Encyclopedia articles

·         Encyclopedia of American Environmental History, Facts on File:

  1. Subsistence Agriculture (1500 words)
  2. Share cropping (1000 words)
  3. Indigenous species (1200 words)

·         Discovery and Invention Encyclopedia, M. E. Sharpe

  1. Number Systems (2000 words)
  2. Calculator (1000 words)

 

Peer-reviewed scientific publications

Diversity & Distributions, Flora, Journal of Biogeography, Global Ecology and Biogeography, Journal of Tropical Forestry, Indian Journal of Forestry, MY forest.


INTERESTS

            Science, Ecology, Climate, Natural History, Nature and Culture, History, Biographies, Geography, Geology, Social Studies