The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Dr. Sandeep Sharma

Post-Doctoral Research AssociateSandeep Sharma, Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Email: sandeep@clemson.edu
Tel: 864-656-0829
Location: G12-A Lehotsky Hall
http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=azykwqUAAAAJ
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sandeep_Sharma43

Education:
B.Sc. (Agriculture Science)- Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University, India
M.Sc. (Wildlife Science) - Wildlife Institute of India
Ph.D (Environment Science and Policy) - George Mason University and Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Research Interests:
  • Carnivore conservation
  • Conservation genetics
  • Landscape level conservation planning

Publications:
Sharma, S., Dutta, T., Maldonado, J. E., Wood, T. C., Panwar, H. S., Seidensticker, J. (2013) Selection of microsatellite loci for genetic monitoring of sloth bears (Melursus ursinus). Ursus, 24(2):164-169.

Sharma, S., Dutta, T., Maldonado, J. E., Wood, T. C., Panwar, H. S., Seidensticker, J. (2013) Forest corridors maintain historical gene flow in a tiger meta-population in the highlands of central India. Proceedings of the Royal Society-B. 280, 20131506. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2013.1506 (Selected as cover page article).

Dutta, T., Sharma, S., Maldonado, J. E., Wood, T. C., Panwar, H. S., Seidensticker, J. (2013) Gene flow and demographic history of leopards (Panthera pardus) in the central Indian highlands. Evolutionary Applications. doi: 10.1111/eva.12078 (Selected as cover page article).

Sharma, S., Dutta, T., Maldonado, J. E., Wood, T. C., Panwar, H. S., & Seidensticker, J. (2013). A highly informative microsatellite panel for individual identification and sex determination of jungle cats (Felis chaus). DOI: 10.1007/s12686-013-9873-0.

Dutta, T., Sharma, S., Maldonado, J. E., Wood, T. C., Panwar, H. S., & Seidensticker, J. (2013.) Fine-scale population genetic structure in a wide-ranging carnivore, the leopard (Panthera pardus) in Central India. Diversity and Distributions, 1-12. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12024.

Sharma, S., Dutta, T., Maldonado, J. E., Wood, T. C., Panwar, H. S., & Seidensticker, J. (2013). Spatial geneticanalysis reveals high connectivity of tiger (Panthera tigris) populations in the Satpura-Maikal landscape of Central India. Ecology and Evolution, 3(1), 48-60. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.432

Dutta, T., Sharma, S., Maldonado, J. E., Wood, T. C., & Seidensticker, J. (2012). A reliable method for individual identification and gender determination of wild leopards (Panthera pardus fusca) using non-invasive samples. Conservation Genetics Resources 3, 665-667. DOI 10.1007/s12686-012-9618-5

Ralls K., Sharma S., Smith, D., Bremner-Harrison S., Cypher, B., & Maldonado J. (2010). Changes in Kit Fox defecation patterns during the reproductive season: Implications for noninvasive surveys. Journal of Wildlife Management, 74(7), 1457-1462. DOI:10.1111/j.1937-2817.2010.tb01272.x

Sharma S., Jhala Y.V. & Sawarkar, V.B. (2005). Identification of individual tigers (Panthera tigris) from their pugmarks. Journal of Zoology, 267, 9–18.

Sharma S. and T. Dutta (2005). Sighting of Lynx (Lynx lynx isabellinus) in Hemis National Park, Ladakh. Zoos Print, Volume XX, Number 4, pp 14. 

Sharma, S. (2005). Altitudinal range extension of garden lizard (Calotes versicolor). Reptile Rap, South Asian Reptile Network Newsletter, 7. Pp. 1.

Sharma, S. (2004). An observation on suspected death of Indian rock python (Python molurus molurus) because of Jungle cat (Felis chaus). Reptile Rap, South Asian Reptile Network Newsletter, 6. Pp. 1.

Sharma, S. (2004). Observation on some snake species of Kedarnath WLS, Garhwal Himalaya. Reptile Rap, South Asian Reptile Network Newsletter, 6. Pp. 3.

Sharma, S. (2004). Group hunting and mass feeding by Checkered keel-back water snake (Xenochrophis piscator) in Shipra river, Ujjain. Reptile Rap, South Asian Reptile Network Newsletter, 6. Pp. 10.

Sharma S., Jhala Y.V. & Sawarkar, V.B. (2003). Gender discrimination of tigers by using their pugmarks. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 31(1), 258-264.

Courses Taught: All courses were taught at George Mason University
  • Introductory Biology I (Revised curriculum) - Fall 2011
  • Biostatistics (Lecture and Lab) - Spring 2007
  • Animal Behaviour - Fall 2006
  • Animal Biology (Lecture) - Summer 2006, 2007
  • Introductory Biology I - Fall 2006
  • Introductory Biology II - Spring 2006