About the Authors

Krithi K. Karanth, Ruth DeFries
Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

Krithi K. Karanth, Arjun M. Gopalaswamy, Natasha Ballal
Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bangalore, India

Krithi K. Karanth
Nicholas School of Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Arjun M. Gopalaswamy
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Tubney, United Kingdom

Arjun M. Gopalaswamy
Wildlife Conservation Society-India program, Bangalore, India

Corresponding Author

krithi.karanth@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exists.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KKK AMG RD. Performed the experiments: KKK NB. Analyzed the data: KKK AMG RD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KKK AMG RD NB. Wrote the paper: KKK AMG RD.