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Biodiversity and its Significance , 1/e

Editor : Pramod Tandon , Y.P. Abrol & Suman Kumaria
© Year : 2009
ISBN : 9788188237814
Pages : 384
Binding : Hardback
Weight : 0.93   kg
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Biodiversity and its Significance deals with the various fundamental aspects of biodiversity, which have a direct and strong impact on human beings and their environment. It comprises 20 articles contributed by renowned experts in their areas. This pioneering book has been designed for the students and research scholars of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Science and Bioinformatics.

  • A compilation of 23 articles, it covers aspects of biodiversity of various life forms such as as plants and crops, animals, microbes, and so on.
  • Food security and sustainable agricultural practices comprise a major focal theme of the book.
  • Introduction, conclusion, and future strategies are embedded in articles.

  • Nitrogen in Agricultural Ecosystem
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Community Rights
  • Sustainable Agriculture for Enduring Food Security in Northeastern States of India
  • Agrobiodiversity in North-East India
  • Mathematical Modelling of Carbon Fluxes Using Remote Sensing Data
  • Sulphur in the Environment
  • Climate, Climate Variability and Climate Change for North-East India
  • Collection and Conservation of Rice Germplasm in India: Status and Future Strategies for North-East India
  • Inland Indigenous Ornamental Fish Germplasm of Northeastern India: Status and Future Strategies
  • Medicinal Plants and Conservation: Some Issues and Concerns
  • Biodiversity of North-East India and its Conservation
  • Diversity in Agri-Horticultural Plants: An Experience with North-East India
  • Microbial Diversity: A Review
  • Biodiversity and Forest Cover Dynamics of Dry Deciduous Forests of Eastern Ghats (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Animal Biodiversity in North-Eastern Hill Region with Special Reference to Economic Livestock
  • Sacred Groves of Meghalaya: A Religious Way of in situ Conservation
  • Conservation of Medicinal Plants Diversity of Meghalaya in India
  • Botanic Gardens and Conservation of Plant Diversity
  • Shifting Cultivation : Issues and Strategies in Northeastern Hill Region
  • Wild Edible Fruits and Seeds of North -East India
  • Index

Pramod Tandon :- Vice Chancellor, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), was formerly a professor in Jodhpur University. He has worked as post-doctoral fellow in the department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of California, Irvine, USA, during 1970-80. During 1989 to 1995, he was associated in collaborative research with several Universities and National Institutes of Aerobiological Resources in Japan, leading to a long-term collaboration on Plant Conservation Biotechnology. He has published a number of research papers and articles in Journals of both National and International repute. He has edited three books on biodiversity and biotechnology. Besides being a member of many Academic bodies and national Task Forces, Prof. Tandon is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and the Indian Botanical Society. He is the recipient of several awards and recognitions, notably the B P Pal National Environment Fellowship Award on Biodiversity, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, and Professor Panchanan Maheshwari Medal Award of the Indian Botanical Society.  

Suman Kumaria :- Suman Kumaria is Reader in the Department of Botany, North-Eastern Hill University, shillong. She obtained her Ph.D degree from North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. She has been a recipient of merit scholarships during her studies. Dr. Kumaria has an experience of 20 years in plant Biotechnology research. She has been engaged in postgraduate teaching for the past 10 years. Dr. Kumaria has published research papers and articles in journal/books of National & International repute. She is a fellow of the International Society for Conservation of Natural resources, besides being a member of various academic bodies. 

Y.P. Abrol :- Former head of the Division if Plant Physiology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. Prof. Abrol has worked as Emeritus Scientist (CISR). Senior Scientist (Indian National Science Academy) and is presently Adjunct Professor and Honorary Scientist at Indian National Science Academy. He obtained his Ph.D degree from the University Of Chicago (USA) and worked as a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of California, Davis. He has seen National Fellow (ICAR) from 1978-84. He has profusely published research/review articles in International and National Journals, besides editing a number of books/proceedings. His area of interest include climate variability/change in Agriculture; Land Use/Cover Change. Nitrogen Utilization/ Metabolism in crop plants. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Agricultural Science. Prof. Abrol received several awards notably Dr. R D Asana Award, Sukumar Basu Award, VASVIK, and FICCI Award.

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