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Sustainable Biodiversity Conservation in the Landscape
O. P. ChaubeyRam Prakash
India’s forests were rich in many timber and non-timber yielding species making the natural ecosystem dynamic not only ecologically but also socio-economically. They supplied lot of materials as Non Wood Forest Products (NWFP) such as fuel wood, bam ..more

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Indian Forest and Forestry
R. Balyani
Forest plays a significant role in the overall balance of carbon in the atmosphere mitigating or exacerbating the effects of global warming. Forest carbon sequestration can potentially reduce the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. They influence climate change largely by affecting the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. When forests grow, carbon is removed from the atmosphere and absorbed in wood, leaves and soil. This book presents various aspects of Forest and Forestry with respect to Indian Economy. The subject matter of Forest and Forestry included in the present book covers wide range of topics from Forest Policy, Forest Resources, Forest Based Industries, Ecotourism, Climate Changes and Forest Economy in detail. This book contains 10 research papers by authors from all regions of India. It is expected that the book will be highly useful for students, scholars, professors, planners, policy makers and Government in preparing future programmes for Indian Forest and Forestry. ..more

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Plant Physiology in Agriculture and Forestry
P. C. Trivedi
Advances in cellular and molecular biology hold promises to modify the physiological processes thereby improving the quality and quantity of major food crops and ensuring stability in yield of the produce even under severe abiotic stress. In the age of very rapidly expanding information technology, biotechnology and space technology, plant physiologists also shall have to think globally, act globally as well as locally. To be able to feed the world in the coming years, a concerted effort is required involving sound national agricultural policies, well-planned research strategies and efficient delivery system. The present book “Plant Physiology in Agriculture and Forestry” incorporates 15 chapters on some of the very important aspects of physiological research in relation to agriculture and forestry. This book contains articles covering a wide range of aspects of plant physiology including abiotic stresses, mineral nutrition, seed vigour, Nitrogen management, weed management and deforestation. Chapters on mechanism of signal transduction during water stress response in plants; Studies on the effects of agrochemicals, Boron and Sulphur on growth and quality of mustard; Morpho-physiological make up of certain advanced breeding lowland rice cultures adaptive to waterlogged stress situation; Seed vigour. Causes of loss and remedies; Site specific nitrogen management with special emphasis on rice; Potential of monoterpenes for weed management; Management strategies for VAM under intensive agricultural system; VAM fungi : Biodiversity and benefits provides detailed information on the subject. Articles on rainfall and flora and fauna have added to the value of the book. Book also provides information on organic production of crop, milk, meat and fish in India; Mapping the vegetation types of Orissa using remote sensing; Notes on some armed genera of Asteraceae; Reproductive biology and genetic variability in Bauhinia variegata and Anthropecology of aquatic bodies. This book will definitely serve as an excellent reference material and practical guide for scientist, teachers, students, planners and administrators interested in Plant Physiology, Botany, Forestry and Agriculture science. ..more

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Plant Physiology
M. Ahmed
Plant Physiology is emerging as the key biological science and it is providing models used in molecular biology for research. The book deals with the physical and physiological processes relevant to plant functions at the molecular and subcellular levels. The book is motivated for a clear understanding of plant structure, organization and function at all levels, with greater emphasis on structure dependent functional attributes. This attempt will help students to appreciate the structural design of plant cells, tissues and organs in terms of their functional correlation. This ensures the suitability of this book for B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc. and even Ph.D. students of Botany and to those appearing in various competitive examinations. The contents include: Introduction • Energy Transduction in Cells • Plant Cells : Structure and Function • Imbibitions, Osmosis and Diffusion • Water, Solutions, Suspension and Colloidal System • Transpiration • Absorption of Water • Translocation • Ascent of Sap • Mineral Nutrition • Nitrogen Metabolism • Enzymes • Protein and Nucleic Acids • Carbohydrates • Lipid Metabolism in Plants • Photosynthesis • Respiration • Growth and Development • Seed Germination and Dormancy • The Physiology of Flowering • Growth Regulators • Stress Physiology • References ..more

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Krishivaniki avam Jalvayu Parivartan
Ram NevajShiv Kumar DhyaniKhim Raj Solanki
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Joint Forest Management in India
P. BhattacharyaA. K. KandyaK.N. Krishna Kumar
Forestry represents the second-largest land use in India after agriculture, covering almost 641,130 square kilo meters, about 22 percent of the total land area (FAO 2005). Forests provide a wide range of products environmental services and ecological benefits. About 275 million poor rural people in India depend on forests for at least part of their subsistence and cash livelihoods, which they earn from fuelwood, fodder, poles, and other non timber forest products, such as fruits, flowers and medicinal plants. Seventy percent of India’s rural population depends on fuelwood to meet their domestic energy needs. Half of India’s 89 million tribal people, the most disadvantaged section of society, live in forest fringe areas, and a significant percentage of India’s 471 million livestock are sustained by forest grazing or on fodder collected from forests. Forest is one of the most important resources for the very survival of human beings, especially those who are living in and around the forest. However, one of the major reasons for its depletion is unsustainable exploitation often by the same very people whose survival depends on the forests. National Forest Policy 1988 envisaged the concept of people’s participation for sustainable management of the Natural resources, which became the essence of Joint Forest Management (JFM) in India. This concept originated in our country and spread over all the developing countries as it is in favour of rural masses, poor tribal populations and environmental improvement. This programme received impetus at the national level and the forest area under JFM increased from 4 million ha in 1998 to 18.25 million ha in 2003-04. But, several challenging issues are at present knocking for the sustenance of this mammoth programme. . In last years, JFM has showed a multifaceted dimension in different parts of the country. Being a site specific activity, its impact on forest conservation not only depends upon the type of forest, terrain, soil, climatic factors but also on the socioeconomic profile and the cultural trends prevalent in the society. The present book is the outcome of the 3-days National workshop on “Joint Forest Management at crossroads” which has tried to examine the issues present in the scenario of JFM in India. The book has attempted to give an overall picture of JFM in India. It has dealt with several facets of JFM from policy to commissioning and brings about the success stories as well as the problems faced in the implementation of the program in different areas with or without external funding supports in project mode in various states. There are 49 papers relating to several issues of JFM and have been grouped under following six themes : 1. Policy, Legal issues and Property rights regimes in JFM and its challenges 2. Livelihood opportunities for sustaining JFM 3. Ecological Ramification of JFM and Innovations in Silvicultural Aspects 4. Institutional Innovation Issues in JFM and its Implementation 5. Emerging Opportunities for Diversifying JFM 6. State presentations on the status of JFM The book provides all relevant and latest information about participatory forestry in India and would be useful for forest scientists, policy makers, forest officers, planners, researchers and the students of forest and environmental management. ..more

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Biodiversity Utilization & Conservation
A. ArunachalamK. Arunachalam
The rich biological diversity in the hotspot region of the Indian eastern Himalaya has been degraded due to various human activities (e.g. shifting agriculture, commercial logging) and also due to frequent landslides in the hills and floods in the valleys. In this region, most forested lands are owned by indigenous people, but lack authentic policies for land use and landholding. The resource management patterns vary among the tribal groups and have a tremendous bearing on the resource economics. Further, concerns have increased on the linkages between biological diversity and climate change. Therefore, assessment and monitoring biodiversity has been crucial, both in terms of dimensions and scale of the problem. Nevertheless, there has been a growing interest on the adaptive management of ecosystem based or the traditional ecological knowledge of the traditional ecological knowledge of the indigenous people and/or intergrating such knowledge into policy interventions. This synthesis volume is an attempt to consummate the ecological issues of biodiversity utilization and conservation with that of socio-cultural and economic dimensions that would help have a holistic view on natural resources management for biological conservation. In the present book 23 chapters covering broad aspects of biodiversity utilization, traditional land use systems and their conservation have been presented by various experts based on case studies carried out in different parts of the Himalyan region. Traditional bio-resource utilization and their conservation practices among different tribes inhabiting in northeast India have also been documented in this book apart from the status of biological diversity in different habitat conditions ranging from agroforest and cropland to wetlands and protected areas. This book will be of invaluable resource for students, teachers, researchers, development practitioners and conservation workers interested in understanding the linkages between commercialization of biodiversity, livelihoods and natural resources conservation. ..more

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Biodiversity for Sustainable Development
P. C. Trivedi
Biodiversity is one of the major global resources. It has suffered from diverse natural and man-made catastrophes but continues to provide food, medicinal products and a wide range of other materials which could be guranteed for the future it managed in a sustainable manner. Human influence is by far the greatest threat to diversity. No part of the planet escapes the effects of human activity, which affects diversity either directly or indirectly. The present book “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development” includes 21 chapters on the topics which are contributing towards this goal. Chapters related to Biodiversity includes—Exploration, Utilization conservation and management of non-timber forest resources, Biodiversity : The Impact of Biotechnology, GIS—An advanced tool to study biodiversity, some threaten plant and Animal species of Assam and Meghalaya region, sustainable management of soil fertility in rainfed farming systems, phytoplanktonic diversity, change detection in wetland environment, Turnover rate of forest flover liter and biodiversity aspects of biosphere reserve. Articles covers information on studies on Rhizobium association with Sesbania sps. Fundamental facts about grasses, Fruit crops, a viable alternative to shifting cultivation, ornithophitous adaptations of some plant species, Primary vascular differentiation in fabaceae, Antibacterial properties of herbal tooth powder, Plants used in cosmetics. Some articles viz. Forensic Botany : Applications, aspects and prospects of plant materials in criminal investigations, village scale production and use of leaf concentrate and a comparative study of the functionality of plant proteins and their uses in food system have added value to the book. This book will be highly beneficial to students, teachers and research workers in the field of Botany, Biodiversity conservation and Environmental science." ..more

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Global Biodiversity : Status and Conservation
P. C. Trivedi
Biodiversity refers to the structural and functional variety of life-forms at genetic, population, species, community and ecosystem levels. The loss of the earth's biological diversity is one of the most critical environmental and development issue. Inventorization of plant, animal and microbial diversity and in-situ and ex-situ conservation of natural resources are some of the immediate steps to be taken for conserving the biological diversity on earth. The present book " Global Biodiversity : Status & Conservation " incorporates 18 articles on biodiversity & its conservation covering holistic information on the subject. Chapters on Global Biodiversity; Biodiversity profile of India; Conservation of Biodiversity : An Indian perspective and Agro-biodiversity conservation provides detailed information on the topics. Articles on Threatened alpine flora of Garhwal Himalaya: Woddy vegetation in forest of Kumbhalagarh central hills; Role of major forest types in the coastal environment & necessity for their conservation; Environmental aspects of forest biodiversity conservation and management in mountain region of M.P. provide sufficient information on forest regions of varied climate. Article on vegetational characteristics of grasslands of Kaziranga National Park, Assam and A subsistence support for socio-economic development of locals in Nanda Devi Biosphere reserve gave information on these preserved heritage. Book also covers chapters on Impact of modernization of agriculture on biodiversity in drylands; cucurbitanceae of Bihar ; Diversity & Conservation; Genus-Luffa in India; Seri-biodiversity and its conservation. Articles on Biodiversity conservation in sacred groves and Biodiversity and human environment have added value to the book. Book includes articles on Biotechnology and its impact on biodiversity and its conservation and Biotechnology : A safe technology for biodiversity conservation. This book will definitely serve as an excellent reference material and practical guide for Botanists, Ecologists, Environmentalists, Forest personnels, students and researchers." ..more

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Biodiversity Conservation and Legal Aspects
A. K. KandyaAsha Gupta
Biodiversity is an irreplaceable resource therefore its extinction is always for ever. This is the reason, patenting of biodiversity of any region is being permitted nowadays under Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) to curb the genetic piracy as biodiversity originates at the molecular level and DNA, the only living molecule is the first level of biodiversity. It is the index of variety of nature and comprises every form of life, from the tiniest microbes to the mightiest beasts and gigantic trees. It exists at gene, organism and ecosystem levels. In the present book, various dimensions of biodiversity, viz. historical, ethno-medico-botanical, socio-economical, cultural, structural, legal, conservational and gender related etc. have been discussed by various experts of different fields. Status of biological diversity in forests, wetlands, croplands and specialized areas like the floating grasslands of Manipur, National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries, agrestal and ruderal sites and other protected areas has been described at length. Thus, the book will be equally useful to specialists , teachers, students, planners , policy makers, administrators and commoners. It gives a good insight of several aspects of biodiversity exemplifying various natural phenomena of NE Indian regions. ..more

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Sustainable Rehabilitation of Degraded Ecosystems
O. P. ChaubeyV. BahadurDr. P.K. Shukla
With the growing increase in development of industrial sector, more and more forest lands are being brought under mining operation. These results in drastic changes in land use patterns. The major deleterious impacts on ecosystems are on land degradation, microbial population, ecology and vegetation, waste discharge, pollution of water and air, wildlife and its habitat, health and safety of workers etc. There is a need to develop site-specific restoration / reclamation techniques for long-term sustainability of degraded ecosystem and to maintain the homeostasis in the whole biosphere. Several useful and applied studies have been done by researchers, scientists of various research organizations, field foresters, environmentalists, academicians of universities, and many voluntary organizations on various aspects of rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems. The environmental protection laws / Acts to provide the protection and improvement of human environment and for matters connected have been framed as per the decisions taken at the U N Conference on Human Environment, held at Stockholm June, 1972. The priority areas covered in this present compilation are status of land damages/ ecosystem degradation, strategies of reclamation, waste management for potential use, technological development for minimizing degradation of ecosystem, ecological and biological changes brought about due to various reclamation activities, role of soil micro flora and fauna in rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems etc. The book would be of vital significance for policy makers, researchers, foresters, industrialists, academicians and environmentalists and would be very purposeful for reclamation of mined lands, particularly of coalfields and sustainable management of degraded ecosystems as a whole. ..more

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Indian Forests-Soil, Water and Bio-environment Conservation
Sheelwant Patel
Indian Forests—Soil, Water and Bio-environment Conservation—deals with the soil degradation in forests from a practising forester’s viewpoint. Most past practices believed civil engineers’ gravity structures as the panacea for the problem. This book proceeds with a different premise—earth reinforcement through root systems of vegetation best protects soil and conserves water. In elaborating this, it presents a simplified picture of Indian forest types and characteristics like soil formation, soil texture, soil organisms, etc. For the first time, it presents a cross profile of forest vegetation across the country connecting it with prominent civil locations. Among various degrading factors, it deals with forest fires, over-grazing and different forms of soil erosion. For the first time, it flags faulty disposal of rainwater along hill roads as a menace to soil degradation. It classifies shifting cultivators in three categories—solely dependent, partially dependent and marginally dependent—probes the issue in depth and advocates, for the first time, differential treatment for them. A full chapter on landslides analyses causative factors—geomorphological, seismological, hydrological—in detail and provides the latest techniques to handle the problem. Another chapter on ameliorative soil and water conservation measures views the issue from a tree man’s point of view. Vegetative tools of foresters display their full potential here. This chapter, too, includes many firsts—jhora training in meandering streams, municipal watershed management and concept of infiltration belts for ground water recharging. Yet another chapter provides recent advances—root trainer nurseries, geo-textiles as tools of soil conservation and hydro seeding and hydro mulching as techniques of slope reclamation. The last chapter on peoples’ participation views the whole issue from a sociologist’s viewpoint. There are many firsts in this chapter, too, —vision of stakeholders; distributive justice and people’s participation; co-operative behaviour in view of effective communication, super ordinate goal, coalescing of groups, risk of initiator; criterion for selection of success indicators; monitoring of achievements through response indicators, habitat indicators, stress indicators, institutional process indicators, etc. Many of the methodologies described in this book come directly from adaptive field applications of various conservation principles and practices developed in other parts of the world. A must-read book for every conservationist. ..more

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Plant Biodiversity, Microbial Interaction and Environmental Biology
S. N. Chaturvedi
There is a wealth of information ranging from the Portuguese and Dutch exploration in the 16th and 17th century Malabar ant their socio-cultural impact, microbial interaction, environmental biology, plant resources, conservation and improvement, macrophyte diversity of wetlands, biodiversity of wild mushrooms, management of Fusarium wilt disease and phytoparasitic nematodes, physiological studies on boll rot of cotton, ecology of dwarf bamboo of Central Himalaya, plant growth response to air pollution stress, paradox of biological invasion terrestrial ecosystem, effect of heavy metals in plants, tropical rain forest of Nagaland,, conservation of medicinal and aromatic plants with their export potential, role of ethnobotany in conservation and genetic improvement of crop plants. ..more

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Tree Improvement and Biotechnology
P. ShanmughavelRev. Fr. S. Ignacimuthus.j.
Forests are huge, natural, renewable resources of several useful products. They normally occupy a vast area, which simply can not be protected efficiently. Therefore, they are virtually regarded as open treasures of nature. The wise management of forests using biotechnological approaches is essential for the growth and prosperity of developing countries. Recent advances in biotechnology in forestry and tree improvement research and applications have enabled improvement of forest trees and its physiological functioning with varying success. This book, Tree Improvement and Biotechnology, is a unique, comprehensive one and provides up-to-date information relating to recent areas of research in forestry and tree improvement. This book contains 25 chapters covering various aspects of application of Biotechnology in Forest Management, Propagation Techniques in Woody Plants, Domestication of Trees and Agroforestry Systems, Arbuscular Mycorrhiza, Biomass of Tropical Forests and Plantations, Phylogenetic Relationships, Nutrient Cycling, Seed Technology, Agroforestry, etc. These chapters will provide useful information and encouragement to forestry researchers, biotechnologists, forest policy makers, planners and forestry field workers. ..more

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Techniques in Forestry
P. Shanmughavel
FORESTS are invaluable in our daily lives, crucial to our nation's economy and integral to the long-term health of the environment. This book provides research guidelines in the field of forest and plantation productivity, nutrient cycling, chemical analyses of wood, evaluation of agro-forestry results, nursery, seed technology, fertiliser and eco-technology, etc. It will serve as a good reference for graduate students in forestry, research scholars and foresters. ..more

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Forest Ecology in India
O. P. ChaubeyArchana SharmaRam Prakash
Forests are the plant communities and are distributed on the basis of climate, physiography, floristics and the dominants. Natural vegetation in India is predominantly one or the other type of forests. Ecological conditions favoring forest growth are availability of moisture, soil and favorable temperature and diminished biotic interferences. The present book “Forest Ecology in India” has covered both syn-ecological and aut-ecological studies in both natural and plantation forests. Among syn-ecological aspects, the community development, quantitative and qualitative study including floristic compositions, distribution pattern, canopy development, frequency, density, dominance, index of dominance, index of similarity, index of diversity, etc were covered. The aut-ecology has covered ecological factors which influence the life history of the plant from seeding to maturity of plants, natural and artificial regeneration, eco-regional distribution, morphological and physiological development of plant, silvics and silvicultural issues, and other aspects. The publication would certainly be significant for evolving right directions and new dimensions for maintenance for homeostasis in the ecosystem and conservation of the biodiversity. Besides, this book would be of vital use for Foresters, Scientific communities, Environmentalists, Academicians, Industrialists, Policy makers’ NGO’s and other Stakeholders engaged in community development through conservation of biodiversity in natural and plantation forests. ..more

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Forest Botany
P. Shanmughavel
Forest and Botany are very much information dependent fields. Studies on identification, nomenclature, classification and distribution of plants of forests are of paramount importance for research not only in Botany but also in various disciplines of Forestry and conservation. The wealth of biological resources and its availability in forests is serving as a source of knowledge to the life Scientists particularly botanists. In the face of the challenges imposed by the growing size and complexity of the Biological entity a new discipline of Science known as “Forest Botany” had emerged in the recent past. The study on species diversity of our forests and their proper taxonomic identity, their distribution is the main focus of this book. Written to describe Forest Genetics, Introduction Forest Ecology, Hydrological Cycles, Seedling, Major and Minor Forest Products, Forest Protection Silviculture Concept, Plantation Silviculture, Indian Forest, Photosynthesis in Forest, Nutrient Cycling, Sampling for Laboratory Analysis and Sample Preparation Seed Dynamics in Forest, Introduction, Seed Dynamics in Forestry, Seed Quality, Seed Structure, Seed Germination, Tree Growth Increment Measurement of Volume, Introduction, Productivity Studies, Biomass, Comparative Assessment of Methods for Estimating Biomass in Forest Ecosystem, Different Methods & Procedure, Measurement of Trees, Forestry for Social and National Development, Social Forestry, Industrial Forestry, Multiple use Forestry Design, Methods of Studying Nutrient Requirement of Forest Species. Forest Botany is intended for students enrolled in courses in Botany, Forestry as well as for molecular biologists, mathematicians, and computer scientists. ..more

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Forest Biodiversity: Conservation and Management
A. Bijalwan
The present book incorporates chapters on multidisciplinary approach and contains information on different aspects of forest biodiversity, including ethnobotany, diversity of agroforestry, phenology, insect-pest diversity, plant-origin pesticides, forest  ..more

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Agroforestry and Climate Change Management
A. Arunachalam
Climate change is increasingly recognized as the greatest global threat facing humanity. For the majority of the world’s population, the persistent problems of food insecurity,  ..more

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