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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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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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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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Ecological Management of Bamboo Resource in India
O. P. ChaubeyArchana SharmaG. Krishnamurthy
Bamboo, “The poor man’s timber”, is one of the most important forestry species distributed throughout the India and has major contribution to the rural and national economy. Bamboo is an important livelihood for rural people and traditional workers. Apart from industrial and commercial uses, bamboo is widely used as building material and extensively used in construction of houses, walls, roofing material etc. Climate change is a immediate and unprecedented threat to the food security and income of hundreds of millions of people who depends on agriculture/forest for their livelihoods. Climate change will cause yield decline and health hazards, with South Asia particularly hard hit. In recent years, with the looming threat of global warming, there is much interest in bamboo as a carbon sink. Bamboo stands can achieve total standing biomass comparable to tree forests and are capable of sequestering substantial amounts of carbon. Inter-mast periods in bamboos, though thought of as species specific and rigid, is not the case in many. The present book titled “Ecological Management of Bamboo Resource in India” has covered rehabilitation, sustainable management, policy issues, reproductive biology and biotechnology, pest and diseases management, status of bamboo and rattan, entrepreneurship development, silvi-agricultural and agroforestry, storage and longevity of seeds, genetic resources for food security, ecological, economic and social problems, taxonomic identification of bamboo resource in different states of the country. The publication would certainly be significant for evolving right directions and new dimensions for ecosystem management and climate change. Besides, this publication 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 bamboo resource and climate change. ..more

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Gums and Resin Yielding Plants
Pratibha Bhatnagar
Gums and resins form an important group of non timber forest products. India is among the five large gum producing countries. Annual trade is in several thousand tonnes, Indonesia, India and China are among the world's biggest producer of gums and resins. The production of gum and resins is also a source of livelihood support to millions of people residing in forests besidees being a major source of employment. People living in semi-arid region depend on collection of gums and resins for cash income and livelihood. The book deals with important issues on conservation of natural gums and resins in their natural landscape and ex situ conservation, sustainable harvesting, processing, storage, value addition and marketing. Most of these gums and resins are collected from forests and are high value produce. India is an important exporter of gum karaya, guar gum, lac and psyllium. A number of other gums like Gum Ghatti, Guggal gum, Salai gum, Oleo resin, Butea gum etc are also collected from forests. This book has a collection of papers on these gums giving scientific insights about production, harvesting, post harvest care and marketing ..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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