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Faunal Diversity in the Thar Desert: Gaps in Research

A K Gosh (Author) Q.H. Baqri (Author)

he outcome of the Expert's meeting was to assess the status of faunal diversity in the Thar deserts, gaps in research and the future lines of work for creating a data base. Every chapter provides a complete account of species occurrence, their status and gaps in research. Future lines of research have been high lighted. Realising the rapid deterioration of the quality of the environment, the issues of species loss, reduction in the number of genes and genotypes in the agriculturally important species etc. has aroused great apprehension. During the meeting it was urged, all the countries should take every reasonable measure for long term conservation of the biological resources within their jurisdiction and list all the biological species occurring in a country to claim intellectual property rights over them.

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Q.H. Baqri

Dr. Q.H. Baqri (Born 2nd January, 1944), Ph.D., D.Sc. has recently retired as the additional Director & Officer in-Charge, Desert Research Station, Zoological Survey of India, Jodhpur after a highly meritorious and decorated service of over three decades. Educated at Muslim University, Aligarh and State University, Gent, Belgium, he has devoted most of his research to plant and soil mematodes on which he has published over 300 research papers, two monographs and two books covering different disciplines both in invertebrata and vertebrata. A member/fellow of various national and international scientific societies, he is currently editor for several national journals, including the famous Indian Journal of Parasitology. An astute administrator and a dynamic crusader of scientific pursuits, Dr. Baqri has been instrumental in initiating a large number of highly significant multi-disciplinary scientific programmes at the DRS (ZSI), Jodhpur under his stewardship, besides organizing successfully the 6th National Symposium of Parasitology, at Jodhpur during 2002. Dr. Baqri has extensively traveled many countries across the world.

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Title Faunal Diversity in the Thar Desert: Gaps in Research
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789387991217
length xi+410p., Illustrations., (Black and White)., 1 Map., (Black and White); 23cm.