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Agriculture and Environment

M.A. Khan (Author) M.Y. Zargar (Author)

Globally recognized key role of environment for sustainable development is opening new vistas in the research fields of environmental sciences. In view of the part played by agriculture in environmental pollution, world attention, nowadays, is sharply focused on regular environmental monitoring and development of eco-friendly technologies in R & D programmes. This book, compendium of thoroughly researched excellent and multi-faceted articles addresses, among others, the burning topics on emerging frontiers of environmental challenges, biotechnology in agriculture and crop production, pesticide residues, industrial pollution of agricultural ecosystems, rehabilitation of degraded aquatic and forest ecosystems, climate change and erosion of biodiversity. The contributors include leading agriculture experts, distinguished academicians and scientists. It is hoped that the wide readership of the book would merit its place on the shelves of libraries, and institutions pursuing research in environmental sciences.

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About the authors

M.A. Khan

Dr. M.A. Khan, professor-cum-Chief Scientist is Hed, Division of Environmental Sciences, S.K. University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shalimar, Srinagar. His major research faci include environmental biology, production ecology, environmental pollution and impact assessment and biodiversity. He is a recipient of UNESCO fellowship at the University of Vienna, Austria. Widely traveled academician, Prof. Khan has almost 30 years of research and teaching experience and taught at various universities at home and abroad. He has visited several countries for conferences and lectures, and was a visiting scientist at the Italian Institute of Hydrobiology, Pallanza and Windermere Laboratory, Freshwater Biological Association, England. Besides having authored/edited some books, Prof. Khan has 85 research papers to his credit published in national and international journals. He has been the Principal Investigator and Co-Pl. of several research projects including those sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi and Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. An active fellow / member of a range of national and international scientific association, Prof. Khan conferences and environment awareness programmes. He bagged prestigious World Environment Congress Award and World 2000 Millennium for his significant contribution in the field of environmental sciences.

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M.Y. Zargar

Dr. M.Y. Zargar is Associate Professor-cum-Senior Scientist, Division of Environmental Sciences, S.K. University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Srinagar. He has a distinguished background in the fields of environmental and microbial biotechnology. Dr. Zargar has almost 20 years of research and teaching experience and is the author of over 60 scientific papers. He has been the Principal Investigator of several research projects sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi, Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi and J & K State Council for Science and Technology, Srinagar. Dr. Zargar is an active member of a number of national scientific organizations.

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Bibliographic information

Title Agriculture and Environment
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2012
Edition Reprint.
Language: English
isbn 8176486035
length xx+403p., Figures; Tables; References; Index; 25cm.