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Limnology in The Indian Subcontinent

Atiya Khanum (Author) A.R. Zafar (Author) K. Satya Mohan (Author)
Synopsis It is the first ever scientific account of the lakes of the Indian subcontinent written by prominent researchers and university teachers associated with this field. The book encompasses the genesis of the lake basins of the Himalays, sub-Himalayas and the Indo-Gangetic plain and vividly portrays the ecological behaviour of the lakes of certain limnologically distinct regions, viz., Kashmir, Kumaun and the coasted plains. The articles on the water chemistry, microbes, phytoplankton, algal mats, zooplankton, meticulously edited to achieve uniformity in presentation and treatment of subject. Articles on such scantily investigated aspects as production and eutrophication have also been covered, which will, hopefully, serve as the basis and set guidelines for further researches. The last chapter designated as ‘Indices’ contains basic facts and figures concerned with the water economy of India; certain limnological generalizations acclaimed the world over, and, an inventory of important lakes of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, with brief notes on their geographical position, physiographical dimension and present state of ecological investigations. It is hoped that this compilation will serve as a manual of limnological researches in India and will be useful to students, researches and planners alike.
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About the authors

Atiya Khanum

Dr. Atiya Khanum obtained her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Botany from the Osmania University, Hyderabad. Dr. Khanum has worked on the ecology of two lakes of Hyderabad with special reference eto Planktonic and Mat-forming algal communities. She is Associate Professor and Head of the P.G. Department of Botany. Nawab Shah Alam Khan Centre for Post Graduate Studies and Research (Affiiated to the Osmania University), Anwarul Uloom College Campus, Mallepally, Hyderabad. She teaches Ecology, Environmental Biology and Phytogeography to the Post Graduate students at this center. She has published 34 research articles in reputed journals. Dr. Khanum has also co-authored three text books and co-edited nineteen reference books with her husband, Dr. Irfan Ali Khan.

A.R. Zafar

Prof. A.R. Zafar is one of the senior most limnologists in India. He has been working on various aspects of freshwaters around Hyderabad since 1952 and has traveled all over India and Europe to get himself acquainted with the lakes of various climatic regions. He has been the recipient of several fellowships including the prestigious National Fellowship (1955-59) from the Goernment of India and the International Fellowship (1961) from UNESCO. He has more than thirty major and several minor papers published in national and international journals and has the credit of editing and publishing a manual on “Biological Indicators and Indices of Water Pollution”, sponsored by the Cental Board for prevention of Water Pollution, New Delhi. He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management, Published form U.S.A. Prof. A.R. Zafar has held several responsible positions, viz., Chairman, Board of Studies and Head, Department of Botany, Osmania University (1983-87); Member, Andhra Pradesh Water Pollution Control Board (1978-81); Visiting Professors, University of Kashmir, Srinagar (1986-87); and Member, Advisory Committee on Environmental Planning and Coordination, Government of India. Presently he is associated in honorary position with several teaching and research institutions including the Centre of Post-Graduate Studies and Research, Anwarul Uloom College, Hyderabad.

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K. Satya Mohan

Dr. K. Satya Mohan is an active researcher in an active researcher in the field of limnology and has developed commendable proficiency in the application of statistics to ecological data and in designing mathematical models to depict complicated ecological phenomena. He is particularly interested in water chemistry and production biology and has contributed as many as fifteen research papers to various scientific journals of repute and presented as many in the national and international symposia and seminars. Dr Datya Mohan initially worked on two drinking water reservoirs of Hyderabad and has developed a yard-stick to determine and compare raw water quality of various reservoirs. He started his teaching career in 1980 at N.B. Science College, Hyderabad, where he is Associate Professor at present.

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Bibliographic information

Title Limnology in The Indian Subcontinent
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Ukaaz Publications
Language: English
isbn 8188279196
length xviii+328p., Figures; Tables; Maps; Appendices; Index; 23cm.