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Geomorphology and Environmental Sustainability

S C Kalwar (Editor) M.K. Khandelwal (Editor) M.L. Sharma (Editor) R.D. Gurjar (Editor) S.K. Wadhawan (Editor)
Synopsis This volume, dedicated to Professor H.S. Sharma, provides a cogent account of ongoing research in the field of geomorphology and environmental studies in India. It highlights salient features of geomorphic processes, applied geomorphology, environmental changes, environmental impact, and sustainability, and biodiversity in Indian sub-continent. The research papers of this volume will be of use for earth scientists, geographers and scientists in allied disciplines.
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About the authors

S C Kalwar

Prof. S.C. Kalwar, Professor and Ex-Head, Department of Geography, University of Rajastha, Jaipur, is a specialist in Agricultural Geography, Rural Development, Land Use Planning Applied Economic Geography and Surveying. Professor Kalwar has written/edited 13 books related to resources, wasteland, ecology, environment, poverty and socio-economic development and has so far participated in about 25 conferences/seminars/symposia of national and international levels, and has contrbibuted 50 research papers in various journals, supervised 32 Ph.D. scholars, more than 100 M.A./M.Sc./M.Phil. dissertations and conducted several research projects sponsored by U.G.C., I.C.S.S.R. and D.R.D.O., New Delhi. He is a member of Editorical Board of 'Studies in Geography', a research journal published by the Department of Geography, University of Rajasthan, and is the organiser of Refresher courses and other academic conferences/seminars. He is also an external member of "Board of studies" and Research Degree Committee of varius universities. Prof. Kalwar is a life member of National Association of Geographers of India, Rajasthan Geographers Association, Asian Environmental Council and Indian Institute of Geomorphology. He was also a member of National Committee, Government of India for selecting Hindi books for National Award (2002-2003).

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M.K. Khandelwal

M.K. Khandewal, Head Department of Geography, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur in a specialist in Livestock and Dairy Development, integrated Rural Are development, Urban Geography and Research methodology. He has published a number of research papers and books. He supervised many Ph.D. Thesis, conducted Several Research project Successfully and edited Changing Contours of Arid Ecology, Rasasthan University Studies in Geography, Arid Ecology-Resources, Hazards and Rural Development Policies. He has attended and organized many academic conferences, oriental and refresher courses. He is a life member of national and international academic committees, societies viz. Asian Environmental Council National Association of Geographer5s India, Indian Institute of Geomorphologist, Geographical Society of India, Institute of Indian Geographers, Rajasthan Geographers Association.

M.L. Sharma

Dr. M.L. Sharma (born on 3rd September, 1942) is presently working as Principal Shri Bhawani Niketan College, Jaipur and had a long (35 years) teaching and administrative experience. Dr. Sharma graduated from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, did his M.A. in Geography from University of Udaipur in 1966 with first division and Ph.D. from University of Rajasthan. Hailing from a small remote village of Phagi Tehsil, District, Jaipur. Dr. Sharma joined as a lecturer in Geography in a Government College in July, 1966. Dr. Sharma published six books and 70 research papers in the reputed national journals. Apart from the academic achievements, he served as N.C.C. officer (Major) and Leader Trainer (Rover scouting) and guided the youth in becoming good citizens. He is also a life member of N.A.G.I. R.G.A., I.I.G. and Rajasthan State Bharat Scout and Guides. Besides, he has organised a number of geographical conferences, seminars and published souvenirs.

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R.D. Gurjar

Dr. R.D. Gurjar, Associate Professor in Geogrpahy is presently Convener, Board of Studies in Geography, member of Academic Council, Senate and Research Board as well as Chief Warden Campus hostels (boys) in the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Prior to it, he has held the administrative positions of Director, B.R. Ambedkar Administrative Service Examination Institute; Additional Chief Warden, University hostels; Vice-Prinicpal and Principal of University Rajasthan College, Jaipur. Dr. Gurjar has also been member, Telecom Advisory Committee Rajasthan Circle, Jaipur (1992, 1994) under the Ministry of Communication; member, National Road Safety Council (1986-88, 1992-94) Ministry of Surface Transport; member, Expert Committee for Thermal Power Projects (1994-96) Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India. Dr. Gurjar has several research papers as well as a book 'A Hand Book for Geography Teachers' at his credit.

S.K. Wadhawan

Dr. S.K. Wadhawan, a winner of Gold Medal of Delhi University, hold Ph.D. from University of Rajasthan. He has been a professional geoscientist in the Geological Survey of India for over 25 years. He has successfully completed several Quaternary geological mapping and applied geomorphological investigations, geoenvironmental and geotechnical appraisals in aridity affected dry lands of Thar Desert in Rajasthan and Gujarat. Dr. S.K. Wadhawan is presently posted as Director in GSI. As Convener of Indian National Working Group of UNESCO-IGCP projects, Dr. S.K. Wadhawan has conducted and coordinated several frontline research programmes on Late Quatenary Coastal Records of Rapid changes; Desert Margins and Palaeomonsoons; Understanding Future Dryland Environmental Changes from Part Dynamics, etc. He has over 40 internationally acclaimed scientific publications to his credit.

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Bibliographic information

Title Geomorphology and Environmental Sustainability
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8180690288
length xxvi+366p., Maps; Tables; Figures; References; 25cm.