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Ecology, Diversity and Conservation of Plants and Ecosystems in India

S.K. Barik (Editor) H.N. Pandey (Editor)
Synopsis The use of ecological principles in addressing the issues relating to conservation of plants and ecosystems is increasingly gaining ground among the planners, practitioners and scientists world-wide. Therefore, the ecological science today has become an integral part of conservation biology. In the changing world, where the diversity of plants and ecosystems are increasingly threatened, ecologists are playing a major role in providing scientific inputs in conservation efforts. Although a lot of ecological researchers have been carried out of India, there has not been any concerted effort of link research with conservation activities. Perhaps, this is due to lack of access to scientific information at the need of conservation planning. Therefore, there has been a need to compile and collate the research findings in these conservation. Ecology, Diversity and Conservation of Plants and Ecosystems in India is an attempt in this direction. The book has been able to synthesize plant and ecosystem of both natural and man-made ecosystems in the Indian subcontinent. The volume comprises 30 research papers covering such diverse aspects as diversity of microbes, higher plants and economically important plants, diversity of terrestrial ecosystems, and various factors impacting the conservation of plants and ecosystems. The book provides a glimpse of current research trends in biodiversity and should be an excellent reference volume for researchers, Policy planners and practitioners.
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About the authors

S.K. Barik

Dr. S.K. Barik, is currently working a Professor of ecology with the department of Botany at North-Eastern Hill university, Shillong. He has been actively involved in research in the fields of ecology, biodiversity and natural resources management in the eight Himalayan states of north-east India. Four students have been awarded Ph.D. degree under his supervision and 6 students are working Ph.D. on various issues relating to ecology, natural; resource management and biodiversity. He has successfully completed several research projects in the fields of ecology, community forestry, biodiversity, environmental impact assessment and natural resources management, which were funded by international agencies, Mac Arthur Foundation, Community Forestry International and national Government agencies. Before joining NEHU, he worked as a Senior Scientist/Ecologist at the state Forest research Institute, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar. He has been actively involved with the activities of the regional centre, national Afforestation and Eco development Board, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India at NEHU for the past 15 years and currently, he is the Joint Coordinator of the centre. He was selected as a LEAD Fellow in the year 2000. Based on his research findings, he has published more than 32 papers in scientific journals of national and international repute and has also authored 3 books and edited 2 books on various subjects relating to environment and natural resources management.

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H.N. Pandey

Dr. H.N. Pandey, Professor of Plant ecology at the department of Botany, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong is a product of the school of plant ecology in the department of Botany, B.H.U. He served as Head of the Department of Botany, NEHU, Shillong and Coordinator of U.G.C. –COSIST Programme. He has been teaching Plant Ecology for more than 35 years and has supervised 15 doctoral theses. He has successfully handled several major research projects funded by different national agencies of the country agencies of the country. Major areas of his research interest are ecology of forest ecosystems, tree regeneration, and biodiversity of sacred groves and other protected forests, eco-restoration of degraded forest ecosystem, ecology of agro-ecosystems and agro-forestry systems. He has published more than 85 research papers based on his original research work in journals of plant Ecology of national and international repute. His works have been cited world-wide and he is known for his contributions in the field of Forest Ecology. He has authored six books in different branches of Botany including one edited volume on “Ecology & resource Management in Tropics” and authored more than a dozen technical reports including The State of environment report of Meghalaya 1994 and 2005.

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Title Ecology, Diversity and Conservation of Plants and Ecosystems in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189233440
length xvi+436p., Tables; Figures; Maps; References; Index; 23cm.