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Glimpses of Biodiversity

B.B. Hosetti (Author)

The book collates information on mainly four aspects. First is general aspects of biodiversity, second is information available on Western Ghat biodiversity, the third aspect is related to biodiversity regulations and conventions and the fourth aspect is on some information on the rare and endangered species. These four aspects are spread into nine chapters. Chapter one deals with the general aspects of biodiversity. The information available on the flora and fauna of Western Ghats collated from various sources is provided in chapter 2. The subjects like draft biodiversity bill and conservation methods are dealt in chapter 3 and 4 respectively. The National strategy to collect information biodiversity is given in chapter 5. Various methods of gene banking are described in chapter 6 and chapter 7 deals with the convention on biodiversity. The details about the convention on international trade in endangered species is narrated in chapter 8. The last chapter of this book imparts information of Silent valley, Lion tailed Macaca, river dolphins, Asiatic lion, Musk deer, Great Indian bastard, Baya birds, Orchids, pea fowls, wood duck and marine turtles of India. This book not only provides reference but also serve as a guide and inspiration for the future research. The scientists, teachers, students wildlife officials and biodiversity lovers are expected to find this book indispensable.

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About the author

B.B. Hosetti

B.B. Hosettti (b. 1957) M.Sc.; Ph.D. Reader and Chairman in Department of Applied Zoology, Kuvempu University, Shankarghatta, Shimoga District, Karnataka, possesses many years of experience is an outstanding teacher and researcher. He is a recipient of all the meritorial fellowship awards of CSIR, New Delhi, India (JRF, SRF and RA). He did his Ph.D. degree on the topic related to biological treatment of wastewater using waste stabilization pond process from Karnatak University, Dharwad in 1987. He has received Young Scientist Award from the Society of Biosciences, India during 1989-90 for the work on wastewater enzyme assay. Worked as visiting faculty member at the Environmental Resources Department, University of Salford, U.K. under Leverhulme Fellowship Programme during 1990-91. He has also worked at Environmental Science Programme, University of Mzssachusetts, Amherst, USA as a visiting faculty member during 2003-04. He has written six book and more than 100 research papers and reviews in national and international journals. He has been nominated as Research Board of Advisors for the for the ABI Institute for Who's Who in the World, USA. He has also successfully guided five candidates for Ph.D. degree. His special interest includes Environmental Pollution Abatement and Wildlife Management.

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Title Glimpses of Biodiversity
Author B.B. Hosetti
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2016
Edition 1st. Ed.
Language: English
isbn 817035269x, 9788170352693
length xv+296p., Figs.; Tables; Bibliography; Index; 23 cm.