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Environmental Pollution and Agriculture

Arvind Kumar (Author)
Synopsis Environmental Pollution and Agriculture is a unique compilation of 65 current research articles of eminent ecologists from different parts of India for assessing the impact of ecodegradation on agriculture in the light of recent advances during last decade. This book will be a milestone in the field of agricultural ecology because its aim is to highlight the present status of environment in relation to agriculture. The book discusses exhaustive studies on various aspects of agricultural sciences such as impact of coal mining industries on agriculture, agro-ecological environment and stored food grain ecosystem, agrochemicals and reproductive toxicity, sustainable management of natural resources in cropping systems, monitoring of pesticides by using bioindicators, utilization of industrial effluents for agriculture, effect of manure-fertilizer on soil, biosorption of heavy metals by soil fungi, studies on seed conservation, plant pesticides in the control of forests pests, physico-chemical properties of soil in respect to moisture conservation, effect of nitrogen on phytomass accumulation etc. The book will open a new vista in the field of environmental and agricultural sciences for researchers, teachers, academics and scientists working in various disciplines of agricultural sciences. It must be helpful to ecoplanners to develop pollution free biosphere as well as agricultural produce.
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About the author

Arvind Kumar

Dr. Arvind Kumar (b. 23-03-1953), University Professor, Department of Zoology, S.K. University, Dumka has 24 years' experience as an outstanding teacher and researcher. He is a recipient of National Merit Scholarship all through his college and university years and got meritorial fellowship of CSIR, New Delhi. He has been awarded Professor W.A. Nizami Gold Medal by the Zoological Society of India in 2000during 11th annual Congress. He did his M. Sc. In Zoology in 1976 and Ph.D. in 1982 on Eco-Physiology of Aquatic Insect from Bhagalpur University. He has done pioneering work in the field of limnology, aquatic insect ecology, biodiversity, conservation and tribal ecology. Dr. Kumar has successfully guided more than 11 research scholars for Ph.D. and got more than 205 research articles and reviews published in reputed national and international journals. He has authored/ edited more than 15 books and is also on the Editorial Board of more than a dozen esteemed national and international journal. Dr Kumar is a fellow, life-member and member of number of organizations and is also working as office bearer of some of them. Dr. Kumar has charied a number of sessions of different seminars/ symposia. He was also made convener of the National Symposium organized by S.K. University in 1998. He has been invited to different Universities, such as, University of Madras, Chennai, Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University, Faizabad, etc. to deliver lectures' on different topics of Environmental Sciences. Presently, Dr. Kumar is the Charman of Board of Environment Impact Assessment & Ecoplanning, Jharkhand, President of Tribal Ecoconservation Society ad Secretary General of Society of Environmental Sciences. He is also the Chief Editor of Journal of Current Sciences and the Editor of Indian Journal of Environment and Ecoplanning. Professor Kumar has visited Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy & Vienna in 2005 and China, Japan & Singapore in 2006 in order to deliver lectures during international symposia.  He is a fellow, life member and member of number of organizations and is also working as office organizations and is also working as office bearer of some of them.  Dr. Kumar has chaired a number of sessions of different seminars/symposia in India and abroad.  He has been editing there international scientific journals at a time regularly since more than fifteen years and is Editor-in-Chief of The Ekologia , Chief Editor of Journal of Current Sciences & Editor of Indian Journal of Environment and Ecoplanning.  Dr. Kumar is also the hon'ble member, Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board, Ranchi.

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Title Environmental Pollution and Agriculture
Author Arvind Kumar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st. Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176483214
length xii+531p., Illustrations; Maps; 26cm.