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Pests of Forest Importance and their Management

Shri Prabhuji (Author) B.K. Tyagi (Author) Vijay Veer (Author)
Synopsis Pests of Forest Importance and Their Management is a unique book comprising all the major components of a sylvatic ecosystem from the standpoint of pests of economic importance and their control using both conventional and modern applications. The book is a compilation of 15 specialist articles woven around the central theme of the objective envisaging a variety of forest arthropod pests including both insects and arachnids as well as vertebrates. In addition, the book comprises a special dedication chapter on the biography and (entomological) bibliography of Professor Dr. P.K. Sen-Sarma, possibly the most updated and authoritative account ever penned, which is amongst the most stimulating contributions likely to profusely ignite the minds of young and enthusiastic researchers in the country engaged in forest entomology. The book, written in a lucid and clearly comprehensible style, consists f closely knitted articles on taxonomy, biology, economic forestry, ecology, biogeography, prevention and control of the forest products from the pest attack, which all make an interesting reading and will hopefully serve a good purpose of a reference work for both a serious researcher and the amateur naive enthusiast. The book is dedicated to the fond memory of Prof. Dr. P.K. Sen-Sarma, the doyen of forest entomology and patron of Indian isopterology, and is expected to enthuse a large number of scientists, research scholars and academicians across the world to take up researchers in forest entomology.
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About the authors

Shri Prabhuji

Prabhuji was born in the year 1932, and he has been residing in Rishikesh for the last 20 years on the banks of the Holy River Ganges in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains. This has been a place of saints and sages for centuries where seekers after truth come for guidance. Many seekers have been coming to Prabhuji to seek wisdom from him, and now he shares this wisdom with the world in this book.

B.K. Tyagi

Born on 23rd July, 1951 in Agra (UP), Dr. B.K. Tyagi completed his early schooling, college education and doctoral research in reputed institutions and Universities, and was adjudged best M.Sc. student (1974) and Research Scholar (1978), besides winning as post-doctoral researcher fellowships like JRF, SRF, PDF and Research Associateship under various GOI organizations. Before taking up his life long mission on mosquito research in 1981, he has worked quite extensively on as varied disciplines as odonate and thrips’ cytotaxonomy, termite and ant ecology, collembolan taxonomy, entomogenous fungi and insect conservation. While pursuing research on vector-borne diseases like malaria, filariasis and dengue, dr. Tyagi has extensively worked in several States/Uts in the country, such as Gujarat, Pondicherry, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. He has to his credit nearly 170 titles, mostly on medical entomology, and most of which published in both national and international scientific journals. Dr. Tyagi was selected for the First Prize in a worldwide competition organized by the TDR/WHO in 1996, and his prized contribution was published in the Annual Report of the WHO, Geneva. In the scientific arena Dr. Tyagi has held many prestigious positions: (i) He was elected as the first National Representative in-Charge in South Asia for the International Odonatological Society (1981-1994), (ii) He was elected as the first Member in-Charge in southern Asia for the Odonata Specialist Group of Species Survival Commission (IUCN) (1985-1995), and (iii) He has been serving on the editorial boards of about a dozen scientific journals, in addition to being a Fellow and / or Member of nearly two dozens of national and international scientific bodies, including the prestigious royal Entomological Society, UK. He has visited several countries like France, Switzerland, USA, Czech Republic and Canada, for presenting scientific papers etc. He is the author of his magnum opus “Malaria in the Thar Desert: Facts, Figures and Futures”, published in 2002. He has also invented a mechanical mosquito sampler which is patented by the Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi.

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Title Pests of Forest Importance and their Management
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.07.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172335328
length xiv+300p., Figures.