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Climate Change and Biodiversity: Perspectives and Mitigation Strategies

Prabha Shastri Ranade (Author)
Synopsis Every year 22nd May is celebrated as International Day for Biological Diversity. The theme of this day in 2007 was "Biodiversity and climate change." Global climate change is the most severe environmental threat in the 21st century. The effects of climate change on biodiversity are far-reaching. Biodiversity is the foundation for the goods and services provided by ecosystems that are crucial to human survival and well-being. Forest diversity is threatened by climate change. Animals are migrating to new areas; coral reefs are threatened by global warming. The livelihoods of communities are affected by climate change impacts on biodiversity. This book focuses on these issues. It assesses the existing and rapidly worsening impact of climate change on biodiversity and examines the challenges posed by climate change for the conservation of biodiversity. It outlines the management strategies to preserve habitats and protect forests to facilitate adaptation of biodiversity to climate change. The book contains 15 articles presented in two sections: Perspectives and Impact and Mitigation Policies. The articles deal with the climate change impacts on East Africa, climate change and biodiversity in Europe, wilderness conservation in Canada, climate change and upland biodiversity, effects of global warming on invasion of alien plants and mammals, endangered species recovery plan, good practice examples for the integration of climate change activities in various ecosystems and biodiversity areas. How we can avert dangerous climate change and the efforts made by the Smithsonian's Global Earth Observing Network for protecting forest biodiversity are also included.
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About the author

Prabha Shastri Ranade

Prabha Shastri Ranade holds a Master's degree in Geography and Ph.D. in Social Sciences from Nagpur University. She has over 25 years of teaching and research. experience. She is currently working as Consulting Editor at Icfai Business School Research Centre, Ahmedabad. She started her career as Research Officer at National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organization, (Government of India) Kolkata, and has moved to teaching of Geography at Nagpur University. Later, she was awarded UGC's Research Associateship for post doctoral research projects, under which she worked at Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Indore and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi for about 15 years. She has contributed numerous articles in academic journals, conference proceedings, edited books, newspapers and the Encyclopedia of World Geography (New York). She has edited a few books published by the Icfai University Press and also published four books, 'Maharashtra', under States of Our Union Series, by the Publications Division of Government. of India; Population Dynamics in India by Ashish Publishing House, New Delhi; Industries and Environment: A Study of Impact Assessment by APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi; and a text book on "Geography" for the Maharashtra State Text Book Bureau, Pune. She has presented research papers at various national and international conferences and seminars, held within the country and abroad. She was the recipient of "Young Scientist" honour by the Indian Science Congress for her research contribution. Her areas of expertise and interests include geography, population, resources and environment.

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Title Climate Change and Biodiversity: Perspectives and Mitigation Strategies
Format Hardcover
Date published: 14.10.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788131420157
length 280p.