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Biodiversity and Productivity of Fish: The Techno-Social and Management Approach

 
S.K. Chakraborty (Author) M.M. Adhikary (Author) S.K. Acharya (Author) T.K. Paik (Author)
Synopsis

India has been blessed with bounty of nature. Our biodiversity is one of the richest in the world. We can be boast of having about fifty thousand plant diversity and around eighty thousand animal diversity. Occupying only four per cent of the geography of the world, we are possessing eight per cent of the world's biodiversity. The unfathomable spate of urbanizations, changing style of consumption and skewed depletion of natural resources have amounted to the enlarging entropy and mounting anarchy in the biosphere. Global warming has earned the worst Alb Edo ever since the change of traditional life into a ruthlessly consumptive mode of urbanite life. In the face of global warming and swallowing urbanizations, the worst victim is the ichthyofaunal diversity, which has been sustaining the human civilization since inception. So, the need of the hour is to screen out the critical factors amounting to productivity level and remaining resilient to the ecological balances. And logically, this approach needs a peoples participatory tools and techniques for both identifying the reasons of erosion vis-a-vis extinction and there by application of participatory tools to combat the viscitudes of ecological imbalanced. The book has been neatly designed to describe and analyze the biophysical factors of productivity, time and trend analysis to present the fisher folk wisdom in predicting the slope of erosions calculating the Fish Magnitude Volume (FMV) and to statistically analyze the direct and indirect impact of different factors causing erosion of fish species in different Lentic Aqua Systems. Singhbhum of Jharkhand State as a research locale has become an excellent choice since the region can represent the fragility of ecological balances as India is facing to day at large. This book is the output of comprehensive researches; enlighten discourses and strong predicting values to highlight the need and essentiality of biodiversity conservation as well as topping up of productivity through a complete fusion of biophysical and social realms. The authors of this book are eminent scientist and scholars, have long been engaged in biodiversity researches, teaching and extension activities beyond institutional confinement even. This book could provide a road map for selecting and applying some of the participatory tools to initiate a unique research approaches for identifying, scoring and customizing traditional and local estimating techniques for sustaining our balanced growth with nurturing the pristinely of ecological expanse. This book would go useful for both the researchers and professionals of social sciences, environmentalist, social activists, conservation specialist and also to the chores of scientists unconventional sciences like botany, zoology etc.

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About the authors

S.K. Chakraborty

S. K. Chakraborty is Convenor, Management Centre for Human Values and Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

M.M. Adhikary

The editorial team consists of the three eminent members of the esteemed Institute, BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia, and West Bengal. Firstly, the book is edited by the erudite personality of the erudite personality of the academic world of Social Science and related disciplines, Prof M.M. Adhikary who is presently offering his invaluable services as professor of Agricultural Extension, Faculty of Agricultural Extension, faculty of Agriculture, BCKV. This distinct personality has been attached with the profession of teaching, research and extension for about twenty-five years. His immense potentiality of academic activities and capabilities to work with the people, sense of research and extension works helped him to serve as Dean, faculty of Agriculture and Director (in Charge), Directorate of Extension education in the same university as well as head of the Department of Agricultural Extension. To his credit there are 55 numbers of scientific research papers published in National and International Journals, a good score of chapters and full volume of books in related areas. He is widely traveled all through his carrier covering China, Japan, and Thiland, etc.

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S.K. Acharya

Second eminent member of the team, dr. S.K. Acharya, is a man from Extension who is famous for his innovative ideas, thoughts and approaches in the aegis of Agricultural Extensions. This erudite and pleasant personality is presently offering his service as the Associate professor in the development of Agricultural extension, BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia, and West Bengal, India. His innovative approaches and concepts in the aegis of Extension Education helped him to establish as the experienced expert in different ODI projects in the specialized area of participatory extension, Technology Socialization, Participatory Project Management, Value added Agriculture, Micro Planning, Universalisation of primary education, Joint Forest Management. He has so far published 59\8 research papers in different National and International Journals.

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Bibliographic information

Title Biodiversity and Productivity of Fish: The Techno-Social and Management Approach
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8183211352
length 192p., 115 Figures