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Wetlands of North East India: Ecology, Aquatic Bioresources and Conservation

Laishram Kosygin (Editor)

Wetlands perform a host of ecological and hydrological functions that benefit mankind. Some of the most important functions of wetlands are their roles in water supply, water purification, recycling of nutrients, recharging of ground water, maintaining stream flow and flood control etc. wetlands are considered to be the best habitats for fish, wildlife, fodder, fuel, and offer recreation to the society. In spite of its great ecological significance, in recent times, the wetlands are neglected and their habitats degraded due to indiscriminate exploitation of its resource in many parts of India, Particularly in the NE Region. Now the management and conservation of the wetlands and sustainable utilization of their resources has become on e of the greatest challenges of 21st century.

The present book is a synthesis of an intensive research made by several professors, scientists and ecologists over decades on the wetlands of the NE region. Over 26 articles on various aspects of wetlands viz. ecology, limnology, hydrology, microbiology, biology, biodiversity, conservation, community participation, traditional utilization of resource etc. are included. These research articles will play a key role in opening new vista play a key role in opening new vista in the field of welted research and conservation. The book would be immensely useful to everyone dealing of with ecology and conservation of wetlands such as wetland managers, conservationists, scientists, researchers, teachers, decision-makers, students and local communities as well.

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About the author

Laishram Kosygin

Dr. Laishram Kosygin obtained postgraduate degrees in Zoology from H.N. B. Garhwal University and Ecology and Environment from Sikkim Manipal University. He was awarded Ph.D. for his outstanding contribution in the field of fish biodiversity of Manipur by the Manipur University in 1999. he has over 15 years of research experience in the field of systematic, aquatic biodiversity, limnology, wetland ecology, and fish biology. He served in various capacities in organizations and colleges such as Loktak Development Authority, N.B. College, Khundrakpam, and N.G. College, Imphal, Manipur. Presently Dr. Kosygin is working as Senior Scientist in the Zoological Survey of India. Dr. Kosygin was also one of the members of the project team of India Canada Environmental Facility sponsored project "Sustainable Development and Water Resources Management of Loktak Lake" jointly implemented by Loktak Development Authority, Manipur and wetlands International South Asia, New Delhi. He is the founder president of the Society for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, Manipur (SEPSD) and life member of Society of Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi. He received honorary fellowship of Society of Environmental Sciences in 2001 for his outstanding contribution in the field of Environmental Sciences. He has published more than 25 research papers.

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Title Wetlands of North East India: Ecology, Aquatic Bioresources and Conservation
Format Hardcover
Date published: 29.06.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788183701877
length xii+343p., Tables; Figures; B/w & Coloured Plates; Maps; Index; 25cm.