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Biodiversity & Conservation of Medicinal Plants

 
B.K. Tyagi (Author)
Synopsis Biodiversity and Conservation of Medicinal Plants is a unique attempt to bring out some stark realities of negative impacts of mdernisation and how it affects nature. Medicinal plants are important Natural resources. They have been traded and used since ancient times. And millions of people in developing countries use herbal medicines. But the cultivation of medicinal plants and the increasingly important issue of their conservation are neglected by both Western science and by mainstream development assistance. This book is first of its kind thereby adding a new dimension to the cultivation, conservation and utilization of medicinal plants. The book highlights the current status of important medicinal of India and also has some interesting and vital tips. The book will be useful for research institutes, agencies, NGOs, scientists, academicians, importers and exporters, growers, suppliers, medicinal garden owners and all those working in the allied fields.
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About the author

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 Biodiversity & Conservation of Medicinal Plants
Author B.K. Tyagi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 08.07.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789380138022
length viii+392p., B/w Plates; Bibliography; 22cm.