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Biology of Lichens

K.G. Mukerji (Editor) B P Chamola (Editor) D.K. Upreti (Editor)
Synopsis This is the first book on lichens from India. This includes sixteen chapters. The first chapter gives a general account about lichens. The remaining fifteen chapters are on various aspects of geographical distribution of these lichens and their taxonomy. One interesting chapter is on lichen-mite association. Two chapters are on the role of lichens in degradation of monuments. Nine chapters are on lichens from various regions of India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. One chapter describes distribution of lichens near Japanese streem vent. Number of original colour photographs give authenticity of various taxa and make the book attractive to the readers.
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About the authors

K.G. Mukerji

Professor K.G. Mukerji has published over 600 research papers. He has co-authored ‘Taxonomy of Indian Myxomycetes’ (J. Cramer, Germany), ‘Plant Diseases of India’ (Research Studies Press Limited, England and John Wiley and Sons Inc., USA) and edited ‘Biocontrol of Plant Diseases’ Vols. I and II (CRC Press, USA), ‘Handbook of applied Mycology’, Vols. I-IV (Marcel and Dekkar, USA), ‘Concepts in Mycorrhizal Research’, Techniques in Mycorrhizal Studies’ (Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands), ‘Advances in Botany’, ‘The Mushrooms of India-Boletaceae’, ‘Red Algae’, ‘Brown Algae’, ‘Integrated Pest and Disease Management’, ‘Glimpses in Botany’ (APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi), ‘Biology of Lichens’ (Aravali Books International, New Delhi), of Plant Pathogens’, ‘Mycorrhizal Biology’, ‘Biocontrol Potential & its Exploitation in sustainable Agriculture’ Vols. I and II (Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, USA). He is on the editorial board of several National and International Journals dealing with Botany, Mycology, Plant Pathology and Biotechnology. More than 60 students have got Ph.D. in Botany under the supervision of Professor Mukerji. He is a member of numerous societies and microbial ecology. Professor Mukerji is a distinguished mycologist and microbial ecologist and he is well reputed for his research contributions all over the world.

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B P Chamola

Dr. B.P. Chamola obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Botany from HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttaranchal. He has published 13 papers in different journals, symposia and books, he has co-edited ‘Advances in Botany’, ‘Mushrooms of India-Boletaceae’, ‘Red Algae’, Brown Algae’ (APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi) and edited ‘New Approaches in Microbial Ecology’ (Aditya Books Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi), ‘Integrated Pest and Disease Management’, ’Advances in Microbial Biotechnology’, ‘Glimpses in Botany (APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi), ‘Biology of Lichens’ (Aravali Books International, New Delhi), ‘Biotechnological Approaches in Biocontrol of Plant Pathogens’, ‘Mycorrhizal Biology’, ‘Biocontrol Potential & its Exploitation in Sustainable Agriculture ‘Vols. I and II (Kluwer Academic/Plenum Pblsihers, USA) and ‘Techniques in Mycorrhizal Studies’ (Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands). His current major interest includes biological control of plant pathogens through AM/VAM fungi and use of these fungi in afforestation of wastre and barren lands. Presently he is involved in teaching and research at the Department of Forestry, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar (Garhwal), Uttarancal.

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D.K. Upreti

Dr. D.K. Upreti is scientist ELL at Lichenology laboratory, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow. He did M.Sc. in botany and Ph.D. in Liochenology under the supervision of Dr. D.D. Awasthi. He has 20 years research experience in the field of Lichenology and published more than 150 research papers in different internatinal and national journals. He had been to Antarctica in 1991-92 and worked on the lichens of Schimacher Oasis, East Antarctica together with their metal, carotenoids and pollen analysis. He also worked on different aspects of lichenology including lichens of Indian monuments and historical buildings, ethnolichenology, lichens as indicator of atmospheric pollution, antibiotic properties of lichens together with floristic, revisioinary and monographic studies of Indian lichens. He is the corresponding member of British Lichen Society for India. He is member of a number of scientifc societies.

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Bibliographic information

Title Biology of Lichens
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Language: English
isbn 818688033X
length 419p., Figs.