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Environmental Science: Practical and Field Manual

Jitendra Pandey (Author) Madhu Sudan Sharma (Author)
Synopsis This book attempts to give most commonly used methods in environmental science in a single volume. The book can be used as complement to a standard practical manual of ecology and environmental science. The methods elaborated in this volume will be useful for conducting practical classes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in environmental sciences, biological sciences and agricultural sciences. In addition, this manual will be an important asset for research workers and teachers. The experimental protocols included in this book have been well tested and are in current use in our laboratories. The book is divided into six different chapters viz., air monitoring, limnological analysis, analysis of soil, analysis of vegetation, plant bioassays and ecological adaptations in plant and animals. Procedural details include principle, requirements, procedure and calculation. Major procedures are provided with original reference. All the core procedures are appended with notes which will help users take precautions and predict scientific findings.
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About the authors

Jitendra Pandey

Dr. Jitendra Pandey received his education (B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc. and Ph.D.) at Banaras Hindu University, excelling in all the courses of study. He has been the recipient of Junior and Senior Research Fellowship from UGC (NET) and Research Associateship from CSIR. He has received training at BARC on gas chromatography. He joined Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow, as a scientist in 1994. He was appointed as Assistant Professor in the department of Environmental Sciences, M.L. Sukhadia University in 1997. He has made substantive contribution in the world literature of pollution ecology through his works on biological and physical processes governing the pollution dispersion and toxicity and on chemistry of stratosphere and ozone layer. He has participated in a number of national and international seminars and symposia. Dr. Pandey has been the recipient of a Grand Prize (+700 US dollars) from Japan, best oral presentation award at B.H.U. and World Green Award at New Delhi. Dr. Pandey, a referee of an American and an Indian Journal, has to his credit more than thirty full length research papers in various national and international journals, more than 20 abstracts and several chapters in various edited books. He is a member of many professional academic bodies including New York Academy of Sciences, Fellow of International Society of conservators and Explorers of Natural Resources and, President of The Rajasthan Evergreen Environmental Society (TREES). Presently he is engaged in guiding Ph.D. students on various aspects of environmental monitoring and assessment.

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Madhu Sudan Sharma

Prof. Madhu Sudan Sharma received his education (B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D.) at M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur. HE received PG diploma in Environmental and Ecology from IIEE, New Delhi. He has contributed substantially in the field of limnology, fisheries, water pollution, heavy metal pollution and eutrophication. Prof. Sharma, a member of editorial board of Pollution Research, and secretary, M.L. Sukhadia University Environment Study Centre, has to his credit three books and more than thirty full length research papers in various national and international journals. He has supervised 8 Ph.D. students successfully. He received training at BARC on C14 technique of primary productivity measurement and, has worked in Denmark, The Netherlands and Germany. He has also attended UGC sponsored training programme in environment and pollution biology. He has organized twenty regional, national and international seminars, workshops, training programmes and ecodevelopment camps. He is actively involved in lake conservation programme of Udaipur.

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Title Environmental Science: Practical and Field Manual
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Yash Publication
Language: English
isbn 818688209X
length x+129p., Figures; Tables; Appendices; 25cm