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Livestock Greenhouse Gases: Emission and Options for Mitigation

Sunil Kumar Sirohi (Author) T.K. Walli (Author) Bhupinder Singh (Author) Nasib Sing (Author)

This book presents extensive and updated information about the current developments towards the abatement of methane and other greenhouse gases originated from livestock. Greenhouse gases such as methane and nitrous oxide contributed by livestock are of woridwide concem as these are responsible for global warming as well as animal productivity. Significant efforts have been made by the researcher in different part of the world to understand the process and mechanisms of global warming with specific emphasis on methanogenesis. We have compiled the information on enteric methane and nitrous oxide production from dairy animals, its impact on global warming and strategies to mitigate these GHGs in a simple, illustrative, and coherent manner, so that students, scientists, academicians and others involved in animal nutrition and animal production science at national or international level will be benefitted. The book covers all aspects of role of ruminants in global warming, rumen microbial diversity, methanogenesis pathway and various biological and non-biological approaches to mibgate anthropogenic methane release. In the end book also covers a variety of techniques for measuring rumen fementation parameters. culturing and maintenance of anaerobic rumen bacteria and fungi, methanogens, and latest molecular approaches to investigate the rumen microbial diversity and quantification of methanogens are also included. Editors believe that the book will be of immense help to the investigators involved in the field of animal nutrition.

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About the author

Bhupinder Singh

Dr. Bhupinder Singh did his Master degree in Physical Education, Sociology and Public Administration and earned doctorate in physical education from Punjabi University, Patiala. His research interests concern sports sociology and social psychology and has developed psychosocial profiles of Indian athletes. He has been teaching sports sociology and sports psychology to graduate and post graduate students in Asia's premier institute Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala. He was incharge of the department of sports sociology from 1987 to 1996 and worked with world famour sports sociologists Dr. F.W. Gras and Dr. O. Milsthein. He received training in sprots sociology from Sports Central Institute of Moscow. A contributor to the sports sociology literature, he has published several articles in various journals and magazines and has made numerous presentations at National and International level conferences and congresses. Apart from the teaching and research assignments, he has the experience of conducting National and International competions as technical expert. A former National and Inter University position holder, he did his diploma in coaching from Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports with top honours. Presently, he is working as Reader-cum-Joint Director Sports, Punjabi University, Patial engrossed in teaching, research and administrative assignments. He has been member of Board of Studies of Punjabi University, Patial and HImachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He has been acting as Resrouce Person for UGC refresher courses in physical education.

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Title Livestock Greenhouse Gases: Emission and Options for Mitigation
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2013
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789381226520