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Tree and the Environment: An Indian Scenario

A.B. Chaudhuri (Author)
Synopsis The enumeration of various qualities and perspectives of 'Trees' of India in the context of ecology and environment has been the basic concept in preparation of this document. Tree and the Environment--an Indian scenario. One thousand seven hundred tree species occur in scores of ecological niche and in various admixtures covering a wide range of biogeographical realms. The tree resources, like those of herb and shrub resources, are under extreme anthropogenic stress which has been aggravated due to acute drought condition that perpetually prevails over forty percent of the districts of this country. The qualities of trees described in this work relate to ecological, environmental, recreational, biological, ameliorative and inventory aspects of tree resources which also include the bamboos of the country. People's association and participation in the protective and afforestation aspects of forests and trees have been elaborately discussed. Family-wise analytical status of more than 1000 tree species has been enumerated highlighting their ecological, biological and environmental roles which will enable one to assess the tree (forest) wealth of this country.
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About the author

A.B. Chaudhuri

A. B. Chaudhuri, presently a Consultant Ecologist was a member of Indian Forest Service and served the country in various capacities. As the Director, Forest Survey of India he has done several short term assignments in the National and interational Fields. Besides being the author of eleven books mostly on biota of this region and many technical papers, his significant contribution has been in the field of terrestrial and aquatic ecology, wildlife coservation and management, besides Environmental Impact Assessment and preparation of management plan in various Industrial and mining sites covering about 50 projects all over the Country.

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Title Tree and the Environment: An Indian Scenario
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1993
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length xvii+602p., Maps; Figures.