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Current Trends in Odonatology

 
Arvind Kumar (Author)
Synopsis Current Trends in Odonatology is a fascinating collection and is first of its kind in the field of insect biology. This book is the compilation of 16 outstanding articles written by eminent odonatologists of not only India but also of abroad dealing with various aspects of Odonata in order to open a new vista in the field Entomology. The topics covered in the book deal with community structure of Odonata of the South-West province of Cameroon (U.K.), Western Himalayas and Jharkhand state of India. Biology, ecology, trophic biology and eco-energetics. Food and feeding habits. Functional morphology of gills and oxygen consumption. Potential of dragonfly as bio-controlling agents of insect pests. Endocrinology and strategic guidance for the conservation and management of the threatened Odonata. The book will be useful to the students, teachers, scientists and researchers in the field of insect biology and enables them to undertake further investigations on their undeciphered facts.
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About the author

Arvind Kumar

Dr. Arvind Kumar (b. 23-03-1953), University Professor, Department of Zoology, S.K. University, Dumka has 24 years' experience as an outstanding teacher and researcher. He is a recipient of National Merit Scholarship all through his college and university years and got meritorial fellowship of CSIR, New Delhi. He has been awarded Professor W.A. Nizami Gold Medal by the Zoological Society of India in 2000during 11th annual Congress. He did his M. Sc. In Zoology in 1976 and Ph.D. in 1982 on Eco-Physiology of Aquatic Insect from Bhagalpur University. He has done pioneering work in the field of limnology, aquatic insect ecology, biodiversity, conservation and tribal ecology. Dr. Kumar has successfully guided more than 11 research scholars for Ph.D. and got more than 205 research articles and reviews published in reputed national and international journals. He has authored/ edited more than 15 books and is also on the Editorial Board of more than a dozen esteemed national and international journal. Dr Kumar is a fellow, life-member and member of number of organizations and is also working as office bearer of some of them. Dr. Kumar has charied a number of sessions of different seminars/ symposia. He was also made convener of the National Symposium organized by S.K. University in 1998. He has been invited to different Universities, such as, University of Madras, Chennai, Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University, Faizabad, etc. to deliver lectures' on different topics of Environmental Sciences. Presently, Dr. Kumar is the Charman of Board of Environment Impact Assessment & Ecoplanning, Jharkhand, President of Tribal Ecoconservation Society ad Secretary General of Society of Environmental Sciences. He is also the Chief Editor of Journal of Current Sciences and the Editor of Indian Journal of Environment and Ecoplanning. Professor Kumar has visited Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy & Vienna in 2005 and China, Japan & Singapore in 2006 in order to deliver lectures during international symposia.  He is a fellow, life member and member of number of organizations and is also working as office organizations and is also working as office bearer of some of them.  Dr. Kumar has chaired a number of sessions of different seminars/symposia in India and abroad.  He has been editing there international scientific journals at a time regularly since more than fifteen years and is Editor-in-Chief of The Ekologia , Chief Editor of Journal of Current Sciences & Editor of Indian Journal of Environment and Ecoplanning.  Dr. Kumar is also the hon'ble member, Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board, Ranchi.

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Title Current Trends in Odonatology
Author Arvind Kumar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length xiii+ 377p., Figures.