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Publisher:A.P.H. Publishing Corporation
Published In:2009
ISBN-10:817648377X
ISBN-13:9788176483773
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:200 gms
Pages:pp. xii + 237, Illus. (Mostly Col.), Maps ([1] Col.), Index

The Title "Biodiversity Monitoring, Management, Conservation and Enhancement 1st Edition" is written by Ramamurthi Rallapalli. This book was published in the year 2009. The ISBN number 817648377X|9788176483773 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. This book has total of pp. xii + 237 (Pages). The publisher of this title is A.P.H. Publishing Corporation. We have about 3677 other great books from this publisher. Biodiversity Monitoring, Management, Conservation and Enhancement 1st Edition is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

Biodiversity studies have gained prominence and momentum in recent times in view of their direct bearing on enumeration, conservation and Management of bioresources. India being a megadiversity country possess 1,27000 species of microorganisms, plants and Animals and is rightly geared towards a multidisciplinary thrust for monitoring, mapping and management of biodiversity. As a signatory to Convention on Biodiversity India is committed to sustainability in terms of habitat restoration, conservation of biodiversity and benefit sharing. A multi-agency action plan is on the anvil with the National Biodiversity Authority as the focal point which has to necessarily take inputs from the data generated based on diverse areas such as plant and animal systematic, remote sensing, biogeography, bioprosrecting, bioscreening, info-networking, modelling, IPR, legislation and management practices. Time has come to evolve participatory conservation practices by involving local communities and NTFP pickers in protection of biodiversity rather than by their exclusion. Some efforts to involve people is evidenced by the Joint forest management introduced in some states but such programmes will succeed only if the vested interests and the loan sharks are kept out. The community knowledge of bioresources has to be culled, verified and chronicled so as to develop bioresource maps. This intern helps in formulating location specific management plans for conserving biodiversity. Empowerment of people to become stakeholders is the need of the hour. People should take over the role of Eco-managers and Environment wardens. The 'Ecosystem people' who depend for their livelihood on non-wood forest products (NWFP) are displaced as 'Ecological refugees' move to cities as slum dwellers due to unbriddled greed of 'Omnivores'. The 'Iron triangle' of Madhav Gadgil responsible for the plight of rural innocent folk, victims of unethical practices will have to be eliminated by inducing confidence in artisan communities of rural India. Participatory approach to this problem is to be initiated by representatives of Govt. agencies, non-Govt. organisations and stake holders. A brain storming colloquium on Biodiversity was held at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India during August 26-28,1999. Eminent Scientists on invitation presented the 14 articles included in this volume at the colloquium. We are hopeful that these articles will be of interest to the students of ecology, teachers, researchers and policy makers alike.

About the Author

Department of Microbiology D., D.Sc.) is an Environmental and Biomedical Scientist of international reputation. He has held several positions-Professor of Zoology (1979-1996), Chairman (1983-85,1991-94), Chairman of Board of Studies (1988-94), Dean, School of Biological and Earth Sciences (1990-92), Vice- Chancellor (President) of Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India (1994-97) and Indian National Science Academy Senior Scientist (1999-todate); Currently working as Adjunct Faculty at the RobertWood Johnson Medical School, Dept. of Medicine, CRC, UMDNJ, New Brunswick, NJ,(2000-todate). He was a visiting Professor at Simon Fraser University (BC, Canada, 1985), UMDNJ, NJ (1988, 91, 2000), University of Bonn, Germany (1994), University of Madras (1999). Recipient of several honors and awards-Best Teacher's award of Andhra Pradesh Govt.,1991; Millennium award of Open University of Sri Lanka-Medicina Alternative, 2000; Fellowships-Indian National Science Academy, National Academy of Science, India; National Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Platinum Jubilee Lecturer at ISCA, 1996; Prof. Rallapalli served as President of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries section of ISCA, 1992; President of Indian Society of Life Sciences, 1986-todate. He is widely traveled for lectures and seminars; authored 300 research papers and 5 books; directed 39 doctoral candidates. The main areas of interest are Environmental Science with reference to toxic chemicals, Bioenergy, Physiological response of biota to environmental stress, biomedical and clinical research in relation to diabetic and stress induced nephropathy, mechanisms and management of inflammatory skin disease Psoriasis.

Prof. Geetha Bali as Professor of Zoology was teaching Neurobiology, Behaviour and Physiology at Bangalore University, Bangalore before taking over as Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology in the same university two years ago, She is an internationally recognised specialist in arachnid and insect neurobiology, behaviour and biotechnology. Prof. Geetha Bali was a recipient of Alexander Von Humboldt fellowship in Frankfurt, Germany. She was a visiting scientist in Hungary. Prof. Geetha Bali was in USDA, Beltsville, Md, working on insect neurohormones and at NIH Bethesda, Md. U.S.A. working on mammalian brain glutamate receptors. She has been conferred with the prestigious fellowship of National Academy of Sciences of India and was awarded D.Sc. degree by the National Open university of Sri Lanka for her outstanding contributions to Environmental Sciences.

Contents

1. Physiographic and Biological Aspects of Eastern Ghats and Biomonitoring in South Eastern Ghats/Ramamurthi Rallapalli and G. Sudersanam Gudivada
2. Biodiversity Atlases for the Country : A Prerequisite for Conservation/K.N. Ganeshaiah
3. Phyto-diversity, Monitoring and Conservation Strategies of Rare, Endemic, Endangered and Medicinal Plant Species of Seshachalam Hill Range of South Eastern Ghats/N. Savithramma, K.N. Rao and N. Ramamurthy
4. Microbial Biodiversity Monitoring and Conservation/S. Ayyappan
5. The Need for High Throughput Screening of Herbal Medicine With Special Reference to Diabetes Mellitus/M. Balasubramanyam and V. Mohan
6. A Brief Review of the Progress of Nematology in India/Qaiser H. Baqri and M. Shamim Jairajpuri
7. Insect Biodiversity Related Issues in the International Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures of WTO and Emerging Challenges to Insect Pest Management/V.V. Ramamurthy
8. Genetic Diversity and its Role in the Application of Populations of a Species to Varying Environments/B.N. Singh
9. Biodiversity Conservation Needs of Floodplain Wetlands of Ganga and Brahmaputra River Basins/M. Sinha and B.C. Jha
10. Conservation and Management of Herpetofauna/S.K. Saidapur
11. Reptiles of India With Special Emphasis on Their Conservation/P. Mohanty-Hejmadi, S.K. Dutta and D.P. Rath
12. Faunal Diversity Conservation in Rajasthan/Ishwar Prakash
13. Wetlands : Repositories of Biodiversity/Ramamurthi Rallapalli and Geetha Bali
14. Legislative Protection of Environment With Reference to Biodiversity : an Analysis/V. Hemalatha Devi