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Biodiversity of Aquatic Resources

Price : $59.75
ISBN # : 9788170357896
Author : Sumit Dookia Mamta Rawat
pages: 306
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Penguin
Published : 2012

This book "Biodiversity of Aquatic Resources" is an anthology of current original research in the field of aquatic biodiversity, wetland ecology and the applied aspects with reference to aquatic resources across the country. It is an assemblage of up-to-date information of rapid advancement and developments taking place in the field of aquatic ecology. The book is a sole omnibus of 20 chapters which discusses studies on different aspects like fisheries, diatoms, vermicomposting, bacteriology, macrophytes, rotifers, issues related to water like monitoring, water resources and stress, molassess, mangrove vegetation, avifauna and other aspects respectively contributed by eminent scientist, researchers and academicians active in the respective areas.

Broadly the book is divided into five sections; including various issues of aquatic regime like, aquatic ecology, conservation and management approaches, pollution, and issues on water resources. The publication also throws light on the challenges aquatic regime is facing in overall country, with the hope that it will not only be helpful to students and researchers but also to policy makers, environmental lawyers and the rest. It may form the basis for initiating conservation measures for securing the long term future of aquatic biodiversity. We hope that the policy makers, advisors and government officials will rise to the challenge and use this document to further make progress to conserve our aquatic biodiversity.

Author Bio: Dr. Mamta Rawat is currently working as a Scientist and Head of Water and Health Programs of Ecology and Rural Development Society, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, with a theme of "Water Solution to Thar Desert Ecosystem via Community Participation". She is actively engaged in research activities on various health and environmental issues of Thar Desert of Rajasthan since 1999. Apart from this she has keen interest in the area of groundwater contaminations, eco-toxicology, water pollution, ecological engineering and wastewater treatment. She was awarded with Young Scientist Fellowship in year 2005 with a project from Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. She has successfully completed other research projects and research outcome are recognized at national and international level. Dr. Rawat is associated with various professional and scientific bodies. Presently she is a member of editorial board in the international journal named "Indian Journal of Environment and Fisheries" and also referees for few Academic Press journals related with the same issues. She has 35 research papers in peer reviewed reputed national and international journals, conferences, seminars and symposiums. Recently Dr. Rawat has published a book entitled "Microbial Community and Water borne Diseases in Thar Desert, India: A health and Sanitation Survey with respect to water quality of Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India" from LAP-Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrüken, Deutschland, Germany.

Dr. Sumit Dookia, is working in the Thar Desert on endangered fauna since 1999. His doctoral work was on the Ecology of Indian Gazelle/Chinkara (Gazella bennettii) from this area, and awarded University Research Scholarship from J. N. V. University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, for the same. He also worked with Desert Regional Station, Zoological Survey of India, Jodhpur on Faunal diversity of Thar Desert. During his doctoral work, he comes close to the local communities and starts working with them for the conservation of desert wildlife. He also worked in Satpura-Maikal landscpae, particularly in Kanha, Pench and Satpura Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh with Project Tiger Directorate, New Delhi and Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun and with Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, for Bird-Hazard studies for Indain Air Force. Also worked as a Scientist at Ecology and Rural Development Society with a theme of "Conservation through Community Participation" and supported by The Ruffords Small Grants Foundation, UK. He authored more then 30 reserch papers, book chapters, symposia and conference papers of national and international repute. Currently Dr. Dookia is involved in teaching and research on conservation issues of biodiversity and natural resource management.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Friday 20 July, 2012.

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