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Biodiversity, Ecology and Streams of North East India

By: Laishram Kosygin (Editor)

374 pages, illustrations

Akansha

Hardback | Jun 2011 | #204620 | ISBN-13: 9788183702768
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About this book

Rivers have been very useful to men in all parts of the earth from time immemorial. They provide water to slake the thirst of men, to supply water for domestic purposes, to fertilize their lands for agricultural purposes, to generate hydropower and to provide a means of communication. These wetlands also perform a host of ecological and hydrological functions that benefit mankind. The biodiversity within these inland water ecosystems is highly diverse and of great importance to livelihoods and economies. However, in recent time these lotic ecosystems are deteriorating to various anthropogenic activities and thereby resulting in declining of aquatic biodiversity and resources in many parts of India, including the NE region. Therefore, the management and conservation of these wetlands and sustainable utilization of their resources has become one of the greatest challenges to us.

The present volume is compendium of recent research made by several and researchers on biodiversity and ecological studies of rivers and streams of North East India. It is a compilation of 25 research articles on various aspects. Biodiversity, Ecology and Streams of North East India will be a milestone in the field of aquatic ecology of the region because it is to highlight the present status of lotic freshwater ecosystems and their conservation. Biodiversity, Ecology and Streams of North East India would be highly useful for researchers, scientists, ecologists, teachers, students, NGOs, decision makers and local communities.


Contents

Foreword
Preface

1. Biodiversity and conservation strategies of fishes of the Tlawng River, Mizoram, India with some new records/Laishram Kosygin
2. Future of river Dolphin (Platanista Gangetica gangetica) in North East India/S.P. Biswas, Th. Pawlen Singha, L.P. Hazarika and D. Baruah
3. Ecology and diversity of fishes in the lotic habitats of upper Brahmaputra Basin/J.N. Das and S.P. Biswas
4. Ornamental fish biodiversity of the rivers of Tripura and their conservation/Sagar C. Mandal, Arun B. Patel, Pronob Das, Rupam Sharma and A.U. Muzaddadi
5. Fishes of the Barak River system in Manipur/K. Nebeshwar and W. Vishwanath
6. Ecology and diversity of fish and Amphibian Fauna of Torrential streams of Wokha District, Nagaland, India/Sabitry Choudhury Bordoloi and Nzano Humtsoe
7. Studies on ecological aspects of Manipur River System, India/Shantabala Devi Gurumayum and U.C. Goswami
8. Preliminary study on parasitic protozoan diversity of fishes of Koladyne River, Mizoram/Th. Hemandanda and N. Mohilal
9. Study on certain ecological aspects on Namsang stream, Arunachal Pradesh/Rajdeep Dutta and Amalesh Dutta
10. Pre-damming investigation on river morphology and river bed sediment composition of the downstream of Subansiri River, Assam/Debojit Baruah, Ranjit Dutta and Sarada Kanta Sarma
11. Status and functional roles of some Giant Riparian Amphiphytes in the Subansiri River ecosystem of North East India/Debojit Baruah, Ranjit Dutta and Sarada Kanta Sarma
12. Ornamental fishes of hill stream channels of Subansiri Drainage system of Assam, North East India: potential for the aquarium fish trade and conservation issues/Bikramaditya Bakalial, Sabita Borah and Lakhi Prasad Hazarika
13. Fish diversity and their preferential habitats of Subansiri flood plain in North East India: hydroelectric project and conservation needs/Lakhi Prasad Hazarika, Sabita Borah, Bikramaditya Bakalial and S.P. Biswas
14. Biodiversity of mosquitoes in the Brahmaputra valley of Assam/Prafulla Dutta, Siraj Ahmed Khan and Beauty Mahanta
15. Wetland ecology along the Dhansiri River Channel, Assam, India/P. Kotoky, M.K. Dutta and G.C. Boarah
16. Water chemistry of the rivers around Jorhat, Assam, India/P. Kotoky, R.K. Bordoloi, N.K. Baruah, K.K. Borthakur and G.C. Borah
17. Fish fauna and hydrological environment of Deopani stream, Arunachal Pradesh/Rajdeep Dutta, Debajit Sarma and B.C. Tyagi
18. Pattern of microdistribution and physical habitat preferences of neolissochilus hexagonolepis (McClelland) in the rivers in Arunachal Pradesh/Boni Amin Laskar and Debangshu Narayan Das
19. Percid Fishes (Teleostomi: perciformes) of Manipur/L. Arunkumar
20. Fish breeding grounds on Lohit River, Arunachal Pradesh: a case study/Pranab Nath
21. Microbiological studies on effluent points of Nambul River, Manipur/R.K. Rajeshwari Devi and Haobjam Dhamendra
22. River pollution due to unauthorized dumping of urban solid wastes: a case study of two important rivers in Imphal City, Manipur/W. Chaoton Meetei, Koijam K.K. Manibhushan Singh and N. Ibotombi Singh
23. Molecular characterization of cyanobacteria and their diversity in wetlands including the paddy fields/Ashish Kumar Srivastava
24. Water resources in Arunachal Pradesh: an overview/J.S. Rawat and Boni Amin Laskar
25. Ecology and biodiversity of Ningthoukhong River, Manipur, India/S. Shyamjai Singh, Haobijam Dhamendra and Laishram Kosygin

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