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Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Tropical Islands

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By: Chandrakasan Sivaperuman(Author), A Velmurugan(Author), AK Singh(Author), I Jaisankar(Author)

Academic Press

Paperback | Jan 2018 | #236828 | ISBN-13: 9780128130643
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About this book

Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Tropical Islands provides comprehensive information on climate change, biodiversity, possible impacts, adaptation measures and policy challenges to help users rehabilitate and preserve the natural resources of tropical islands. While biodiversity and climate change of tropical islands has previously received less attention, it is ironically one of the most vulnerable regions in this regard. The core content of the work derives largely from the ideas and research output from various reputed scientists and experts who have recorded climate change impacts on aquatic and coastal life in tropical regions.

Contributors have direct working experience with the tribes in some of the tropical islands. All of their expertise and information is compiled and presented in the work, including coverage related to climate change. Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Tropical Islands highlights the ever-growing need to develop and apply strategies that optimize the use of natural resources, both on land and in water and judicious use of biodiversity. It functions as a critical resource on tropical island biodiversity for researchers, academicians, practitioners and policy makers in a variety of related disciplines.

Key Features:
- Covers a huge range of biodiversity documentation, conservation measures and strategies that can be applied to various sectors, from forests to agriculture
- Brings together expertise from researchers in the area who have direct experience in the regions described
- Contains a wealth of field research related to biodiversity conservation and its applications from a variety of tropical islands

 


Contents

1. Physical settings and climate of tropical islands
2. Tropical Islands ecosystem and endemism Biodiversity of tropical Islands
3. Biodiversity of tropical islands: A case examples of uniqueness of Andaman & Nicobar Islands
4. Diversity in ethno medicinal plants of Andaman & Nicobar islands
5. Biodiversity of Polynesian islands: distribution and threat from climate change
6. Structure and species diversity of mangrove ecosystem
7. Diversity of plantation crops in the tropical islands
8. Habitat ecology of rocky shore fauna of South Andaman Island
9. Marine ecosystem of Andaman and Nicobar Islands - Species abundance and distribution
10. Sponges of the tropical waters: A case example
11. Avian diversity of Bay Islands and its assessment tools
12. Fishery resources and species diversity in the tropical waters
13. Biodiversity and livelihood of Lakshadweep islands
14. Rice genetic resources in the tropical islands Climate change and its impacts on tropical Island
15. Climate change - modelling the trend and scenarios
16. Climate change and natural resources of tropical regions
17. Livestock and tribes - the intimate relation under threat
18. Forests and habitations with special reference to tribal situation in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
19. Shifting equilibrium of pest and diseases of agricultural crops
20. Uncertainty in measuring climate impact on marine diversity Adaptive management
21. Biodiversity conservation: Issues and strategies for the tropical islands
22. Diversification of island agriculture - A viable strategy for adaptation
23. Land shaping methods for climate change adaptation of coastal and island region
24. Harnessing the biodiversity in field crops and its conservation for climate change adaptation
25. Coping with climatic uncertainties through vegetable and fruit production technologies
26. Bioshield: An answer to climate and natural calamities
27. Policy decisions and biodiversity conservations in the tropical islands
28. Agro-meteorological services for informed decision making
29. Conservation of coral reef and off-shore habitats
30. Marine biodiversity-Strategies for conservation and ecological restoration


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