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Biodiversity in Tropical Ecosystems

By: SK Tripathi(Editor)
510 pages
Biodiversity in Tropical Ecosystems
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  • Biodiversity in Tropical Ecosystems ISBN: 9788170195139 Hardback Jan 2015 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 2-4 weeks
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Language: English

Over the years, our scientific understanding and technical skills in biodiversity research have expanded in many terrestrial ecosystems, with information on various aspects of tropical forest biodiversity lagging behind. This book presents an overview of the current state of biodiversity in different natural and modified tropical Indian ecosystems.

Information presented in Biodiversity in Tropical Ecosystems covers an overview of biodiversity, and the present status and future scope of biodiversity in India, floristic diversity of Nagaland, plant diversity assessment in Uttarakhand, decadal change in lianas in evergreen forests and changes in plant composition, biomass structure and allocation patterns along disturbance gradients in different tropical ecosystems in India. Furthermore, it covers information on the diversity of pollen morphology, diversity in leaf deciduousness and reproductive parts in tropical ecosystems, and regeneration in bamboo following gregarious flowering in Assam, northeast India. It also contains information on plant diversity utilisations in tropical ecosystems of the country, and diversity of soil and litter microbes in northeast India. Finally, it emphasises conservation of tropical ecosystems, their plants and traditional practices, and gives a synthesis of information on biodiversity.

Biodiversity in Tropical Ecosystems will serve as a reference for policy makers and researchers working on biodiversity conservation issues in tropical regions.


I. Introduction
1. Biodiversity in India: an introduction/S.K. Tripathi
2. Biodiversity information in India: Status and future scope/Arijit Roy and P.S. Roy

II. Plant diversity assessment and change
3. Floristic diversity of Nagaland, northeast India – an overview/Sapu Changkija
4. Rapid plant diversity assessment in Uttarakhand/Arijit Roy and Deepak Kushwaha
5. Changes in liana diversity over a decade in Indian tropical dry evergreen forests/Swapna S. Khadanga, C. Muthumperumal and N. Parthasarathy
6. Changes in plant diversity along disturbance gradient in a dry tropical region, India/Rup Narayan and Shachi Agrawal
7. Plant diversity change along disturbance gradient in Mizoram, northeast India/Sh Bidyasagar Singh, B.P. Mishra, S.K. Tripathi
8. Changes in plant species composition, biomass structure and allocation pattern in a peri-urban region in tropical India/Shachi Agrawal and Rup Narayan

III. Diversity of leaf and reproductive parts
9. Diversity of pollen morphological characters in Acer Linnaeus (Sapindaceae) from Darjiling and Sikkim Himalayas/D. Lama, S. Moktan and A.P. Das
10. Diversity in reproductive phenology of Indian dry tropical forest trees/C.P. Kushwaha, S.K. Tripathi and K.P. Singh
11. Diversity of leaf deciduousness in important trees of dry tropical forest, India/ C.P. Kushwaha, S.K. Tripathi and K.P. Singh
12. Regeneration status of Melocanna baccifera (Bambusaseae) after gregarious flowering in Assam, India/Pator Singnar, Dangerous Narzary, Arun Jyoti Nath and Ashesh Kumar Das

IV. Diversity of plant utilization
13. Plant species diversity and its utilization pattern in homegardens of Mizo community, North-East India/U.K. Sahoo and L. Jeeceelee
14. Diversity of medicinally important weeds in a sub-urban town of West Bengal, India/Santanu Saha
15. Diversity of forest resource and its utilization in Balasore district of Odisha/Ranjan Kumar Kar

V. Soil and litter microbial diversity
16. Microbial diversity in the lower belt of eastern Himalaya/S.R. Joshi, Kaushik Bhattacharjee, Aishiki Banerjee and Donald A. Bareh
17. An overview on fungal diversity in North East India: options for research and development/Vineet Kumar Mishra and Bhim Pratap Singh
18. Diversity of micro-fungi on decaying leaves of Alnus nepalensis and Castanopsis hystrix in subtropical plantation forests of Manipur, North East India/A. Kayini, R.R. Pandey, G. Sharma
19. Variations in soil physico-chemical properties of different traditional homegardens of Mizoram, Northeast India/U.K. Sahoo

VI. Biodiversity conservation
20. The nature and function of traditional homegardens in Assam, Northeast India: a review/Tapasi Das and Ashesh Kumar Das
21. Advancements in PCR based molecular markers and its application in biodiversity conservation/Subhajit Mukherjee, Souvik Ghatak, Ravi Prakash Yadav, Zothansanga, G. Gurusubramanian and N. Senthil Kumar
22. Diversity of medicinal plants and their conservation in Darjeeling Hills, Eastern Himalayas, India/Santanu Saha
23. Biodiversity conservation in agro-ecosystem for future food security/U.S. Nayak, S.K. Mohanty, R. Kar and G. Shial
24. Mainstreaming traditional knowledge and ethno-veterinary practices among tribes of Chhattisgarh: Issues and challenges/Rabindra Nath Pati
25. Conservation of threatened potential ethnic herbal species of Ericaceae from Naga hills, India/Subhasis Panda
26. Biodiversity in India: a synthesis/S.K. Tripathi

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By: SK Tripathi(Editor)
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