Biodiversity refers to the diversity of biological species and the ecosystems in which they live. The survival of mankind greatly depends on biodiversity which meets the diverse needs of man right from food, fuel, fibre and medicine. Over the last few decades biodiversity has been a matter of focused attention due to very rapid loss of biological species forever from the biosphere. Biological diversity is, in fact, the very basis of human existence on earth. Its conservation and wise management is likely to be critical to the very survival of humanity.
The present book "Biodiversity: Assessment and Conservation" incorporates articles on biodiversity and its conservation with special reference to India. this volume contains 16 chapters covering information on Plant diversity in Gujarat; Diversity in Forage grass; Conservation of medicinal plant in India; Biodiversity conservation and traditional knowledge; Biodiversity of cyanophyceae; Bacillariophycean diversity; Conservation of biodiversity through Agroforestry; Phytodiversity assessment in J And K and biodiversity of Thar desert. Chapters on economic importance of some flowers And Fruits; Facts And dimensions of biodiversity conservation; Conservation And utilization of plant genetic resources for future food; agriculture and medicine; Forest mapping and Diversity indicators etc. have added to the value of the book. Book provide adequate background And current information on Biodiversity And its conservation covering holistic approach.
This book will be useful for a variety of scholars, environmentalist, botanist, forest people, phytogeographers And conservationists.
Dr. (Prof.) Trivedi PC
Prof. (Dr.) Pravin Chandra Trivedi Ph.D., Post-Doct. (U.S.A.), F.L.S. (London), F.B.S., F.P.S.I., F.B.R.S., F.N.S.I., F.M.A., F.N.R.S.,F.I.A.T, F.E.S. Vice Chancellor, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur and MDS University, Ajmer; former Vice-Chancellor, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur (U.P.); Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad (UP) and Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner (Rajasthan); former Professor, Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, has a brilliant academic career standing First in all public examinations. Prof. Trivedi served as Head, Department of Botany and Co-ordinator; P.G. Course in Biotechnology (2003-06); Director, College Development Council (2001-04); and served on various administrative and academic positions in the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Prof. Trivedi has 40 years of teaching and research experience in the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He has published more than 350 research papers and review articles in Journals of repute and books. He has edited and written 174 Books (World record in the subject) and Guided 44 Ph.D. students. He has been the Principal Investigator of 21 major research projects funded by national organisations (U.G.C., C.S.I.R., I.C.A.R., D.S.T., D.B.T.). He is an elected fellow of nine reputed academic bodies. Dr. Trivedi visited several major research laboratories and delivered invited talks in many international conferences held in 15 countries (U.S.A., Canada, the U.K., Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Denmark, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Singapore, Austria Belgium and France).
For his outstanding contribution in Plant Sciences and education field he was decorated with a large number of awards and honors. To honor his contribution, Indian Botanical Society instituted a medal in his name “ Dr. P.C. Trivedi Medal for Editorial excellence” from 2019, which is being given every year for quality book (authored/ Edited) published by plant scientist.
Prof. Trivedi has been a good teacher, researcher, author, editor, reviewer, adviser, promoter and populariser of science, traveler and, Photographer. Dr. Trivedi is truly portraying the sum total of these essential elements required in any serious teacher and researcher.
Table of Contents..
Biodiversity Assessment and its Conservation Strategies: An Overview
Plant Diversity in Gujarat: its Status and Conservation Strategies
Studies on Diversity in A Forage Grass Chloris Swartz (Poaceae) Morphology and Cytology
Conservation of Medicinal Plant Biodiversity in India: Achievements and Challenges
Biological Diversity: Need of Future
Biodiversity Conservation and Traditional Knowledge
Biodiversity of Cyanophyceae in Sonvad Project Dam and Devbhane Dam of Dhule. Maharashtra (India)
Bio-Diversity Conservation - Cry of the Nature?
Economic Importance of Some Flowers and Minor Fruits, Ethno-Ecological Approach of Conservation
A Study of Bacillariophyceae Diversity in Polluted Lakes of Jalgaon District of North Maharashtra (India)
Facts and Dimensions of Biodiversity Conservation
Phytodiversity Assessment At Landscape Level in District Jammu of Jandk State-Linking Remotely Sensed Data with Ground Observations
Characterization, Conservation and Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Future Food, Agriculture and Medicine
Forest/Vegetation Mapping and Area Prioritization for Biodiversity Conservation in Rudraprayag District of Uttaranchal Himalaya Using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques
Diversity Indicates and Natural Organisation of Zooplankton
Biodiversity of the Thar Desert
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Biodiversity: Assessment And Conservation