A Textbook of Ecology and Environment

ISBN Number : 978-93-5202-048-5

Student Price : Rs.740

Student Dollar Price : 30$

Library Price : Rs.850

Library Dollar Price : 34$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2023

No. Of Pages : 310

Book Weight :0

About The Book

This book has been organized according to the syllabi of Environmental Sciences for undergraduate and postgraduate students of different universities and colleges.

The modern ecology and environment have embraced not only old philosophy of live and let live but the very recent tools and techniques required to establish the causes and consequences of the ongoing changes in the environment, which the human kind never realized earlier.

The entitled "A Textbook of Ecology and Environment" is an attempt wherein, the authors have tried to incorporate the old and recent aspects of ecology. It has been the humble attempt of the authors to provide information on the various dimensions added in the modern ecology. While the traditional knowledge is a must for understanding the subject, the various aspects which are being now used as tools to understand the various processes, natural or induced by the human beings, are vitally important.

The entire book has been divided into fifteen chapters. Chapter one deals with the fundamentals incorporating various definitions, branches of ecology, and scope of ecology. Chapters two and three deals with the different physico-chemical and biological compone is of ecology respectively. Chapter four discusses the ecosystems, their structural and functional aspects. Chapter five and six deal with the population and community ecology respectively. Chapter seven is about the ecological succession and its importance. Chapter eight throws light on various natural resources and their conservation. Chapter nine is devoted to the subject of biodiversity and its conservation. Chapter ten deals with the science of remote sensing and its application in understanding the various environmental processes. Chapter eleven covers natural disasters and their management particularly with reference to India. Chapter twelve covers allaspects of environmental pollution. Chapter thirteen deals with Environmental Impact Assessment, the process, methodology and EIA of different environments. Various policies on laws governing the environment have been discussed, though briefly, in chapter fourteen. Various sociological and environmental issues have been discussed in chapter fifteen.


Contents -

1. Science of Ecology
2. The Physico-Chemical Components of Ecology
3. Biological Components of Ecology
4. Ecosystem
5. Population Ecology
6. Community Ecology
7. Ecological Succession
8. Biological Diversity
9. Natural Resources and Their Conservation
10. Remote Sensing
11. Natural Disasters
12. Environmental Pollution
13. Environmental Impact Assessment
14. Environmental Policy and Law
15. Population, Social Issues and Environment

About The Author

Dr. P.C. Joshi obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Kumaun University, Nainital. He started his career from Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India, in 1990. Dr. Joshi is presently a faculty in the Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Hardwar. Dr. Joshi has received prestigious fellowships like Colombo Plan Fellowship of British council and BOYSCAST fellowship of Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. He has attended training programs on conservation of biodiversity : tools and techniques at University of Kent, University of Reading, University of Bradford in U.K. and University of Wyoming in USA. He has attended special training of three weeks at Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, Jersey U.K. on captive breeding of endangered species, at Widlife Institute of India, Dehradun on biological monitoring of forests and, at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun on natural resources management. He has published more than forty-five research papers in various international and national journals, attended twenty-six conferences / seminars / symposia at national and international level and presented his research papers besides authoring a book on biodiversity and conservation. He is an honorary member of Orthopteran Society of America. He has also been conferred honorary fellowships by Indian Academy or Environmental Sciences, Zoological society of India, International Society for Conservation of Natural Resources and, Society of Environmental Sciences. He has been actively engaged in research since 1985 and has produced six Ph.D.s so far.

Dr. Namita Joshi is teaching environmental science to postgraduate students at Kanya Gurukula Mahavidyalaya, Gurukula Kangri University, Hardwar since 1995. She has published more than thirty-five research papers in various international and national journals and attended over a dozen of conferences / seminars / symposia at national and international level besides co-authoring a book. She has guided more than 95 dissertations on environmental sciences and 3 students have been awarded their Ph.D. degree under her supervision. She was invited by the University of Wyoming, USA to work on the toxic effects of neem extracts on histo-pathology of some organs of grasshoppers where she worked three during June-July 1999. She was also awarded Zoological Society of Indias gold medal in 2001. Her work on toxicology is widely being cited by many scholars in their research papers.

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