Environmental Science

Biodiversity of Semiarid Landscape

Baseline Study for Understanding the Impact of Human Development on Ecosystems

Authors: Nautiyal, Sunil, Bhaskar, Katari, Khan, Y.D. Imran

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  • Serves as a comprehensive and unique work on the biodiversity of ecosystems that include all flora and fauna as well as phyto-zooplankton
  • Presents quantified information on biodiversity helpful for researchers in environmental/ecological economics working on the evaluation of ecosystem services
  • Is highly beneficial for researchers working on issues related to biodiversity conservation and natural resource management as well as for conservationists and policy makers
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This study presents authentic data compiled from field experiments and investigations, and provides a point of reference for any future changes associated with anthropogenic activity in semiarid ecosystems. Three years of continuous and rigorous empirical research on biodiversity (from phytoplankton to higher plants and from zooplankton to higher animals – all flora and fauna) in India’s semiarid region have culminated in this work.

Though there are many studies available on issues related to biodiversity, the majority cover either specific groups of plants or groups of animals; with the exception of this book, studies that include all flora and fauna including the phyto- and zooplanktons in a given ecosystem are not readily available.

Further, the book focuses on an extremely important topic, firstly because semiarid landscapes are highly vulnerable to climate change, and secondly because other developmental activities will be undertaken in the region in an effort to meet its energy requirements. As such, the results of the current study will provide a standard protocol for subsequent monitoring and mapping of biodiversity for conservation and management.

The book explores, quantifies and surveys plant and animal species from aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, assessing and quantitatively analyzing the diversity indices of different vegetation strata. Further, it investigates the conservation status of each species (flora and fauna) in keeping with IUCN categories.

The study also examines landscape dynamics using RS and GIS for vegetation analysis, and discusses traditional ecological knowledge related to the use, conservation and management of biodiversity. As such, it offers a unique and valuable resource not only for researchers from the environmental/ecological sciences but also for conservationists and policymakers.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biodiversity of Semiarid Landscape
Book Subtitle
Baseline Study for Understanding the Impact of Human Development on Ecosystems
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Science
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15464-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15464-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-15463-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36297-7
Series ISSN
1431-6250
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 398
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 83 illustrations in colour
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