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Plant Responses to Soil Pollution

Editors: Singh, Pratibha, Singh, Sunita Kumari, Prasad, Sheo Mohan (Eds.)

  • Provides an inclusive up-to-date summary of various aspects of soil pollution
  • Highlights plant responses to soil degradation and pollution
  • Features ecotoxicological effects of soil pollution and strategies for soil protection and remediation
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Soil is a vital support system for all life forms, and is directly or indirectly exposed to various pollutants and harmful chemicals. Any pollutant entering the soil system not only affects the quality of the soil, but also the plants and crops growing in it. Further, soil pollution has far-reaching impacts, since harmful chemicals can become biomagnified and enter the food chain, causing severe health concerns. Degraded soils can adversely affect various plant systems by creating biotic and abiotic stress, which increases the chances of biochemical and physiological disorders. Chronic diseases and lower yield have been reported as consequences of soil pollution. 

Drawing on decades of soil-related research, this book focuses on soil pollution, types of soil pollutants, and their impacts on plant physiological and biochemical systems, along with crop productivity. The book begins with a brief introduction to soil pollution and continues with a discussion of the different types and their effects, together with remediation methods. It highlights various sources of soil pollution such as herbicides, acidification, chemical fertilizers, sewage sludge, heavy metals, and radioactive pollutants. It also covers plant responses to combinations of pollutants, effects of pollutants on plant ultrastructure, interactions between pollutants and plant diseases, and interactions between pollutants and agricultural practices. In closing, it addresses the challenges involved in the restoration of degraded land, side effects of agricultural practices in the form of greenhouse gases, and strategies for mitigating these effects.

Soil Pollution: Plant Responses offers an essential guide for students, environmental consultants, researchers and other professionals involved in soil and plant-related research.


About the authors

Dr. Pratibha Singh has been working as DST- Women Scientist b (WOS b) in the Department of Botany, University of Allahabad, India. Her expertise falls under the domain of sustainable agriculture as well as side effect of abiotic stresses present in environment on soil and plants. The research work aims towards holistic approach to achieve sustained soil fertility and productivity along the maintenance of plant health in terms of physiology and biochemistry in tropical croplands. Dr. Singh obtained her Ph.D. in Botany from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. She has got several fellowships from UGC, CSIR and DST during her doctoral and Post Doctoral programme. She has authored several scientific publications and 2 text books with reputed International publishers. She has participated in many national and international conferences and has presented her work in the form of both oral and poster. She bagged several prizes as young scientist and best oral presentation award in the international conference. She has also presented an invited talk in the Malaya University, Kualalumpur, Malaysia. Dr Singh is also the life member of Blue Planet Society, Society for Science and Nature.

Dr. Sunita kumari Singh is Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Jai Prakash University, Bihar, India. She obtained her PhD degree in Botany from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Her expertise in research covers the effect of UV radiation stress on cyanobacteria. Her research interest is on environment stress on cyanobacteria. She has authored many research publications in reputed journals and 4 book chapters. She has got UGC fellowships and Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund scholarship during her PhD.

Dr. Sheo Mohan Prasad is Professor in the Department of Botany, University of Allahabad. He obtained his MSc and PhD degrees from the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Prof. Prasad has authored more than 200 scientific publications and edited 10 books with renowned international publishers. He has guided 26 Ph.D. students, 3 post doctoral fellows, and is supervising 10 research students on varied aspects of physiology and biochemistry of plants and cyanobacteria exposed to abiotic stresses- heavy metal, pesticide, salinity, high light and UV-B with special reference to the role of ROS as signaling and antioxidants regulation. Prof. Prasad is also the editor and reviewers of several reputed international journals. Prof. Prasad is also fellows of The National Academy of Sciences, India and The Indian Botanical Society and member of International Society for Silicon in Agriculture.


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eBook 106,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Responses to Soil Pollution
Editors
  • Pratibha Singh
  • Sunita Kumari Singh
  • Sheo Mohan Prasad
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-4964-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-4964-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-4963-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 240
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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