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Soil Biology

Environmental Pollution of Paddy Soils

Editors: Hashmi, Muhammad Zaffar, Varma, Ajit (Eds.)

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  • Presents current overview on paddy soils pollution with the main focus on their dynamics and fate
  • Provides strategies for the management of paddy soils pollution
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The paddy field is a unique agro-ecosystem and provides services such as food, nutrient recycling and diverse habitats. However, chemical contamination of paddy soils has degraded the quality of this important ecosystem.

This book provides an overview of our current understanding of paddy soil pollution, addressing topics such as the major types of pollutants in contaminated paddy soil ecosystems; factors affecting the fate of pollutants in paddy soil; biomonitoring approaches to assess the contaminated paddy soil; the impact of chemicals on soil microbial diversity; and climate change. It also covers arsenic and heavy metal pollution of paddy soils and their impact on rice quality. Further, new emerging contaminants such as antibiotics and antibiotics resistance genes (ARGs) in paddy soil and their impact on environmental health are also discussed. The last chapters focus on the bioremediation approaches for the management of paddy soils.

About the authors

Dr. Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi is Assistant Professor at the Department of Meteorology, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. He completed his PhD in Environmental Engineering at the Zhejiang University, China. Dr. Hashmi’s research focuses on bioremediation of contaminated soil and cell toxicology. He has edited two books with Springer on hot issues (Antibiotics and Antibiotics Resistance Genes in Soils and Xenobiotics in the Soil Environment), which have been used at innumerable colleges, universities and research institutions around the globe.

Prof. Ajit Varma (M.Sc., Ph.D.) was Professor of Microbial Technology at the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, before he became Director of the AMITY Institute of Herbal & Microbial Research in 2004. Professor Varma has won a large number of coveted national and international awards for his scientific contributions and was elected Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences of India. He has lectured on various aspects of microbial sciences worldwide and has been honored for his excellence in teaching at esteemed universities. His first two books, dealing with mycorrhizal research, were published in 1991-1992 by Academic Press (UK) and have been used at innumerable colleges, universities and research institutions around the globe. Since then, he has compiled 18 books produced by leading scientific publishing houses. 


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Major Pollutants of Contaminated Paddy Soils

    Pages 1-17

    Siddique, Sunbal

  • Problems and Prospects of Cultivating Indigenous Flood and Brackish Water-Resistant Varieties of Paddy in the Context of Projected Sea Level Rise: A Case Study from Karnataka, India

    Pages 19-26

    Acharyya, Tamoghna (et al.)

  • Environmental Pollution of Soil and Anthropogenic Impact of Polymetallic Hydrothermal Extractions: Case Study—Bregalnica River Basin, Republic of Macedonia

    Pages 27-68

    Balabanova, Biljana (et al.)

  • Sources of Organochlorine Pesticidal Residues in the Paddy Fields Along the Ganga-Brahmaputra River Basin: Implications for Long-Range Atmospheric Transport

    Pages 69-83

    Chakraborty, Paromita (et al.)

  • Antibiotics Pollution in the Paddy Soil Environment

    Pages 85-97

    Silva, Vanessa (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Pollution of Paddy Soils
Editors
  • Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi
  • Ajit Varma
Series Title
Soil Biology
Series Volume
53
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93671-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93671-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93670-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06703-8
Series ISSN
1613-3382
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 271
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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