Happy Holidays—Our $30 Gift Card just for you, and books ship free! Shop now>>

Advances in Crop Environment Interaction

Editors: Bal, S.K., Mukherjee, J., Choudhury, B.U., Dhawan, A.K. (Eds.)

Free Preview
  • Presents comprehensive understanding of  mechanism and various processes in soil-plant-environment dynamics
  • Addresses  management and mitigation options for  soil properties influence by climate change
  • Elucidates different approaches for assessing stress impacts in crops through latest protocols
  • Studies the impact of climate change on adaptation strategies of plants
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1861-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1860-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Agriculture is currently facing multi-faceted threats in the form of unpredictable weather variability, frequent droughts and scarcity of irrigation water, together with the degradation of soil resources and declining environmental health. These stresses result in the modification of plant physiology to impart greater resilience to changing abiotic and biotic environments, but only at the cost of declining plant productivity. In light of these facts, assessing the status of natural resource bases, and understanding the mechanisms of soil-plant-environment interactions so as to devise adaptation and mitigation approaches, represent great and imminent challenges for all of us. In this context, it is essential to understand the potential applications of modern tools, existing coping mechanisms and their integration, as this will allow us to develop suitable advanced mitigation strategies. 

From a broader perspective, the book deals with crop-environment interaction in the context of changing climatic conditions. To do so, it addresses four major aspects: 

Understanding the mechanism of carbon dynamics in the soil-plant-environment continuum; greenhouse gas fluxes in agricultural systems; and soil properties influenced by climate change and carbon sequestration processes.

Mitigation and management of the photo-thermal environment to improve crop productivity; soil health under variable climate; reducing agro-ecosystem evapotranspiration losses through biophysical controls; and heat stress in field crops and its management.

Studying the impact of climate change on biotic environments; insect-pest interactions; manifestations of disease; and adaptation strategies for island agro-ecosystems.

Innovative approaches to assess stress impacts in crops, such as crop modeling, remote sensing, spectral stress indices etc. 

The book presents a collection of contributions from authoritative experts in their respective fields. Offering young researchers new perspectives and future research directions, it represents a valuable guide for graduate students and academics alike.

About the authors

Dr. Santanu Kumar Bal is a Principal Scientist at the ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad. He obtained his M.Sc. & Ph.D. degrees in Agrometeorology from Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana. He has published 55 research articles, 110 other publications and received advanced training on database management in meteorology and hydrology in Israel. His current research interests include development of dynamic crop weather calendars & improvement in prediction of crop phenology.

Dr. Joydeep Mukherjee is a Principal Scientist at the ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Physics from ICAR-IARI. He has published 73 research articles, 32 other publications and received advanced training on the application of GIS in agriculture at OSU, USA. His current research interests include micrometeorology using Las and eddy covariance tower and soil moisture estimation using microwave remote sensing.

Dr. Burhan Uddin Choudhury is a Principal Scientist at the ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Meghalaya. He obtained his M.Sc. from PAU & Ph.D. in Agricultural Physics from ICAR-IARI. He has published 62 research articles, 55 other publications and he received the Rothamsted International Fellow 2016, prestigious IARI merit model and ICAR-biennial Team Research Award. His current research interests are NRM using hyperspectral remote sensing (RS), UAV and multispectral RS, crop & soil erosion studies in the fragile hilly ecosystems of NE India.

Dr. Ashok Kumar Dhawan is former Additional Director & Head of the Department of Entomology, PAU Ludhiana.  He is the President of the Indian Ecological Society and the Society for Sustainable Cotton Production. He has 71 recommendations, 16 books and 430 research articles to his credit. He is fellow of 7 professional societies and at present is involved in organizing conferences to develop awareness among policy planner and public/private sectors on issues related to ecology & environment by organizing conferences.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Carbon Dynamics in Soil-Plant-Environment System on Climate Change Perspective: Special Reference to Rice

    Pages 3-23

    Bhattacharyya, P. (et al.)

  • Monitoring Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agro-ecosystems

    Pages 25-50

    Saha, Sunayan (et al.)

  • Methane Emission from Wetland Rice Agriculture-Biogeochemistry and Environmental Controls in Projected Changing Environment

    Pages 51-85

    Saha, Saurav (et al.)

  • Response of Soil Properties and Soil Microbial Communities to the Projected Climate Change

    Pages 87-136

    Chatterjee, Dibyendu (et al.)

  • Altitude Regulates Accumulation of Organic Carbon in Soil: Case Studies from the Hilly Ecosystem of Northeastern Region of India

    Pages 137-149

    Choudhury, Burhan U. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1861-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1860-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Crop Environment Interaction
Editors
  • Santanu Kumar Bal
  • Joydeep Mukherjee
  • Burhan Uddin Choudhury
  • Ashok Kumar Dhawan
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-1861-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-1861-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-1860-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 437
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
Topics