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Environmental Concerns and Sustainable Development

Volume 2: Biodiversity, Soil and Waste Management

Editors: Shukla, Vertika, Kumar, Narendra (Eds.)

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  • Covers major topics in soil reclamation and waste management and presents a range of approaches to biodiversity conservation
  • Provides insights into a broad range of major environmental concerns, which will be beneficial for students and researchers interested in the global environmental crisis and approaches to sustainable development
  • Involves integrated approaches to understanding the importance of environmental management systems and policy measures that lead to improved environmental performance
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The current global environmental crisis is primarily the result of non-standardized parameters for environmental regulation, and is impacting e.g. clean air, safe drinking water and the quality of food, particularly in developing nations. Due to their poor/lax execution of EIA protocols, newly developing countries are preferred destinations for establishing pollution-emitting industries, which results in the degradation and depletion of their natural resources. Lack of environmental policy intervention is another major incentive to base “dirty” industries in these nations.
 In order to ensure sustainable development, the highest-priority issues include the monitoring and eradication of environmental problems stemming from economic development; virtually every form of economic development primarily results in the loss of forests and thus biodiversity, followed by declining air quality and the contamination of natural resources.
 Sustainable development ensures responsible interactions with the environment, so as to minimize the depletion or degradation of natural resources and preserve environmental quality. It involves integrated approaches to understanding the importance of environmental management systems and policy measures that lead to improved environmental performance.
 This book addresses the environmental concerns associated with economic development, and with approaches to attaining sustainable economic development, which include monitoring the quality of water resources, soil erosion and degradation of the natural environment.

About the authors

Vertika Shukla holds an MSc in Organic Chemistry and PhD (2003) in Chemistry from H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar (Garhwal). Presently, she is teaching as an Assistant Professor of Integrated Applied Geology at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow.  During her 17 years of research experience, she has been awarded 3 fellowships by the DST, New Delhi; two projects were pursued at the NBRI-CSIR and one at BBA (Central) University, Lucknow.
To date, she has published 63 scientific articles in prominent national and international journals, has authored one book (‘Lichens to Biomonitor the Environment’ (Springer)) and coedited the books ‘Recent Advances in Lichenology (Springer) and ‘Plant Adaptation Strategies in Changing Environment’ (Springer Nature).
Her areas of interest include secondary metabolite chemistry, interactions between lichen and the environment, and the role of lichen in the bioremediation of atmospheric fallouts.
Narendra Kumar has obtained his MSc and PhD in Environmental Science from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow, India. An active researcher with 16 years of graduate teaching and research experience, Dr Kumar began his academic career as a project fellow at the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI-CSIR), Lucknow, India. In 2002, he joined the Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, CSJM University, Kanpur, India as a Lecturer.  Dr Kumar has been working as an Assistant Professor at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow since 2005. He has published more than 30 research papers and 10 book chapters with reputed national and international publishers. 

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Threats and Conservation Strategies for Overlooked Organisms: The Case of Epiphytic Lichens

    Pages 1-26

    Giordani, Paolo (et al.)

  • Biodiversity and Therapeutic Potential of Medicinal Plants

    Pages 27-44

    Sharma, Prachi (et al.)

  • Tree Ferns and Giant Ferns in India: Their Significance and Conservation

    Pages 45-62

    Mishra, Niranjan (et al.)

  • Status of Medicinal Plants in Context of Arunachal Pradesh

    Pages 63-80

    Wangpan, Tonlong (et al.)

  • Nutrient Enrichment in Lake Ecosystem and Its Effects on Algae and Macrophytes

    Pages 81-126

    Dubey, Divya (et al.)

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-6358-0
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Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-6357-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Concerns and Sustainable Development
Book Subtitle
Volume 2: Biodiversity, Soil and Waste Management
Editors
  • Vertika Shukla
  • Narendra Kumar
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-6358-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-6358-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-6357-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 427
Number of Illustrations
40 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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