Ecological and Environmental Science: A Research Perspective
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Author: Hiren B. Soni, Ph.D.
Publisher: Google Book Publisher (GBP)
Identifier: GGKEY: KX6WDN8ZDBP
Print Length: 817 Pages
The book “Ecological and Environmental Science: A Research Perspective” is a compilation of author’s original research papers, scientific articles, review articles, popular articles, general articles, and short notes on forest ecology, wetland ecology, plant ecology, bird ecology, and animal ecology. The book is a perfect amalgamation of burgeoning and thrust topics spanning biodiversity, and conservation and management of floral and faunal elements including ecology and biodiversity of phytoplankton, zooplankton, aquatic macrophytes, mangroves, terrestrial plants, animals (butterflies, reptiles, mammals) and birds. It covers ecological and environmental factors affecting abiotic and biotic components prevailed in forest, desert, grassland and wetland habitats and ecosystems. The present book highlights field studies and laboratory investigations carried out by the author during his research journey of 22 years (1998-2020). It discusses phenology, ethnobotanical, ethnomedicinal and aesthetic values of plants, resource use patterns by local inhabitants, socio-cultural aspects, livelihood dependency, rare and endangered plants, animals and birds, anthropogenic pressures, conservation and management strategies of endemic, exotic, and invasive species, and so on. The book covers unique and promising research topics e.g. hydrochemistry, geochemistry, biomonitoring of heavy metals in aquatic and terrestrial plants, metal remediation, environmental modeling, environmental archaeology, environmental bioindicators, environmental forensics, etc. The author believes that this book is a perfect blend of his research work on two integral branches of biology i.e. ecology and environmental science, which will undoubtedly enrich and enhance the knowledge and awareness of laymen and scientific community world over especially in the field of ecology and biodiversity of plants, animals, and birds, associated with physical, chemical, biological, ecological and environmental factors. The present book would certainly be useful and handy as a ready-reference material for students, academicians, researchers, scientists, ecological and environmental consultants, restoration specialists, practitioners, conservationists, and biodiversity managers at regional, national and global platform.