Biodiversity Environment & Sustainability
To-day's neglected decisions become tomorrow's crisis. This well known expression sums up in a few words the fact that environmentalists, scientists, farmers and mankind as a whole have been warning governments throughout the world for the past fifty years about the need to give thought to the environment as a consequence of the problems involved with too many factories bellowing smoke, too many cars, trucks and buses polluting the air with the use of fossil fuels (petrol and diesel), too much urbanization and a population growth which has got out of control. The Internatonal Conference on Biodiversity, Environment and Sustainability Challenges for Future to be held at Delhi University, India on Sept. 4-6, 2008, promises to provide answers to most of the world's current problems. It can now be written that To-day's crisis are the result of neglected decisions which have failed the Biodiversity of the planet which in turn have destroyed all branches of the Environment which has left no room for a Sustainable Development, be it on land, in the seas or in the air. We are a planet in crisis. This book is a tool to return the planet to the Sustainable Development it can have only by resuming an understanding of the balance between Biodiversity and the Environment. The Challenge is there. This book promises Solutions.
DR JAGBIR SINGH
Dr. Jagbir Singh is a lecturer and Head, Department of Geography at Swami Shraddhanand College, university of Delhi, Indian. For the past fourteen years he has concerned himself with deeper issues involving environmental disasters (both natural and man made), environmental ecology and sustainability. The use of Remote Sensing, GPS and GIS has enabled him to work at local national and international levels. He has visited USA, Sweden, Finland, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Uzbekistan to attend international conferences. Dr. Jagbir Singh convened two International Conferences: One in 2005 on the Environmental and in 2008 on Biodiversity. He was written many books including Tourism Geography, disaster management, Tsunami, disaster and environment and Development. Dr. Singh is the first Indian Geographer to complete a PhD on Ecological and Environmental Threats to the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Currently he is doing MBA in Disaster Management.
Preface V Acknowledgement VII 1. The Future Possibility of Geothermal Energy Resources in Australia and how Australia can Help India -- Pg. 1-6 Prof. Joan Schreijaeg-Guidline, Sydney, Australia 2.Studying the Effect of Various Densities on The Trend of Growth, Yield and component Yield of Three Varieties of Soybean in Climatic Conditions of Kermanshah -- Pg. 7-10 Keyvan Shamsi and Soheil Kobraei 3. Traditional Uses and Distribution of Plants in Cold Desert of Trans- Himalaya -- Pg. 11-23 K.N Singh, Pankaj Janwal and Brijlal 4. Puublic-Private Partnership in Forest Seed Systems: Ket to Rapid Improvement of biodiversity, environment and sustainability -- Pg. 25-40 Dr. Preeti Rajal Singh and Dr. Antonia Agmata Paliwal 5. A Study on Gangetic Dolphins and Conservational Issues -- Pg. 41-49 Helina Jolly 6.Assessement of Diversity and Relationship Among Cotton Germplasm for Drought Resistance and Fiber Quality Trains Using Morphological, Physiological and Molecular Tools -- Pg. 51-62 A. Gopikishan, N Jagadeesh Selvam, R Ravikesavan And n. Manikanda Booppathi 7. Fauna, Flora and Faith: Essence of Environment Alism Alism in Hindu Religious Thought Chanderyi Banerjee and Gautam Basu-- Pg. 63-72 8.Biodegradation of Aminobenzenesulfonates by a Bactrial co-Culture -- Pg. 73.78 Surjeet Singh,S.K. Awasthi, Pratima Bajpat, Poonam Singh and Leela Iyengar 9. Biodiversity and Role of Microbiology and Biotechnology in Environment Biop[esticide -- Pg. 79-95 Iyer Varsha 10. The Contribution of the Peduncle and Penultimate Internode for the Mobilization of Stem Reserves in Wheat under Terminal Drought -- Pg. 97-104 Reza Shahryari 10 Ecophysiological Analysis of Vernacular Plant Species Used for Ecosystem Recovery of Coalmine Overburden Dumping Site -- Pg. 105-110 H. P Deka Boruah, N. Saikia, J Gogoi, N. Pathak and A. k. Handique 12.Emerging Trends in Enhancement of Cotton Fiber Productivity and Quality Usiong Functional Genomics Tools -- Pg. 111-121 S.B. Nimbalkar, Dr. P.H. Sawant and Dr. R.A. Hegde 13.Low Cot Component Protocol for in Vitro Micro Tuber Seed Production of Potato: Review amd Future Strategy -- Pg. 123-128 Anoop Badoni and J.S Chauhan 14.Evaalution of Stres Response of Gmelina Arborea to Coalmine Overburden Stress -- Pg. 129-134 N. Pathak, J.Gogoi, H P Deka Boruah and A.K. Handique 15. Mycorrhizal Incoculation of some Medicinal Plants: Field Trials -- Pg. 137-143 Yudhvir K Bhoon 16. Compost Tea and Its Effect on Growth of Tomato Seedings -- Pg. 145-158 17.Biodiversity in Arid Lands of Rajasthan -- Pg. 159-179 Amrita Bajaj and Rajesh Kumar Abhay 18. Floral Distribution Pattern in Surroundings of Sidculife- Pantnagar -- Pg. 181-189 t. Banerjee, R.K. Srivastava and U. Melkania 19.Isolation, Production and Partial Purification of Xylanase From Rhizopus Species -- Pg. 191-198 R.D. Kamble and A.R. Jadhav 20.Molecular Diversity of RelA enzyme INmarine Bactria- a Bioinformatics Analysis -- Pg. 199-198 Ambily NathI.V, Tresa Remya A.T, Akashata Alornekar and Neena Susan Varghese 21. Relationships Between Yield Components of Advanced patato Cultivars in Irrigation periods by the use of path Analysis and Factor Analysis -- Pg. 207-215 Davoud Hassanpanah 22. Structural and Functional Characterization of a 4-Chlorosalicyclic Acid Degradation Microbial Community in the Chemostat for the Treatment of Plup and Paper Mill -- Pg. 217-221 V. Venkat Ramanan, Shachi Shah and I.S Tahkur 23.Optimization of Laccase dose and the reaction time for the Detoxification of Saccharum Spontaneum Hydrolysate for bioethanol g Production Using Pichia stipitis -- Pg. 223-231 Gupta Priti 24.Antifungal and Antitumor Actitumor Activities of a noval Protein from Indian Squill Urginea Indica Kunth -- Pg. 233-237 M.N Shiva Kameshwari and K.J. THARASARASWATHI 25. Feeding Preferences of Eisenia Fetida Zinia -- Pg. 239-245 K.G. Soni and Chetna 26. Impact of Tourism on Biodiversity: A Case Study of Sariska Tiger Reserve -- Pg. 247-262 Nidhi Gandhi 27. Ground Water Anakysis in the Rural area of district Gurdaspur (Punjab) -- Pg. 263-265 Chetna Mahajan and Zinia 28. Ecotourism: A Modern Approach to Improving Biodiversity, Environment and Sustainability -- Pg. 267-275 DR. Preeti Rajpal Singh and Dr. Antonia Agmata Paliwal 29.Environment and Sustainable Development-Challenges Today with a vision for future -- Pg. 277-284 Dewan Anjali 30.Environment and Customer: Global Quest for Sustainable Consumption -- Pg. 285-290 Dr. Sheetal Kapoor 31. Folk Biomedicines and traditional practices to cure various veterinary diseases in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh, Western Himalaya -- Pg. 291-303 Dr. Sheetal Kapoor 32.Media Coverage of Climate Change: A Case Study of Indian English Language Dailies -- Pg. 305-314 Bharvi Dutt, K.C. Garg and Pramila Kumari 33. Energy Budget of Summer Crops in a Mountain Agro Ecosystem in Lumaun Himalaya -- Pg. 315-326 Kundan Singh, Vir Singh, Uma Melkania and J.P.N. Rai 34. "Genetic Evaluation and Characterization of Bamboo Species" -- Pg. 327-335 m.s Bhandari, Tripti Das and S.K. Tewari 35. Disaster Management through Remote Sensing and Gis -- Pg. 337-339 Neeraj Kumar Singh