Biodiversity in India Issues and Concerns

by Kannaiyan, S & A. Gopalam

ISBN: 9789354611353
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Imprint : Associated Publishing Company
Year : 2023
Price : Rs. 15095.00
Biblio : viii+421p.,figs.,tabls., 25 cm

Author Profile

Prof (Dr.)S Kannaiyan, Chairman, National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai is Doctorate in Agricultural Microbiology. He was a Post Doctoral Fellow in the University of London, UK and also at Charles Kattering Research Institute, Yellowspring, Dayton, USA. After serving as a visiting scientist in the University of California, Davis, California, USA, he shifted his focus of research work to biofertilizers for rice production and scaled to the higher peaks as an International scientist of Biofertilizers. He was conferred with the Outstanding Achievement Award in Bio-fertilizers by Cambridge University. As Dean, Faculty of Agriculture in Tamilnadu Agricultural University he brought in reforms in the management and administration of agriculture education. <BR> Dr. A. Gopalam. Principal Scientist in Educational Psychology at National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, is Ph.D. in Biochemistry. His initial footing as a biochemist in Central Tabacco Research Institute Rajahmundry and Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut gave him insights into the needs of agricultural development as related to agricultural education. In NAARM he is totally occupied in training function in the key focus area of Educational, Behavioral and Instructional Technology to a wide spectrum of teachers from State Agricultural University System.

About The Book

India is blessed with varied biodiversity, possesses wealth of flora and fauna and is fortunately endowed with a wide range of agroclimatic conditions that support growth of equally diverse range of plant and animal species. Conservation of these resources is important considering their strategic importance for complimentary economic growth and prosperity. This book describing the plant, animal and marines and microbial biodiversity in India is a resource document for the policy planners, administrators, scientists and researchers who consider this vast resource subscribing for country’s economic development.