Biodiversity COnservation and Livelihood Management

by Thatoi, H N & Priya Ranjan Debata

ISBN: 9789354612275
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Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2022
Price : Rs. 16695.00
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Author Profile

Dr. Hrudayanath Thatoi is a Professor, Department of Biotechnology, North Orissa University, Odisha, India. He is also presently working as Director of Centre for Similipal Studies, Director, HRDC, North Orissa University. He has also served as Reader and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Biju Patnaik University and Technology, Odisha and Sr. Scientist, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai. Prof. Thatoi obtained his M. Sc, M. Phil. and Ph. D. from Utkal University, Odisha and has more than 15 years of teaching and 25 years of research experience. Prof. Thatoi has published more than 200 research papers in various nationally and internationally reputed journals and more than 30 book chapters in National and International publications. Prof. Thatoi has also authored 18 reference books and Seminar Proceedings. Dr. Priya Ranjan Debata Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology at North Orissa University. He received his M.Sc. in Zoology from Berhampur University in 1998. He worked for his Ph.D. degree at the Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, and obtained his Ph.D. in Life Sciences from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar in 2008. He is a recipient of CSIR-JRF-NET Fellowship, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, and Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship from the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. He has more than five years of Postdoctoral Research experience at City University of New York, USA. Dr. Debata has implemented research projects from DBT Govt. of India, DST Govt. of Odisha, and DST Govt. of India. He has published many peer-reviewed papers in international journals. He joined the North Orissa University as faculty in 2012.

About The Book

Biodiversity conservation is a major issue in the current era as the majority of species are under the threat of extinction. Most of the threats are coming from anthropogenic activities and climate change. The world is moving in a crossroads were priorities for the supply of food to the increasing population and side by side exploitation of biodiversity and a realistic thought for biodiversity conservation. Forest and biodiversity play an important role in an alternate livelihood and mitigating hunger from time immemorial. Similipal Biosphere Reserve is situated in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha and is the natural home to varieties of animals, plants, and vegetation. This supports the livelihood for several tribal villages located both within and outside of it. But with increasing the population and decreasing the forest areas needs alternate livelihood supports for the people depending on the forest. Taking into consideration these issues, a national level seminar was organized by the Centre for Similipal Studies, North Orissa University to discuss the issues related to biodiversity conservation and livelihood management. The book covers some of the topics discussed in the seminar along with invited articles from various experts working in the field of biodiversity conservation and livelihood management. The book contains 32 chapter comprising biodiversity issues and livelihood management in two different sections. The book is extremely important for students, researchers, policymakers, and the Govt. for implementation of various programs related to biodiversity conservation and livelihood management