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Biodiversity, communities, and climate change. edited by Chandra Prakash Kala, Chandra Shekhar Silori.

Contributor(s): Kala, Chandra Prakash [editor.] | Silori, Chandra Shekhar [editor.] | Energy and Resources Institute.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi : TERI Press, 2013Description: xxiii, 330 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9788179934425 (hbk.); 817993442X (hbk.).Subject(s): Biodiversity conservation -- India -- Uttarakhand | Forest reserves -- India -- Uttarakhand | Medicinal plants -- Uttarakhand | Plant diversity conservation -- Uttarakhand | Climatic changes -- Uttarakhand | Biodiversity -- Climatic factors -- Uttarakhand | Climate change mitigation -- Uttarakhand | Biodiversity conservation -- Economic aspects -- Uttarakhand | Biodiversity conservation -- Government policy -- UttarakhandDDC classification: 333.95160954 BIO Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Section I: Assessment of Biodiversity--Fungal Biodiversity in Forests: Current Knowledge and Future Challenges--Spiders (Araneae) in Bhyundar Valley of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve--Status of the Forest and Wildlife in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary--Population and Management of Medicinal Plants in Chhattisgarh--Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Mapping the Plant Resources of Odisha--Chemical Impact of Parthenium hysterophorus Linn. on Some Economically Important Vegetables--Genetic Factors Contributing to Plants Vulnerability and Extinction--Use of Geospatial Techniques in Monitoring and Management of Biodiversity of Urban Ecosystems--Section II: Community, Livelihood, and Management of Biodiversity From Cabbage to Conservation: Case of Community Forest Conservation by Hmong Tribe in Northern Thailand--Increasing Livelihood Security through Kuth Cultivation in Tons Watershed, Garhwal Himalaya--Case Study of Traditional Agroecosystems in Patharkot Village, Uttarakhand--Conservation and Livelihood Links of Joint Management of Protected Area in Phutoei National Park, Thailand--Sustainable Utilization and Management of Timur by Communities in Uttarakhand--Ethno-taxonomical Study of Medicinal Plants in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve--Indigenous Knowledge, Use of NTFPs, and Biodiversity Conservation in Uttarakhand--Section III: Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation. Climate Change and Challenges of Biodiversity Conservation--Role of Forests and Associated Traditional Knowledge of Local Communities in Climate Change Adaptation--Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies of Climate Change for Sustainable Agriculture--Climate Change Mitigation: Potential of Growing Tree Species of Medicinal Value.
Summary: Biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources has remained one of the key challenges for development agencies and concerned stakeholders for decades together. The huge threat of climate change has only added to this complexity. In this context, the present book Biodiversity, Community, and Climate Change is designed to help in guiding the various principles of biodiversity conservation, effects of climate change and role of communities at various levels and landscapes. A total of 19 chapters are covered in this book and they encompass a wide range of topics including tools of biodiversity assessment ranging from conventional ecological and social survey methods to the use of latest technology such as Geographical Information System (GIS) and remote sensing.--Publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Section I: Assessment of Biodiversity--Fungal Biodiversity in Forests: Current Knowledge and Future Challenges--Spiders (Araneae) in Bhyundar Valley of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve--Status of the Forest and Wildlife in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary--Population and Management of Medicinal Plants in Chhattisgarh--Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Mapping the Plant Resources of Odisha--Chemical Impact of Parthenium hysterophorus Linn. on Some Economically Important Vegetables--Genetic Factors Contributing to Plants Vulnerability and Extinction--Use of Geospatial Techniques in Monitoring and Management of Biodiversity of Urban Ecosystems--Section II: Community, Livelihood, and Management of Biodiversity From Cabbage to Conservation: Case of Community Forest Conservation by Hmong Tribe in Northern Thailand--Increasing Livelihood Security through Kuth Cultivation in Tons Watershed, Garhwal Himalaya--Case Study of Traditional Agroecosystems in Patharkot Village, Uttarakhand--Conservation and Livelihood Links of Joint Management of Protected Area in Phutoei National Park, Thailand--Sustainable Utilization and Management of Timur by Communities in Uttarakhand--Ethno-taxonomical Study of Medicinal Plants in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve--Indigenous Knowledge, Use of NTFPs, and Biodiversity Conservation in Uttarakhand--Section III: Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation. Climate Change and Challenges of Biodiversity Conservation--Role of Forests and Associated Traditional Knowledge of Local Communities in Climate Change Adaptation--Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies of Climate Change for Sustainable Agriculture--Climate Change Mitigation: Potential of Growing Tree Species of Medicinal Value.

Biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources has remained one of the key challenges for development agencies and concerned stakeholders for decades together. The huge threat of climate change has only added to this complexity. In this context, the present book Biodiversity, Community, and Climate Change is designed to help in guiding the various principles of biodiversity conservation, effects of climate change and role of communities at various levels and landscapes. A total of 19 chapters are covered in this book and they encompass a wide range of topics including tools of biodiversity assessment ranging from conventional ecological and social survey methods to the use of latest technology such as Geographical Information System (GIS) and remote sensing.--Publisher description.

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