Conserving, Halting and Reinstating Degraded Natural Resources During the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

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Rajani Srivastava, M.Sc., PhD – Assistant Professor, Environmental Science (Environmental Technology), RGSC, IESD, Banaras Hindu University, India
Pankaj Kumar, PhD – Professor, Department of Botany, UP College, Varanasi, India

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology; Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
BISAC: SCI026000; SCI020000; SCI011000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/PWGH4242

This book discusses many new and recent challenges of degradation in diverse ecosystems, as well as case studies of restoration.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Ecological Restoration: Concepts and Strategies
Abaidya Nath Singh¹, Pankaj Kumar¹, Arvind Pratap Singh¹ and Sippy Dasani²
¹Department of Botany, Udai Pratap College (Autonomous Institution), Varanasi, India
²Department of Botany, Bipin Bihari College, Jhansi, India

Chapter 2. Ecosystem Degradation: Causes and Consequences
Rajani Srivastava and Shreya Pandey
Environmental Science (Environmental Technology), Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development, RGSC, Banaras Hindu University, Mirzapur, India

Chapter 3. The Complexity of Ecological Networks: A Computational Analysis Using R
Basant K. Tiwary
Department of Bioinformatics, School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India

Chapter 4. Forests: A Valuable Natural Resource: Its Degradation and Restoration Perspectives
Sunil Singh¹ and Rajani Srivastava²
¹Department of Botany, Udai Pratap College, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India (Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidhyapeeth, Varanasi)
²Department of Environment and Sustainable Development, IESD, Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Banaras Hindu University, Mirzapur, India

Chapter 5. The Role of Microorganisms in Ecosystem Restoration
Nidhi Singh¹, Rupanshee Srivastava¹, Tripti Kanda¹, Sadhana Yadav¹, Shivam Yadav² and Neelam Atri³
¹Department of Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
²Department of Botany, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, India
³Department of Botany, MMV, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Chapter 6. Biotechnological Approaches in Mitigating Climate Variability and Anthropogenic Factors
Riddha Dey, Surya Prakash Dube, Seema Devi and Richa Raghuwanshi
Department of Botany, MMV, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Chapter 7. Phytoremediation: A Tool for the Reclamation of Pesticides and Pharmaceutical Contaminated Ecosystems
Bhawana Raj¹, Rachna¹ and Umesh Kumar Singh¹,2
¹Department of Environmental Science, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya, Bihar, India
²Centre of Environmental Studies, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India

Chapter 8. Wetlands Classification, Importance, Causes of Degradation and Ecological Methods of Restoration
Sonam Gupta and Aneet Kumar Yadav
Department of Environmental Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Vidya Vihar, Raebareli Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Chapter 9. Climate Smart Agriculture: A Roadmap to Sustainable Agriculture
Amrita Kumari, Priyanka Soni, Fahami Zaya, Rahul Kumar, Nidhi Singh, Riya Gupta and Nandita Ghoshal
Centre of Advanced Study in Botany, Department of Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Chapter 10. Grassland Degradation and its Restoration
Mahesh Chalimalla and Rajani Srivastava
Department of Environment & Sustainable Development, IESD, Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Banaras Hindu University, Mirzapur, India

Chapter 11. The Restoration of Wastelands: Methods of Landfill Reclamation
Vijai Krishna
Department of Environmental Sciences, (RGSC), Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Chapter 12. The Working of Computer Simulation Models in Deciphering Environmental Problems
Rajesh Kumar Rai
Department of Agricultural Engineering, Udai Pratap College (Autonomous Institution), Varanasi, India

Chapter 13. An Analysis of Bioenergy Plantations for the Reclamation of Degraded Lands and Their Sustainability
Saurabh Singh and Jay Prakash Verma
Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Chapter 14. The Role of Soil Microbes in the Reclamation and Restoration of Soil
Sneha Dwivedi and Alok Kumar Singh
Laboratory of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, Department of Botany C.M.P. Degree College, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, India

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