Dynamics and Interrelations between Nature, Science, and Society

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Kaushalendra Kumar Jha, PhD – Former PCCF and Professor, Technical Forestry, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, India
Michael Campbell, PhD – Lecturer, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Series: Life Sciences Research and Development
BISAC: SCI020000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/MRZG7075

This book covers cutting edge topics on the interactions between scientific advancements and societal developments, and the applications of these developments to nature and environmental measurements and change. In this endeavor, there are four main clusters, namely technological developments such as geomatics applications to the measurement and analysis of socio-environmental change, ecological modifications and environmental damage, comparative ecologies, and management methods. These issues have emerged as the key topical clusters during the 21st century and may be researched effectively only by using wide-ranging examples. India stands as one of the best examples for case studies, due to its extremely variable landcover, dense human population and topflight cohorts of researchers on environmental management. The current book acknowledges the need for comparative studies, hence international comparisons are also included, using integrated ecological studies covering animal behavior, landcover, habitat and plant ecological change and human/animal relations, with the international case studies along these lines. Crucially, from a technological perspective, developments include more accurate positioning and tracking systems, detailed ecological studies, and analyses of the research results to support more sophisticated research tools. In the current book, each chapter is written by leading, international scholars, each taking a vital topic for current research.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. NTFP Marketing for Poverty Alleviation: A Case of Participatory Management in Northern India
Kaushalendra Kumar Jha1 and Abhay Kumar Patil2
1,2
Former Professor, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, India
1Former Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Uttar Pradesh, Department of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Lucknow, India
2Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Madhya Pradesh Forest department, Bhopal, India

Chapter 2. Avifauna Composition, Dynamics, and Abundance Modelling in Ramsar Wetlands of Gangetic Plain, India
 Kaushalendra Kumar Jha1, Craig Roy McKinley2 and Asha Khanna3
1
Tropical Forest, Ecosystem and Environment Management Unit, Faculty Area of Technical Forestry, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal, MP, India
2Oklahoma State University, Emeritus Professor Natural Resource Ecology and Management Department, Stillwater, OK, USA
3Faculty Area of Information Technology and Quantitative Techniques, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal, MP, India

Chapter 3. The Impact of Urban and Agricultural Landcover Expansion on Eagles in North America
Michael O’Neal Campbell
Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada

Chapter 4. The Two Tigers: The Jaguar (‘El Tigre’) of the Americas and the Tiger of Asia
Michael O’Neal Campbell
Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada

Chapter 5. Landscape Ecology Towards Long-Term Management: A Case Study of Tigers (Panthera Tigris) in Terai Arc Landscape, India
K. Ramesh, N. Naveen, T. Mondal and A. J. T. Johnsingh
Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Chapter 6. The Impact of Hypoxia and Dead Zones on Marine Habitat Destruction and Fish Populations
Sanaa A. Mustafa1 and Awadhesh N. Jha2
1Department of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Republic of Iraq
2School of Biological and Marine Sciences, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK

Chapter 7. Geodesy and Geophysical Applications for Large Raptor Ecological Research
Michael Campbell
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

Chapter 8. Radio Detection and Ranging (RADAR)
Applications for Animal Ecological Research
Michael Campbell
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

Chapter 9. Geophysical Techniques and Applications for Animal Ecological Research: The Case of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR)
Michael Campbell
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

Chapter 10. Floral Succession on Refractory Land: Emphasis on Bauxite Mine Spoils, India
Abhay Kumar Singh1,2 and Kaushalendra Kumar Jha2
1
Ex-Director, Ministry of Mines, Government of India, New Delhi, India
2Former PCCF, Department of Forest, Environment and Climate Change, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, India

Chapter 11. Protected Areas to Landscapes: Changing Paradigm of Conservation in India
Aditi Bhardwaj1 and Anil Kumar Bhardwaj2
1
Doctoral Researcher, School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
2Retd. Principal Chief Conservator of Forest and Head of Forest Force, Kerala, India

Chapter 12. Ecotourism for Biodiversity Conservation and Community Development
 Vineet K. Shrivastava1, Jagdish Kala2 and Arpita Srivastava3
1
Assistant Professor, Amity Institute of Global Warming & Ecological Studies, Amity University,
Noida, India
2Former Director General of Forests & Secretary, MoEF & CC, Govt. of India, New Delhi, India
3Scientist, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi, India

Chapter 13. Introduction of Forestry Species and Probiotics for Phytoremediation of Waterlogged Agriculture Landscape
Kumud Dubey1 and K. P. Dubey2
1
Forestry Research Centre for Eco-Rehabilitation, 3/1 Lajpat Rai Road, Prayagraj -211002, U.P., India
2Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Research and Training), Uttar Pradesh Environment,
Forest and Climate Change Department, Lucknow, UP, India

Chapter 14. Sustainable Solid Waste Management
Indushree Maharana
Project Associate I, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India

Chapter 15. Social Theory and Vulture Conservation in Africa
Michael Campbell
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

 Index