Environmental Stress: Indication, Mitigation and Eco-conservation

Environmental Stress: Indication, Mitigation and Eco-conservation

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In the present scenario, stresses induced due to global environmental change have indeed become a focal point of researches and study programmes worldwide. Stress caused to plant life has an important consequence to both, vegetation as such and all other global cycles which sustain this `living earth'.
Unlike other already existing works this volume elucidates the plant-pollutant relationship in a manner that defines not only the drastic effects of pollutants on plants but concomitantly highlights the hitherto less focused areas namely phytoindication, phytoremediation and stress tolerant bioaesthetic development, thus concentrating more on plant than pollutant. The book would help understand the magnitude of environmental stress in the coming years and may play a formative role in defining future research and policy areas along with providing impetus to development of newer eco-technologies.
The book shall interest both students and researchers of environmental sciences, ecology, forestry and related disciplines as well as persons and organisations engaged in environmental management and eco-conservation.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 26.92mm | 1,890g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2000 ed.
  • XVIII, 464 p.
  • 0792364104
  • 9780792364108

Table of contents

List of Contributors. Foreword and Preface. Environmental Stress. 1. Climate Change - Implications for the Developing Countries; S.K. Sinha. 2. Predicting the Impacts of Climate Change on Vegetation; T.W. Ashenden, et al. 3. Air Pollution Impacts on Agriculture: A Global Issue; M.R. Ashmore, et al. 4. Effects of Air Pollution on Herbivorous Insects; J.N.B. Bell. 5. Floristic Summary of North American Plant Species in the Air Pollution Literature; J.P. Bennett. 6. The Impacts of Air Pollution on Crops in Developing Countries - A Case Study in Pakistan; S.R.A. Shamsi, et al. 7. Pollution vis-a-vis Biodiversity; P.B. Rastogi, N. Rastogi. 8. Elevated Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Plant Responses; M. Agrawal, S.S. Deepak. 9. Implications for Variation in Carbon Sources for Global Warming Potential of Methane; C.K. Varshney, A.K. Attri. 10. The Impact of Nitrogen Compounds - A Problem of Growing Concern; B. Prinz. 11. Nitrogen Dioxide and Nitrogen Nutrition in Plants; H.S. Srivastava. 12. Atmospheric H2S Pollution - Deposition and Impact on Sulphur Metabolism in Plants; L.J. de Kok, et al. 13. Long Term Effects of Metal on Helophytes in Lakes; G. Blake. 14. Heavy Metal Emission from Thermal Power Plants and its Implications in Vegetative Environment - A Case Study; D.K. Soni, et al. 15. Studies on the Impact of Certain Oxidizing Pollutants and Growth Regulating Substances on Oryza sativa var. Tulasi; S.H. Raza, K. Gouri. Stress Indication. 16. Cadmium induced Adaptive response in Plant Cells in vivo- A Possible Model Based on Genotoxicity Studies; B.B. Panda, et al. 17. Screening for Clastogenic Effects of Arsenicals on Plants in-vivo; B. Bandopadhyay, A. Sharma. 18. Effect of Chromium(VI) on Growth and Metabolic Activities of Giant Duckweed Spirodela polyrrhiza (L.) Schleinden; R.D. Tripathi, S. Smith. 19. Effects of Transpiration, Carbon Dioxide and Ozone on the Content of Cadmium and Zinc in Spring Wheat Grain; H. Pleijel, et al. 20. Growth Responses of Cassia sophera L. to Thermal Power Plant Emissions with Reference to Distance from the Source; Mahmooduzzafar, M. Iqbal. 21. Toxicity of Arsenic on Two Tropical Marine Phytoplankton; I. Melor, et al. 22. Aquatic Weeds as Indicators of Water Quality; A. Dewanji, S. Matai. 23. A Comparative Survey of Phytoplanktonic Flora in the Three Lagoons in Southern Sri Lanka with Special Reference to Their Usage as Biomonitors; M.P. De Silva, D.G.T. Priyadarshana. 24. Evaluation of Plants Growing around a Cement Factory; J. Misra, et al. 25. Wild Plant Species in Bioindication of Polluted Environment; G. Murin, K. Micieta. 26. Calcutta Metropolis - Pollution and Plants; R.K. Chakraverty, E. Raychaudhuri. 27. Copper and Zinc Content in the Food Commodities of Hyderabad; K. Gouri, S.H. Raza. 28. Methane Efflux from Wetland Rice Fields; H.-U. Neue, et al. 29. The Use of Plants to Measure the Global Distribution of Organochlorines; D.B. Peakall. 30. Effects of Toxicants (Pollutants) on a Biological Species -Some Mathematical Models; J.B. Shukla, et al. Mitigation
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