Adaptive Phytoremediation Practices

Adaptive Phytoremediation Practices

Resilience to Climate Change

1st Edition - February 16, 2022

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  • Authors: Vimal Pandey, Gordana Gajic, Pallavi Sharma, Madhumita Roy
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128238318
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128238325

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Adaptive Phytoremediation Practices: Resilience to Climate Change discusses current phytoremediation practices under an ever-pressing need for environmental remediation due to increasing pollution in a changing climate. Phytoremediation is increasingly relevant due to plants’ high effectiveness and sustainability during remediation and the ability of potential phytoremediation plants to adapt to changes in climate. Changing climatic conditions cause various biotic and abiotic stresses in plants and thereby negatively affect a plant’s establishment, growth, and yield. Therefore, the integration of suitable climate-resilient plants and adaptive remedial practices along with proper agro-biotechnological interventions is of paramount importance to mitigate the rapidly growing pollution. This book is an important reference for environmental scientists, particularly those working in pollution management and remediation, forming an up-to-date collection of phytoremediation practices that provide sustainable solutions as a holistic approach for carrying out phytoremediation under changing climatic conditions.

Key Features

  • Provides up-to-date research and understanding on how to design, refine, and implement adaptive phytoremediation practices
  • Focuses on enhancing resilience in plants toward climate change and explanations of the characteristics of resilient plants for adaptive phytoremediation practices in a changing climate
  • Presents methods and solutions for adapting phytoremediation practices to climate change


International audiences dealing with phytoremediation research. More specifically students in undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to environmental science, research scholars working in this area. Scientists, students and researchers, engineers, environmentalists and policy makers working in the field of soil remediation. Academia professionals and students of soil science, environmental engineering, biology. Academics, engineers and policymakers in site remediation and sustainable development

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • About the authors
  • Foreword by Dr. Jan Frouz
  • Foreword by Dr. ir. Filip M G Tack
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1: Phytoremediation in a changing climate
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Global climate change
  • 3: Impacts of climate change on growth, uptake of metals, and phytoremediation potential of plants
  • 4: Plant-microbe interaction and their effect on metal uptake and phytoremediation in a changing climate
  • 5: Conclusions and future prospects
  • References
  • 2: Plant responses toward climatic stressors individually and in combination with soil heavy metals
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Coping against abiotic stress condition
  • 3: Coping against biotic stresses
  • 4: Plant responses toward climatic stressors in combination with soil heavy metals
  • 5: Conclusions and future prospects
  • References
  • 3: Structural and functional characteristics of resilient plants for adaptive phytoremediation practices
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Adaptive characteristics of resilient plants
  • 3: Conclusions
  • 4: Future perspectives
  • References
  • 4: Soil and phytomanagement for adaptive phytoremediation practices
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Soil management
  • 3: Phytomanagement
  • 4: Pros and cons of adaptive phytoremediation practice
  • 5: Conclusion
  • References
  • 5: Adaptive phytoremediation practices for sustaining ecosystem services
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Adaptive phytoremediation practices—An ultimate hope for nature sustainability
  • 3: Ecosystem services from phytoremediated polluted sites
  • 4: Opportunities and challenges in adaptive phytoremediation practices
  • 5: Summary and conclusion
  • References
  • 6: Designer plants for climate-resilient phytoremediation
  • Abstract
  • 1: Overview
  • 2: Biotechnological strategies for generating climate-resilient phytoremediation
  • 3: Designing and developing climate-resilient plants for adaptive phytoremediation involving OMICS approach and CRISPER-Cas9
  • 4: Application of CRISPER to improve plant growth-promoting microbes and other features of plant growth-promoting microbes
  • 5: Adaptive and climate-resilient phytoremediation practices
  • 6: Designer plants in agriculture and phytoremediation through CRISPR/Cas9 system
  • 7: Challenges and opportunities
  • 8: Conclusion
  • References
  • 7: Making biomass from phytoremediation fruitful: Future goal of phytoremediation
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Phytoremediation and generation of heavy metal-contaminated biomass (HMCB)
  • 3: The fate of contaminated biomass from phytoremediation
  • 4: Bioeconomy via products recovery from contaminated biomass
  • 5: Technologies for contaminated biomass conversion into bioenergy
  • 6: Biodiesel, biogas, and bioethanol recovery from contaminated biomass
  • 7: Conversion of biomass to bioelectricity
  • 8: Other valorization of heavy metal-contaminated biomass
  • 9: Techno-economic assessment (TEA)
  • 10: Summary and conclusion
  • References
  • 8: Policy implications and future prospects for adaptive phytoremediation practices
  • Abstract
  • 1: Climatic zones and potential shift under future global warming scenario
  • 2: Current scenario
  • 3: Climate change effects and adaptive phytomanagement
  • 4: Climate-smart agriculture and phytoremediation
  • 5: Conclusion and future prospects
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 370
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: February 16, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128238318
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128238325

About the Authors

Vimal Pandey

Dr. Vimal Chandra Pandey featured in the world’s top 2% scientists curated by Stanford University, United States. Dr. Pandey is a leading researcher in the field of phytomanagement of polluted sites. He has published more than 100 scientific articles/book chapters in peer-reviewed journals/books. He is also the author and editor of seven books published by Elsevier, with several more forthcoming. Dr. Pandey is Associate Editor/Editor/Board Member of the prestigious journals Land Degradation and Development; Restoration Ecology; Ecological Processes; Environment, Development and Sustainability; Ambio; Environmental Management; and Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology by Wiley/Springer.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Environmental Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Gordana Gajic

Dr. Gordana Gajić is Senior Research Associate in the Department of Ecology, Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković,” National Institute of Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade, Serbia. Her research areas are phytoremediation, ecorestoration, plant ecophysiology, and biochemistry. Dr. Gajić has published more than 30 research papers in reputed journals and contributed five book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, Department of Ecology, Institute for Biological Research, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Pallavi Sharma

Dr. Pallavi Sharma is Professor at the School of Environment and Sustainable Development, Central University of Gujarat, India. Dr. Sharma is currently engaged in work on the mechanisms of abiotic stress tolerance in plants. She has published 50 scientific articles/book chapters in peer-reviewed journals/books with more than 7,600 citations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor at the School of Environment and Sustainable Development, Central University of Gujarat, India.

Madhumita Roy

Dr. Madhumita Roy is a DST Women Scientist at the Bose Institute in Kolkata, where she is the Principal Investigator. Her previous work experience includes a postdoctoral fellowship at CSIR-IICB (2012-2013) and teaching at Techno India University's Biotechnology Department as an assistant professor (2014-2018). Jadavpur University awarded her a Ph.D. in Microbiology, North Bengal University a master's degree in Biotechnology, and Calcutta University a bachelor's degree in Zoology. She has ten years of expertise (excluding PhD study) in the field of microbiology, specializing in Molecular Microbiology and Environmental Microbiology. Dr. Roy served as Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator on two research projects, mentored five research scholars to doctoral degrees, and published 18 articles in SCI journals, 10 conference proceedings, and eight book chapters. Her research goal is to use bioprospecting to find bacteria that can be used for environmental cleanup or to improve human life by screening and isolating novel antimicrobials that can kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria (biopharmaceutical application)

Affiliations and Expertise

DST-Women Scientist at the Department of Microbiology, Bose Institute, India

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