Natural Resources Conservation and Advances for Sustainability

Natural Resources Conservation and Advances for Sustainability

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  • Editors: Manoj Jhariya, Ram Meena, Arnab Banerjee, Surya Meena
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128231128
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Natural Resources Conservation and Advances for Sustainability addresses the latest challenges associated with the management and conservation of natural resources. It presents interdisciplinary approaches to promote advances in solving these challenges. By examining what has already been done and analyzing it in the context of what still needs to be done, particularly in the context of latest technologies and sustainability, the book helps to identify ideal methods for natural resource management and conservation. Each chapter begins with a graphical abstract and presents complicated or detailed content in the form of figures or tables. In addition, the book compares the latest techniques with conventional techniques and troubleshoots conventional methods with modifications, making it a practical resource for researchers in environmental science and natural resource management.

Key Features

  • Discusses the pros and cons of past and current endeavors related to natural resource management
  • Presents recent technologies and methods for management and conservation, particularly with applications for sustainability
  • Covers a variety of disciplines, from environmental science to life science
  • Includes a graphical abstract as well as a section on significant achievements in the field and future perspectives

Readership

Researchers, graduate students, and policymakers in environmental science, conservation, and sustainability. Students in environmental science disciplines

Table of Contents

  • Cover
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • About the editors
  • Preface
  • Section A: Natural resources management
  • Chapter 1: Importance of natural resources conservation: Moving toward the sustainable world
  • Abstract
  • 1.1: Introduction
  • 1.2: Problems associated with the resources
  • 1.3: Management of natural resources
  • 1.4: Natural resources management under changing climate
  • 1.5: Sustainability and sustainable development
  • 1.6: Sustainability, well-being and development
  • 1.7: Challenges toward sustainability
  • 1.8: Natural resource management and sustainable approaches
  • 1.9: Policy frameworks for natural resource management
  • 1.10: Future visions, research and development vis-a-vis sustainable management
  • 1.11: Future roadmap toward sustainability of natural resources
  • 1.12: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 2: Challenges in natural resource management for ecological sustainability
  • Abstract
  • 2.1: Introduction
  • 2.2: What are natural resources?
  • 2.3: Natural resource management-concept
  • 2.4: What is ecological sustainability?
  • 2.5: What is sustainable environment?
  • 2.6: Main challenges
  • 2.7: Management of natural resource and ecological sustainability in India
  • 2.8: Research and development
  • 2.9: Policy and legal framework
  • 2.10: Future perspectives
  • 2.11: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 3: Soil management for food security
  • Abstract
  • 3.1: Introduction
  • 3.2: Food security and crisis from world’s perspective
  • 3.3: The role of soils: Plant growth medium and food security
  • 3.4: Soil limitations in plant production
  • 3.5: Alternative ways of increasing plant productivity
  • 3.6: Research and development toward sustainable soil management and food security
  • 3.7: Future perspective
  • 3.8: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Soil improvement in arid and semiarid regions for sustainable development
  • Abstract
  • 4.1: Introduction
  • 4.2: Characteristic of arid and semiarid soil environment
  • 4.3: The global dimensions of environmental problems of arid and semiarid soil
  • 4.4: Arid and semiarid soil problems in Algeria perspectives
  • 4.5: Current need for soil improvement
  • 4.6: Technologies for improvement of soil of arid and semiarid environment
  • 4.7: Combating desertification
  • 4.8: Research and development in polymer science toward the improvement of soil of arid and semiarid environment
  • 4.9: Policy and legal framework for implementation of innovative technologies toward soil improvement of arid and semiarid lands
  • 4.10: Future prospectus of polymers and biopolymers under arid and semiarid environment
  • 4.11: Sustainable approaches toward soil under arid and semiarid environment
  • 4.12: Soil sustainability in arid and semiarid environment
  • 4.13: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 5: Remote sensing for agriculture and resource management
  • Abstract
  • 5.1: Introduction
  • 5.2: Principle of remote sensing
  • 5.3: Remote sensing developmental era
  • 5.4: Remote sensing platforms
  • 5.5: Remote sensing technologies used in agriculture
  • 5.6: Application of remote sensing in agriculture
  • 5.7: Remote sensing in agriculture: A scenario
  • 5.8: Remote sensing programs for agriculture and resource management in India
  • 5.9: Remote sensed “big data” management in agriculture
  • 5.10: Use of wavelength region for agricultural data collection
  • 5.11: Remote sensing indices
  • 5.12: Remote sensing for natural resources inventory, mapping and monitoring
  • 5.13: Remote sensing for crop management
  • 5.14: Remote sensing for soil management
  • 5.15: Application of remote sensing to combat desertification
  • 5.16: Remote sensing for site-specific weed management
  • 5.17: Remote sensing in watershed management
  • 5.18: Remote sensing for insect-pest management
  • 5.19: Potential of remote sensing in agriculture and resource management
  • 5.20: Application of remote sensing in biodiversity management
  • 5.21: Remote sensing in agroforestry system
  • 5.22: Remote sensing for rangeland classification and management
  • 5.23: Remote sensing for climate change impact analysis and adaptation in agriculture
  • 5.24: Advantages of remote sensing techniques in agricultural survey
  • 5.25: Possible solutions for mitigation the constraints and adaptation of remote sensing
  • 5.26: Challenges and future perspectives
  • 5.27: Conclusions
  • References
  • Section B: Ecological restoration
  • Chapter 6: Biodiversity recovery at environmental mining restorations
  • Abstract
  • 6.1: Introduction
  • 6.2: Scenario of mining and biodiversity restoration approach in Spain
  • 6.3: Paradigm shift: Traditional approach vs. ecosystem approach
  • 6.4: Integrating the ecosystem approach in the restoration of the affected natural space
  • 6.5: Assessment of the positive environmental impact
  • 6.6: Research and development activities related to biodiversity restoration in mining site
  • 6.7: Future perspective
  • 6.8: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 7: Climate change adaptation through ecological restoration
  • Abstract
  • 7.1: Introduction
  • 7.2: Climate change and land-use pattern
  • 7.3: Climate change, land degradation and restoration
  • 7.4: Necessity of a study on climate change adaptation
  • 7.5: Ecological consideration for climate change adaptation
  • 7.6: Ecosystem service as a measure for climate change adaptation
  • 7.7: Land-use pattern and climate change
  • 7.8: Climate change mitigation through ecological restoration
  • 7.9: Evaluation of carbon budget in various land use types
  • 7.10: CO2 absorption function of the riparian forest
  • 7.11: Research and developmental activities
  • 7.12: Policy and legal framework of climate change adaptation in Korea
  • 7.13: Conclusions
  • 7.14: Future perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 8: Eco-restoration of bauxite mining: An ecological approach
  • Abstract
  • 8.1: Introduction
  • 8.2: Bauxite—A brief overview
  • 8.3: World’s distribution of bauxite deposits
  • 8.4: Bauxite deposits of India
  • 8.5: Bauxite production scenario in the world and India
  • 8.6: Classification of bauxite
  • 8.7: Bauxite mining technology
  • 8.8: Bauxite mining and its impact
  • 8.9: Ecological scenario of bauxite mining at Mainpat, Sarguja
  • 8.10: Ecological impact of bauxite mining in Mainpat
  • 8.11: Environmental management plan of bauxite mining
  • 8.12: Eco-restoration—A brief introduction
  • 8.13: Future prospect of eco-restoration of bauxite mining
  • 8.14: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 9: Riparian conservation and restoration for ecological sustainability
  • Abstract
  • 9.1: Introduction
  • 9.2: Ecological services of riparian forest
  • 9.3: Productive and cultural importance of riparian forest
  • 9.4: Anthropogenic effect on riparian vegetation
  • 9.5: Species invasion and riparian health
  • 9.6: Sustainable development, management, and restoration of riparian ecosystem
  • 9.7: Future research and development
  • 9.8: Conclusion
  • References
  • Section C: Forest-based environment and ecological sustainability
  • Chapter 10: Ecological wisdom for natural resources management and sustainability
  • Abstract
  • 10.1: Introduction
  • 10.2: Ecological wisdom: A conceptual framework
  • 10.3: Ecological wisdom and sustainability
  • 10.4: Sustainability: Building block
  • 10.5: Natural resources: An overview
  • 10.6: Sustainable natural resource management: Global challenge
  • 10.7: Policies and strategies for natural resource management
  • 10.8: Future roadmap for natural resource management
  • 10.9: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 11: Environmental sustainability: Challenges and approaches
  • Abstract
  • 11.1: Introduction
  • 11.2: Natural resources and environmental sustainability
  • 11.3: Environmental pollution and sustainability
  • 11.4: Global climate change and environmental sustainability
  • 11.5: Conservation, protection, and restoration of natural resources
  • 11.6: Technologies toward environmental sustainability
  • 11.7: Nanotechnology and nano-science toward environmental sustainability
  • 11.8: Agriculture and sustainability
  • 11.9: Industry and sustainability
  • 11.10: Urban sustainability
  • 11.11: Policy framework for environmental sustainability
  • 11.12: Conclusions
  • 11.13: Future thrust toward sustainability
  • References
  • Chapter 12: Prospects and implementation of nanotechnology in environmental remediation and clean up
  • Abstract
  • 12.1: Introduction
  • 12.2: Nanotechnology: The next generation technology
  • 12.3: Types of nanoparticles
  • 12.4: Properties of nanoparticles
  • 12.5: Nano-materials and their contribution to ecosystem
  • 12.6: Nanobioremediation
  • 12.7: Nanotechnology in environmental applications
  • 12.8: Nanotechnology for sensing and detecting pollution
  • 12.9: Nanotechnology and sustainable development
  • 12.10: Impacts of nanotechnology on environment
  • 12.11: Research and development
  • 12.12: Future perspective
  • 12.13: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 13: Agroforestry a model for ecological sustainability
  • Abstract
  • 13.1: Introduction
  • 13.2: Agroforestry: A decade of development
  • 13.3: Prominence and importance of agroforestry
  • 13.4: Agroforestry: Area coverage
  • 13.5: Classification of agroforestry
  • 13.6: Ecosystem services through agroforestry system
  • 13.7: Agroforestry for ecological sustainability
  • 13.8: Agroforestry concern for environmental security
  • 13.9: Research and development in agroforestry
  • 13.10: Policy framework for adoption of agroforestry
  • 13.11: Conclusions
  • 13.12: Future prospect and roadmap of agroforestry development
  • References
  • Chapter 14: Tree shelters: A promising tool for environmental and livestock management
  • Abstract
  • 14.1: Introduction
  • 14.2: Livestock scenario
  • 14.3: Animal damage or pressures
  • 14.4: Protection from animal damage
  • 14.5: Effects of tree shelters survival, growth and protection of tree seedlings
  • 14.6: Tree shelters for environmental and livestock management
  • 14.7: Research and developmental activities related to tree shelters of managing animal damage
  • 14.8: Policy framework for effective utilization of tree shelters for seedling growth
  • 14.9: Future perspectives
  • 14.10: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 15: Influence of stand structure on forest biomass sustainability
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 15.1: Introduction
  • 15.2: Stand structure
  • 15.3: Characterization of stand structure with biomass
  • 15.4: Biomass dynamics
  • 15.5: Strategies towards biomass sustainability
  • 15.6: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 16: Native forests in agricultural landscapes: An option for sustainability
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 16.1: Ecosystem services and complexity
  • 16.2: Biomass and ecosystem services
  • 16.3: Native forests as providers of ecosystem services
  • 16.4: Native forests in agricultural landscapes: Case study
  • 16.5: Native forests in agricultural landscapes: Contributions for management
  • 16.6: Native forests and human land uses: How to achieve harmony?
  • 16.7: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 17: Bioclimatology and botanical resources for sustainable development
  • Abstract
  • 17.1: Introduction
  • 17.2: Methodology
  • 17.3: Results and discussion
  • 17.4: Research and development toward application of bioclimatology and botanical resources for achieving sustainable development
  • 17.5: Future prospects of cultivation indicators and risk modeling toward sustainability
  • 17.6: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 18: Use of simulation models to aid soil and water conservation actions for sustainable agro-forested systems
  • Abstract
  • 18.1: Introduction
  • 18.2: Modeling hydrology
  • 18.3: Distributed models for water and soil conservation
  • 18.4: Interfaces
  • 18.5: Structure and processes
  • 18.6: Data requirement
  • 18.7: Example applications
  • 18.8: Final considerations
  • References
  • Section D: Technological intervention for resources management
  • Chapter 19: Environmental education for sustainable development
  • Abstract
  • 19.1: Introduction
  • 19.2: Education and sustainable development
  • 19.3: Environmental education and student empowerment
  • 19.4: Interrelationship between environmental education and sustainable development
  • 19.5: Policy formulation and planning for environmental education towards sustainability
  • 19.6: Environmental education for managing resources
  • 19.7: Sustainability through education from environment dimension—World perspective
  • 19.8: Environmental education towards sustainability—Indian context
  • 19.9: Research and development
  • 19.10: Conclusion
  • 19.11: Future roadmap
  • References
  • Chapter 20: Application of GIS and remote sensing towards forest resource management in mangrove forest of Niger Delta
  • Abstract
  • Graphical abstract
  • Acknowledgment
  • 20.1: Introduction
  • 20.2: Forest resource management
  • 20.3: Application of remote sensing in forest resource management
  • 20.4: Application of GIS in forestry management
  • 20.5: Niger Delta mangrove—A case study
  • 20.6: Scenario of mangrove Forest and application of remote sensing in the Niger Delta
  • 20.7: Mangrove forest management in the Niger Delta
  • 20.8: Policy and legal framework for effective management of Niger Delta Mangrove through remote sensing and GIS
  • 20.9: Conclusions and recommendations
  • 20.10: Future perspective of sustainable forest management
  • References
  • Chapter 21: Sustainable management of tropical anguillid eels in Southeast Asia
  • Abstract
  • 21.1: Introduction
  • 21.2: Biology and ecology of anguillid eels
  • 21.3: Importance of anguillid eels
  • 21.4: Global decline of anguillid eel populations
  • 21.5: Present status of trading of anguillid eel stocks in Southeast Asia
  • 21.6: Deficiencies of stock assessment and fishery management in anguillid eels in Southeast Asia
  • 21.7: Threats to anguillid eels
  • 21.8: Conservation and sustainable management of anguillid eels in Southeast Asia
  • 21.9: Research and developmental activities in the world and Southeast Asia
  • 21.10: Policy and legal framework towards conservation and sustainable management
  • 21.11: Future roadmap
  • 21.12: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 22: Agronomic and biochemical characteristics of Pteris vittata L. under the impact of chromium stress
  • Abstract
  • 22.1: Introduction
  • 22.2: Materials and methods
  • 22.3: Results and discussion
  • 22.4: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 23: Seaweed farming: A perspective of sustainable agriculture and socio-economic development
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgment
  • 23.1: Introduction
  • 23.2: Seaweed production and its applications
  • 23.3: Need of seaweed farming
  • 23.4: Principle of seaweed farming
  • 23.5: Advanced technique of seaweed farming
  • 23.6: Ecological significance
  • 23.7: Economic importance
  • 23.8: Policy and legal framework for effective implementation of seaweed farming
  • 23.9: Challenges and opportunities in seaweed farming
  • 23.10: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 24: Species invasion and ecological risk
  • Abstract
  • 24.1: Introduction
  • 24.2: Challenges
  • 24.3: IAS: Global perspectives
  • 24.4: IAS in the tropics
  • 24.5: History of species introduction in India
  • 24.6: Distribution in India
  • 24.7: Biology, ecology, and abundance of IAS
  • 24.8: Dynamics of IAS
  • 24.9: Mode of invasion
  • 24.10: Mechanism of invasion
  • 24.11: Types of invasion
  • 24.12: Threats of IAS
  • 24.13: Causes of invasion
  • 24.14: Risk assessment for management toward ecological invasion
  • 24.15: Strategic plans for IAS management
  • 24.16: Research requirements
  • 24.17: Conclusion
  • 24.18: Future directions
  • References
  • Chapter 25: Utilization of three indigenous plant species as alternative to plastic can reduce pollution and bring sustainability in the environment
  • Abstract
  • 25.1: Introduction
  • 25.2: Application of plants as alternate biodegradable source of plastics for reducing the environmental pollution
  • 25.3: Application of eco-friendly alternatives for sustainable environment
  • 25.4: Management strategies
  • 25.5: Threats to Phoenix, Nannorrhops, and Typha
  • 25.6: Conservation and Management of Phoenix, Nannorrhops, and Typha, in Pakistani context
  • 25.7: Policy formulation and legal framework
  • 25.8: Future perspectives of pollution abatement through plants
  • 25.9: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 26: Sustainable natural resources exploitation: Clay/sand mining on diminishing greener security and increased climate risks in Nigeria
  • Abstract
  • 26.1: Introduction
  • 26.2: Statement of problem
  • 26.3: Study area
  • 26.4: Materials and methods
  • 26.5: Results and discussion
  • 26.6: Environmental effects of sand/clay mining in Uruezi-Egbema
  • 26.7: Estimation of the volume sand/clay extracted in Uruezi-Egbema
  • 26.8: Policy development and legal framework regarding clay/sand mining in Nigeria
  • 26.9: Future perspective
  • 26.10: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 27: Study of the composition of PM2.5 aerosols on heavy metals in primary schools: Case of Tiaret City (Algeria)
  • Abstract
  • 27.1: Introduction
  • 27.2: Materials and methods
  • 27.3: Results and discussion
  • 27.4: Sustainable planning and institutional development for combating air pollution
  • 27.5: Nature-based solution toward sustainable planning in Algeria
  • 27.6: Management and sustainability approaches to combat PM2.5 aerosols in Tiaret, Algeria
  • 27.7: Future perspective
  • 27.8: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 28: Characterizing to sustain the agrobiodiversity in the Gedeo Zone, Southern Ethiopia
  • Abstract
  • 28.1: Introduction
  • 28.2: Materials and methods
  • 28.3: Result and discussion
  • 28.4: Conclusion and recommendations
  • Appendix I: Semistructured interview questions
  • Appendix II
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 650
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: September 21, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128231128
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128229767

About the Editors

Manoj Jhariya

Dr. Manoj Kumar Jhariya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Farm Forestry at Sant Gahira Guru Vishwavidyalaya (Formerly, Sarguja University), Sarguja, Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh, India, and is the author or co-author of more than 70 research papers in peer-reviewed journal, 11 books, 40 book chapters and several extension articles. Dr. Jhariya acquired B.Sc. (Agriculture), M.Sc. (Forestry) and PhD. (Forestry) Degrees from Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India. He won the University Gold Medal for securing first class first position in PhD. examination. He was awarded Chhattisgarh Young Scientist Award in the year 2013 from Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology. He was awarded a UGC-RGNF Fellowship, New Delhi, India. He is editorial board member of several journals. He is life member of- The Indian Science Congress Association, Applied and Natural Science Foundation, Society for Advancement of Human and Nature, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Association of India, and ISDS Society &International Journal of Development and Sustainability. He has supervised more than 50 M.Sc. (Farm Forestry) students to his credit. He is dynamically involved in teaching and research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Farm Forestry, Sant Gahira Guru Vishwavidyalaya (Formerly, Sarguja University), Sarguja, Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh, India

Ram Meena

Dr. Ram Swaroop Meena is an Agronomist working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agronomy, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India. Dr. Meena has been awarded Raman Research Fellowship by the Ministry of Education, Government of India. He has completed his postdoctoral research on soil carbon sequestration under Padma Shri Prof. Rattan Lal, World Food Prize Laureate, Columbus, USA. Dr. Meena has published more than 110 international research and review papers in peer-reviewed reputed journals, and have H-index 46 and citation over 6,000 with total impact factor is 241.35. He has published 4 books at the national level and another 19 books (Springer, Elsevier, etc.) at the international level, and contributed to the books with 15 chapters at national and 60 at the international levels.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU, Varanasi (UP), India

Arnab Banerjee

Dr. Arnab Banerjee is an Assistant Professor in Department of Environmental Science, Sarguja Vishwavidyalaya, Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh, India. He has completed M.Sc. and PhD. (Environmental Science) From Burdwan University and M.Phil. in Environmental Science from Kalyani University West Bengal. He won the University Gold Medal for securing first class first position in M.Sc. examination. He has been awarded Young Scientist Award for best oral presentation at International Conference held at University of Burdwan. He was a project fellow under UGC sponsored major research project. He has published 70 research papers in reputed national and international journals. To his credit he has published 09 books and 30 book chapters. He is life member of academy of environmental biology. He has supervised 22 PG students. He is dynamically involved in teaching (Post-graduate) and research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Sant Gahira Guru Vishwavidyalaya (Formerly, Sarguja University), Sarguja, Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh, India

Surya Meena

Dr. Surya Nandan Meena is currently a postdoctoral research scientist at Department of Chemistry, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India. Presently he is a DSKPDF Awardee from the University Grants Commission, Government of India (UGC), GOI. Earlier Dr. Meena has secured the National Postdoctoral Fellowship through DST, GOI and served the National Institute of Oceanography Goa as a Postdoctoral research fellow for two years. Dr. Meena has secured Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), and Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) GOI and pursued his Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the Department of Biotechnology, Goa University, India. He has pursued his MSc (Agri) Plant Biotechnology from University of Agriculture Sciences Dharwad, India and BSc (Agri) Hons from the Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology Udaipur, India. Dr. Meena has more than 5 years of research experience in natural products Chemistry resulted in more than 7 peer reviewed research papers in international journals and 2 book chapters. He has good insight and analytical mind in natural product chemistry, expertise in drug screening, biochemical, and cell-based assay development, which has resulted in the full characterization of an anticancer and a novel antidiabetic compound. Till now, Dr. Meena has attended more than 6 national and international conferences, 5 workshops/training programs. He has received the best poster and best research paper appreciation award during the national conference. Recently Dr. Meena has served as a chief editor of a book titled “Advances in Biological Science Research-A Practical Approach” published in Academic Press-Elsevier, consisting more than 60 authors (professors, scientists, postdoc fellows) from three different countries (UK, UAE, India). Dr. Meena regularly serving duty of a reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals such as Chemosphere, Environmental pollution etc. and till now successfully reviewed several research articles/ review papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India

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