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Main Title Biodiversity and conservation : characterization and utilization of plants, microbes, and natural resources for sustainable development and ecosystem management /
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Author Title of a Work
Sangeetha, Jeyabalan,
Thangadurai, D.,
Goh, Hong Ching,
Islam, Saher,
Publisher Apple Academic Press Inc.,
Year Published 2019
Call Number QH541.15.B56B5668 2019
ISBN 9780429425790; 0429425791; 9780429759062; 0429759061; 9780429759079; 042975907X; 9780429759055; 0429759053
Subjects Biodiversity. ; Nature conservation. ; BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Real Estate / General ; NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection ; SCIENCE / General
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Taylor & Francis
Collation 1 online resource (xx, 444 pages)
OCLC-licensed vendor bibliographic record.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
"This volume provides an enlightening and pragmatic approach to preserving biological diversity by gathering a wide range of peer-reviewed scientific content from biodiversity researchers and conservators from around the world. It brings comprehensive knowledge and information on the present status of conservation of biological diversity including floral, faunal, and microbial diversity. A detailed account of recent trends in conservation and applications under changing climate conditions, focusing mainly on agriculturally and industrially important microbes and their sustainable utilization, is presented as well. Over the past five decades, extensive research work has been done on many aspects of biodiversity conservation and sustainable utilization of biological resources. This book examines this crucial issue. Chapters discuss biodiversity concepts, benefits, and values for economic and sustainable development; explores applications and strategies for biodiversity preservation; and considers the role of biodiversity conservation in public awareness services and cultural significance. The volume also examines the process of evolution and the future of biodiversity in conjunction with climate change factors, with special reference to infectious diseases. Apart from its importance in balancing the biological life cycle, biodiversity provides a great service to humankind, helping to provide recreational, cultural, and spiritual nourishment for personal and social well-being. This volume will be valuable reference for students, scientists, researchers, and academicians working in the field of biodiversity conservation. Key features: Presents concepts and values of biodiversity for economic and sustainable development Facilitates an understanding of plant diversity in rural home gardens Discusses biodiversity and applications of agriculturally and industrially important microbes Looks at the process of evolution and the future of biodiversity Explores strategies and approaches for nature conservation and public awareness toward ecological services and cultural significance"--