Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation of Rivers and Streams of North East India
Kosygin, Laishram (Ed.)
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Book ID : 38719
ISBN-10 : 81-8370-187-6 / 8183701876
ISBN-13 : 978-81-8370-187-7 / 9788183701877
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
x, 374p., Index, 25 cm.
Rivers have been very useful to men in all parts of the earth from time immemorial. They provide water to slake the thirst of men, to supply water for domestic purposes, to fertilize their lands for agricultural purposes, to generate hydropower and to provide a means of communication. These wetlands also perform a host of ecological and hydrological functions that benefit mankind. The biodiversity within these inland water ecosystems is highly diverse and of great importance to livelihoods and economies. However, in recent time these lotic ecosystems are deteriorating to various anthropogenic activities and thereby resulting in declining of aquatic biodiversity and resources in many parts of India, including the NE region. Therefore, the management and conservation of these wetlands and sustainable utilization of their resources has become one of the greatest challenges to us.
The present volume is compendium of recent research made by several and researchers on biodiversity and ecological studies of rivers and streams of North East India. It is a compilation of 25 research articles on various aspects. This book will be a milestone in the field of aquatic ecology of the region because it is to highlight the present status of lotic freshwater ecosystems and their conservation. The book would be highly useful for researchers, scientists, ecologists, teachers, students, NGOs, decision makers and local communities.