Climate Change and its Ecological Implications for the Western Himalaya
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Book ID : 40961
ISBN-10 : 81-7233-809-0 / 8172338090
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7233-809-1 / 9788172338091
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
xvi, 406p., Figs., Tables, Index, 25 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Physical Attributes: Soil and Landscape Characteristics of Western Himalayan Region of India - V.K. Suri, G.S. Sidhu and Anil Kumar 2. Land Use and Land Cover Patterns of Indian Western Himalayas - Amit Kumar, Sanjay Kr. Uniyal and R.D. Singh 3. Water Resources of Western Himalayan Region of India - Kireet Kumar and Rajesh Joshi 4. Linking Climate Change with Biodiversity and Livelihoods in Indian Himalayas - K.G. Saxena,K.S. Rao and R.K. Maikhuri 5. Weather and Climate in High Altitudes with Special Reference to the Himalayas - S.K. Dash 6. Vegetation Characteristics, Floral Diversity and Resource Use in Western Himalayas - Sanjay Kr. Uniyal and R.D. Singh 7. Biodiversity (Plants / Animals / Microbes / Birds): Status, Endemism, Threatened Species - S.K. Sharma and J.C. Rana 8. Climate-Affected Alterations in Agricultural Scenario of Western Himalayan Region: Local, Regional and National Relevance and Implications - Sanjay Kumar and P.K. Aggarwal 9. Resource Base and Livelihood Opportunities with Particular Reference to Perceived Climate Change in the Western Himalayan region of India - Lok Man S. Palni, D.S. Rawat and Subrat Sharma 10. Ecosystem Services of the Western Himalaya : Management Implications- G.S. Rawat 11. Ecological Components Most Likely to be Influenced by Climate Change: Nature and Impact of the Effects - S.K. Vats and P.S. Ahuja 12. Research Needs for Technological Preparedness - P.S. Ahuja and Amit Chawla 13. Policy Considerations - V.L. Chopra, Indrani Chandershekharan and Amit Chawla
In its thirteen chapters, this book deals with biophysical, biological, hydrological, meteorological and socio-economic aspects of western Himalayan region of India. It emphasizes on the need for strengthening institutional and research capacities that are critical to delivering meaningful and sustainable outcomes & impacts in return for the investments made. It also makes recommendations for the policy, planning and administrative interventions & reforms necessary for efficient and equitable delivery of benefits to the intended beneficiaries and for conservation of the valuable natural resources of the region. Each chapter has been prepared by a recognized expert in the identified area and the treatment bears the required mark of quality & authenticity.