CONTENTS:- Preface; Ecology: Definition, Preview, Branches and Scope; Historical Background of Ecology; The Environment; Climate Factors; Edaphic Factors; Biotic Factors; Ecosystem; Ecological Concept of Species, Ecological Niche and Biological Indicators; Ecological Adaptations in Plants; Plant Succession; Biotic Communities; Environmental Pollution; Conservation of Natural Resources; Green House Effect; Impact of Pollution of Vegitation; Forests and Forest Management; Biodiversity; Natural Depletion of Vegitation and Endangered Economic Plants; Practical Exercises.
The present book entitled "Plant Ecology" has been written to fulfill the requirents of syllabi of all Indian universities. The latest information available in book and research journals relevant to the theme of the book has been settled and written in a lucid style and is supported by illustrations. The basic nature of environment and its interrelation and interdependence to plants, men and animals are explained throughout. After reviewing the environmental issues and international attempts in its protection, the important components like water, air and soil are explained. Water shed management, cycling, water environment, water pollution and sewage treatments are described in detail.