Impact of Societal Development and Infrastructure on Biodiversity Decline

Impact of Societal Development and Infrastructure on Biodiversity Decline

Release Date: June, 2024|Copyright: © 2024 |Pages: 374
DOI: 10.4018/979-8-3693-6950-0
ISBN13: 9798369369500|ISBN13 Softcover: 9798369369517|EISBN13: 9798369369524
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Description:

There are growing concerns about the decline of biodiversity due to human activities, such as infrastructure development and resource extraction. These activities, including coal mining and stream diversion, threaten ecosystems and wildlife significantly. Impact of Societal Development and Infrastructure on Biodiversity Decline is a book that examines these issues comprehensively. It provides insights into the complexities of biodiversity conservation amidst rapid societal development. This book is a timely solution for academics, researchers, and policymakers seeking to understand and mitigate the impacts of such activities on biodiversity.

The book explores the ecological and biodiversity studies in coal mining areas through a detailed case studies in regions with major coal industries. It delves into the loss of biodiversity due to stream diversion, providing a thorough analysis of the ecological risks and costs involved. The book proposes mitigation measures to address these challenges, including impact assessments and an environmental management plan. Furthermore, it outlines a plantation program to restore biodiversity and ecosystem services, offering practical solutions for sustainable land use practices.

Impact of Societal Development and Infrastructure on Biodiversity Decline is a vital tool for anyone interested in the intersection of societal development and biodiversity conservation. By highlighting the importance of biodiversity and the threats it faces, the book aims to raise awareness and facilitate informed decision-making. It provides a roadmap for sustainable development that prioritizes biodiversity conservation, offering hope for a future where human progress and ecological balance can coexist harmoniously.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Biodiversity
  • Coal Mining
  • Conservation Strategies
  • Ecological Risk Assessment
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Environmental Management Plan
  • Faunal Diversity
  • Floral Diversity
  • Mitigation Measures
  • Plantation Program
  • Stream Diversion
  • Sustainability
  • Water Requirement
  • Wildlife Conservation
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Ashok K. Rathoure brings an impressive and diverse background for environment protection. His extensive education, with a doctorate degree from Central University (HNBGU Srinagar UK), coupled with over 18 years of combined industry and teaching experience, establishes him as a seasoned expert in the environment field. Dr. Rathoure's expertise lies in Ecology & Biodiversity, Water Pollution Monitoring, Prevention & Control, and EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) coordination for various sectors, aligning with NABET (QCI, New Delhi) guidelines. His experience encompasses a wide range of industrial sectors, including synthetic organic chemicals, mining, metallurgical industries, power generation, nuclear sector, coal, cement, pesticides, chlor-alkali, chemical fertilizers, paint, sugar, oil & gas, man-made fibers, distilleries, hazardous waste treatment, and more. In his academic and research pursuits, Dr. Rathoure has contributed significantly, with a remarkable record of 100 full-length research papers published in international and national journals. Additionally, he has authored over 55 books from reputed publishers in India and abroad. His dedication to advancing scientific knowledge is further evident through his role as a reviewer for more than 100 research manuscripts in international journals. Being a member of various international organizations such as APCBEES (Hong Kong), IACSIT (Singapore), EFB (Spain), and the Society for Conservation Biology (Washington), Dr. Rathoure has established a global network and stays abreast of international developments in his field. As a founder member of the Scientific Planet Society (Dehradun), he contributes to the promotion of scientific awareness and collaboration. Furthermore, Dr. Rathoure's commitment to the dissemination of knowledge is reflected in his editorial roles. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Octa Journal of Environmental Research, Managing Editor for Octa Journal of Biosciences, and Executive Editor for Scientific India. His significant publication record, including research papers, books, and book chapters, underscores his scholarly contributions to advancing knowledge in environmental biotechnology and related fields. Furthermore, his editorial roles for scientific journals demonstrate his dedication to fostering academic discourse and dissemination of research findings within the scientific community.
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