Biodiversity Community And Climate Change

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Biodiversity Communities cover final.inddTERI: Recently the need for a greater understanding on linkages between biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation and the livelihoods of the local communities has increased the attention of the world leaders. The threat of climate change, which cuts across national and international boundaries, has further catalyzed the importance of the issues and facilitated conservationists and development practitioners to join hands in finding solutions to restore rapidly vanishing forests and biodiversity.

Conservation of biodiversity and associated ecosystem goods and services is important for upholding economic, social and cultural values and rights of forest dependent communities.

The limited effectiveness of two extreme approaches that emphasize either the exclusive biodiversity conservation (for example, protected area system) or livelihoods based (for example community development) is evident.

More recently however, the general tendency towards increased recognition of community forestry achievements and the need for a more inclusive and participatory approach for protected area management are steps in the right direction.

Our understanding of certain aspects of biodiversity conservation using inclusive approaches such as community forestry, especially in the context of climate change, is still very limited. Biodiversity, Community, and Climate Change addressed these issues. It draws upon practical work experiences of field based research on diverse biodiversity related topics such as genetic to ecosystem diversity, use of latest technology (including GIS and remote sensing in forest management), participatory conservation approaches, importance of traditional and indigenous knowledge and its roles in biodiversity conservation, and adaptation to climate change. It also focuses on the need of community conservation to move beyond traditionally perceived biodiversity conservation problems and solutions and to engage in new partnership that help find ways to balance conservation and development needs in a rapidly changing social, economic and environmental context.

Description

Biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources has remained one of the key challenges for development agencies and concerned stakeholders for decades together. The huge threat of climate change has only added to this complexity. In this context, the present book Biodiversity, Community, and Climate Change is designed to help in guiding the various principles of biodiversity conservation, effects of climate change and role of communities at various levels and landscapes. A total of 19 chapters are covered in this book and they encompass a wide range of topics including tools of biodiversity assessment ranging from conventional ecological and social survey methods to the use of latest technology such as Geographical Information System (GIS) and remote sensing.

Key Features

  • Description of biodiversity conservation with focus on the status of biodiversity from lower to higher flora and fauna
  • Assessment of evaluation of impacts of allelopathic compounds on growth of native plant species
  • Significant emphasis on the usefulness of geospatial techniques for monitoring urban ecosystem and biodiversity
  • Specific focus on community, livelihood, and management of biodiversity
  • Analysis of participatory conservation and forest management case studies to further strengthen conservation approaches
  • Vital importance of community forestry, agriculture sector and biodiversity conservation in addressing the threats of climate change

 Target Audience

Scientists, Researchers, Practitioners, Professionals of Biodiversity, Climate Change

Table Of Content

Section I: Assessment of Biodiversity

  1. Fungal Biodiversity in Forests: Current Knowledge and Future Challenges
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methodology
  • Results and Discussion
  • Diversity of Fungi in India
  • Fungi Communities and Ecology
  • Fungal Biodiversity Conservation
  • Conclusion
  • References
  1. Spiders (Araneae) in Bhyundar Valley of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

 

  1. Status of the Forest and Wildlife in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • References
  1. Population and Management of Medicinal Plants in Chhattisgarh
  • Introduction
  • Study Area
  • Methodology
  • Results and Discussion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

 

  1. Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Mapping the Plant Resources of Odisha
  • Introduction
  • Study Area
  • Materials and Methodology
  • Results and Discussion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  1. Chemical Impact of Parthenium hysterophorus Linn. on Some Economically Important Vegetables
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methodology
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References

 

  1. Genetic Factors Contributing to Plants Vulnerability and Extinction
  • Introduction
  • Genetic Characters and Extinction
  • Comparison of Rare and Widespread Species
  • Implications for Conservation
  • Conclusion
  • References
  1. Use of Geospatial Techniques in Monitoring and Management of Biodiversity of Urban Ecosystems
  • Introduction
  • Monitoring Urban Biodiversity
  • Urban Biodiversity and Sustainability
  • RS–GIS Applications in Urban Biodiversity Management
  • Future Research
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

 

Section II: Community, Livelihood, and Management of Biodiversity

  1. From Cabbage to Conservation: Case of Community Forest Conservation by Hmong Tribe in Northern Thailand
  • Introduction
  • Study Area
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

 

  1. Increasing Livelihood Security through Kuth Cultivation in Tons Watershed, Garhwal Himalaya
  • Introduction
  • Uttarakhand: A State Of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
  • Collection practices of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
  • Cultivation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
  • Role of SHER in farming of Kuth
  • References
  1. Case Study of Traditional Agroecosystems in Patharkot Village, Uttarakhand
  • Introduction
  • Study Area
  • Methodology
  • Structure of the System
  • Conclusion
  • References

 

  1. Conservation and Livelihood Links of Joint Management of Protected Area in Phutoei National Park, Thailand
  • Introduction
  • Study Area
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References
  1. Sustainable Utilization and Management of Timur by Communities in Uttarakhand
  • Introduction
  • Materials
  • Study Area
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgement
  • References

 

  1. Ethno-taxonomical Study of Medicinal Plants in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve
  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  1. Indigenous Knowledge, Use of NTFPs, and Biodiversity Conservation in Uttarakhand
  • Introduction
  • Study Area
  • Methodology
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References

 

Section III: Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation

  1. Climate Change and Challenges of Biodiversity Conservation
  • Introduction
  • Effects of Climate Change on Biodiversity
  • Climate Change Mitigation Strategies and CDM Projects
  • References

 

  1. Role of Forests and Associated Traditional Knowledge of Local Communities in Climate Change Adaptation
  • Introduction
  • Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Forests and Forest-dependent Communities
  • Sustainable Forest Management and Climate Change Adaptation
  • Indigenous Knowledge on Coping Strategies
  • Discussion and Conclusion
  • References
  1. Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies of Climate Change for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Introduction
  • Brief Overview of Climate Change in India
  • Linkages Between Agriculture and Climate Change
  • Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture
  • Climate Change Concern in Horticulture
  • Animal Husbandry and Climate Change
  • Climate Change Concern in Fisheries
  • Adaptation to and Mitigation of Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector
  • Suggestive Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

 

  1. Climate Change Mitigation: Potential of Growing Tree Species of Medicinal Value
  • Introduction
  • Study Area
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Net Present Value
  • Discussion and Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

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