'The present book explores the new ideas, overall up-to-date overview of the biological diversity, and outcome of Biodiversity challenges and measures comprising many interesting chapters focusing on the different aspects of biodiversity. The Most chapters compile the findings of investigations and observations on biodiversity, while a few chapters relay on statistically and theoretically derived information. It is a comprehensive review across the recently emerged research endeavors in areas of biodiversity as it is highly interdisciplinary, predicated as it is on the basis that biodiversity and the health of the planet are related indistinguishably. It generates adequate knowledge on the existence, organization and classification of flora and fauna with environmental estimates from a wide variety of interesting terrestrial and aquatic habitats. With 16 engrossing and detailed Read more
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements vii Foreword ix Preface xi 1. Cropping Systems: A Comparative Account 1 Naveena Nazim, Mushtaq Rasool Mir and Mehreen Manzoor 2. A Review on Lasiaspinosa: Ethnobotany, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology and Karyomorphology 21 Dimbeshwar Das, Bijoy Neog, Ajanta Baruah Das and Sandeepa Agarwalla 3. Frequency of Filamentous Fungi on Woody Litter of Mangroves along North Malabar, Kerala, India 31 R. Nambiar Gayatri and K. Shilpa 4. Impact of Urbanization in Kengeri Region of Bangalore Urban: A Case Study 39 K. Harisha 5. Biodiversity and its Conservation Approaches 59 Iqra Rafiq, Z.I. Buhroo and K.A. Sahaf 6. Biodiversity of Drosophilidae in Dharwad District 69 B.S. Srinath and N. Shivanna xiv 7. Pteriodophytic Composition in Koppa Taluk, Central Western Ghats, South India 93 T.R. Parashurama, J. Deepa, K.G. Girish and Prakash Kariyajjanavar 8. Occurrence of Malcofaunal Pest
Complex in Agro Fields of Chikkamagluru Region, Karnataka 105 D.S. Somashekar, Shashikanth H. Majagi , M. Venkateshwarlu and Dhananjaya S.G. 9. Ichthyofauna Diversity in Relation to Water Quality of Lakes of Bangalore, Karnataka 115 V. Sincy, R. Jaishanker, K.S. Asulabha and T.V. Ramachandra 10. Diversity of Phytoplankton in Lakes of Bangalore, Karnataka, India 147 K.S. Asulabha, R. Jaishanker, V. Sincy and T.V. Ramachandra 11. Biodiversity Management of most Impacted Soil Earthworms and their Karyotpyes 179 Jayashree M. Wodeyar and Shankerappa Hatti 12. Impact of Human Activity on Environment 189 Arunkumar Lagashetty 13. The Intersectionality of Cultural Diversity of Indigenous People and Local Biodiversity: Perspective of Biodiversity Management 201 Mrinal Mukherjee 14. Diversity of Spiders in different Urban Gradients of Kalaburagi City, Karnataka, India 223 T. Supriya, Shashikanth H. Majagi and K. Vijaykumar 15. An Efficient In vitro Approach for Callogenesis Mediated from the Plants Tabernaemontana heyneana Wall. 235 D.J. Manasa, K.R. Chandrashekar, N. Bhagya, D.J. Madhu Kumar, M.D. Reshma and M. Govindappa Index 255
About the Author/Editor
Dr. Shashikanth H. Majagi did his M. Sc. and Ph.D. in Zoology from Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi, Karnataka. He started his carrier as Assistant Professor in Government First Grade College, Chikkballapur and Government College (Autonomous) Kalaburagi. He has published 45 research papers and book articles. He has attended and presented 50 research papers in national/international conferences/symposia and 06 books to his credit. He is a reviewer/editorial board member for many journals of international acclaim. He is the life member for many academic bodies. He has given radio talks and doordarshan programmes as well. Received prestigious Award for Research Paper (ARP) award from VGST, Government of Karnataka and IOSRD Life time award and Novel Research Academy Award of Excellence in Research. He has successfully organized two national Conference and Workshops. Successfully completed
research projects funded by UGC. He has worked as Special Officer for NAAC, Department of Collegiate Education, Regional Joint Director Office, Kalaburagi. Currently he is teaching Environmental Biology, Biodiversity and Limnology to Master degree students. His research interests are on limnology, water quality studies and biodiversity. Currently working as Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Zoology, Deputy Registrar (DPAR) and Nodal Officer for Youth Red Cross.