Man has been playing a key role in shaping the environment with most of his activities directed towards its overall degradation. The aquatic ecosystems, which remained balanced and unaffected till the early days of civilization, get rapidly deteriorated due to population explosion, unmindful disposal of sewage and mushroom growth of industries. Billions of gallons of waste water from cities, housing settlements, industries and agricultural fields are thrown into watercourses everyday. Consequently, the ecology of water and ethology of biota existing therein have been greatly threatened. So, in order to focus the importance of ecology and ethology of aquatic biota, the present book has been brought out. The present book is a unique compilation of 90 articles contributed by eminent authors with different backgrounds, which will act as a key-board in opening new vista in the field of aquatic environment. With its application oriented and interdisciplinary approach, the book would be immensely useful to everyone dealing with aquatic environment, such as University teachers, environmental scientists, academicians, technocrats, politicians, researchers and post graduate students.
911 Pages, In 2 volume Set
Contents Volume 1; Chapter 1: Ecobiodiversity of aquatic biota in certain freshwater ecosystems of santal pargana (Jharkhand), India by Arvind Kumar & H P Gupta; Chapter 2: Energy cost of melamorphosis in the tadpoles of microhyla ornata (Anura: Amphibia) by Charulata Dei & M C Dash; Chapter 3: On some aspects of ecobiology of common fishes of the polluted river damodar in West Bengal (India) by B K Biswas & S K Konar; Chapter 4: Role of macrofauna in energy partioning and nutrient recycling in a tidal creek of sundarbans mangrove forest, India by P B Ghosh; Chapter 5: Aquaculture in inland saline waters in India: Present status and future possibilities by C Saha, B C Mohapatra & B K Sahu; Chapter 6: Role of nutrients on phytoplankton diversity in the north east coast of the bay of Bengal by Kakoli Banerjee, Abhijit Mitra, D P Bhattacharyya & Amalesh Choudhury; Chapter 7: Effect of antifouling coatings on aquatic biota: An overview by V Wilsanand & R Paulmurugan; Chapter 8: Dynamics of sediment characteristics and benthic fauna in modifies extensive shrimp culture system by S K Das & D N Saksena; Chapter 9: Role of ecotoxicological research to the protection of our aquatic environment by Bidhan C Patra; Chapter 10: Ecotechnology for limnological profile of Kawar Lake with special reference to biogeochemical cycles by Arvind Kumar, Chandan Bohra & A K Singh; Chapter 11: Status of aquatic bodies in warangal: Their protection and conservation by K Vijayapal Reddy, Y Kalyani, M Rayappa, G Satyanarayana, B Suvarna, K Prameela & M A Singara Charya; Chapter 12: Pesticides and its impact on aquatic ecosystems by R K Srivastava & Smita Vidyarthi; Chapter 13: Impact of pesticides on algae: A review by Dr J P Verma; Chapter 14: Evaluation on growth, survival and carcass composition of osteobrama belangeri (Val) fed with different nonconventional pelleted feeds by W Jayadeve & W Vishwanath; Chapter 15: Study on water quality of cattle and pig manure fed fish pond by N K Verma, A K Singh, R Yadav & R K Jha; Chapter 16: Density, biomass and microdistribution of a caddisfly larva (Lepidostoma spp) in deciduous forest stream of alagar hill (Eastern ghats) South India; Chapter 17: Relationship between temperature and assimilation efficiency of aquatic insects: An overview by N Krishnana and N Arun Nagendran; Chapter 18: Effects of some ichthyotoxic plants on freshwater hillstream fishes of midcentral Himalayan region by Yogambar Singh Farswan; Chapter 19: Microbial bioremediation of environmental problems by S Srivastava, R S Upadhyay, A Kumar and B V Pandey; Chapter 20: Distribution ecology of protozoa in relation to water quality in river cauvery, Karnataka, India by J Narayana and R K Somashekar; Chapter 21: Asplanchna induced phenotypic plasticity in brachionus calyciflorus and its adaptive significance: A laboratory approach by Atab Alam, Asif A Khan, S A Untoo and Saltanat Parveen; Chapter 22: Plankton dynamics in a barbuilt estuary by K Vareethiah; Chap
Dr. Arvind Kumar is Vice-Chancellor of Magadh University and had been Vice-Chancellor of Vinoba Bhave University. Dr. Kumar is recipient of several awards and medals including Prof. WA Nizam Gold Medal by the Zoological society of India, Dr. S.Z Qasim Gold Medal.