Marine environments encompass an impressive diversity of ecosystem and habitats. The book covers Biodiversity and Conservation of marine bioresources, marine actinobacteria, sea grass resources, marine faunal diversity, marine sponges, coral reef fished, Crustaceans in Gulf of Mannar, Conservation of Synganathid biodiversity etc. The book also contains valuable information on the role of marine biodiversity and its effect on fish production, biodiversity of brackish water areas and applications of informatics in marine biodiversity conservation and the book also covers sea snakes distribution, habitat, feeding strategies and threats and coastal birds of India.
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Prof Dr S. Kannaiyan, Former Chairman, National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai is Doctorate in Agricultural Microbiology. He was a post Doctoral Fellow in the University of London, UK and also at Charles Kattering Research Institute, USA. After serving as a visiting scientist in the University of Callifornia, Davis, USA, he shifted his focus on research work to Azolla biofertilizers,
Dr. K. Ventataraman worked under the famous ornithologist Shri Salim Ali at Keoladeo National Park, BNHS, Bharatpur,
In 2003, Dr. Venkataraman was appointed a The Founder Secretary (additional charger) of National Biodiversity Authority Chennai, where he took up the task of Implementation of Biodiversity Act, 2002. Subsequently, he was also appointed a Member Secretary (additional charge), Loss of Ecology Authority, Chennai.
Presently, Dr. Ventataraman, is the Director, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata.