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Wetland: Crisis and Options
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Goutam Kumar Saha
xviii+460 p., 25 cm
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Weight :  932 gms
Binding :  E-Book
Height :  25 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2018
 

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ISBN: 9789386949592
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This edited volume is enriched with 27 lead articles contributed by the authorities in their respective fields and appears to fill up the vacant niche towards better understanding of this habitat both in theory and practice and thus meant to serve as a resource material for both undergraduate and post-graduate students, researchers, academicians, ecologist and environmentalists, nature lovers as well as common people by large. The present compilation provides diversified information ranging from microscopic zooplankton to charismatic mega fauna including macrophytes, aberrant groups, aquatic insects, molluscs, migratory and resident birds, mammals associated with wetland habitats. Special emphasis on their potentiality as ecosystem service providers are worth for the reader to extend the concepts and reality of wetland sustenance. At the same time it also discusses the problems and crises in and around functioning of this unique ecosystem in greater details and suggests conservation measures.

Foreword vii
Prelude ix
List of Contributors xv
Part I: Wetland: Faunal Wealth
1. Indian Wetlands: Problems, Prospects and Potentials 3
Goutam Kumar Saha
2. Insect Diversity in Wetland Ecosystem of West Bengal 19
Asok Kanti Sanyal
3. Brachyuran Crab Diversity, Distribution, Behaviour and
Adaptation in Sundarban Delta 33
Malay Kanti Dev Roy and Nepal Chandra Nandi
4. Chironomids Associated with Rice Agroecosystem of
West Bengal: A Review 51
Sailesh Chattopadhyay and Abhijit Mazumdar
5. Less Known Invertebrate Community in Wetland Ecosystems
of West Bengal 69
Santanu Mitra
6. Indigenous Ornamental Fish Resources of West Bengal 79
Abhisek Basu
7. Fish Diversity of Riverine Systems along Eastern Himalayan Region 99
Munmun Chakraborty and Sumit Homechaudhuri
8. Amphibians in Lentic Wetlands of West Bengal:
Diversity, Behaviour and Adaptations 117
Kaushik Deuti
9. Reptiles in Wetlands of West Bengal: Diversity,
Behaviour and Adaptations 131
Kaushik Deuti
10. Mammals of Indian Wetlands with Special Reference to West Bengal 149
Rina Chakraborty
11. Indian Sundarban: Faunal Diversity and their Ecological Adjustment 165
Pranabes Sanyal
12. Bioresources and Socio-economic Developmental Plans
(SDPs) in Wetland Ecosystem: A Case Study 171
Debnath Palit, Ambarish Mukherjee and Santanu Gupta
Part II: Wetlands: Ecosystem Service Provider
13. Biomonitoring Potential of Aquatic Insects in Freshwater Ecosystem:
An Overview 189
Srimoyee Basu, K.A. Subramanian and Goutam Kumar Saha
14. A Narrative on the Theories and Empirical Evidences of
Intraguild Predation 213
Shreya Brahma, Gautam Aditya and Goutam Kumar Saha
15. Plankton Mediated Carbon Cycling Process in Sewage-Fed Fisheries 229
Parthiba Basu, Sarmistha Saha and Tapan Saha
16. Heavy Metal Accumulation in Zooplankton and Fish
in a Sewage-Fed Wetland 249
Subinooy Mondal and Apurba Ratan Ghosh
17. Water Hyacinth: Origin, Mode of Invasion and its
Role as Ecosystem Service Provider 265
Barnali Sarkar, Gautam Aditya and Goutam Kumar Saha
18. Wetlands as a Potential Mosquito Larval Habitat: Boon or Curse? 287
Soumyajit Banerjee, Gautam Aditya and Goutam Kumar Saha
19. Non-Fish Food Resources of Wetlands of West Bengal, India:
Prospects for Food Security 305
Joy Chakraborty, Sk. Habibur Rahaman, Dibyendu Saha and Gautam Aditya
20. Macroinvertebrate and Macrophyte Assemblages in
Wetlands of North Bengal: Benefit Sharing 317
Dipendra Sharma, Gautam Aditya and Goutam Kumar Saha
21. Fish as Indicator of Metal Pollution in the
Waste-Fed Ponds of East Kolkata Wetlands 335
Paulami Maiti and Samir Banerjee
22. Evaluating Wetland Services: Ecology to Economy 355
Moumit Roy Goswami and Aniruddha Mukhopadhayay
Part III: Wetlands: Challenges and Conservation Initiatives
23. Wetland Conservation: Indian Perspective 375
Asish Kumar Ghosh
24. Wetlands in Urban Landscapes: Problems and Potentials 385
Subhendu Mazumdar and Goutam Kumar Saha
25. Population Trends of Waterbirds in an Urban Wetland in
Response to Habitat Degradation 401
Anirban Sinha, Prantik Hazra and Tarak Nath Khan
26. Ecotoxicological Threats of Agro and Geogenic Chemicals
in the Freshwater Molluscs of India: A Review 423
Anindya Sundar Bhunia, Mitali Ray and Sajal Ray
27. High Altitude Lakes of Sikkim: Conservation Initiatives 445
Lak Tsheden Theengh, Priyadarshinee Shrestha and Partha Sarathi Ghose
Index 453

Goutam Kumar Saha passed B.Sc. (Honours in Zoology) from Burdwan University securing first class first position in the year 1981. In M.Sc. examination too, he stood first amongst the successful candidates in Zoology and received University gold medal. He was awarded his Ph.D degree from Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine and The University of Burdwan. He has published 160 research papers in different journals of International repute and authored 7 books/technical monographs in his credit. He started his professional carrier as a Lecturer in Zoology at Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Darjeeling Govt. College, Darjeeling and at present working as a Professor of Zoology, University of Calcutta.

   

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Entomology
Agrobiodiversity
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  Goutam Kumar Saha
 
   

  Wetland,
Toxicology,
Herpetology,
Fish
Diversity,
Ornamental
Fisheries,
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Diversity,
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