Environmental Issues: Biodiversity and Sustainability

By Dr. Rajesh Trehan & Dr. Jahid Ali Malik

Paperback and e–book


214 pages

Rs. 650/- ($18)

About The Editors

Dr. Rajesh Trehan obtained his doctorate from Panjab University, Chandigarh; master’s (M.Sc., M.Phil.) from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra and is presently working as Associate Professor and Head of Chemistry Department at SGGSJ Govt. P. G. College, Paonta Sahib (H.P.). He has over 30 years of teaching and research experience at various premier Govt. institutions and has more than 40 publications in national and international journals of repute.

Dr. Trehan has organized and participated in many seminars, conferences, workshops, webinars of national and international level in various capacities and successfully completed three research projects of DST, CSIR & USAID. He was awarded fellowships of DST & CSIR (JRF, SRF open) in Chemical Sciences and is actively associated with many academic societies, clubs, associations etc. He got professional trainings on various analytical techniques from reputed institutions and performed numerous administrative and academic duties at college and university levels. He is also associated with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and SCERT. His current interests are material sciences, analytical chemistry, skill enhancements in chemistry and environmental sciences.

Dr. Jahid Ali Malik, presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany, SGGSJ Government College, Paonta Sahib (H.P.), obtained his M. Sc. (Hons. School) and Ph.D. from Panjab University, Chandigarh, and has more than 12 years of teaching and 18 years of research experience. He was awarded fellowships of DBT and ICMR (JRF, SRF) in life sciences and has published more than 17 research papers in various national and international journals. His research interests are climate-change effects on crops, stress responses of crops and effects of toxic metals on crops and their management. Dr. Malik has organized and participated in various seminars, conferences, workshops and webinars of national and international level in various capacities. He has also attended various training programs at HIPA, Shimla and performed numerous administrative and academic duties at college level. He has successfully implemented the Community College Scheme of UGC as nodal officer and Star College Scheme of DBT as coordinator in the college.

About The Books

The book aims towards conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems and their sustainable development. Public awareness is one of the main components of this work with the objective of establishing models to change behaviour of the target groups towards biodiversity conservation. Creating awareness on environmental issues and the negative impact of the loss of biodiversity will let people understand the inevitable need for biodiversity conservation. Biodiversity conservation is very important for the sustainability of our planet by preserving and protecting species, ecosystems and natural resources. If we do not act today, we can again witness the extinction of vulnerable biodiversity, which can further upset the balance of nature. This book “Environmental Issues: Biodiversity and Sustainability” provides an opportunity to review and reflect on all the themes of sustainable development both globally and in India. In this book, various academicians, teachers and research scholars have written through their articles on various environmental issues. A total of 21 articles/papers received from different parts of the country have been included in this book. Thus, this book is a compilation of total 21 articles on diverse topics concerning our environment.

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