1st Edition

Aquatic Environment Management

By Pramod Kumar Pandey, Amit Pande Copyright 2024
    242 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This reference book collates traditional and modern applications of remote sensing in aquatic ecosystem monitoring. It covers conventional assessment methods like sampling, surveying, and chlorophyll estimation. Advanced remote sensing technology provides timely spectral information for quantitative and qualitative assessment of water changes, volume, and vegetation. The book discusses space-borne, airborne, and drone geospatial data. The five sections broadly cover aquatic ecosystem monitoring, vegetation management, advanced modelling practices, and challenges.

    Key features

    • Covers different types of aquatic ecosystems like wetlands, rivers, lakes, saline, and brackish
    • Reviews the latest applications of remote sensing in the monitoring and assessment of aquatic ecosystems
    • Includes traditional methods like cartography, sampling, surveying, phytoplankton assessment and chlorophyll estimation
    • Discusses the application of artificial intelligence, machine learning, data fusion in monitoring aquatic systems
    • Explores the prospects of future Earth observation space missions for aquatic ecosystem monitoring

    The book is meant for scientists, professionals, and policymakers working in environmental sciences, remote sensing, and geology.

    Chapter 1. Ecology of aquatic ecosystem

    Chapter 2. Physicochemical properties of water and their significance for aquatic life

    Chapter 3. Nutrient cycling in aquatic ecosystem

    Chapter 4. Primary production in aquatic environments

    Chapter 5. Benthic communities of the aquatic environment

    Chapter 6. Eutrophication in aquatic ecosystem

    Chapter 7. Aquatic pollution and its impact

    Chapter 8. Aquatic environment management with reference to climate change

    Chapter 9. Wastewater management

    Chapter 10. Environmental biotechnology

    Chapter 11. Information technology in the management of the aquatic environment

    Chapter 12. Aquatic toxicology

    Chapter 13. Integrated coastal zone management (ICZM)

    Chapter 14. Environmental regulations and conventions

    Chapter 15. Environmental impact assessment

    Chapter 16. Environmental ecolabelling

    Chapter 17. Environmental auditing

    Chapter 18. Environmental economics



    Dr. Pramod Kumar Pandey is the Director of ICAR-Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research, Bhimtal, India. He has more than 33-years of experience in the field of fisheries and aquaculture. He started his professional career at Marine Products Export Development Authority, Kochi in 1988. He joined the Agricultural Research Service as a scientist in 1993 and worked at different positions in ICAR—as a scientist, senior scientist, and principal scientist at ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai. After serving as Dean, College of Fisheries, Central Agricultural University (Imphal) for more than five years, he became Director of ICAR-DCFR, Bhimtal in May 2021. Dr. Pandey has received many national and international awards from different organisations. His more than 150 publications include seven books and research papers in national and international journals as well as from his many institutional and externally-funded research projects. He has conducted trainings, workshops, and seminars for farmers, students, and fisheries officials. His most significant achievement has been the voluntary breeding of magur in captivity. He has also guided around 30 students for their post graduate and PhD programmes.

    Dr. Amit Pande is a principal scientist at ICAR-Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research, Bhimtal. He has more than 24-years of research experience in biotechnology. He started his career as a scientist in the Agricultural Research Service in 1997 and worked in the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bhopal, and Mukteshwar campuses. He was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom, and received his PhD from the University of Reading. He joined ICAR-Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research, Bhimtal as a senior scientist (biotechnology) in 2007 and has more than 14-years of experience in fish biotechnology. He served as ICAR-National Fellow from 2014 to 2019. He has completed several institutional and externally-funded projects besides being involved in training and guiding students in the master’s and PhD programmes.