1st Edition

Biodiversity Threats and Conservation

Edited By R C Sobti Copyright 2023
    512 Pages 148 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The term "biodiversity" or "biological diversity" describes the variety of living beings on Earth encompassing microorganisms, plants, animals, and ecosystems, such as coral reefs, forests, and deserts. In fact, it also represents a wealth of biological resources available to us.

    Today, instead of exploring and preserving its unmapped biodiversity, mankind has gone away from mother nature, conquering the domain through relentless exploitation. This has resulted in an ecological imbalance and thereby has posed serious threat to biodiversity.

    Declining biodiversity is, therefore, a concern for countless reasons. Biodiversity’s wealth of genetic information can be conserved by storing biological material from endangered species. Cell lines, gametes, and embryos are preserved so that in case a species becomes extinct or there is a need to increase the population of the species, then cloning and artificial reproductive techniques can be used to revive and reproduce the said species.

    The present volume discusses the biodiversity of specific animal groups, such as cnidarians and fish, as well as potential risks to and methods for conserving some of them.

    The following important aspects are addressed:

    1. The importance of biodiversity in maintaining ecosystem balance for sustainability

    2. The emerging role of biodiversity as a source of important materials, pharmaceuticals, food, and so on as such or through genetic manipulation to meet the contemporary and future challenges

    3. The impact of environment degradation on biodiversity and conservation in a changing environment

    4. Conventional and emerging biotechnological techniques to conserve biodiversity

    The book is intended for academics, scientists, and naturalists working in the fields of biology, biochemistry, biophysics, and biomedical sciences.

    Biodiversity: Threats and Conservation Strategies

    RC Sobti, Manish Thakur, Tejinder Kaur and Suman Mishra

    Resilience Strategies for Biodiversity Conservation

    Anu Priya Minhas, Sanjeev Puri and R.C. Sobti

    Biodiversity Resources and Ecosystem Services in Context of Industrialised World

    Pardeep Kumar, Abhishek Kumar, Meenu Patil, Deepika Antil, Sabir Hussain, Sheenu Sharma, Diksha Tokas, Rajni Yadav, Siril Singh and Anand Narain Singh

    Extremophilic Diversity and Climate Change

    Amrita Kumari Panda, Rojita Mishra, Rashi Miglani, Seeta Dewali, Ankit Kumar, Shikha Bora and Satpal Singh Bisht

    Coral Reef Biodiversity-Threats and Management

    M S Dhanya and M F Jagnesh

    Brachyuran Crab Diversity of Mangroves of Kochi, Kerala: An Overlooked and Threatened Face of Urban Biodiversity

    Elizabeth V. Mathew, Sana K. A., Niladevi K. N.

    Glimpses of the Fresh Water Zooplankton Diversity and Diaspora in Wetlands of Kerala: A Review

    Anju Kaushal

    Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Aqua Production

    Rikhi S. Chauhan and Ashutosh Mishra

    Biodiversity and Conservation of Sheep Genetic Resources in J&K

    Syed Shanaz, Tufail Banday, Shahana Riyaz, Tramboo, Mubashir

    Fish Biodiversity of Jammu & Kashmir and Conservation Measures

    Masood H. Balkhi and Farooz Ahmad Bhat

    Biodiversity and Conservation Status of Indigenous Livestock Of India

    Karan Veer Singh

    Silkworm Biodiversity, Conservation, Threats and Sustainable Utilization in Indian Subcontinent

    Dandin S.B. and NageshPrabhu

    Status, Conservation and Economic Importance of Oak Tasar Silkworm, Antheraea Proylei (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) In Western Himalayan Region Of India

    P. C. Joshi, BD Joshi and Pashupati Nath

    The Cnidarian Journey of Myxozoa

    Harpreet Kaur

    Evolutionary Journey of Experimental Animal Models: Contribution for Understanding Life Phenomenon

    Gurfateh Singh, Ramica Sharma, Prof. (Dr.) Parvinder Singh

    Animals: Pioneer or Victims of Experimental Biology?

    Anuradha Sharma and Indu Sharma

    Understanding of Adaptive Response: A Study from Animal Systems

    V. Vasudev and H.P. Gurushankara

    Seasonal Abundance, Status and Diversity of Hymenoptera in a Protected Land Scape

    Manoj Kunmar Arya, Hem Chandra, Surabhi Bisht

    Application Of Molecular Phylogeny for The Identification of Species

    Phuntsog Dolma, Ahmad Ali, Anuragini Kadwalia, Ranbir Chander Sobti and Archana Chauhan

    In-Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer

    Mani Chopra, Muskan Budhwar, Madhu Sharma and Ranbir Chandra Sobti

    Erythrocytes as an Indicator of Diseases in a Fresh Water Catfish Heteropnuetes Fossilis (Bloch.)

    B. D. Joshi, Induja Mishra, Namita Joshi and Pashupati Nath

    Insects as Forensic Indicators and their Utility in Crime Investigation

    Madhu Bala and Anika Sharma

    Potential Applications of Animal-Friendly Affinity Reagents in Forensics

    Jagdish Rai

    Biomimetics Approach of Biodiversity through Interventions of Biodesigning and Technology

    Rashmi Srivastava, Anita Yadav, Neeshma Jaiswal, Anshika Yadav and Sandeep K. Malhotra

    Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

    Mehreen Manzoor Gora, M.R Mir, Shaista Mehraj, R.K Sharma. Aadil hussain, Naveena Nazim, I. L Khan

    Health And Helminths: Revisiting the Paradigm of Host Parasite-Relationship

    Abdur Rehman and S.M.A. Abidi

    Physical Growth of Cephalo-Facial Region in Adolescents- A Study From Himachal Pradesh, India

    Kewal Krishan, Bahadur Singh, Kawaljit Kaur, Raj Kumar, and Tanuj Kanchan

    Human-Animal Coexistence and Conflicts- A Gateway To The Zoonotic Infections

    Tejinder Kaur, Manish Thakur and R C Sobti

    A Solution to Healthy Living In Relation To Vector Borne Encephalitis

    Goutam Chandra and Sunanda Burman

    Helminthiasis in Tropical Environment in Immunomodulatory Role Regulating Dynamics of Covid-19 Infections

    Anita Yadav, Neerja Kapoor, Shivji Malviya and Sandeep K. Malhotra

    Women as an Edifice of Nation-Building: Futuristic Approach

    Neeshma Jaiswal, Abhishek K. Gupta, Reshu, Shivani Singh and Rashmi Srivastava

    New Dimensions of Self Employment For Sustainability

    R.C. Sobti, Ram Kumar and Anudeep


    Ranbir Chander Sobti, former Vice-Chancellor Panjab University, Chandigarh &Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (Central University), Lucknow is a scientist, an able administrator and dynamic institution builder.

    He has published more than 300 papers in the journals of national and international repute such as Mutation Research, Carcinogenesis. Achieves of Toxicology, Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics, Molecular Cell Biochemistry, PLOS I to name a few. He has also published more than 50 books by international publishers such as Springers, Academic Press, CRC, Elsevier, and others.

    He is a Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences India, Indian National Science Academy, National Academy of Medical Sciences, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences Canadian Academy of Cardiovascular Diseases and few others. He was the General President of Indian Science Congress for the 102nd session held at University of Jammu in 2013. Dr.Sobti is the recipient of many prestigious awards like, the INSA Young Scientist Medal, UGC Career Award, Punjab Rattan Award, JC Bose Oration and Sriram Oration Awards and of Life Time Achievement Awards of the Punjab Academy of Sciences, Zoological Society of India, and the Environment Academy of India, besides many other medals and awards of national and International levels.