1st Edition

Biodiversity and Conservation Characterization and Utilization of Plants, Microbes and Natural Resources for Sustainable Development and Ecosystem Management

    472 Pages 18 Color & 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    472 Pages 18 Color & 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    464 Pages 18 Color & 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This volume provides an enlightening and pragmatic approach to preserving biological diversity by gathering a wide range of peer-reviewed scientific content from biodiversity researchers and conservators from around the world. It brings comprehensive knowledge and information on the present status of conservation of biological diversity including floral, faunal, and microbial diversity. A detailed account of recent trends in conservation and applications under changing climate conditions, focusing mainly on agriculturally and industrially important microbes and their sustainable utilization, is presented as well.

    Over the past five decades, extensive research work has been done on many aspects of biodiversity conservation and sustainable utilization of biological resources. This book examines this crucial issue. Chapters discuss biodiversity concepts, benefits, and values for economic and sustainable development; explores applications and strategies for biodiversity preservation; and considers the role of biodiversity conservation in public awareness services and cultural significance. The volume also examines the process of evolution and the future of biodiversity in conjunction with climate change factors, with special reference to infectious diseases.


    1. Biodiversity: Concepts, Benefits, and Values for Economic and Sustainable Development

    Eitimad Hshim Abdel-Rahman Ahmed and Abdelrahman Eltahir Ahmed Musa

    2. The Value of Biodiversity in the Legume Family and Its Benefits for Human Lives

    Mirzaei Saeid and Azizkhani Negin

    3. Diversity and Conservation of Spontaneous Carum, Vicia, and Lathyrus Species in Lithuania

    Marsalkiene Nijole

    4. Plant Diversity in the Rural Home Gardens of Coastal Taluks of Uttara Kannada in Karnataka, India

    Shivanand S. Bhat, L. Rajana, Abhishek Mundaragi, and Devarajan Thangadurai

    5. Primula Species as Indicators of Forest Habitat Diversity in Georgia, South Caucasus

    Natalia Togonidze and Maia Akhalkatsi

    6. Prospects of Coconut Biodiversity for Safe, Healthy, and Sustainable Edible Oil Discovery

    Joko Sulistyo Soetikno

    7. Diversity and Metabolites of Actinomycetes from Peat Swamp Forest Soils

    Wongsakorn Phongsopitanun and Somboon Tanasupawat

    8. Biodiversity of Trichoderma and Their Applications in Agriculture, Industry, and Medicine

    Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee

    9. Biodiversity and Conservation of Higher Plants in Bangladesh: Present Status and Future Prospects

    Abul Khayer Mohammad Golam Sarwar

    10. In Situ and Ex Situ Conservation of Biodiversity in India: Strategies and Approaches for Environmental Sustainability

    Jeyabalan Sangeetha, Devarajan Thangadurai, Purushotham Prathima, Maxim Steffi Simmi, Panneri Sreeshma, Muniswamy David, and Ravichandra Hospet

    11. Understanding the Process of Evolution and the Future of Biodiversity under a Changing Climate with Special Reference to Infectious Diseases

    Tapan Kumar Barik and Jaya Kishor Seth

    12. Evolving Park Values among the Local People in Taman Negara, Malaysia’s Oldest National Park

    Fei Ern Ching, Sze-Siong Chew, and Hong Ching Goh

    13. Appreciating Nature Conservation at a Malaysian First World Heritage Site Through Its Recreational and Tourism Activities

    Hong Ching Goh and Wan Nur Syazana Wan Mohamad Ariffin

    14. Public Awareness Toward Ecological Services and Cultural Significance of Mangroves in Southern Peninsular Malaysia

    Hong Ching Goh


    Jeyabalan Sangeetha, Devarajan Thangadurai, Goh Hong Ching, Saher Islam