1st Edition

Dalbergia sissoo
Biology, Ecology and Sustainable Agroforestry



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ISBN 9781032008196
July 28, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
208 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Dalbergia sissoo (Shisham) is a perennial tree species native to the Asian subcontinent. It is an economically significant tree for its value in forestry, agroforestry, and horticulture. The high-quality timber imparts this tree species a significant commercial value. Besides valuable timber, it also exhibits medicinal, industrial, and agroforestry allied attributes. This tree has been introducing to the geographical regions where it does not exist naturally, which indicates its significant properties, getting diverse communities' attention. This book provides information about this tree species based on the latest research trends and development on the subject. It addresses researchers, forestry specialists, natural resource managers, or all those interested in the rehabilitation, maintenance, and management of Dalbergia sissoo tree resources.

Key features

  • Discusses botanical features, reproductive characters, taxonomy, geographical distribution, and ecological importance of Dalbergia sissoo.
  • Highlights physiological and biochemical features of Dalbergia sissoo and vis-à-vis contribution to the sustainability of the ecosystem.
  • Explains ethnobotany of Dalbergia sissoo, its ethnobotanical uses to cure various ailments, and contribution to the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Provides a comprehensive account of insect pest threat and diseases as a leading cause of deteriorating growth, cultivation, productivity, and quality losses in Dalbergia sissoo.
  • Describes conventional breeding methods and non-conventional strategies for genetic improvement, biodiversity, and conservation of D. sissoo
  • Relays sustainability, socio-economic importance, agroforestry trends, current scenario, and future challenges of D. sisso

Table of Contents

SECTION I: Biology of Dalbergia sissoo

Chapter 1: Reproductive biology, botany and taxonomical description of Dalbergia sissoo

Siddra Ijaz, Imran Ul Haq, Maria Babar

Chapter 2: Ecology of Dalbergia sissoo

Muhammad Abdullah, Muhammad Rafay

Chapter 3: Physiological and biochemical dynamics of Dalbergia sissoo

Siddra Ijaz, Rashda Naheed, Hafiza Arooj Razzaq, Bukhtawer Nasir

Chapter 4: Ethnobotany and bioprospecting of Dalbergia sissoo

Rashda Naheed, Muhammad Kaleem Sarwar

SECTION II: Biotic and Abiotic Challenges of Dalbergia sissoo and Strategic Controls

Chapter 5: Diseases of Dalbergia sissoo: Etiology and integrated management of economically important diseases

Imran Ul Haq, Siddra Ijaz, Muhammad Zunair Latif

Chapter 6: Insect pests of Dalbergia sissoo: impact and risk mitigation

Muhammad Arshad, Asad Aslam, De-fu Chi, Waseem Akbar

Chapter 7: Genetics and breeding of Dalbergia sissoo

Mariam Hassan, Siddra Ijaz, Sehrish Sarwar, Ali Hassan Khan

Chapter 8: Biotechnology for the genetic improvement, biodiversity and conservation of Dalbergia sissoo

Zaib un Nisa, Yu Yang, Ali Inayat Mallano

Chapter 9: Environmental influences on health and Productivity of Dalbergia sissoo

Imran Ul Haq, Siddra Ijaz, Nabeeha Aslam Khan

SECTION III: Socio-economic Significance

Chapter 10: Dalbergia sissoo management practices in Agroforestry

Qaiser Shakeel, Taimoor Shakeel, Muhammad Raheel, Rabia Tahir Bajwa, Huma Abbas

Chapter 11: Socio-economical preview of historical background, current scenario and future challenges of Dalbergia sissoo in Indian subcontinent

Imran Ul Haq, Muhammad Kaleem Sarwar, Anjum Faraz

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