1st Edition

Environmental Studies and Climate Change

    628 Pages 137 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Currently, anthropogenic activities have caused unprecedented destruction of the environment at alarming rates, leading to undesirable alterations in air, land, and water. The process of environment degradation has been accelerated by industrial processes, which result in waste as well as over-consumption of natural resources. The ecological balance has been disturbed, and resources have shrunk. All this has resulted in climate change, which has emerged as a major concern in the 21st century. Changes in the environment are driven by demand for energy, water, and food to raise the standard of living. These are also responsible for climate change, with contributions from deforestation and CO2 emissions from fossil fuels such as coal and petroleum.

    The present volume discusses some of the main issues regarding environmental degradation and the causes as well as the impact of climate change, which is impacting the ecosystem. The effects of various pollutants, causes of climate change with case studies on geochemistry and glaciers, etc., and measures to reduce the impact on biodiversity, health, etc. are discussed in detail in its chapters.

    In a nutshell, this volume discusses in detail the following issues:

    • Anthropogenic and natural factors in environmental degradation

    • Climate change history, causes, and threats to abiotic and biotic systems

    • Case studies on the impact of climate change and living systems

    • Mitigation and preparedness for the future

    Environment Management and Monitoring

    1. Environment Studies and Climate Change: A Bibliometric Analysis
    2. Monika Aggarwal, Keshav Malhotra, and R.C. Sobti

    3. Environmental Implication of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
    4. Sushil Kumar Bharti, Awadhesh Kumar Yadav, and Narendra Kumar

    5. DNA Barcoding and Metabarcoding: A Potential Tool for Environmental Biodiversity Monitoring
    6. Phuntsog Dolma, Anuragini Kadwalia, Ahmad Ali, R.C. Sobti, and Archana Chauhan

    7. Effect of Flow Alteration on River Ecology: State of the Art
    8. Kashifa Iqbal and Venkatesh Dutta

    9. Elemental Mobility in the Near-Surface Environment: A Study from Bhowali-Bhimtal and Berinag Regions of Kumaun Lesser Himalaya, India
    10. Abhishek Pandey and Santosh Kumar

    11. Ecological Restoration: Ecosystem Services and Conservation of Natural Heritage
    12. Akshat Uniyal, Isha Sharma, Priyanka Uniyal, and N.S Bisht

    13. Utilization of Sustainable Resources to Combat Challenges in Environment and Climate Change
    14. Jyoti Rawat, Pooja Pant, and Veena Pande

      Palaeoclimate Studies and Computational Analysis of Climate Change

    15. Mammalian Dental Enamel: An Archive for Palaeoecology and Palaeoclimate Studies
    16. Rajeev Patnaik

    17. Statistical Modeling of Climate Data
    18. Minakshi Mishra and Pushpraj

    19. Knowledge Discovery Paradigms for Climate Change: Comparative Evaluation
    20. Anu Gupta and Indu Chhabra

    21. Optimization of Process Variables Using Central Composite Design for Heterotrophic Biological Denitrification
    22. Archna Narula, R.C. Sobti, and Sravanthi Veluturla

    23. Effectiveness of Major Plant Components, Cellulose and Lignin, for Removal of Heavy Metal Ions from Industrial Wastewater: A Comparative Analysis
    24. Manpreet Kaur, Gaurav Rattan, Sonal Singhal, and Anupama Kaushik

      Climate Change: Challenges and Management Strategies

    25. Emerging Issues of Climate Change: Global Perspective, Ecosystem, and Health
    26. U.R. Zargar and M.I. Rather

    27. Climate Change and Agriculture
    28. Shaista Mehraj, M.R Mir Mehreen Manzoor, R.K. Sharma, Aadil Hussain Mir, Irfan Latief Khan, and Sameena Maqbool

    29. Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation
    30. Seema Singh and Ruchi Saxena

    31. Climate Change and Its Impact on Poultry Production
    32. Tufail Banday, Shaista S. Nissa, Syed Shanaz, and Shahana Riyaz Tramboo

    33. Climate Change and Renewable Energy: Improvements and Interpretations for Sustainable Development
    34. Richa Kothari, Gagandeep Kour, Har Mohan Singh, Shubham Raina, Arjun Tyagi, Anita Singh, S. Dhar, D.Pathania, and V.V. Tyagi

    35. Technology and Innovation to Tackle Climate Challenges
    36. Reshu Chaudhary and R.S. Sengar

    37. Role of Bioenergy in Climate Change, Food, Energy and Rural Development
    38. Omkar Verma, Ashu Khosla, M. Prashanth, and Nisha Changotra

    39. A Review of Fluoride Contamination in Groundwater and Its Removal by Adsorption Process
    40. Chandra Bhan and Jiwan Singh

    41. Himalaya in a Rapidly Changing World: Climate Change Impacts and Conservation Implications on the Montane Freshwater Fauna
    42. Aashna Sharma, Vineet Kumar Dubey, Jeyaraj Antony Johnson, Yogesh Kumar Rawal, and Kuppusamy Sivakumar

    43. A Solution to Healthy Living in Relation to Vector-Borne Encephalitis
    44. Goutam Chandra and Sunanda Burman

      Environment and Health impacts

    45. Environment Contaminants and Male Reproductive Health: Past, Present and Future
    46. Latchoumycandane Calivarathan, Pranitha Janardhanan, Meenu Maniradhan, and Premendu Prakash Mathur

    47. Bioaerosol Health Effects from Molecular to Global Scales
    48. Sneha Gautam, Alok Sagar Gautam, Anjani R.K. Gollakota, and Chi-Min Shu

    49. Pollution Indicator, Opportunistic, and Pathogenic Bacteria Prevalence in Farmed and Wild Fish of Kashmir Himalaya
    50. Rasy Fayaz Cho, Umer Aziz Mir, Ibraq Khurshid, and Fayaz Ahmad

    51. Using Monogenoids (Phylum Platyhelminthes) as Indicators of Aquatic Ecosystem Health
    52. Amit Tripathi

    53. Hematological Parameters and Cell Morphology of Cyprinus carpio var. communis and specularis from Dal Lake Kashmir, Himalayan Region
    54. Imtiaz Ahmed, Zubair Ahmad Sheikh, Aamina Hussan, Kousar Jan, Francesco Fazio, and Rana Samad

    55. Use of Nematode Community as Bioindicator in Responses to Wastewater Irrigation in Agro-Ecosystems Near the Yamuna in Haryana, India
    56. Shikha Ahalavat, Nibedita Borgohin, Puneet Kumar, and Ashok Kumar Chaubey

    57. Algae and Macrophytes as Bioindicators of Freshwater Ecosystem
    58. Divya Dubey, Saroj Kumar, and Venkatesh Dutta

    59. Parasite Diversity Strategies under the Influence of Pollutants
    60. Reshu, Anita Yadav, Rashmi Srivastava, Neerja Kapoor, Sandeep K. Malhotra, Kamal Jaiswal, and Neeshma Jaiswal

    61. Snow Cover Variability as Climate Change Indicator: A Case Study from Higher Himalaya in Garhwal, Uttarakhand
    62. Ashutosh Misra

    63. Agrofuels Can Beat the Heat for a Sustainable Environment
    64. Amit Kumar, R.S. Sengar, and Rajeev Kumar

    65. Holistic Management of Air Pollution Using Modern Technology
    66. Sachin Agarwal, Dinesh K. Saxena, and Boyina Rupini

    67. Reducing Air Pollution Can Control Future Pandemics
    68. Amit Krishna De

    69. Integration of Constructed Wetland Technology as Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Facility and Water Reuse in Agriculture

    Saroj Kumar, Bhanu Pratap, Divya Dubey, and Venkatesh Dutta


    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.

    "Global climate change is a complex issue that relies on scientific data and an understanding of how human behavior affects resource use. In this volume, expert researchers who work in the multidisciplinary field of environmental studies investigate the causes and consequences of climate change. The book concludes with a section explaining how anthropogenic climate change is disrupting ecosystems globally and contributing to an increase in public health issues. This book supplies accurate and compelling case studies that are supported by an abundance of current primary references. Useful charts, diagrams, and tables accompany each chapter. A good resource for environmental science and environmental policy book collections."

    --B. R. Shmaefsky, Lone Star College - Kingwood, Choice Jan 24