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Freshwater Pollution and Aquatic Ecosystems
Environmental Impact and Sustainable Management

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ISBN 9781771889582
September 15, 2021 Forthcoming by Apple Academic Press
376 Pages 12 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This new volume addresses the environmental impacts of pollution on freshwater aquatic ecosystems and presents sustainable management and remediation practices and advanced technology help to address the different types of pollutants.

Freshwater Pollution and Aquatic Ecosystems: Environmental Impact and Sustainable Management considers the need for sustainable, efficient, and cost-effective tools and technologies to assess, monitor, and properly manage the increasing issues of aquatic pollution. It provides detailed accounts of the phenomena and mechanisms related to aquatic pollution and highlights the problems and threats associated with pollution contamination in freshwater. It provides useful insight into the sustainable and advanced pollution remediation technology adopted by different countries for the monitoring, assessment, and sustainable management of pollution.

The chapters in the volume evaluate the sources of harmful pollutants, which include industrial effluents, sewage, and runoff from agricultural industries, which result in toxic microbes, organic waste, oils, and high load of nutrients. Unsustainable management practices of domestic sewage and indiscriminate use of chemical pesticides lead to the technological disturbance of aquatic biota. In addition to harming aquatic biota, these pollutants find their way into the human body through inhalation, ingestion, or absorption and finally tend to bio-accumulate in trophic levels of the food chain, which poses a major risk to human beings.

This book will be a valuable resource for ecologists, environmentalists, scientists, and many others for their work in understanding and management of aquatic pollutants in freshwater biospheres.

Table of Contents

1. Water Pollution: Diseases and Health Impacts

Sadaf Ali, Shiekh Amir, Shafat Ali, Muneeb U. Rehman, Sabhiya Majid, and Ali Mohd Yatoo

2. Toxicity of Heavy Metals in Freshwater Fishes: Challenges and Concerns

Aimen Firdous, Jayachithra Ramakrishna Pillai, Muneeb U Rehman, Shahzada Mudasir Rashid, Saiema Rasool, Sabhiya Majid, Tabasum Rashid, Adil Farooq, and Mubashir Hussain Masoodi

3. Chlorpyrifos Toxicity in Fishes: A Perspective

Rukhsana Akhtar, Adil Farooq Wali, Sheeba Shakeel, Saiema Rasool, Muneeb U. Rehman, Yusra Al Dhaher, Hilal Ahmad Wani, Sabhiya Majid, Tehseen Khan, Henna Amin, and Wajhul Qamar

4. Neurotoxicity of Heavy Metals in Fishes: A Mechanistic Approach

Sana Farooq, Adil Farooq Wali, Sabhiya Majid, Saiema Rasool, Hilal Ahmad Wani, Showkat Ahmad Bhat, Shafat Ali, Javaid Wani, Rafiqa Echikoti, Shabhat Rasool, Ajaz Ahmad, and Muneeb U. Rehman

5. Mechanism of Toxicity in Aquatic Life

Hilal Ahmad Ganaie

6. Pesticide Pollution in an Aquatic Environment

Umair Riaz, Faizan Rafi, Muhammad Naveed, Shehzada Munawar Mehdi, Ghulam Murtaza, Abdul Ghaffar Niazi, and Hassan Mehmood

7. Benthic Macroinvertebrates as Bioindicators of Water Quality in Freshwater Bodies

Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Mohammad Yasir Arafat, and Yahya Bakhtiyar

8. Biomonitoring and Bioindicators

Aarif Ali, Shahzada Mudasir Rashid, Showkat Ahmad Ganie, Manzoor Ur Rahman Mir, Sheikh Bilal, Henna Hamadani, Fozia Shah, Masrat Rashid, Muneeb U. Rahman, and Sabhiya Majid

9. Zooplankton Community: A Valuable Bio-Indicator Tool in Disturbed Wetlands

Javaid Ahmad Shah, Ashok K. Pandit, and G. Mustafa Shah

10. Mycoremediation of Pollutants in Aquatic Environs

Rezwana Assad, Iflah Rafiq, Iqra Bashir, Irshad Ahmad Sofi, Zafar Ahmad Reshi, and Irfan Rashid

11. Genetically Modified Organisms as Tools for Water Bioremediation

Fernanda Maria Policarpo Tonelli, Moline Severino Lemos, and Flávia Cristina Policarpo Tonelli

12. Bio-Indicator Species and Their Role in Monitoring Water Pollution

Muniza Manzoor, Kulsum Ahmad Bhat, Naziya Khurshid, Ali Mohd Yatoo, Zarka Zaheen, Shafat Ali, Md. Niamat Ali, Insha Amin, Manzoor Ur Rahman Mir, Shahzada Mudasir Rashid, and Muneeb U. Rehman

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Gowhar Hamid Dar, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Science, Sri Pratap College, Cluster University Srinagar, Department of Higher Education (Jammu and Kashmir), India, where he has been teaching for many years. He has a PhD in Environmental Science with a specialization in Environmental Microbiology (fish microbiology, fish pathology, industrial microbiology, taxonomy and limnology). He has published more than 40 papers in international journals of repute and a number of books with international publishers. He is guiding a number of students for their master’s theses. He has been working on the isolation, identification and characterization of microbes, their pathogenic behavior, and impact of pollution on development of diseases in fish fauna for the last several years. He has received many awards and appreciations for his services toward science and development. In addition, he also acts as a member of various research and academic committees.

Khalid Rehman Hakeem, PhD, is Professor at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. After completing his doctorate (botany; specialization in plant eco-physiology and molecular biology) from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India, he worked as a lecturer at the University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India. At Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia, he was a Postdoctorate Fellow and Fellow Researcher (Associate Professor) for several years. Dr. Hakeem has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience in plant eco-physiology, biotechnology and molecular biology, medicinal plant research, plant-microbe-soil interactions, as well as in environmental studies. He is the recipient of several fellowships at both national and international levels. He has served as a visiting scientist at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. Currently, he is involved with a number of international research projects with different government organizations. To date, Dr. Hakeem has authored and edited more than 35 books with international publishers. He also has to his credit more than 80 research publications in peer-reviewed international journals and 55 book chapters in edited volumes with international publishers. At present, Dr. Hakeem serves as an editorial board member and reviewer for several high-impact international scientific journals. He is included in the advisory board of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK. He is also a fellow of the Plantae group of the American Society of Plant Biologists, member of the World Academy of Sciences, member of the International Society for Development and Sustainability, Japan, and member of the Asian Federation of Biotechnology, Korea.

Mohammad Aneesul Mehmood, PhD, specializes in limnology and environmental toxicology. He has been teaching graduate and postgraduate students for the past two years in the Department of Environmental Science, School of Sciences, Sri Pratap College Campus, Cluster University Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. He has been supervising many students for their MSc projects. In addition, he has published a number of papers in international journals of repute and a number of books with international publishers. He completed his doctorate from the Division of Environmental Science, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Kashmir, with a meritorious certificate from the university. He received the Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad Khan Gold Medal and the Shri Bhushan Memorial Gold Medal during his master’s program. He has qualified various national competitive tests in the discipline of environmental science. He was also awarded with an INSPIRE Merit Fellowship (JRF & SRF) by the Department of Science and Technology, GoI, during his doctoral program.

Humaira Qadri, PhD, has been actively involved in teaching postgraduate students of environmental science for the past ten years at the Sri Pratap College Campus of Cluster University Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India, where she also heads the Department of Environment and Water Management. She has published scores of papers in international journals and has more than ten books with national and international publishers. She is also the reviewer for various international journals and is the principal investigator of some major projects on phytoremediation. She is guiding a number of research students for PhD programs and has supervised more than 60 master’s dissertations. She also has been on the scientific board of various international conferences and holds life memberships of various international organizations. With a number of national scientific events to her credit, she is an active participant at national and international scientific events and has organized a number of national conferences on science. A gold medalist at her master’s level, she earned a number of awards and certificates of merit. Her specialization is in limnology, nutrient dynamics, and phytoremediation.