1st Edition

Impact of Climate Change on Hydrological Cycle, Ecosystem, Fisheries and Food Security

    582 Pages 192 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Climate change has emerged as the most pressing global challenge of the 21st century and it has a dramatic effect on natural ecosystems and environment. Intelligent mitigation strategies to minimise climate change impacts can result in advanced, novel technologies; healthier aquatic ecosystems and higher food security and well-being for humans. The book includes 45 Chapters by expert authors, covering (i) Hydrometeorology and hydrology, (ii) Natural hazards and disaster risk management, (iii) Aquaculture, (iv) Changing biodiversity scenarios, (v) Capture fisheries, (vi) Food and nutritional insecurity, (vii) Climate change and socio-economic scenarios, and allied areas. It is hoped that this volume will further our understanding and research achievements in the field of climate change and its consequences and facilitate the synthesis of information on how climate-related changes will influence oceans, marine and inland ecosystems, hydrological cycles, fisheries and aquaculture and coastal communities and will be immensely useful to planners, scientists, conservationists, environmentalists, academicians, students and all those who are directly or indirectly involved in the study of impact of climate change and mitigation measures

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    1. The Climate Variability in the Indo-Pacific Sector

    Swadhin Behera

    2. Embracing the Water: Design-led Ways to deal with Change

    Rob Roggema

    3. Accelerated Hydrological Cycle under Warming Climate and Role of Extended Range Hydro-Meteorological Prediction System

    S. Abhilash, A.K. Sahai, R. Mandal, A. Dey, S. Joseph, R. Chattopadhyay, R. Phani and G. Saranya

    4. Extreme Significant Wave Heights and Associated Peak Periods off Kozhikode, Southwest Coast of India

    Ramu Pachanattu, K. Ajith Joseph, G. Muraleedharan, S. Sureshkumar, T.M. Balakrishnan Nair and R. Harikumar

    5. Climattance and Carbon Tax Mechanism: A Case Study of Indian Coastal States

    J.S. Pandey and Rakesh Kumar


    6. A Fish Called …. Synergy

    Rob Roggema

    7. Multiforcing Ensemble Projection based Climate Change Information over Kerala for Adaptation Strategies

    Kavirajan Rajendran, Sajani Surendran and Stella Jes Varghese

    8. Modelling Activities for Forecasting Extreme Events

    Saji Mohandas, Raghavendra Ashrit and E.N. Rajagopal


    9. Reducing the Carbon Footprint from Pond Aquaculture in a Changing World

    M.C.J. Verdegem and K.A. Kabir

    10. Aquaculture-Environment Interaction: Strategies and Technologies for Impact Mitigation

    V. Zonno

    11. Carbon Sequestration in Aquaculture System

    A. Vijay Kumar, Vidya Shree Bharti, Raj Mukhopadhyay, and V. Hari Krishna

    12. Climate Change Impact on inland Fisheries and Aquaculture - Sri Lanka

    K.B.C. Pushpalatha

    13. Impact of Climate Change and Global Warming on Aquaculture and Fisheries: An Insight

    H. Shivananda Murthy

    14. Farming System Adaptation and Natural Herbal Oil Formulations against Various Emerging Diseases of Shrimp

    Rajeev Kumar Jha, Haig Yousef Babikian, Kristina, and Sarayut Srisombat

    15. Molecular Identification and Characterization of Sugar and Peptide Carriers in the Giant Tiger Prawn, Penaeus monodon

    V. Zonno, A. Danieli, A. Romano, R. Acierno, R.A. Sreepada, R. Khandeparkar, R. Schiavone and M. Maffia

    16. Rice Yield Changes in Kerala due to Climate Change

    Stella Jes Varghese, Sajani Surendran, B. Ajithkumar, Kavirajan Rajendran and Akio Kitoh

    17. Breeding of Gnathophyllum americanum: First Success in Ornamental Aquaculture

    Sheena Jose, T.T. Ajith Kumar and Kuldeep K. Lal

    18. Virulence Features of Vibrio parahaemolyticus: A Review

    Reshma Silvester, Deborah Alexander, S. Sudha, M. Harikrishnan, and Mohamed Hatha

    19. A Comparative Study on the Wetland Avifauna in the Pokkali Fields of Ernakulam District, Kerala

    S. Surya Babu and K. Raju Thomas


    20. Impact of Climate Change on Ecology and Fisheries of Tropical Estuaries with reference to Vembanad Estuary (India): Past Trends and Potential Projections

    B. Madhusoodana Kurup, M. Harikrishnan, A.V. Shibu and Sileesh Mullasseri

    21. Barriers and Opportunities for Climate Change Adaptation in Marine Fisheries in India

    E. Vivekanandan

    22. Fishery of Gobiid Fish Oxyurichthys tentacularis (Valenciennes, 1837) inhabiting Ashtamudi Lake, Kerala

    Remya Mohan, M. Harikrishnan and E. Sherly Williams

    23. Projecting Short-term and Long-term Total Marine Fish Production and Catch Potential in India’s North-Western Coast under the Climate Change Scenario

    Vinod K. Yadav, Vidya Shree Bharti and Shrinivas Jahageerdar

    24. Length – Weight Relationship of Oxyurichthys tentacularis, (Valenciennes, 1837) inhabiting Ashtamudi Lake, Kerala

    Remya Mohan, M. Harikrishnan and E. Sherly Williams


    25. 250 Years of Marine Biodiversity Scenarios in India – What Will Persist?

    K. Venkataraman

    26. Fish Biodiversity of Western Ghats in the Context of Climate Change and Strategies for Conservation

    K.V. Radhakrishnan and B. Madhusoodana Kurup

    27. Impact of Climate Change on Fish Biodiversity of North-East India and Conservation Strategies

    Pramod Kumar Pandey and K.V. Radhakrishnan

    28. Taxonomic and Phylogenetic Indices of Species Assemblages in the Deep-Sea Demersal Ichthyofauna of the South-eastern Arabian Sea: Simple Measures of Diversity for Marine Ecosystem-Based Management

    Sileesh Mullasseri and B. Madhusoodana Kurup

    29. Marine Faunal Species Inventory for the Indian EEZ: Necessity and Significance

    Vinay P. Padate, Rufus Thella, Rajeeshkumar, M.P., Aiswarya Gopal, Usha Parameswaran, Aswini Nayak, Sudhanshu Dixit, S. Kumaralingam, K.Chandrasekar, Johnny Konjarla and N. Saravanane

    30. Widespread Invasion of an Alien Mussel in Ashtamudi Lake, a Ramsar Site in Kerala, India

    P.R. Divya, T.T. Ajith Kumar, Kuldeep Kumar Lal

    31. Assessing the Drivers of Forest Degradation in Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Ghats

    Shalu George, Manjusha, K., Mukesh Lal Das, Nadirsha PS Nawab, S. Anbazhagi and Muthukumar Muthuchamy

    32. Structural Analysis of Major Mangrove Forests of India

    S. Sreelekshmi, S. Bijoy Nandan and M. Harikrishnan


    33. Food and Nutritional Insecurity in the Perspective of Climate Change

    K. Gopakumar

    34. Export Oriented Aquaculture for Seafood Exports from India

    K.S. Srinivas

    35. A Meta-Analysis Study on Types of Seafood Mislabelling in Canada

    Lovena Mathew

    36. State of Biocultural Diversity, Climate Change and Ethnic Meat and Fish Products of Northeast India: A Review

    Ranendra Kumar Majumdar

    37. Utilization of Secondary Raw Materials from Fish for Developing High Value Novel Foods and Dietary Supplements

    Suseela Mathew and C.N. Ravishankar

    38. Characterization of Collagen from the Skins of Three Different Commercially Important Fishery Resources

    Moe Theingi Hlaing, K. Elavarasan, U. Parvathy, C.G. Joshy and George Ninan

    39. Consumer Preference for Value added Fish Products in Kochi (Kerala)

    Mary Saniya Stephen and Dhanya Pulikkottil Rajan

    40. Chemical and Biophysical Properties of Gelatin Composites from Cephalopods for the Improvement of Textural Quality in Sausages

    Roopa Rajan, L. Aranganathan and S.R. Radhika Rajasree

    41. Quality Evaluation of Ready to Cook, Pressurized Indian White Prawns (Fenneropenaeus indicus)

    Ginson Joseph and J. Bindu

    42. Biochemical Characteristics of Pepsins from two Cichlids, Etroplus suratensis and Oreochromis mossambicus

    H.S. Hari Sankar, Babu Philip and M. Harikrishnan


    43. Geoinformatics for Conservation Planning in Coastal Fisheries: Monitoring Hilsa (Hamilton-Buchanan, 1822) through Remote Sensing in Coastal Bangladesh

    Md. Abu Syed, M. Tanvir Hasan and Ahmed Tahmid Raihan

    44. Implications and Ramifications of Extreme Weather on the Livelihood and Economy of Aquafarmers in Central Kerala

    Patralika Mukhopadhyay, Krishna Pankaj, R. Shruthy, A.V. Shibu and M. Harikrishnan

    45. Socio-Economics Profile, Environmental and Climate Change Impacts of Fishermen Community at Pulicat Lake

    N. Thirunavukkarasu and R. Sumithraa


    B. Madhusoodana Kurup, Founder Vice Chancellor, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Kerala, India

    M.R. Boopendranath, Retired, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India

    M. Harikrishnan, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India

    A.V. Shibu, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India