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Biochar Applications in Agriculture and Environment Management

  • Jay Shankar Singh
  • Chhatarpal Singh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gulshan Kumar Sharma, Roomesh Kumar Jena, Surabhi Hota, Amit Kumar, Prasenjit Ray, Ram Kishor Fagodiya et al.
    Pages 123-140
  3. Dipak Kumar Gupta, Chandan Kumar Gupta, Rachana Dubey, Ram Kishor Fagodiya, Gulshan Sharma, Keerthika A. et al.
    Pages 141-165
  4. Shaon Kumar Das, Goutam Kumar Ghosh
    Pages 193-206
  5. Palakshi Borah, Nijara Baruah, Lina Gogoi, Bikram Borkotoki, Nirmali Gogoi, Rupam Kataki
    Pages 223-258

About this book


This book provides up-to-date information on biochar use in management of soil health, agriculture productivity, green-house gases, restoration ecology and environment. Biochar application to nutrient deficient and disturbed soils is a viable option which may promotes advances in food safety and food security to human nutrition and overall fundamental research in the agricultural sciences. The book describes in detail how the recalcitrant biochar is able to persist for long periods of time and work as a shelter for soil microbial colonisation and their biomass/numbers. This book also includes contents related to important role of biochar applications in the restoration of contaminated agricultural soils. The book will be of particular interest to students, teachers and researchers in the disciplines.


Biochar in greenhouse gas mitigation and crop production Biochar role in carbon sequestration Contaminated agricultural soils Crop residues and microbial biomass diversity loss Food security and food safety Soil health and agricultural waste

Editors and affiliations

  • Jay Shankar Singh
    • 1
  • Chhatarpal Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental MicrobiologyBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar UniversityLucknowIndia
  2. 2.Department of Environmental MicrobiologyBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar UniversityLucknowIndia

About the editors

Dr Jay Shankar Singh is presently working as faculty in the Department of Environmental Microbiology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India. Dr. Singh has contributed significantly in the area of natural resource management, restoration ecology and land use changes. He is currently working to develop some viable technology to manage huge amount of crop residues produced at agriculture farm sites. He has published his research outputs in reputed international journals having high impact factors and citations. He is also actively serving as member of various scientific committees and contributing as editorial responsibilities to the journals such as Microbiology Research, PLOS ONE, etc. He has published some books from Elsevier, Springer and other reputed publishers.

Dr. Chhatarpal Singh is a President of Agro Environmental Development Society (AEDS), Majhra Ghat, Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Dr. Singh is currently working in the field of Agricultural Microbiology. His research interest is agro-environmental development through innovative and scientific approaches. He has been published various scientific research and reviews papers, book chapter and magazine articles in the field of agricultural and environmental microbiology. He has been honored by various state and national organizations in the field of agricultural microbiology for organizing various International conferences and training programmes.

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