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Agro-Environmental Sustainability

Volume 2: Managing Environmental Pollution

  • Jay Shankar Singh
  • Gamini Seneviratne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Peter James Strong, Obulisamy Parthiba Karthikeyan, Jing Zhu, William Clarke, Weixiang Wu
    Pages 19-40
  3. Muhammad Saleem, Hafiz Naeem Asghar, Waqar Ahmad, Muhammad Ahmed Akram, Muhammad Usman Saleem, Muhammad Yahya Khan et al.
    Pages 41-58
  4. Sanjeet K. Verma, Pragya Trivedi, Anand K. Gupta, Rajesh Kumar Verma
    Pages 85-103
  5. Vidya Dhar Pandey
    Pages 105-121
  6. Chhatarpal Singh, Shashank Tiwari, Siddharth Boudh, Jay Shankar Singh
    Pages 123-145
  7. Mihiri Seneviratne, Gamini Seneviratne, HMSP Madawala, Meththika Vithanage
    Pages 147-163
  8. Sandamali Wijesekara, Mihiri Seneviratne, Meththika Vithanage
    Pages 165-181
  9. Siddharth Boudh, Shashank Tiwari, Jay Shankar Singh
    Pages 213-233
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 251-257

About this book


This two-volume work is a testament to the increasing interest in the role of microbes in sustainable agriculture and food security. Advances in microbial technologies are explored in chapters dealing with topics such as plant-microbe interactions, rhizoremediation and cyanoremediation, and bio-immobilization. Volume II is a collection of research findings that invites readers to examine the application of microbes in pollution reduction, decontamination of agro- and aquatic ecosystems, and remediation of various toxic compounds. Highly readable entries attempt to close the knowledge gap between soil microbial associations and sustainable agriculture.

Traditional agricultural management techniques have relied heavily on application of chemical fertilizers and pesticides; and recent land use change practices have led to over exploitation of natural resources. Strategies outlined here simplify a complicated picture of the way microbial communities can improve the quality of environment and eliminate food scarcity in the coming generations. This work is a significant contribution to research in this increasingly important discipline of soil sciences, and will appeal to researchers in microbiology, agriculture, environmental sciences, and soil and crop sciences.


microbial tools rhizoremediation cyanoremediation metal contaminated soils sustainable agriculture metallothioneins biogeochemical cycling bio-immobilization oil contaminated sediments environmental pollution methane oxidizing bacteria

Editors and affiliations

  • Jay Shankar Singh
    • 1
  • Gamini Seneviratne
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental MicrobiologyBabashaeb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) UniversityLucknowIndia
  2. 2.Microbial Biotechnology UnitNational Institute of Fundamental StudiesKandySri Lanka

About the editors

Dr. Jay Shankar Singh is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Microbiology at BB Ambedkar (Central University) in Lucknow, India.

Dr. Gamini Seneviratne is a research professor at the National Institute of Fundamental Studies in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

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