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Environmental Concerns and Sustainable Development

Volume 2: Biodiversity, Soil and Waste Management

  • Vertika Shukla
  • Narendra Kumar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Paolo Giordani, Renato Benesperi, Elisabetta Bianchi, Paola Malaspina, Juri Nascimbene
    Pages 1-26
  3. Prachi Sharma, Ritu Manchanda, Rajesh Goswami, Sanjeev Chawla
    Pages 27-44
  4. Niranjan Mishra, Sandip Kumar Behera
    Pages 45-62
  5. Tonlong Wangpan, Sumpam Tangjang
    Pages 63-80
  6. Ekta Purswani, Bhawana Pathak, Dhananjay Kumar, Satyam Verma
    Pages 127-144
  7. Priyanka Gangwar, Rachana Singh, Mala Trivedi, Rajesh K. Tiwari
    Pages 175-190
  8. Naveen Kumar Arora, Tahmish Fatima, Isha Mishra, Sushma Verma
    Pages 191-246
  9. Gülşah Çobanoğlu Özyiğitoğlu
    Pages 247-277
  10. Gayatri Singh, Geetgovind Sinam, Kriti, Maneesha Pandey, Babita Kumari, Mahiya Kulsoom
    Pages 307-324
  11. Mala Trivedi, Manish Mathur, Parul Johri, Aditi Singh, Rajesh K. Tiwari
    Pages 337-363
  12. Sucharita Tandon, Nandini Sai
    Pages 365-379
  13. Shalu Rawat, Lata Verma, Jiwan Singh
    Pages 381-398
  14. Nemit Verma, Manpreet Kaur, A. K. Tripathi
    Pages 399-408

About this book


The current global environmental crisis is primarily the result of non-standardized parameters for environmental regulation, and is impacting e.g. clean air, safe drinking water and the quality of food, particularly in developing nations. Due to their poor/lax execution of EIA protocols, newly developing countries are preferred destinations for establishing pollution-emitting industries, which results in the degradation and depletion of their natural resources. Lack of environmental policy intervention is another major incentive to base “dirty” industries in these nations.

In order to ensure sustainable development, the highest-priority issues include the monitoring and eradication of environmental problems stemming from economic development; virtually every form of economic development primarily results in the loss of forests and thus biodiversity, followed by declining air quality and the contamination of natural resources.

Sustainable development ensures responsible interactions with the environment, so as to minimize the depletion or degradation of natural resources and preserve environmental quality. It involves integrated approaches to understanding the importance of environmental management systems and policy measures that lead to improved environmental performance.

This book addresses the environmental concerns associated with economic development, and with approaches to attaining sustainable economic development, which include monitoring the quality of water resources, soil erosion and degradation of the natural environment.


Air Quality Water Resources Soil Reclamation Waste Management Biodiversity Conservation

Editors and affiliations

  • Vertika Shukla
    • 1
  • Narendra Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Environmental SciencesBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar UniversityLucknowIndia
  2. 2.Department of Environmental SciencesBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar UniversityLucknowIndia

About the editors

Vertika Shukla holds an MSc in Organic Chemistry and PhD (2003) in Chemistry from H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar (Garhwal). Presently, she is teaching as an Assistant Professor of Integrated Applied Geology at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow.
During her 17 years of research experience, she has been awarded 3 fellowships by the DST, New Delhi; two projects were pursued at the NBRI-CSIR and one at BBA (Central) University, Lucknow.

To date, she has published 63 scientific articles in prominent national and international journals, has authored one book (‘Lichens to Biomonitor the Environment’ (Springer)) and coedited the books ‘Recent Advances in Lichenology (Springer) and ‘Plant Adaptation Strategies in Changing Environment’ (Springer Nature).

Her areas of interest include secondary metabolite chemistry, interactions between lichen and the environment, and the role of lichen in the bioremediation of atmospheric fallouts.

Narendra Kumar has obtained his MSc and PhD in Environmental Science from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow, India. An active researcher with 16 years of graduate teaching and research experience, Dr Kumar began his academic career as a project fellow at the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI-CSIR), Lucknow, India. In 2002, he joined the Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, CSJM University, Kanpur, India as a Lecturer.  Dr Kumar has been working as an Assistant Professor at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow since 2005. He has published more than 30 research papers and 10 book chapters with reputed national and international publishers. 

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