Climate Change and Biodiversity

Proceedings of IGU Rohtak Conference, Vol. 1

  • Mehtab Singh
  • R.B. Singh
  • M.I. Hassan
Part of the Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences book series (AGES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Climate Change

  3. Biodiversity

About these proceedings

Introduction

The over-exploitation of important earth resources such as land and water has led to a number of environment-related problems the world over. At the same time, land-use change caused by various human activities has led to extinction of many plant and animal habitats and species. In this context, the relevance of biodiversity for human survival is becoming a major international political issue as scientific evidence builds on the global health implications of biodiversity loss. These issues are closely linked with the issue of climate change, as many of the health risks due to climate change are associated with rapid degradation of biodiversity. This present work focuses on holistic natural resource-based spatio-temporal planning, development, and management and considers them as essential to save the degraded ecosystem for sustainable resource management. Contributions are compiled in two volumes: 1. Climate Change and Biodiversity, and 2. Landscape Ecology and Water Management. Geoinformatics along with its tools such as remote sensing and geographical information systems (GIS) have been used in assessing the results of various environmental problems both physical and social. The volume will be useful for geographers, geoscientists, hydrologists, landscape ecologists, environmentalists, engineers, planners, and policy makers.

Keywords

Biodiversity Climate Change Geoinformatics Landscape Ecology Water Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Mehtab Singh
    • 1
  • R.B. Singh
    • 2
  • M.I. Hassan
    • 3
  1. 1.Maharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtakIndia
  2. 2.University of DelhiDelhiIndia
  3. 3.Ravenshaw UniversityCuttackIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-54838-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-54837-9
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54838-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-3542
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-3550
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