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Introduction

  • Satish Chandra GarkotiEmail author
  • Rajeev L. Semwal
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Abstract

Worldwide today we live in an era often termed as “Anthropocene” which has no antecedence considering the extraordinary human footprints on ecosystems, particularly that on biodiversity-rich tropical ecosystems, in the entire history of mankind. Understanding the implications of such impacts on the structure and functioning of ecosystems is important from the standpoint of developing appropriate strategies that help address the pressing issues impinging on the state of sustainable management of ecosystems in the tropics.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Environmental SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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