Editors: Oommen V. Oommen, Laladhas KP, Erach Bharucha

Biodiversity and Livelihood: Lessons from Community Research in India

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ISBN: 978-981-14-8307-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-8215-1 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2020
DOI: 10.2174/97898114821511200101

Introduction

Biodiversity and Livelihood: Lessons from Community Research in India Is a compilation of research articles on the ecological biodiversity and local conservation efforts of selected regions in India, and among local communities throughout the county. 18 chapters have been contributed by experts in ecology, sustainability and ethnic studies in India. The chapters provide information on a wide range of tops which cover local communities, their agricultural practices and the ecological relationships between their community and the species on which their livelihood depends. Contributions emphasize different aspects of these topics, such as observational ecological information about the aforementioned regions and communities, the local biodiversity, tribal customs of ethnic communities that are linked to conservation, specific programs which are aimed at the conservation of specific plant and animal species endemic to the region, the benefits shared by the communities involved with conservation programs and recommendations shared by the authors for sustainable management of the regional ecosystem and its resources. Readers will find a wealth of information about biodiversity conservation in different regions in India (most notably the western and eastern ghats and provinces such as Kerala and Andhra Pradesh), from a basic and applied perspective. The book is, therefore, an informative reference for conservationists, ecologists, environmentalists and ethnologists who are studying the biodiversity and conservation of India. Readers involved in sustainable development programs in the region will also find the content valuable to their knowledge.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Oommen V. Oommen


Laladhas KP


Erach Bharucha




Contributor(s):
Achuth Sankar S. Nair
Department of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
University of Kerala
Kariyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram-695581
India


Ajitha T.
Department of Zoology
University College
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala-695034
India


Arnab Banerjee
Department of Mathematics
Jadavpur University
Kolkata 700032
India


Athira Kakkara
CV Raman Laboratory of Ecological Informatics
Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Keral
Technopark Campus, Thiruvananthapuram
India


Biju Kumar A.
Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries
University of Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram- 695581, Kerala
India


D.A. Evans
Department of Zoology
University College
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala-695034
India


Dinesan Cheruvat
Kerala State Biodiversity Board
Thiruvananthapuram
India


Erach Bharucha
BharatiVidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research
BharatiVidyapeeth University
Pune
India


Fr. Roy John
Department of Zoology
St Stephen’s College
Pathanapuram, Kollam, Kerala-689 695
India


Indu I.
CV Raman Laboratory of Ecological Informatics
Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Keral
Technopark Campus, Thiruvananthapuram
India


J.S. Jayaprabha
National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR)
Thiruvananthapuram-695019
India


Jaishanker R.
CV Raman Laboratory of Ecological Informatics
Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Keral
Technopark Campus, Thiruvananthapuram
India


Jayeeta Sen
Department of Environmental Planning
School of Planning and Architecture
New Delhi – 110002
India


K.P. Laladhas
Department of Zoology
St Stephen’s College
Pathanapuram, Kollam, Kerala-689 695
India


K. Madhusudhanan
Department of Botany and Research Centre
St.Albert’s College
Ernakulam, Kerala, 682018
India


K. B. Rameshkumar
Phytochemistry and Phytopharmacology
Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute Palode
Thiruvananthapuram
India


Kavitha K. J.
Department of Zoology
University College
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala-695034
India


Lekshmi N. Menon
Phytochemistry and Phytopharmacology
Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute Palode
Thiruvananthapuram
India


M. Reginald Appavoo
Department of Botany & Research Centre
Scott Christian College (Autonomous)
Tamil Nadu-629 003
India


Meenakshi Dhote
Department of Environmental Planning
School of Planning and Architecture
New Delhi – 110002
India


N. Anilkumar
M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
Chennai
India


N. Preetha
Kerala State Biodiversity Board
Thiruvananthapuram
India


N. Lekshmi
National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health
Cochin University of Science and Technology
Kochi-682016, Kerala
India


N. Mohanan
Garden Management, Education, Information Training Division
Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute Palode
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 695562
India


N.B. Mithrambika
Kerala State Biodiversity Board
Thiruvananthapuram
India


Naik Laxmikant
Environmental Sustainability, Health & Safety
Tata Consultancy Services
Subash Nagar Thane - 400601, Maharashtra
India


Nidheesh K.S.
School of Biosciences
Mahatma Gandhi University
Kottayam, Kerala
India


Oommen V. Oommen
Department of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
University of Kerala
Kariyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram-695581
India


Oliver King E.D. Israel
M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
Chennai
India


P. S. Shameer
Garden Management, Education, Information Training Division
Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute Palode
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 695562
India


Prakash Nelliyat
Fellow (ABS), Centre for Biodiversity Policy and Law
India


Priti Kumar Roy
Department of Mathematics
Jadavpur University
Kolkata 700032
India


R. Ravinesh
Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries
University of Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram - 695581, Kerala
India


R. Ramasubramanian
M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
Chennai
India


R. D. Anpin Raja
Department of Botany & Research Centre
Scott Christian College (Autonomous)
Tamil Nadu-629 003
India


R. D. Arun Raj
Department of Botany and Research Centre
Scott Christian College (Autonomous)
Tamil Nadu-629 003
India


Ray J. G.
School of Biosciences
Mahatma Gandhi University
Kottayam, Kerala
India


S. Rajasekharan
Kerala State Biodiversity Board
Thiruvananthapuram
India


Sajeev C. Rajan
CV Raman Laboratory of Ecological Informatics
Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Keral
Technopark Campus, Thiruvananthapuram
India


Santanu Ray
Department of Zoology
Visva-Bharati University
Santiniketan 731235
India


Shabith Raj K.
Department of Zoology
University College
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala-695034
India


Shahina N. K.
Department of Botany and Research Centre
St.Albert’s College, Ernakulam
Kerala, 682018
India


Sooraj N.P
CV Raman Laboratory of Ecological Informatics
Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Keral
Technopark Campus, Thiruvananthapuram
India


Sooraj Kumar. V
CV Raman Laboratory of Ecological Informatics
Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Keral
Technopark Campus, Thiruvananthapuram
India


Suvarna Devi S.
Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries
University of Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram- 695581, Kerala
India


Suresh Babu
Kerala State Biodiversity Board
Thiruvananthapuram
India


T.P. Sajeevan
National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health
Cochin University of Science and Technology
Kochi-682016, Kerala
India


V. Selvam
M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
Chennai
India


V. Saraswathy
Department of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
University of Kerala
Kariyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram-695581
India


V. B. Manilal
National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR)
Thiruvananthapuram-695019
India




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