Restoration of Wetland Ecosystem: A Trajectory Towards a Sustainable Environment, 1st ed. 2020

Coordinators: Upadhyay Atul Kumar , Singh Ranjan, Singh D. P.

Language: Anglais

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?The risks and consequences of environmental change are increasing, leading to massive losses in terms of ecosystems and having a huge impact on human populations. As such, global thinkers, environmentalists, scientists and policy makers are focusing on finding solutions and ways to sustain life on Earth. Anthropogenic impacts on the climate system can only be mitigated by the restoration of existing natural resources and the sustainable development of the environment and society. 

This book discusses the potential of green technology in waste management, wetland restoration, presenting the latest developments in the field of bioenergy, green ecology, bioremediation and microbial management. Wetlands are one of Earth?s most important ecosystems, and they provide valuable services to human societies, such as minimizing the impacts of floods, acting as a carbon sink, and offering water purification as well as recreational opportunities. Wetlands may be natural or constructed, and the effectiveness of wetland services largely depends on the diversity of macrophytes affecting the algal production, plant biomass and nutrient status of the system. In addition, they are one of the richest microbial ecosystems on earth: the rhizosphere, soil and water interface enhances wetland services with implications ranging from phytoremediation to microbial bioprospection. However, in order to function properly, they need to be effectively redesigned, reengineered, protected and maintained.

The book addresses the dynamic relation between three global concerns: environmental pollution, resource exploitation and sustainability. It describes the utilization of resources like wastes (municipal, industrial, agricultural, mine drainage, tannery, solid, and e waste), plants, algae and microbes for production of renewable biofuel, biofertilizers and other value added products to achieve the goal of sustainable development. The book also discusses the current and future trends in employing wetlands in improving water quality. In addition it presents the latest international research in the fields of wetland science, waste management, carbon sequestration and bioremediation. 

Highlighting a broad spectrum of topics and strategies for achieving a sustainable environment, the book offers researchers, students and academics insights into utilizing resources in a sustainable way.
1. Restoration, construction and conservation of degrading wetlands: A step towards sustainable management practices.- 2. Phytoremediation and sustainable developmental policies and practices.- 3. Wetland as a sustainable reservoir of ecosystem services: Prospects of threat and conservation.- 4. Carbon sequestration by wetlands in the climate change scenario.- 5. Wetlands: A major natural source responsible for methane emissions.- 6. Wetland conservation and restoration of ecosystem services and halt biodiversity loss: An India Prospectives.- 7. Microbes biology: Microbes in wetland and bioprospection of microbes.- 8. Contribution of Microbes in the renovation of wetland.- 9. Phytoremediation: Role of  Mycorrhiza in plant responses to Stress.- 10. Integrated approach for bioremediation and biofuel production using algae.- 11. Dual role of Microalgae: Phycoremediation coupled with biomass generation for biofuel production.- 12. Microalgae and microorganisms- important regulators of Carbon dynamics in wetland ecosystem.- 13. Bioremediation of heavy metals: A new approach to sustainable agriculture.- 14. Waste water treatment through Nannotechnology: Role and Perspects.

Atul Kumar Upadhyay is a scholar in the field of environmental science. He completed his PhD in the field of phytoremediation and constructed wetland technology at CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow jointly with Kumaun University, Nainital, India. He also holds a postgraduate Botany degree from Dr. RML Avadh University, Faizabad, India. Dr. Upadhyay’s research interests include the construction and design of wetland and plant-based management of water and soil pollution as well as river water rejuvenation, wastewater treatment, wetland design and soil management. He has published a number of research papers, articles and chapters in respected national and international journals. Currently,  Atul Kumar Upadhyay is working as a Postdoctoral Fellow (Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, India) at the department of Environmental Science, BBAU (a central university), Lucknow, India, investigating various aspects of sustainable phytoremediation and bioenergy production.

Ranjan Singh is a senior PhD student at the Department of Environmental Science at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (a central university), Lucknow, India. He received his B.Sc. (2012) in Botany, Zoology and Chemistry from VBS,  Purvanchal University, India, and his postgraduate degree (2014) in Environmental Science from VBSPU, Jaunpur. His research interests include plant physiology, stress physiology and phycological-based biofuel production, with a focus on the role of biomarkers of abiotic stress in microalgae and its biofuel production potential. He has published original research and review articles in peer-reviewed high impact journals along with many national and international book chapters and magazine articles on wetland management, biofuel crises and sustainable management of pollutants in soil and water.

Devendra Pratap Singh is the former Head and Dean of the School for Environment

This book discusses the potential of green technology in waste management, wetland restoration and presents the latest advances toward sustainable development

Highlights a broad range of strategies to achieve a sustainable environment

Presents the latest research on wetland science, waste management, carbon sequestration and bioremediation around the world