Response to Environmental Stress
The book entitled
Plant Response to Environmental Stress is an outcome of selected
presentations made during the International Conference on Plants and
Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-2). It contains contributions from
leading subject experts from 21 countries. The volume has been
structured under seven sections viz., climate change; environmental
pollution and biodiversity; environmental biotechnology;
bioremediation and bioindication; mass awareness; legislation and
economic impact; and improvement, protection and utilization of
plants in relation to environment. This break up broadly reflects
the scientific sessions, which were organized during ICPEP-2.
The book addresses
the diversities of environmental contamination, evaluates the
problems and disturbances, which they cause to the biotic as well as
abiotic components of the ecosystems, and indicates strategies that
are being developed to salvage the situation.
The book is an
effort to bring together in one volume the enormous body of
knowledge that has accumulated regarding the impact of pollution on
plants. The book will advance scientific research on environmental
problems, promote global awareness regarding the severity of the
problem and may hopefully stimulate corrective measures.
The book should
interest not only the students and researchers of environmental
botany, ecology and forestry, but also those who love plants and
have any interest in global environmental health.