Microbial Services in Restoration Ecology

Microbial Services in Restoration Ecology
Author: Jay Shankar Singh,Shobhit Raj Vimal
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN 10: 0128204273
ISBN 13: 9780128204276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Services in Restoration Ecology Book Review:

Microbial Services in Restoration Ecology describes the role of microbial resources and their beneficial services in soil fertility and restoration of degraded ecosystems. The role of microbial interactions with crop plants which benefit agricultural productivity is also discussed. The book also includes significant advances in microbial based bio-pesticide production and strategies for high-density bio-inoculant cultivation to improve stress survivability of crop plants. This work provides next-generation molecular technologies for exploring complex microbial secondary metabolites and metabolic regulation in viability of plant–microbe interactions. Describes the role of microbial resources and their beneficial services in soil fertility and restoration of degraded ecosystems Discusses the role of microbial interactions with crop plants and how it benefits of agricultural productivity Includes significant advances in microbial based bio-pesticide production and strategies for high-density bio-inoculant cultivation to improve stress survivability of crop plants provides next-generation molecular technologies for exploring complex microbial secondary metabolites and metabolic regulation in viability of plant–microbe interactions

Role of Microbes in Restoration Ecology

Role of Microbes in Restoration Ecology
Author: Prashant Pant,Prerna Pandey
Publsiher: Delve Publishing
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2017-11
ISBN 10: 9781773611952
ISBN 13: 177361195X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The editors are glad to present this book on a concurrent and succinct topic "Role of Microbes in Restoration Ecology". Successful eco-restoration of degraded lands can provide essential ecosystem services benefiting the site, environment, wild flora and fauna as well as the locals. Establishment of native and economically-useful plant community in environmentally degraded areas requires rejuvenation of soil health and resetting of feedback loops that connect plant communities with microbial communities. Bacteria, fungi and soil microfauna in the soil constitute complex, heterogeneous communities that shift with changes in soil factors due to eco-restoration practices, enabling establishment of sustainable plant communities. The books presents a panoramic view of cultivable and uncultivable soil microbial biodiversity and the linkages associated between the above and below ground communities in the first chapter. The second chapter presents a deep insight on role of microbes as driver of soil processes. The next chapter focusses on the role of microbes as amelioration agents for polluted sites with various examples and case studies. Chapter four talks about the connection between techniques applied in eco-restoration programs for introduction and establishment of forest communities and the role played by microbial communities for success of such programs. Chapter five of the book dissects some of the most recent finding and developments regarding the interaction between soil microbial diversity with invasive alien species and the forces shaping microbial communities and current ecological theories. The last chapter presents some of the case studies where microbes have been fundamental in ecologically restoring the site in a short period of time. We believe that with this distribution of relevant and connected topics into chapters, the structure of the book will present a continuum of information on the role played by microbes and their importance in ameliorating and sustaining any ecosystem whether terrestrial or aquatic.We look forward to and will really appreciate feedback by our readers.

Microbes for Restoration of Degraded Ecosystems

Microbes for Restoration of Degraded Ecosystems
Author: D. J. Bagyaraj,Jamaluddin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-01-21
ISBN 10: 9780367147877
ISBN 13: 0367147874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbes for Restoration of Degraded Ecosystems Book Review:

Remediation of contaminants caused by growing human civilization and industrialization is a serious environmental issue. Recent research has shown that soil microorganisms play an important role in remediating and improving disturbed ecosystems. This approach is eco-friendly and relatively less expensive. The present book covers the investigations carried out using microbes for restoration of degraded eco-systems. Please note: This volume is Co-published with New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi. Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Microbes in Land Use Change Management

Microbes in Land Use Change Management
Author: Jay Shankar Singh,Shashank Tiwari,Chhatarpal Singh,Anil Kumar Singh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2021-08-20
ISBN 10: 0323858945
ISBN 13: 9780323858946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Microbes in Land Use Change Management details the various roles of microbial resources in management of land uses and how the microbes can be used for the source of income due to their cultivation for the purpose of biomass and bioenergy production. Using various techniques, the disturbed and marginal lands may also be restored eco-friendly in present era to fulfil the feeding needs of mankind around the globe. Microbes in Land Use Change Management provides standard and up to date information towards the land use change management using various microbial technologies to enhance the productivity of agriculture. Needless to say that Microbes in Land Use Change Management also considers the areas including generation of alternative energy sources, restoration of degraded and marginal lands, mitigation of global warming gases and next generation -omics technique etc. Land use change affects environment conditions and soil microbial community. Microbial population and its species diversity have influence in maintaining ecosystem balance. The study of changes of microbial population provides an idea about the variation occurring in a specific area and possibilities of restoration. Meant for a multidisciplinary audience Microbes in Land Use Change Management shows the need of next-generation omics technologies to explore microbial diversity. Describes the role of microbes in generation of alternative source of energy Gives recent information related to various microbial technology and their diversified applications Provides thorough insight in the problems related to landscape dynamics, restoration of soil, reclamation of lands mitigation of global warming gases etc. eco-friendly way using versatility of microbes Includes microbial tools and technology in reclamation of degraded, disturbed and marginal lands, mitigation of global warming gases

Microbial Diversity and Ecology in Hotspots

Microbial Diversity and Ecology in Hotspots
Author: Aparna Gunjal,Sonali Shinde
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2021-11-26
ISBN 10: 0323901492
ISBN 13: 9780323901499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Microbial Diversity in Hotspots provides an introduction to microbial diversity and microbes in different hotspots and threatened areas. The book gives insights on extremophiles, phyllosphere and rhizosphere, covers fungal diversity, conservation and microbial association, focuses on biodiversity acts and policies, and includes cases studies. Microbes explored are from the coldest to the hottest areas of the world. Although hotspots are zones with extremely high microbiology activities, the knowledge of microbial diversity from these areas is very limited, hence this is a welcome addition to existing resources. Provides an introduction to microbial biotechnology Addresses novel approaches to the study of microbial diversity in hotspots Provides the basics, along with advanced information on microbial diversity Discusses the techniques used to examine microbial diversity with their applications and respective pros and cons for sustainability Explores the importance of microbial genomes studies in commercial applications

Biochar Application

Biochar Application
Author: T. Komang Ralebitso-Senior,Caroline H. Orr
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2016-05-07
ISBN 10: 012803436X
ISBN 13: 9780128034361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biochar Application Book Review:

Biochar Application: Essential Soil Microbial Ecology outlines the cutting-edge research on the interactions of complex microbial populations and their functional, structural, and compositional dynamics, as well as the microbial ecology of biochar application to soil, the use of different phyto-chemical analyses, possibilities for future research, and recommendations for climate change policy. Biochar, or charcoal produced from plant matter and applied to soil, has become increasingly recognized as having the potential to address multiple contemporary concerns, such as agricultural productivity and contaminated ecosystem amelioration, primarily by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and improving soil functions. Biochar Application is the first reference to offer a complete assessment of the various impacts of biochar on soil and ecosystems, and includes chapters analyzing all aspects of biochar technology and application to soil, from ecogenomic analyses and application ratios to nutrient cycling and next generation sequencing. Written by a team of international authors with interdisciplinary knowledge of biochar, this reference will provide a platform where collaborating teams can find a common resource to establish outcomes and identify future research needs throughout the world. Includes multiple tables and figures per chapter to aid in analysis and understanding Includes a comprehensive table of the methods used within the contents, ecosystems, contaminants, future research, and application opportunities explored in the book Includes knowledge gaps and directions of future research to stimulate further discussion in the field and in climate change policy Outlines the latest research on the interactions of complex microbial populations and their functional, structural, and compositional dynamics Offers an assessment of the impacts of biochar on soil and ecosystems

Restoration and Reclamation of Boreal Ecosystems

Restoration and Reclamation of Boreal Ecosystems
Author: Dale Vitt,Jagtar Bhatti
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2012-09-20
ISBN 10: 1107015715
ISBN 13: 9781107015715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Provides the conceptual backbone and specific information necessary for the ecologically sound restoration and sustainable development of boreal ecosystems.

Volatiles and Metabolites of Microbes

Volatiles and Metabolites of Microbes
Author: Ajay Kumar,Joginder Singh,Jastin Samuel
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2021-06-22
ISBN 10: 0323851649
ISBN 13: 9780323851640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Volatiles and Metabolites of Microbes Book Review:

Volatiles and Metabolites of Microbes compiles the latest research and advancement in the field of volatiles, metabolites synthesized from the microbial strains such as actinomycetes, bacteria, cyanobacteria, and fungal species and their potential applications in the field of healthcare issue and sustainable agriculture. There is an urgent need to explore new and advanced biological methods for health industries and sustainable agriculture and to protect the environment from environmental pollution or contaminates, global warming, and also control the health of human beings from the side effects of various pharmaceuticals products. Focusing all these factors, Volatiles and Metabolites of Microbes explores new aspects of microorganism in terms of volatiles, enzymes, bioactive compounds synthesized from the microbes and their potential applications in the field of sustainable agriculture and health-related issues Provides a broad aspect about volatiles, bioactive compounds, and secondary metabolites of microbes compiled in one cover Gives the latest research and advancement in the field of volatiles, secondary metabolites, and bioactive compounds synthesized from the different microbial strains Responds to new developments in the detection of the complex compound structures of volatiles Offers insight to a very broad audience in Biotechnology, Applied Microbiology, Agronomy, and Pathology

Quantitative Methods and Analytical Techniques in Food Microbiology

Quantitative Methods and Analytical Techniques in Food Microbiology
Author: Leonardo Sepúlveda Torre,Cristóbal Noé Aguilar,Porteen Kannan,A. K. Haghi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-06-09
ISBN 10: 1000565025
ISBN 13: 9781000565027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quantitative Methods and Analytical Techniques in Food Microbiology Book Review:

This volume provides up-to-date and detailed scientific information on recent developments and new approaches in food microbiology, focusing on microbial food pathogens. The volume presents the fundamental aspects of food and microorganisms, and also addresses food systems and measures to prevent and control food, foodborne diseases, etc. According to the editors, every minute, there are about 50,000 cases of gastrointestinal diseases from food-mediated infections and food poisoning, and many individuals, especially children, die from these infections. The most important preventive measures are for the development and continuous implementation of effective interventions to improve overall food safety. The book helps to meet the challenge of food safety issues by focusing on the fundamental aspects of food and microorganisms. Each section consists of detailed information on the particular aspects of each topic, including basic microbiology, safety, pathogenic microorganisms, food conservation, sanitization, and hygiene procedures. The microbial diversity found in food is described from the classification by kingdoms and the main groups of microorganisms present in them. Although the main issue is microbial food pathogens, the book also covers another important aspect of food microbiology: food systems and measurements to prevent and control food, foodborne diseases, etc. Quantitative Methods Quantitative Methods and Analytical Techniques in Food Microbiology: Challenges and Health Implications will be a valuable resource for scientists, researchers, faculty, students, and others in various sectors in food science and technology. The scope of food microbiology is highly inclusive, as it interacts with all subdisciplines of microbiology, such as public health microbiology, microbial genetics, fermentation technologies, microbial physiology and biochemistry, and food microbiologists have been at the forefront of many microbiological concepts and advances.

Soils and Landscape Restoration

Soils and Landscape Restoration
Author: John A. Stanturf,Mac Callaham
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2020-10-24
ISBN 10: 0128131942
ISBN 13: 9780128131947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Soils and Landscape Restoration provides a multidisciplinary synthesis on the sustainable management and restoration of soils in various landscapes. The book presents applicable knowledge of above- and below-ground interactions and biome specific realizations along with in-depth investigations of particular soil degradation pathways. It focuses on severely degraded soils (e.g., eroded, salinized, mined) as well as the restoration of wetlands, grasslands and forests. The book addresses the need to bring together current perspectives on land degradation and restoration in soil science and restoration ecology to better incorporate soil-based information when restoration plans are formulated. Incudes a chapter on climate change and novel ecosystems, thus collating the perspective of soil scientists and ecologists on this consequential and controversial topic Connects science to international policy and practice Includes summaries at the end of each chapter to elucidate principles and key points

Restoration of Wetland Ecosystem A Trajectory Towards a Sustainable Environment

Restoration of Wetland Ecosystem  A Trajectory Towards a Sustainable Environment
Author: Atul Kumar Upadhyay,Ranjan Singh,D. P. Singh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2019-06-29
ISBN 10: 9811376654
ISBN 13: 9789811376658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Restoration of Wetland Ecosystem A Trajectory Towards a Sustainable Environment Book Review:

​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.

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Author: Jay Shankar Singh,DP Singh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-03-29
ISBN 10: 0444642811
ISBN 13: 9780444642813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Microbial Biotechnology in Agro-environmental Sustainability describes, in detail, the various roles of microbial resources in the management of crop diseases and how microbes can be used as a source of income for biomass and bioenergy production. In addition, the book covers microbial inoculants as bio-fertilizers to enhance crop productivity, along with degraded land restoration. Users will find the latest information in the field of microbial biotechnology and its further applications in bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides, its generation as an alternative source of energy, restoration degraded and marginal lands, the mitigation of global warming gases, and more. Describes microbial biotechnology and its applications in sustainable agriculture Provides information on the use of a variety of microbes for crop production Outlines microbe-based separation techniques for the removal of metal contaminants from soil Describes the role of microbial agents in the generation of alternative sources of energy Includes microbial tools and technologies for the restoration of degraded and marginal lands, the mitigation of global warming gases, and the bioremediation of polluted sites

Large Scale Ecology Model Systems to Global Perspectives

Large Scale Ecology  Model Systems to Global Perspectives
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2016-10-05
ISBN 10: 0128110953
ISBN 13: 9780128110959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Large Scale Ecology Model Systems to Global Perspectives Book Review:

Advances in Ecological Research is one of the most successful series in the highly competitive field of ecology. This thematic volume focuses on large scale ecology, publishing important reviews that contribute to our understanding of the field. Presents the most updated information on the field of large scale ecology, publishing topical and important reviews Provides all information that relates to a thorough understanding of the field Includes data on physiology, populations, and communities of plants and animals

Restoration Ecology

Restoration Ecology
Author: Sigurdur Greipsson
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2011-12-13
ISBN 10: 9780763742195
ISBN 13: 0763742198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Restoration Ecology Book Review:

Ideal for allied health and pre-nursing students, Alcamos Fundamentals of Microbiology, Body Systems Edition, retains the engaging, student-friendly style and active learning approach for which award-winning author and educator Jeffrey Pommerville is known. It presents diseases, complete with new content on recent discoveries, in a manner that is directly applicable to students and organized by body system. A captivating art program, learning design format, and numerous case studies draw students into the text and make them eager to learn more about the fascinating world of microbiology.

Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services
Author: Diana H. Wall,Richard D. Bardgett,Valerie Behan-Pelletier,Jeffrey E. Herrick,T. Hefin Jones,Wim H. van der Putten,Donald R. Strong
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN 10: 0199688168
ISBN 13: 9780199688166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services Book Review:

This multi-contributor, international volume synthesizes contributions from the world's leading soil scientists and ecologists, describing cutting-edge research that provides a basis for the maintenance of soil health and sustainability. The book covers these advances from a unique perspective of examining the ecosystem services produced by soil biota across different scales - from biotic interactions at microscales to communities functioning at regional and global scales. The book leads the user towards an understanding of how the sustainability of soils, biodiversity, and ecosystem services can be maintained and how humans, other animals, and ecosystems are dependent on living soils and ecosystem services. This is a valuable reference book for academic libraries and professional ecologists worldwide as a statement of progress in the broad field of soil ecology. It will also be of interest to both upper level undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in soil ecology, as well as academic researchers and professionals in the field requiring an authoritative, balanced, and up-to-date overview of this fast expanding topic.

Information and Communication Technologies for Agriculture Theme IV Actions

Information and Communication Technologies for Agriculture   Theme IV  Actions
Author: Dionysis D. Bochtis
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030841561
ISBN 13: 9783030841560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biopesticides

Biopesticides
Author: Timothy O. Adejumo,Ralf T. Vögele
Publsiher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2021-04-10
ISBN 10: 3832552642
ISBN 13: 9783832552640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biopesticides Book Review:

Biopesticides have readily available sources, they are effective and easily biodegradable, exhibit various modes of action, cheaper, inherently less toxic to humans and the environment. They do not leave harmful residues, and are usually more specific to target pests. The use of biopesticides is markedly safer for the environment and users, and more sustainable than the application of chemicals, and are therefore used as potential alternatives to synthetic pesticides, especially as components in Integrated Pest Management strategies. The book Biopesticides: Botanicals and Microorganisms for Improving Agriculture and Human Health is a collection of articles, up to date reviews and research contributions from both developed and developing countries. It emphasises the current issues of importance and the progress made in the fields of agricultural, environmental and soil microbiology, plant pathology and ethnobotany, and aims to bring together all available and relevant information on biopesticides. It comprises 12 Chapters on emerging issues on biopesticides from important and useful botanicals to beneficial microorganisms that show great potential in both agriculture and human health. The book will be of immense help to both the undergraduate and postgraduate students, biologists and agriculturists, who would like to broaden their knowledge and gain substantial experience about biopesticides in agriculture and health, this will enable them to contribute significantly in making the world a safer and healthier place.

Soil Biological Communities and Ecosystem Resilience

Soil Biological Communities and Ecosystem Resilience
Author: Martin Lukac,Paola Grenni,Mauro Gamboni
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2017-10-06
ISBN 10: 3319633368
ISBN 13: 9783319633367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Biological Communities and Ecosystem Resilience Book Review:

This volume explores current knowledge and methods used to study soil organisms and to attribute their activity to wider ecosystem functions. Biodiversity not only responds to environmental change, but has also been shown to be one of the key drivers of ecosystem function and service delivery. Soil biodiversity in tree-dominated ecosystems is also governed by these principles, the structure of soil biological communities is clearly determined by environmental, as well as spatial, temporal and hierarchical factors. Global environmental change, together with land-use change and ecosystem management by humans, impacts the aboveground structure and composition of tree ecosystems. Due to existing knowledge of the close links between the above- and belowground parts of terrestrial ecosystems, we know that soil biodiversity is also impacted. However, very little is known about the nature of these impacts; effects on the overall level of biodiversity, the magnitude and diversity of functions soil biodiversity generates, but also on the present and future stability of tree ecosystems and soils. Even though much remains to be learned about the relationships between soil biodiversity and tree ecosystem functionality, it is clear that better effort needs to be made to describe and understand key processes which take place in soils and are driven by soil biota.

Microbial Ecology of Wastewater Treatment Plants

Microbial Ecology of Wastewater Treatment Plants
Author: Maulin P. Shah,Susana Rodriguez-Couto
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2021-05-15
ISBN 10: 0128225041
ISBN 13: 9780128225042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Ecology of Wastewater Treatment Plants Book Review:

Microbial Ecology of Wastewater Treatment Plants presents different methods and techniques used in microbial ecology to study the interactions and evolution of microbial populations in WWTPs, particularly the new molecular tools developed in the last decades. These molecular biology-based methods (e.g. studies of DNA, RNA and proteins) provide a high resolution of information compared to traditional ways of studying microbial wastewater populations, such as microscopic examination and culture-based methods. In addition, this book addresses the ability of microorganisms to degrade environmental pollutants. Describes application of different Omics tools in Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) Demonstrates the role of microorganisms in WWTPs Includes discussions on the microbial ecology of WWTPs Covers the microbial diversity of activated sludge Emphasizes cutting-edge molecular tools

Damaged Ecosystems And Restoration

Damaged Ecosystems And Restoration
Author: B C Rana
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1998-05-06
ISBN 10: 9814497282
ISBN 13: 9789814497282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Damaged Ecosystems And Restoration Book Review:

Our environment has been greatly damaged due to pollution and over exploitation of natural resources by human beings. All the natural ecosystems have been damaged to a great extent. Restoration of these damages is becoming a priority and of environmental interest. Science and technology of restoration ecology is rapidly evolving. Restoration requires a holistic approach. Restoration technology is now available to redirect the damaged ecosystems to their near natural integrity. In this context, this book is the first of its kind in reviewing the different approaches undertaken to restore various damaged ecosystems. Scientists currently working in this field have contributed their work in the form of reviews, site-specific case studies, technology for bioremediation and biodegradation. The book will provide first hand information in this currently expanding field and will be helpful to biologists, environmental scientists, engineers, wastewater treatment experts, microbiologists and all those interested in the conservation and management of the environment.