Contents: Preface. 1. Sustainable development and conservation of fish genetic biodiversity of India/U.K. Sarkar, D. Kapoor and R. Dayal. 2. Biodiversity of cyanophytes and bacteria associated with nitrogen cycling in the marine environment/P.K. Pandey and C.S. Purushothaman. 3. Ornamental fish biodiversity of India/Archana Sinha. 4. Biodiversity of aquatic fauna of Mizoram: the present scenario/S.N. Ramanujam. 5. Resource assessment and potential of hill fisheries in Garhwal Himalayan region of Uttaranchal: a perspective/N.K. Agarwal, D.R. Khanna, B.L. Thapliyal and U.S. Rawat. 6. Present status of biodiversity and strategies for development of wetlands in South Konkan in India/S.G. Yeragi and S.S. Yeragi. 7. Algal communities in Papnash pond Bidar Karnataka, India/N. Shiddamallayya, S.B. Angadi and P.C. Patil. 8. Intertidal region and biodiversity/Amita Saxena. 9. Fish fauna of the district Udham Singh Nagar with some recommendations for improvement of fisheries/S.P. Badola, Smita Badola and D.R. Khanna. 10. Role of water hyacinth and other aquatic weeds in wastewater treatment: an eco-friendly approach having vast potential/V. Singhal and A. Kumar. 11. Biotic communities in aquatic system/N. Rai, S.A. Ansari, S. Chauhan, Mukesh Ruhela and R. Bhutiani. 12. Aquatic diversity in Jharkhand with reference to Macro Zoobenthos/Arvind Kumar and Chandan Bohra. 13. Study of cultural eutrophication in relation to plant diversity of wetland: Ratheshwar in Central Gujarat/Nirmal Kumar, J.I., Rita N. Kumar and Ira Bhatt. 14. Status of aquatic biodiversity of Bhimtal lake in Kumaon region (Uttaranchal)/Davendra S. Malik. 15. Effect of pulp and paper mill's effluent on microbial diversity of river Gola/Anil Kumar, Rajeev Rajput, R. Bhutiani, Mukesh Ruhela and V. Singhal. 16. Latitudinal variation in phytoplankton assemblage/A. Wanganeo, S. Gagroo, A.R. Yousuf and R. Wanganeo. 17. Studies on biotic diversity of macro invertebrates in Bihar river/U. Awasthi and Ashok Awasthi. 18. Coastal biodiversity of Maharashtra: an insight/G.N. Kulkarni. 19. Biodiversity: a present scenario/Pramod Kumar Joshi. 20. Biodiversity and conservation of algae/Narendra Mohan and Jitendra Mohan. 21. Similarity index of phytoplankton species of river Kunda at Khargone, Madhya Pradesh/S.K. Mahajan. 22. Limnological assessment of phytoplankton in a reservoir of Khargone, Madhya Pradesh/S.K. Mahajan. Index.
"The present book reflects the present scenario of aquatic biodiversity in India. The book includes 22 chapters contributed by eminent scientists, researchers and teachers, who all are leading authorities in the field of aquatic biodiversity. The book covers in depth analysis of aquatic flora and fauna, their present status in India, various threats to them and their conservation measures.
The book forms a useful contribution for limnologists, zoologists, botanists, microbiologists, environmentalists, researchers and for the people engaged in the field of aquatic biodiversity." (jacket)