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Mitra, Abhijit (Marine biology teacher)

Works: 10 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 982 library holdings
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Abhijit Mitra
Sensitivity of mangrove ecosystem to changing climate by Abhijit Mitra( )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mangroves are basically salt tolerant forest ecosystems found mainly in tropical and sub-tropical inter-tidal regions. Till about 1960s, mangroves were largely viewed as zeconomically unproductive areasy and were therefore destroyed for reclaiming land for various economic and commercial activities. Gradually, with the passage of time, the economic and ecological benefits of mangroves have become visible and their importance is now well appreciated. Today, mangroves are observed in about 30 countries in tropical subtropical regions covering an area of about 99,300 Sq. Km. However, during the past 50 years, over 50% of the mangrove cover has been lost, mainly because of the increased pressure of human activities like shrimp farming and agriculture, forestry, salt extraction, urban development, tourist development and infrastructure. Also, dam on rivers, contamination of sea waters caused by heavy metals, oil spills, pesticides and other products etc. have been found to be responsible for the decline of mangroves. Although the temperature effect on growth and species diversity is not known, sea-level rise may pose a serious threat to these ecosystems The present book addresses all these important issues in separate chapters with some interesting case studies whose data may serve as pathfinder for future researches in the sphere of the influence of climate change on mangrove ecosystem. The role of mangroves in the sector of bioremediation is a unique feather in the crown of this coastal and brackishwater vegetation that may be taken up by the coastal industries in order to maintain the health of ambient environment. This book seeks to discover and to assess the vulnerability of climate change on mangrove flora and fauna, their role in carbon sequestration and some interesting case studies by some groups of dedicated researchers that may serve as the basis of future climate related policies
Blue carbon reservoir of the blue planet by Abhijit Mitra( )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ever increasing emission of carbon dioxide due to rapid industrialization, urbanization, unplanned tourism and alteration of land use pattern is causing unprecedented changes to marine biodiversity. Irrespective of political philosophy, nation, caste, sex and religion, mankind is under the appalling shadow of climate change. Today nature-based approaches for the mitigation of climate change are increasingly accepted as part of the low-cost solution. Thrust has been given by several scientific communities to assess the magnitude and viability of carbon sequestering potential of plants. Coastal producer communities like mangroves, salt marsh grass, sea grass beds, and seaweeds absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide during the process of photosynthesis. This carbon known as the "blue carbon" is thus associated with the marine and estuarine ecosystems. However, a number of gaps in our scientific knowledge on blue carbon domain still exist. Molluscs, coral reefs, phytoplankton, which are amongst the important storehouses of carbon, have not been addressed. Very few scientific studies on the carbon stored in these valuable natural vaults have been performed, and no data bank is available on their carbon sequestering capacity on global basis. The methodologies for assessing blue carbon stock also need further standardization so that credit from blue carbon reservoir is accepted by the International bodies in the form of a concrete policy. It is a matter of great appreciation that Conservation International (CI), the International Union for Conservation of Natural Resources (IUCN), and the Intergovernmental Oceanic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO is collaborating with governments, research institutions, non-governmental and international organizations, and communities around the world to develop management approaches, financial incentives and policy mechanisms for ensuring conservation and restoration of blue carbon ecosystems and implement projects around the world that demonstrate the feasibility of blue carbon accounting, management, and incentive agreements. The present book has critically presented the data bank for each community of blue carbon not merely in the form of text description, but also through case studies that are the outcomes of research projects and pilot programmes
Basics of marine and estuarine ecology by Abhijit Mitra( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book presents recent research on marine ecology in different parts of the world. It aims to shed light on relevant topics for budding marine ecologists. The ℓ́ℓblue soupℓ́ℓ of Planet Earth, which comprises both biotic and abiotic components, is essential to keeping the wheel of civilization running. Four major ecosystem service categories have been identified within this context, namely℗ℓprovisioning services℗ℓsuch as water, food, mangrove timber, honey, fish, wax, fuel wood, fodder and bioactive compounds from marine and estuarine flora and fauna;℗ℓregulating services℗ℓsuch as the regulation of climate, coastal erosion, coral bleaching and pollution;cultural services℗ℓencompassing recreational (tourism), spiritual and other non-material benefits; and℗ℓsupporting services℗ℓsuch as nutrient cycling and photosynthesis. These valuable services are obtained from various resources that must be conserved for the sake of humanity. This book presents data for each resource type, not just in the form of a simple description, but also through case studies that resulted from several research projec ts and pilot programs carried out in different parts of the world. Statistical tools were also used to critically analyze the influence of relevant hydrological parameters on the biotic community. Advanced research in marine and estuarine ecology is based on the use of sophisticated instruments, sampling precision, statistical tools, etc., which have also been highlighted in the book
The oscillating mangrove ecosystem and the Indian Sundarbans by Abhijit Mitra( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With reference to Indian Sundarbans region
Ecological profile of Indian Sundarbans : pelagic primary producer community by Abhijit Mitra( Book )

in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to marine plankton by Abhijit Mitra( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carbon sequestration by coastal floral community by Abhijit Mitra( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living resources of the sea : focus Indian sundarbans by Abhijit Mitra( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Marine fish and fisheries in and around mangrove ecosystem of Indian Sundarbans by Abhijit Mitra( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Recent developments in mangrove research : a works based on cutting-edge research and ground realities of the Indian ecosystem by Abhijit Mitra( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Abhijit Mitra (Marine biology teacher)

Mitra, A. (Marine biology teacher)

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