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Deploying student power to monitor India's lifescape

Gadgil, Madav (1996) Deploying student power to monitor India's lifescape. In: Current Science, 71 (09). pp. 688-697.

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India is a great land of diversity, diversity that embraces mangrove swamps of sunderbans and rain forest in Western Ghats, coral of reefs of Lakshdweep and wet lands of Bharatpur, hot deserts of Rajasthan and cold ones of Ladakh. Thanks to this diversity of environmental regimes and its position at the trijunction of African, Eurasian and Oriantal biotas, India is one of the world’s 12 mega diversity countries. Over 125,000 species of living organisms have been described from our subcontinent; it probably harbours another 400,000 awaiting to be described India also one of the global centers of diversity of crops and livestocks.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Science
Publisher: Indian Academy Of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy Of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2009 05:26
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:26
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/19127

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