Padmini Sudarshana

Dr. Padmini Sudarshana was part of Monsanto Research Center, India for 17 years and led teams including Data science and Crop transformation and PGRM teams. She was also involved in Biosafety & Regulation of transgenic research & Scientific/Community Outreach programs at Monsanto. During post-doctoral tenure at Indian Institute of Science, and University of Agricultural Sciences, she studied hormonal regulation in parasitic plants and genetic diversity in tropical forests respectively. She worked on post-harvest storage of fruits and vegetables for her doctoral thesis. She has to her credit several research articles, book chapters, popular articles and patents. She received “Above and Beyond” and “Genomics Team” awards for significant contributions to projects in Monsanto. She was recognized as ‘member-in-spotlight’ by Genome India International. Dr. Sudarshana obtained her M.Sc. and M.Phil. from Mysore University and Ph.D from Central Food & Technological Research Institute, India.

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The astounding richness and biodiversity of tropical forests is rapidly dwindling. This has severely altered the vital biogeochemical cycles of carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen etc. and has led to the change in global climate and pristine natural ecosystems. In this elegant book, we have defined "Tropical Forests" broadly, into five different themes: (1) tropical forest structure, synergy, synthesis, (2) tropical forest fragmentation, (3) impact of anthropogenic pressure, (4) Geographic Information System and remote sensing, and (5) tropical forest protection and process. The cutting-edge synthesis, detailed current reviews, several original data-rich case studies, recent experiments/experiences from leading scientists across the world are presented as unique chapters. Though, the chapters differ noticeably in the geographic focus, diverse ecosystems, time and approach, they share these five important themes and help in understanding, educating, and creating awareness on the role of "Tropical Forests" for the very survival of mankind, climate change, and the diversity of biota across the globe. This book will be of great use to the students, scientists, ecologists, population and conservation biologists, and forest managers across the globe.

The publication of this book was supported by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations

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