86 black & white illustrations, 27 colour illustrations, 42 black & white tables
Manjit S. Kang, Surinder S. Banga
Unsewn / adhesive bound
Table Of Contents
Foreword M. S. Swaminathan Preface M.S. Kang and S.S. Banga Declining Agricultural Productivity and Global Food Security William D. Dar and C.L. Laxmipathi Gowda Global Agriculture and Climate Change: A Perspective Manjit S. Kang and Surinder S. Banga Dynamics and Economic Aspects of Climate Change Jose A. Tapia Granados and Oscar Carpintero Intensive Agriculture and the Soil Carbon Pool Rattan Lal Greenhouse Gas Emission from Agricultural Soils: Sources and Mitigation Potential Dinesh K. Benbi Agroecological Intelligence Needed to Prepare Agriculture for Climate Change Prem S. Bindraban Agronomic Practices and Input-Use Efficiency Robert Norton Developing Climate-Resilient Crops: A Conceptual Framework Surinder S. Banga and Manjit S. Kang Genomic Perspective on the Dual Threats of Imperiled Native Agroecosystems and Climate Change to World Food Security Bikram S. Gill, W.J. Raupp, and B. Friebe Climate Change and the Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources Toby Hodgkin and Paul Bordoni Climate Change Impact on Plant Pathogens and Plant Disease Yigal Elad and Ilaria Pertot Climate Change Effects on Insects: Implications for Crop Protection and Food Security Hari C. Sharma Merging Physiological and Genetic Approaches to Improve Abiotic Stress Resistance Jiwan P. Palta Abiotic Stresses and Agricultural Sustainability Lawrence Gusta Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Nontilled, Permanent Raised, and Conventionally Tilled Beds in the Central Highlands of Mexico L. Dendooven, L. Patino-Zuniga, N. Verhulst,. K. Boden, A. Garcia-Gaytan, M. Luna-Guido, and B. Govaerts Birth of Trinitario Cacao: History Intertwined with Myths and Edaphic and Climatic Factors Lambert A Motilal and Thayil N. Sreenivasan The WorldClim and DIVA Software for Modeling Current and Future Climates at a 5 km Resolution: Case Studies from Timor Leste and India Nicholas Molyneux, Isabel Soares, and Florindo Neto
Dr. Manjit S. Kang is a plant geneticist and is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at Kansas State University, Manhattan. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA. He specializes in quantitative genetics as applied to crop improvement. His expertise is globally recognized. Dr. Kang has lectured internationally on quantitative genetics as applied to crop improvement. He has edited/authored several books and has published 140 refereed journal articles in prestigious international journals, 40 book chapters/encyclopedia essays, and 135 other technical publications. He has received several prestigious honors and awards from various organizations and is a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America. Dr. Surinder S. Banga received a Ph.D. in plant breeding from Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, India. He holds a prestigious ICAR national professor chair in the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics at PAU and served as the head of the department from 2009-2010. He leads the Brassica group at the University, which has developed many innovative research programs on oilseed Brassicas. The group's research primarily aims at germplasm enhancement with a focus on heterosis, polyploidy, and wide hybridization. He has published extensively in journals of international repute. In addition, he has edited two well-received books. He has chaired several crop breeding sessions and delivered invited lectures at national and international conferences.