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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Published by uLektz

Course Code:13A01403

Author:uLektz

University: Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur (JNTUA)

Regulation:2013

Categories:Electrical & Electronics

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Description :ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

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UNIT – I:MULTIDISCIPLINARY NATURE OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

1.1 Definition, Scope and Importance – Need for Public Awareness

1.2 NATURAL RESOURCES : Renewable and non-renewable resources ,Natural resources and associated problems,Forest resources – Use and over ,exploitation, deforestation, case studies ,Timber extraction – Mining, dams and other effects on forest and tribal people ,Water resources –Use and over utilization of surface and ground water ,Floods, drought, conflicts over water, dams –benefits and problems

1.4 Food resources: World food problems ,changes caused by agriculture and overgrazing,effects of modern agriculture,fertilizer-pesticide problems,waterlogging, salinity, case studies

1.5 Energy resources

UNIT – II:ECOSYSTEMS

2.1 Concept Of An Ecosystem, Structure And Function Of An Ecosystem, Producers, Consumers And Decomposers

2.2 Energy Flow In The Ecosystem ,Ecological Succession,Structure And Function ,Forest Ecosystem,Grassland Ecosystem ,Desert Ecosystem ,Aquatic Ecosystems (Ponds, Streams, Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Estuaries)

2.3 Food Chain, Food Webs And Ecological Pyramids – Introduction,Types And Characteristic Features

2.4 Biodiversity And Its Conservation : Introduction,Definition: Genetic, Species And Ecosystem Diversity, Bio-Geographical Classification Of India,value Of Biodiversity: Consumptive Use, Productive Use, Social, Ethical, Aesthetic And Option Values, Biodiversity At Global, National And Local Levels ,India As a Mega Diversity Nation ,Hot-Sports Of Biodiversity Threats To Biodiversity:Habitat Loss, Poaching Of Wildlife, Man-Wildlife Conflicts ,Endangered And Endemic Species Of India ,Conservation

UNIT – III:ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

3.1 Definition, Cause, effects and control measures-Air Pollution-Water pollution-Soil pollution- Marine pollution- Noise pollution-Thermal pollution-Nuclear hazards

3.2 SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT: Causes, effects and control measures of urban and industrial wastes ,Role of an individual in prevention of pollution ,Pollution case studies

3.3 Disaster management: floods, earthquake, cyclone and landslides

UNIT – IV:SOCIAL ISSUES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

4.1 From Unsustainable to Sustainable development,Urban problems related to energy,Water conservation,rain water harvesting,watershed management ,Resettlement and rehabilitation of people,its problems and concerns,Case studies

4.2 Environmental ethics: Issues and possible solutions,Climate change,global warming,acid rain,ozone layer depletion,nuclear accidents and holocaust ,Case Studies

4.3 Wasteland reclamation,Consumerism and waste products

4.4 Environment Protection Act,Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act,Water (Prevention and control of Pollution) Act,Wildlife Protection Act,Forest Conservation Act,Issues involved in enforcement of environmental legislation ,Public awareness

UNIT – V: HUMAN POPULATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT

5.1 Population growth, variation among nations,Population explosion ,Family Welfare Programmed

5.2 Environment and human health ,Human Rights ,Value Education ,HIV/AIDS,Women and Child Welfare ,Role of information Technology in Environment and human health – Case studies

5.3 Field Work: Visit to a local area to document environmental assets River/forest grassland/hill/mountain, Visit to a local polluted site Urban/Rural/Industrial/Agricultural Study of common plants, insects and birds – river, hill slopes, etc

5.3 Field Work: Visit To a Local Area To Document Environmental Assets River/Forest Grassland/Hill/Mountain

5.4 Visit To a Local Polluted Site-Urban/Rural/Industrial/Agricultural Study Of Common Plants, Insects, And Birds – River, Hill Slopes, Etc..

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