Agriculture Production and Productivity are vulnerable to abiotic stresses. These stresses are major challenges for production of crops livesstock and fisheries only 9% of the world's agriculture area is conductive for crop production whereas 91% is under stresses which occur in combinations.While losses to an extent of more than 50% of Agricultural Production occur due to abiotic stresses their intensity and adverse impact are likely to amplify manifold in the climate change era end overexploitation of natural resources. This book offers a state-of the art overview of an abiotic stress in term of the challenges scope and opportunities strategies for adaptation and mitigation using novel tools for building climate smart agriculture in crops and livestock this book consists of 17 chapters covering moisture stress heat stress coastal ecosystem salinity stress and genetic Engineeing this book focuses on approaches and techniques that are essential for the sustainable agriculture.This book will offer new perspectives in the versatile field of abiotic stress management and will be such useful for various stakeholders including agricultural students environmentalists policy makers and social scientists.
Dr. M. Prakash born in 1966, obtained his B.Sc (Ag) and M.Sc. (Ag) from Tamil Nadu Agricultur University, Coimbatore India in 1988 and 1990 respectively.He did his Ph.D from Annamalai University He was awarded with national Merit Scholarship Government of India during 1981-1988 and ICAR Junior Fellowship during 1988-1990. His expertise in abiotic stress tolerance is well recognised by invitations to serve in the Editorial Board/Committees of several academic journals,awards and Fellowships like Crop Research Award in 2004, Best Researcher Award in Annamalai University in 2010 and fellowship like FELLOW of Indian Society of Plant Physiology New Delhi in 2015 (FISPP) and FELLOW of National Academy of Biological Sciences, Chennai, 2015(FNABS). Professor Dr. Prakesh is having around 27 years of teaching and research experience.He has guided 8 Ph.D. scholars and 22 PG Scholars His credentials include publications of more than 100 referreed research papers eight books published by National publishers and one book chapter published in SESAME by globally reputed CRC Press. He Organized 11 National Seminars and completed five research projects.He has earned the status of Departmental Reseach Support with Special Assistance Programme of Universiry Grant Commission (UGC-SAP-DRS) to the Department with financial assistane of Rs. lakhs at Phase I (2009-2014) and Rs. 1.025 Crore at Phase II (2015-2020) level.