Author: Padmini Garud

Environmental Pollutants

Environmental Pollutants Environmental pollutants are substances, chemicals or any other thing which change the natural balance of the environment and thus cause pollution. Pollutants stimulate, initiate or terminate the …

Ex-Situ Conservation of Biodiversity

Ex- Situ Conservation of Biodiversity Ex-Situ conservation means ‘out of site conservation’. It is the conservation of rare plants/ animals in places outside their natural habitat. Examples of ex-situ …

Conservation of Biodiversity

Conservation of Biodiversity Conservation of biodiversity is protection and management of biodiversity so as to maintain it at its optimum level and derive sustainable benefits for the present as …

Threats to Biodiversity

Threats to Biodiversity Biodiversity is under serious threat due to human activities. The range of animal and plant life in an ecosystem are being destroyed which is leading to …

Biodiversity

Biodiversity Biodiversity or biological diversity means the variability among living organisms from all sources including inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which …

Nitrogen Cycle

Nitrogen Cycle The nitrogen cycle is a biogeochemical cycle in which the elemental nitrogen (N2) converts into a form that is useful in biological processes.  Atmosphere is a reservoir …

Carbon Cycle and Oxygen Cycle

Carbon Cycle Carbon cycle is a biogeochemical cycle in which carbon travels from the atmosphere into organisms and then back to the atmosphere. The carbon cycle is essential for …

Biogeochemical Cycles

Biogeochemical Cycles Biogeochemical cycles in the environment are the cyclic pathways in which regular and continuous transition of elements occur from the environment into the organism and from the …