Book spotlight – The Life of Plants in a Changing Environment by Rishikesh Upadhyay

Book spotlight – The Life of Plants in a Changing Environment by Rishikesh Upadhyay

There are few books which give our knowledge pool value addition. Well, I need to agree that this book authored by Rishikesh Upadhay will change our views and way of approach towards the environment. Will be sharing with you a sneak-peak  of the book (Spotlight)

What is the Book about ?


Plants experience stress due to environmental changes, either in biotic or abiotic form, during their life cycle. Non-heritable modifications in morphological, physiological or biochemical characteristics tend to reduce or decrease growth and productivity, and sometimes lead to death.
This book presents an exhaustive overview of the specific effects and modifications that could occur in this regards, and will serve to consolidate the ideas to promote standardization of plant adaptation to these changes in the environment. This book returns to the facts of both biotic and abiotic stress, detailing an essential aspect of plant life in the context of stress response.
The text is a comprehensive, current reference that effectively addresses issues and concerns related to plant stress in natural environments. Although many reference books about abiotic stress and other environmental stresses have been published, they all exist in relative isolation from one another, covering only one specific topic. This book is, rather, a comprehensive review of all aspects of the responses of plants to changes in the environment.

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About the author

Rishikesh Upadhyay PhD, also known as R K Upadhyay, is a multi-award winning Indian author, Assistant Professor and research writer. He was born and grew up in a small Nepalis’ hamlet, Bhanjang Basti via Mahadev Tilla, just a few kilometres of Haflong, the district headquarters of North Cachar Hills (now Dima Hasao district), India to Late Pitamber Upadhaya (father) and Nandakala (Bawni) Upadhaya (mother). His research and teaching works has focused largely on the environmental physiology, stress biology and biochemistry of plants. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Plant Biochemistry and Stress Biology in the Department of Botany at Haflong Government College, Assam University, India. 


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