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Open Access
Editorial

Good Agricultural practices on Spinach

Balasubramanian J, Narayanan N

spinach is one of the most satisfying cool-weather crops to grow, producing large yields of vitamin-rich, dark green leaves that are excellent for salads and for cooking

Discovery Nature, 2013, 2(5), 7-8

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Research

On the relationship between SBI and the rainfall over the coastal stations of India

Lakshmana Rao V, Sravani A, Koteswara Rao K, Ramakrishna SSVS

Land and Sea breezes are common phenomena with meso scale features in coastal areas around the world. The intensity duration and extend of land and sea breeze circulations are mainly determined by horizontal gradients in the amount of heat supplied by the earth's surface to the atmosphere and large scale synoptic conditions .

Discovery Nature, 2013, 2(5), 09-16

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Case Study

Success case studies of women mobilisation in marine fisheries sector of Maharashtra

Vipinkumar VP, Shyam S Salim, Deshmukh VD, Raje SG, Paramita B Sawant

A study was undertaken in the selected locations in the coastal belts of Maharashtra state with a major objective of assessing the demographic characteristics and drawing specific cases of women in marine fisheries sector

Discovery Nature, 2013, 2(6), 21-25

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Analysis

Remote sensing and geographical information system -effective tools for the coastal management applications

Nagamani K

In the modern cartographic period Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) are powerful tools to mange and analyze geographic information. The GIS softwares like Arc view, ARCGIS, GIS, ERDAS Imagine etc.,

Discovery Nature, 2013, 2(6), 26-29

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Research

Comparative Study of Energy Consumption Pattern in Three Regions of Degraded Forest Area of Central India

Garima Tiwari

One of the important features of rural energy is the dependence on locally available biomass resources. Approximately 96% of rural household are estimated to be using bio fuels.

Discovery Nature, 2013, 2(6), 30-32

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Editorial

Water on Mars: an upto date perspective

Ani Ann Mathew

The presence of water on Mars is much less abundant than it is on Earth, at least in its liquid and gaseous states of matter.

Discovery Nature, 2013, 3(8), 9-11

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Research

Diversity and abundance of Lichens on host trees in the human modified tropical dry evergreen forest of IIT Campus, Chennai

Balaji P, Hariharan GN

Species richness, density and population structure of all lichen species were inventoried in four 0.1 ha sites of human modified tropical dry evergreen forest of Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.

Discovery Nature, 2013, 3(8), 12-18

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Research

Spatial variation of stored carbon in Avicennia alba of Indian Sundarbans

Sengupta K, Roy Chowdhury M, Bhattacharya SB, Raha A, Zaman S, Mitra A

We evaluated stored carbon in the above ground biomass (AGB), below ground biomass (BGB) and total biomass (TB) of 12 year old trees of Avicennia alba in the western, central and eastern sectors of Indian Sundarbans during premonsoon (June) of 2012.

Discovery Nature, 2013, 3(8), 19-24

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Editorial

Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK) in capture fisheries: A case study in Vypeen island of Ernakulam district

Shyam S. Salim, Pearly Antony O

Indigenous knowledge (IK) can be broadly defined as the knowledge that an indigenous community accumulates over generations of living in a particular environment whose scientific validity is not proven

Discovery Nature, 2013, 4(11), 7-10

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Research

Professional treatments of some commonly occurring diseases in freshwater fin fishes in India

Roy K, Chari MS

India produces more than 8 million tones of fish each year, out of which 51% comes from Aquaculture i.e.- culture of fishes and prawns in ponds, tanks, reservoir and lakes

Discovery Nature, 2013, 5(12), 7-11

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Research

Utilization of Paper Mill Fly Ash for Sustainable Crop Production: Effect on the growth of Corn (Zea mays L.) and Soil Properties

Pankaj Kumar Jena, Tanuja Panigrahi, Bita Mohanty, Madhusmita Das, Manoj Kumar Dash, Rahas Bihari Panda

Emami Paper Mill at Balgopalpur industrial area, Balasore is a wood based (secondary) power plant which generates a huge amount of fly ash. The application of disposed fly ash in agricultural land may reduce the problem to some extent

Discovery Nature, 2013, 5(13), 15-19

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Communication

The use of virtual realia in the environmental biology laboratory

Jesús Carlos Ruvalcaba Ledezma

One of the methods employed at the environmental biology laboratory is the wet mount preparation, which is useful for observing samples of polluted water and allows identifying environmental damage indicators

Discovery Nature, 2013, 6(14), 7

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Research

Assessment of various heavy metals in surface water of polluted sites in the lower stretch of river Ganga, West Bengal: a study for ecological impact

Dipak Paul, Sankar Narayan Sinha

The objective of the study is to investigate the seasonal variations in the river water quality with respect to heavy metals contamination. Surface water samples were collected from four polluted sites of river Ganga in West Bengal during the year 2011 was analyzed for Zn, Pb, Cd and Cr.

Discovery Nature, 2013, 6(14), 8-13

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Research

Acidification of Sundarbans mangrove estuarine system

Chakraborty S, Zaman S, Pramanick P, Raha AK, Mukhopadhyay N, Chakravartty D, Mitra A

Spatio-temporal variations of surface water pH in the eastern sector of mangrove dominated Indian Sundarbans were examined in detail for the first time

Discovery Nature, 2013, 6(14), 14-20

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