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Environmental Science and Engineering - GE8291

Environmental Science and Engineering

UNIT I ENVIRONMENT and ECOSYSTEMS AND BIODIVERSITY


-:- Definitions and Scope of Environmental Science
-:- Concept, Structure, Components of Ecosystem
-:- Structure and Function of Forest Ecosystem(Terrestrial Ecosystem)
-:- Structure and functions of Grassland Ecosystems
-:- Structure and Functions of Desert Ecosystms
-:- Aquatic ecosystems
-:- Energy Flow in Ecosystem
-:- Ecological pyramid
-:- Nutrient cycles: Carbon, Nitrogen and phosphorus cycle
-:- Ecological succession
-:- Biodiversity
-:- Levels and Values of Biodiversity
-:- Hot-Spots of Biodiversity
-:- Threats to Biodiversity
-:- Man-Wildlife Conflicts and Endangered Species
-:- Conservation of Biodiversity
-:- Important Short Questions and Answers: Environment, Ecosystems and Biodiversity

UNIT II ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION


-:- Environmental pollution
-:- Classification of Pollution
-:- Nuclear Hazards
-:- Management of solid waste
-:- Disaster Management
-:- Important Short Questions and Answers: Environmental Pollution

UNIT III NATURAL RESOURCES


-:- Forest Resources
-:- Deforestation
-:- Water Resources
-:- Mineral Resources
-:- Food Resources
-:- Energy Resources
-:- Renewable Energy Resources and Methods of Harvesting
-:- Non-Reneable Energy Sources
-:- Nuclear Energy
-:- Uses of Alternate (Renewable) Energy Sources
-:- Land Resources
-:- Desertification: Harmful effect and Causes
-:- Landslides: Causes and Harmful effect
-:- Conservation of Natural Resources - Role of an Individual
-:- Equitable Use of Resources for Sustainable Life Style
-:- Important Short Questions and Answers: Natural Resources

UNIT IV SOCIAL ISSUES AND THE ENVIRONMENT


-:- Social Issues and the Environment
-:- Important Short Questions and Answers: Social Issues and the Environment

UNIT V HUMAN POPULATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT


-:- Human Population and the Environment
-:- Important Short Questions and Answers: Human Population and the Environment
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