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Encyclopedia of Environmental Science Vol 3: Biodiversity and Ecological Assessments

Shalinee Naidoo

254 pages
Arcler Education Inc
Biodiversity and Ecological Assessments examines various aspects of biodiversity including an extensive historical overview of biodiversity. With increasing human intervention in nature and surroundings, biodiversity assessment is the need of hour and every effort should be made in order to tackle the situation in a sustainable manner. It includes definitions of biodiversity, importance of biodiversity and factors affecting biodiversity along with ecological assessment and related issues. The following text provides the reader with insights into the development of its history, so as to understand the ecological processes and ecological assessment.
Author Bio
Shalinee Naidoo obtained her Master of Science degree cum laude in Microbiology from The University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa in 2014. Her research interests lie in Environmental Microbiology, Transnational Water Management and more recently, the regulatory and health care sector. She currently works as an Innovation and Research and Development Officer within the medical device sector and has been involved in a range of research projects funded by The Water Research Commission and Medical Research Council of South Africa. She is currently a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and a recipient of numerous scholarship programs including the Erasmus Mundus SAPIENT program. This was one of the first programs run between the South African Department of Higher Education and Training and European Union that allowed individuals to study, conduct research and receive training at selected IRUN universities. Shalinee has also spent time teaching Chemistry and English to young children in Asia and is currently the founder of Scientist’s Sanctuary, an online science communication company that specializes in science writing, education and design.