A special issue on Biogeochemistry of the Arabian Sea, edited by Professor D. Lal, was brought out by the Indian Academy of Sciences, V.103(2), 99-352, 1994. This issue contain the following articles :

Lal,D : Biogeochemistry of the Arabian Sea: Present information and gaps. 99-106

Shetye,SR; Gouveia,AD; Shenoi,SSC : Circulation and Water Masses of the Arabian Sea. 107-123.

Banse,K : On the coupling of hydrology, phytoplankton, zooplankton, and settling organic particles offshore in the Arabian Sea. 125-161.

Brock,J; Sathyendranath,S; Platt,T : A model study of seasonal mixed-layer primary production in the Arabian Sea. 163-176.

Sathendranath,S; Platt,T : New production of mixed-layer Physics. 177-188.

Ramaswamy,V; Nair,RR : Fluxes of material in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal - sediment trap studies. 189-210.

Sarine,MM; Rengarajan,R; Somayajulu,BLK : Natural radionuclides in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal: Distribution and evaluation of particle scavenging process. 211-235.

Saager,PM : The biogeochemical distribution of trace elements in the Indian Ocean. 237- 278.

Naqvi,SWA : Denitrification process in the Arabian Sea. 279-300.

Warren,BA : Context of the suboxic layer in the Arabian Sea. 301-314. Somayajulu,BLK; Yadav,DN; Sarin,MM : Recent sedimentary records from the Arabian Sea. 315-327.

Chakroborthy,S; Ramesh,R; Krishnaswamy,S : Air-Sea exchange of CO2 in the Gulf of Kutch, northern Arabian Sea based on bomb-carbon in corals and tree rings. 329-340.

Azame,F; Steward,GF; Smith,DC; Ducklow,HW : Significance of bacteria in carbon fluxes in the Arabian Sea. 341-351.

01. The Journal "Biogeochemistry has a number of key references of interest to our work. Some of them are :

Warren,LA; Zimmermann,AP : Suspended particulate oxides and organic matter interactions in trace metal sorption reactions in a small urban river. 23, 21-34.

McGlathery,KJ; Marino,R; Howarth,RW : Variable rates of phosphate uptake by shallow marine carbonate sediments: Mechanisms and ecological significance. 25(2), 127-146.

Dosskey,MG; Bertsch,PM : Forest sources and pathways of organic matter transport to a blackwater stream: a hydrologic approch. 24(1), 1-19.

Warren,LA; Zimmerman,AP : Suspended particulate oxides and organic matter interactions in trace metal sorption reactions in a small urban river. 24(1), 21-34.

Clark,JS; Royall,PD : Pre-industrial particulate emissions and carbon sequestration from biomass burning in North America. 24(1), 35-51.

Lauren,JG; Pettygrove,GS; Duxbury,JM : Methane emissions associated with a green manure amendment to flooded rice in California. 24(2), 53-65.

Ojima,DS; Schimel,DS; Parton,WJ; Owensby,CE : Long- and short-term effects of fire on nitrogen cycling in tallgrass prairie. 24(2), 67-84.

Sherman,RE; Fahey,TJ : The effects of acid deposition on the biogeochemical cycles of major nutrients in miniature red spruce ecosystems. 24(2), 85-114.

Chadwick,OA; Kelly,EF; Merritts,DM; Amundson,RG : Carbon dioxide consumption during soil development. 24(3), 115-127.

Dornblaster,M; Giblin,AE; Fry,B; Peterson,BJ : Effects of sulfate concentration in the overlying water on sulfate reduction and sulfer storage in lake sediments. 24(3), 129-144.

Ramlal,PS; Hesslein,RH; Hecky,RE; Fee,EJ; Rudd,JWM; Guildford,SJ : The organic carbon budjet of a shallow Arctic tundra lake on the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula, N.W.T., Canada: Arctic lake carbon budjet. 24(3), 145-172.

Chambers,RM; Hollibaugh,JT; Vink,Sm : Sulfate reduction and sediement matabolism in Tomales Bay, California.24(1), 1-18.

Seitzinger,SP : Linkages between organic mineralization and denitrification in eight riparian wetlands. Biogeochem. 25(1), 19-39.

Jacobson,ME : Chemical and biological mobilization of Fe(III) in marsh sediments. 25(1), 41-60.

Likens,GE; Driscoll,CT; Buso,DC; Siccama,TG; Johnson,CF; Lovett,GM; Ryan,DF; Fahey,T; Reiners,WA : The biogeochemistry of potassium at Hubbard Brook. 25(2), 61-125.

Hornberger,GM; Bencala,KE; McKnight,DM : Hydrological controls on dissolved organic carbon during snowmelt in the Snake River near Montezuma, Colorado. 25(3), 147-165.

Simon,A; Poulicek,M; Velimirov,B; Mackenzie,FT : Comparison of anaerobic biodegradation of mineralization skeletal structures in marine and estuarine conditions. 25(3), 167-195.

Murillo,JCR : The carbon budjet of the Spanish forest. 25(3), 197-217.

Kristensen,E : Decomposition of macroalgae, vascular plants and sediment detritus in seawater: Use of stepwise thermogravimetry. 26(1), 1-24.

Gries,C; Nash III,TH; Kesselmeier,J : Exchange of reduced sulfur gases between lichens and the atmosphere.26(1), 25-39.

Doyle,RD; Fisher,TR : Nitrogen fixation by periphyton and plankton on the Amazon floodplain at Lake Calado.26(1), 41-66.

Triska,FJ; Jackman,AP; Duff,JH; Avanzino,RJ : Ammonium sorption to chemical and riparian sediments: A transient storage pool for dissolved inorganic nitrogen. 26(2), 67-83.

Allan,CJ; Roulet,NT : Solid phase controls of dissolved aluminium within upland Precambrian shield catchment. 26(2), 85-114.

Chorover,J; Vitousek,PM; Everson,DA; Esperanza,AM; Turner,D : Solution chemistry profiles of mixed- conifer forests before and sfter fire. 26(2), 115-144.

Loudelout,H; Robert,M : Biogeochemistry of calcium in a broad-leaved forest ecosystem. 27(1), 1-21.

Neff,JC; Bowman,WD; Holland,EA; Fisk,MC; Schmidt,SK : Fluxes of nitrous oxide and methane from nitrogen-amended soils in a Colorado alpine ecosystem. 27(1), 23-33.

Shannon,RD; White,JR : A three-year study of controls on methane emissions from two Michigan peatlands.27(1), 35-60.

Baron,JS; Ojima,DS; Holland,EA; Parton,WJ : Analysis of nitrogen saturation potential in Rocky Mountain tundra and forest: implications for aquatic systems. 27(1), 61-82.

Laima,MCJ : Is KCl a reliable extractant of 15NH4 added to coastal marine sediments. 27(2), 83-95.

Bender,M; Conrad,R : Microbial oxidation of methane, ammonium and carbon monoxide, and turnover of nitrous oxide and nitric oxide in soils. 27(2), 97-112.

McClan,ME; Richey,JE; Pimental,TP : Groundwater nitrojen dynamics at the terrestrial-lotic interface of a small catchment in the Central Amazon Basin. 27(2), 113-127.

Moeslund,L; Thamdrup,B; Jorgensen,BB : Sulfur and iron cycling in a coastal sediments: Radiator studies and seasonal dynamics. 27(2), 129-152.


O2. In addition, some other key papers in other Journals are:

a) Bigeochemistry:

Gupta,LP; Subramanian,V (1994): Environmental Geochemistry of the River Gomti: A Tributary of the Ganges River. Environ. Geol. 24, 235-243.

Chakrapani,GJ; Subramanian,V (1994): Grain size distribution and Mineralogy of the suspended sediments of Mahanadi River. Journal Geological Society of India 44, 541-546.

Ramanathan,AL; Vaithiyanathan,P; Subramanian,V; Das,BK (1994): Nature and Transport of solute load in the Cauvery river basin. Water Res. 28(7), 1585-1593.

Ramakrishnan,PS (1994): Rehabilation of Degraded Lands in India: Ecological and Social Dimensions. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 7(1), 39-63.

Chandrashekara,UM; Ramakrishnan,PS (1994): Successional patterns and gap phase dynamics of a humid tropical forest of the Western Ghats of Kerala, India: ground vegetation, biomass, productivity and nutrient cycling. Forest Ecology and Management 70, 23-40.

Chandrashekara,UM; Ramakrishnan,PS (1994): Vegetation and gap dynamics of a tropical wet evergreen forest in the Western Ghats of Kerala, India. Journal of Tropical Ecology 10, 337-354.

Ramakrishnan,PS (1994) The Jhum agroecosystem in north-eastern India: A case study of the biological management of soils in a shifting agricultural system. In: (Eds. Woomer,PL; Swift,MJ) The Biological Management of Tropical Soil Fertility. John wiley & Sons, New York, USA 189-207.

Mittal,V; Bhattacharya,A; Bhattacharya,S (1994): Isolation and Characterisation of a species-specific multicopy DNA sequence from E.histolytica. Parasitology 108, 237-244.

Sehgal,D; Mittal,V; Ramachandran,S; Dhar,SK; Bhattacharya,A; Bhattacharya,S (1994): Nucliotide Sequence organisation and analysis of the protozoan parasite E.histolytica. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 67, 205-214.

Tyagi,RK; Datta,K (1994): A rapid, high-yield purification of L-alanine: 4,5-dioxovalerate trnasaminase from rat kidney mitochondria using an improved enzyme assay method. Protein Expression and Purification 5, 527- 533.

Ranganathan,S; Ganguly,AK; Datta,K (1994): Evidence for presence of hyaluronan binding protien on spermatozoa and its possible involvement in sperm function. Molecular Reproduction and Development 38, 69- 76.

Tyagi,RK; Sagar,R; Datta,K (1994): A sensitive method for detection of protiens in polyacrylmide gels and on protiens blots using acidic henna leaf extract. Biotechnology Techniques 8, 583-588.

Banse,K (1994): On the coupling of hydrology, phytoplankton, zooplankton, and settling organic particles offshore in the Arabian Sea. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Earth Planet. Sci.) 103920, 125-161.

Barber,RT; Murray,JW,Jr; McCarthy,JJ (1994): Biogeochemical interactions in the Equatorial Pacific. Ambio 23(1), 62-66.

Barua,DK; Kuchl,SA; Miller,RL; Moore,WS (1994): Suspended Sediment Distribution and residual transport in the coastal ocean off the Ganges-Brahmaputra river mouth. Marine Geology 120, 41-61.

Boyd,CE; Pippopinyo,S (1994): Factors affecting respiration in dry pond bottom soils. Aquaculture 120(3-4), 283-293.

Erftemeijer,PLA (1994): Differences in nutrient concentrations and resources between seagrass communities on carbonate and terrigenous sediments in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bull. Mar. Sci 54(2), 403-419.

Fabiano,M; Danovaro,R; Magi,E; Mazzucotelli,A (1994): Effects of heavy metals on benthic bacteria in coastal marine sediments: A field result. Mar. Pollut. Bull 28(1), 18-23.

Gribble,GW (1994): The natural production of chlorinated compounds. Environ. Sci. Technol 28(7), 310A- 379A.

Hope,D; Billett,MF; Cresser,MS (1994): A review of the export of carbon in river water: Fluxes and processes. Environ. Pollut 84(3), 301-324.

Jerneloev,A; Ramel,C (1994): Mercury in the environment. Ambio 23(2), 166-169.

Mueller,HW; Schwaighofer,B; Kalman,W (1994): Heavy metal contents in river sediments. Water, Air, Soil Pollut 72(1-4), 191-203.

Palanques,A (1994): Distribution and heavy metal pollution of the suspended particulate matter on the Barcelona continental shelf (north-western Mediterranean). Environ. Pollut 85(2), 205-215.

Pomeroy,LR; Sheldon,JE; Sheldon,WM,Jr (1994): Changes in bacterial numbers and leucine assimilation during estimations of microbial respiratory rates in seawater by the precision Winkler method. Appl. Environ. Microbiol 60(1), 328-332.

Romero,J; Perez,M; Mateo,MA; Sala,E (1994): The below ground organs of the Mediterranean seagrass Posidonia oceanica as a biogeochemical sink. Aquat. Bot 47(1), 13-19.

Shankar,R; Manjunatha,BR (1994): Elemental composition and particulate metal fluxes from Netravati and Gurpur Rivers to the coastal Arabian Sea. J. Geol. Soc. India 43(3), 255-265.

Sicre,M-A; Tian,RC; Saliot,A (1994): Distribution of sterols in the suspended particles of the Chang Jiang Estuary and adjacent East China Sea. Org. Chem 21(1), 1-10.

Tranter,M; Davies,TD; Wigington,PJ,Jr; Eshleman,KN (1994): Episodic acidification of freshwater systems in Canada -- physical and geochemical processes. Water, Air, Soil Pollut 72(1-4), 19-39.


b) Environmental Law:

Wills,WPJ (1994): The Birds Directive 15 Years Later: A Survey of the Case Law and a Comparison with the habitats Directive. Journal of Environmental Law 6, 218.

Kramer,L (1993): The Interdependency of Community and Member state Activity on Nature Protection within the European Community. Ecology Law Quarterly 25.

Leelakrishnan,P (1991): Law and Sustainable Environment in India. Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 9, 193.

Johnson,SP (1992): Did We Really Save the Earth at Rio ?. European Environmental Law Review 1, 81.

Gundning,L (1990): Our Responsibility of Feature Generations. A. Journal of International Law 84, 207.

Tickell,C (1993): The World after the Summit Meeting at Rio. The Washington Quaterly, Spring 75.

Murugaperumal (1994): Towards a World Environmental Order: The Hopes and Aspirations for the Future. CULR 227.

Goldblat,J (1991): Legal Protection of the Environment against the effects of Millitary activities. Bulletin of Peave Proposals, December 22, 399.

Manson,HC (1991): Impact of International outerspace Commerce on the Environment. Texas International Law JOurnal 26, 561.


03. Some (recently published) Books:

a) Bigeochemistry:

Adirano, D.C. (1992) Biogeochemistry of Trace Metals. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton (USA) 513 pp.

Baird, C (1995) Environmental Chemistry. W.H. Freeman and Company, New York 484 pp.

Baron, J. (1992) Biogeochemistry of a Subalpine Ecosystem, Loch Vale Watershed. Springer-Verlag, New York (USA) 247 pp.

Delcourt, H.R. and Delcourt, P.A. (1991) Quaternary Ecology : A Palaeoecological Perspective. Chapman & Hall, London (UK) 242 pp.

DePinto, J.V., Lick, W. and Paul, J.F. (1994) Transport and Transformation of Contaminants Near the Sediment-Water Interface. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton (USA) 351 pp.

Dobrovosky, V.V. (1994) Biogeochemistry of the World s Land. Mir Publishers, Moscow, U.S.S.R. 362 pp.

Ebleringer, J.R., Hall, A.E. and Farqubar, G.D. (1993) Stable Isotopes and Plant Carbon - Water Relations. Academic Press, Inc., New York (USA) 555 pp.

Gauthier, M.J. (1992) Gene Transfers and Environment. Springer-Verlag, New York (USA) 205 pp.

Hanson, A.J. and Castri, F.di. (1992) Landscape Boundaries : Consequences for Biotic Diversity and Ecological Flows. Springer-Verlag, New York (USA) 452 pp.

Harborne, J.B. (1993) Introduction to Ecological Biochemistry. Academic Press Ltd., London 318 pp.

Harker, D., Evans, S., Evans, M. and Harker, K. (1993) Landscape Restoration : Hand Book. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton (USA) 98pp, A 1-397, B 1-139, C 1-27.

Hidy, G.M. (1994) Atmospheric Sulphur and Nitric Oxides : Eastern North American Source-Receptor Relationships. Academic Press, Inc., New York (USA) 447 pp.

Johnson, D.W. and Van Hook, R.I. (1989) Analysis of Biogeochemical Cycling Processes in Walker Branch Watershed. Springer-Verlag, New York (USA) 401 pp.

Katz, S.A. and Salem, H. (1994) The Biological and Environmental Chemistry of Chromium. VCH Publishers, Inc., New York (USA) 214 pp.

Lal, M. (1993) Global Warming : Concern for Tomorrow. Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited, New Delhi 323 pp.

Landner, L. (1989) Chemicals in the Aquatic Environment, Advanced Hazard Assessment. Springer-Verlag, New York (USA) 415 pp.

Lung, W.-S. (1993) Water Quality Modeling, Volume III, Application to Estuaries. CRC Press, Boca Raton (USA) 194 pp.

Manahan, S.E. (1994) Environmental Chemistry (Sixth Edition). Lewis Publishers, Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton (USA) 811 pp.

Mooney, H.A. and Bernardi, G. (1990) Introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms into the Environment. SCOPE 44. John Wiley & Sons, New York (USA) 201 pp.

Novotny, V. and Olem, H. (1994) Water Quality : Prevention, Identification, and Management of Diffuse Pollution. Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York (USA) 1054 pp.

Olsen, R.K. and Epa, U.S. (1993) Created and Natural Wetlands for Controlling Nonpoint Source Pollution. C.K.Smoley, Boca Raton (USA) 216 pp.

Pickering, K.T. and Owen, L.A. (1994) An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues. Routledge, London and New York 390 pp.

Rashid, M.A. (1985) Geochemistry of Marine Humic Compounds. Springer-Verlag, New York (USA) 300 pp.

Roberts, N. (1994) The Changing Global Environment. Blackwell, Oxford (UK) & Cambridge (USA) 531 pp.

Schulz, E.D. and Moony, H. (1994) Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function. Springer-Verlag, New York (USA) 525 pp.

Simirnoff, N. (1995) Environment and Plant Metabolism : Flexibility and acclimation. BIOS Scientific Publishers Ltd., Oxford (UK) 270 pp.

Socolow, R., Andrews, C., Berkhout, F. and Thomas, V. (1994) Industrial Ecology and Global Change. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (UK) 500 pp.

Tamm, C.O. (1991) Nitrogen in Terrestrial Ecosystems : Questions of Productivity, Vegetational Changes, and Ecosystem Stability. Springer-Verlag, New York (USA) 116 pp.

Thornton, K.W., Kimmel, B.L. and Payne, F.E. (1990) Reservoir Limnology : Ecological Perspectives. A Wiley Interscience Publication, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York (USA) 246 pp.

Tyson,RV (1995): Sedimentary Organic Matter: Organic facies and Palynofacies. Chapman & Hall, London, UK 615 pp.


b) Environmental Law:

Desai,B (1994): Environmental Laws of India: Basic Documents. (Environmental Law Series, General Editor: Rahmathullah Khan), Lancers Books, New Delhi 438 pp.

Chaturvedi,RG; Chaturvedi,MM (1994): Law on Protection of Environment and Prevention of Pollution (Central and States). The Law Book Company (Pvt) Ltd., Ahmedabad 1103 pp.

Resencranz,A; Divan,S; Noble,ML (1991): Environmental Law and Policy i India: Cases, Materials and Statutes. Tripathi, The Book Review Literary Trust, New Delhi 555 pp.

Patricia,WB; Boyle,AE (1992): International Law & the Environment. Clarendon Press, Oxford, UK 563 pp.

Agnihotri,SP (1993): Environmental Planning and Geomorphology. Chugh Publications, Allahabad, India 401 pp.

Kumar,G; Asthana,KB; Gadi,SK (1992): Lal s Commentories on Water and Air Pollution Laws; along with the Environmental (Protection) Act and Rules, 1986 (3rd edition). Law Publishers India (pvt) Ltd, Allahabad 1423 pp.

Shah,T (1993): Groundwater Markets and Irrigation Development; Political Economy and Practical Policy. Oxford University Press, Bombay 241 pp.

Anderson,FR; Mandelker,DR; Tarlock,DA (1990): Environmental Protection : Law and Policy. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, USA 914 pp.

Ball,S; Bell,S (1991): Environmental Law : The Law and Policy Relating to the Protection of the Environment (2nd edition). Blackstone Press Limited, Universal Book Traders, Delhi 469 pp.

Trivedi,PR; Sharma,PL; Sudarshan,KN (1994): Natural Environment and Constitution of India. Ashish Publishing House, New Delhi 491 pp.

Chand,A (1985): Environmental Challenges - A Global Survey. UDH Publishing, New Delhi 335 pp.

Mehta,CS (1991): Environmental Protection and the Law. Ashish Publishing House, New Delhi 187 pp.

Varadarajan,DB; Subramanian,V (1993): Air Pollution and the Road Transport. Ashish Publishing House, New Delhi 111 pp.

Palharya,JP; Siriah,VK; Malviya,S (1993): Environmental Impact of Sewage and Effluent Disposal on the River System. Ashish Publishing House, New Delhi 179 pp.

Jain,S; Jain,V (1983): Environmental Laws of India. The Lawers Home, Indore, India 663 pp.

Bennett,G (1991): International Environmental Law and Policy Series: Air Pollution Control in the European Community Implimentation of the EC Directives in the Twelve Member States. Graham & Trotman, London 200 pp.

Pearson,CS (1975): International Marine Environment Policy: The Economic Dimension. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland 127 pp.

Sounders,JO (1990): Legal Challenge of Sugtai Nable Development. Canadian Institute of Resources Law, Calgary, Alberta 401 pp.

Churchill,R; Freestone,D (1991): International Law and Global Climate Change. Martinus Nish off/Graham and Trotman, Dordreent, London.


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