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Monday, November 12, 2018

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National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India
Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, USA

The fast pace of industrialization, galloping demand for energy and reckless exploitation of natural resources during the last century have been mainly responsible for aggravating the problem of environmental pollution, which is now set to pose serious threat to biodiversity and ecosystem processes. The widespread poverty, illiteracy, and burgeoning population in most of the developing countries have further confounded the problem and have caused environmental pollution at a pace which was unimaginable only two decades earlier. The threat of global warming is now being felt across the world, and geographical or political boundaries are no longer relevant in the present scenario. When it comes to the hazards of environmental pollution, there is only a very thin dividing line between developed and developing countries, as the impact of most of the environmental problems is all-pervading. Keeping in view the enormity of the problem and with a view to highlight its impact and to seek possible solutions, and in pursuance of the recommendations made during the Second International Conference on Plants and Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-2) held in February 2002, the ICPEP-3 was organized by The International Society of Environmental Botanists and National Botanical Research Institute Lucknow during 28th November to 2nd December 2005. The conference provided a vibrant forum for serious discussions and deliberations on the burning problem of environmental pollution, and the role of plants as bioindicators of pollution and its remediation. The other important environmental issues that were deliberated during the conference included biodiversity conservation, ecosystem degradation, ecorestoration, sustainable development, climate change, and effects of pollution on agricultural crops, food production, forest, and human health.


Report on Deliberations of Third International Conference on Plants and Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-3)

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