Looking Back at My Guru “Professor Brij Gopal” : An Extraordinary Wetland Ecologist

Somnath Bandyopadhyay






Gopal, B. (Ed.) 1990. Ecology and Management of Aquatic Vegetation in the Indian Subcontinent. Kluwer Academic Publishers. [Republished] Springer Netherlands, 2013. Paperback ISBN: 9401073872

Bandyopadhyay, S. and Gopal, B. 1990. Ecosystem studies and management problems of a coastal lagoon, the Lake Chilka. pp. 117-172. In: Gopal, B. and Asthana, V. (Eds.) Aquatic Sciences in India. Indian Association for Limnology and Oceanography.

Gopal, B. 1991. Wetland (mis)management by keeping people out: two examples from India. Landscape and Urban Planning, 20, 53-59.

Hillbricht-Ilkowska, A., Gopal, B. Wetzel, R.G. 1993. Wetlands and Ecotones: Studies on Land-water Interactions. India: National Institute of Ecology and International Scientific Publications, 301 pp. ISBN 9788186047095.

Gopal, B. 1994. Conservation of inland waters in India: an overview. Verhandlungen der Internationalen Vereinigung fur Theorestische und Angewandie Limnologie, 25, 2492-2497.

Gopal, B. 1995. Biodiversity in Freshwater Ecosystems Including Wetlands, Biodiversity and Conservation in India, A Status Report. Vol. 4, Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta.

Gopal, B. and Sah, M. 1995. Inventory and classification of wetlands in India. Vegetatio 118: 39-48.

Chatterjee, K. and Gopal, B. 1998. Experimental study of emergence of zooplankton in temporary waterbodies in relation to dry periods. Verhandlungen der internationale Verieinigung fur Limnologie, 26, 1309-1315.

Gopal, B. and Chauhan, M. (2001) South Asian wetlands and their biodiversity: the role of monsoons. pp. 257–275. In: Gopal, B., Junk, W.J. and Davis, J.A. (Eds.) Biodiversity in Wetlands: assessment, functions and conservation, vol 2. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden.

Singh, S.P. and Gopal, B. 2001-02. Integrated Management of Water Resources of Lake Nainital and its watershed: an environmental economics approach. Final Report for The World Bank aided Environment Management Capacity Building – Technical Assistance Project, submitted to the Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research, Mumbai. 162 pp.

Gopal, B. 2003. Aquatic Ecosystems, Ecosystem Services and Ecological Economics. Chapter 17, pp. 373-381. In: Chopra, K., Hanumantha Rao, C.H. and Sengupta, R. (Eds.) Livelihoods and Ecosystem Services. Indian Society for Ecological Economics. Concept Publishing, New Delhi. ISBN 8180690598.

Gopal, B. 2005. Does inland aquatic biodiversity have a future in Asian developing countries? Hydrobiologia, 542, 69–75.

Gopal, B., Junk, W.J., Finlayson, C.M. and Breen, C. 2008. Present state and future of tropical wetlands. pp 141–156. In: Polunin, N.V.C. (Ed.) Aquatic Ecosystems: trends and global prospects. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Gopal, B. and Ghosh, D. 2008. Natural Wetlands. pp. 44-55. In: Jorgensen, S.E. (Ed.) Applications in Ecological Engineering. Elsevier. [356 pp] ISBN 9780444534484.

Gunawardena, E.R.N., Gopal, B. and Kotagama, H. (Eds.) 2012. Ecosystems and Integrated Water Resources Management in South Asia. Routledge.

Gopal, B. (Ed.) 2013. Environmental Flows – an introduction for water resources managers. National Institute of Ecology. 260 pp. (dedicated to Prof Ramaswamy R Iyer, former Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, New Delhi)

Gopal, B. 2020. Wetlands: Freshwater. Chapter 20, 5 pp. In: Wang, Y. (Ed.) Wetlands and Habitats. 1st Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton. 294 pp. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429445507; ISBN 9780429445507.

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