The studies conducted by the researchers at the Centre are published in a variety of journals and books. These are listed on this page. Links are provided for downloading those publications which are free from copyright. The Centre also publishes Books, Proceedings, Project Reports, Training Manuals, Policy Papers and other material for education and awareness about inland aquatic ecosystems, that may not be necessarily authored by the Centre’s researchers.
Contributions from the Centre for Inland Waters in South Asia
1. Gopal, B. 2011. Water quality and its impacts on organisms and human health. Institute of Environmental Studies, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.
2. Gopal, B. 2011. Limnology in South Asia, especially India: A new initiative. SIL News 59: 3-4.
3. Gopal, B. 2012. Silver Jubilee Lecture: Coldwater Systems, Human Impacts and Climate Change. Pages 97-102, In: Sarma D., Panda, A., Chandra, S. and Gupta, S.K. (Editors) Silver Jubilee Compendium on Coldwater Fisheries: 25 years of sustainable research and management.. Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research, Bhimtal.
4. Gopal, B. 2012. Water Resources and Sustainable Development: Issues and Approaches to Management – An Indian Perspective. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 38: 133-160.
5. Gopal, B. 2012. SIL Working Group on wetlands. SIL News 61: 16-17.
6. Gopal, B. 2013. Invited lecture. Proceedings, National Conference on Water Management for Food Security. Pp 23-27. Utthan- Centre for Sustainable Development and Poverty Alleviation, Allahabad.
7. Gopal, B. 2013. Water Resources Management and Food Security (Invited lecture). Proceedings, National Conference on Water Management for Food Security. Pp 23-27. Utthan- Centre for Sustainable Development and Poverty Alleviation, Allahabad.
8. Chauhan, Malavika and Gopal, B. 2013. Sundarban Mangroves: Impact of Water Management in the Ganga River Basin. Pages 143-161, In: Sanghi, Rashmi (Editor) Our National River Ganga: Lifeline of Millions. Springer, Dordrecht.
9. Gopal, B. 2013. Water and biodiversity: An overview. (Singh, P., ed) Water and Biodiversity. Souvenir: 1-7. UP State Biodiversity Board, Lucknow.
10. Gopal, B. 2013. Mangroves are Wetlands, not Forests: Some implications for their management. Pages 439-453 ,In: Faridah Hanum, Latiff Mohamad, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Munir Ozturk (Eds) Mangrove Ecosystem in Asia: Current Status, Challenges and Management Strategies. Springer, Berlin.
11. Gopal, B. 2013. Inland Fisheries Science: A Limnologist’s Perspective. CIFRI Foundation Day Lecture, March 2012. Journal of Inland Fisheries Society of India 45(1): I-VIII.
12. Gopal, Brij. 2014. Wetlands: Freshwater. In Encyclopedia of Natural Resources; Wang, Y.Q., Editor; Taylor & Francis: New York, 2014; pp. 562–565.
13. Gopal, B. 2014. River Flows: A Regulating Service of Forests. Asia Pacific Workshop on Forest Hydrology: Water and Forests- Beyond Traditional Forest Hydrology (Dehradun 23-25 September 2013). Extended Abstracts: 75-76. APAFRI Secretariat, Kepong, Malaysia.
14. Gopal, B. 2014. Rejuvenating River Ganga: A Himalayan Task. Issued on the occasion of Ganga Manthan, New Delhi. 7 July. National Institute of Ecology, New Delhi.
15. Gopal, B. 2014. Conserving Riverine Biodiversity- A Himalayan Task? Pages 12-16, In: Sinha, R.K. and Benazir Ahmed (Editors) Rivers for Life. Proceedings of the International Symposium on River Biodiversity: Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna River System. Ecosystems for Life, A Bangladesh-India Initiative, IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, New Delhi.
16. Gopal, B. 2015. River Yamuna: Living or Dying? In: R. Iyer (Ed) Living rivers, Dying rivers. Pp 13-27. Oxford Univ. Press, New Delhi.
17. Gopal, B. 2015. Wetland Conservation for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Needs a Shift in Land and Water Resources Policies. (Policy Brief) National Institute of Ecology, New Delhi. 16 p.
18. Gopal, B. 2015. Why study Botany? Prof. P. Maheshwari Memorial Lecture,, Delhi University, 9 Nov. 2015
19. Gopal, B. 2015. Introduction. Pages 1-19, In: Gopal, B. (Ed) 2015. Guidelines for Rapid Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services of Wetlands. Version 1.0 National Institute of Ecology, New Delhi.
20. Gopal, B. 2015. Assessment of Biodiversity: Macrophytes. Pages 20-34, In: Gopal, B. (Ed) 2015. Guidelines for Rapid Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services of Wetlands. Version 1.0 National Institute of Ecology, New Delhi.
21. Gopal, B. 2015. Rapid Assessment of Ecosystem Services. Pages 121-134, In: Gopal, B. (Ed) 2015. Guidelines for Rapid Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services of Wetlands. Version 1.0 National Institute of Ecology, New Delhi.
22. Wantzen, KM; Ballouche,Aziz; Longuet,Isabelle; Bao, Ibrahim; Cissé, Lassana; Chauhan, Malavika; Gopal, B; Kane, Alioune; Marchese,MR; Zalewski, M. 2016. River Culture: an eco-social approach to mitigate the biological and cultural diversity crisis in riverscapes. Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology 16: 7-18.
23. Gopal, B. 2016. Should ‘wetlands’ cover all aquatic ecosystems and do macrophytes make a difference to their ecosystem services? Folia Geobotanica 51 (4) (DOI: 10.1007/s12224-016-9248-x)
24. Gopal, B., Sharma, Anil P., Sharma,, Subodh, Chatterjee, S., Marothia, D.K., Hassan, M.A. and Rao, K.S. 2016. Capacity building in the assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services for conserving wetlands for future. APN Science Bulletin 6: 34-40.
25. Gopal, B. and Chauhan, Malavika. 2016. The transboundary Sundarban mangroves (India and Bangladesh). In: Finlayson, C.Max; Milton, G.Randy, Prentice, R.C. & Davidson, N.C. (Editors) The Wetlands Book II: Distribution, Description and Conservation. Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-6173-5_26-6
26. Chauhan, Malavika and Gopal, B. 2016. Saline wetlands of the arid zone of western India. In: Finlayson, C.Max; Milton, G.Randy, Prentice, R.C. & Davidson, N.C. (Editors) The Wetlands Book II: Distribution, Description and Conservation. Springer
27. Gopal, B. 2016. A conceptual framework for environmental flows assessment based on ecosystem services and their economic valuation. Ecosystem Services 21: 53-58.
28. Gopal, B. 2016. Wetland classification in India. In: Finlayson, C.Max; Everard, M.; Irvine, Kenneth; McInnes, R.J.; Middleton, B.A.; van Dam, Anne A. & Davidson, N.C. (Editors) The Wetlands Book I. Structure and Function, Management and Methods. Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-6172-8_336-1
29. Gopal, B. and Marothia, D.K. 2016. Seeking a viable solution to water security in Bundelkhand. Economic and Political Weekly 51(44-45): 21-23.
30. Gopal, B. 2016. Unique geological and geomorphic features of river Ken with a bedrock channel. Current Science 111: 1914-1916.
31. Gopal, B. And Marothia, D.K. 2017. Wetlands in Chhattisgarh: Status and policy perspectives. State Planing Commission, Raipur. 12 pages.
Gopal, B. (Ed) 2013. Environmental Flows: An Introduction for Water Resources Managers. National Institute of Ecology, New Delhi. 248 pages. (Download here)
Gopal, B.; Marothia, D.K. and Prakash, B. 2017. Strategies for Water and Food Security in Bundelkhand in the Face of Climate Change. 52 pages. Download it here Strategies for Water Security in Bndelkhand