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Class : 1 Introduction

Topics Covered in this Lecture

  1. Introduction about this topic.
  2. Timeline of environmental education.
  3. Signification of environmental education issues in India.
  4. Various parts of this subject.
  5. Levels of organization.
  6. Environmental factors affecting the organisms.

Class : 2 Organism and its Habitat

Topics Covered in this Lecture

  1. Levels of Organization
  2. Concept of Habitat and Niche
  3. Environmental factor affecting the organism
  4. Role of Sunlight
  5. Role of Temperature
  6. Role of Water
  7. Role of Soil

Class : 3 Environmental Factor Affecting the Organism

Topics Covered in this Lecture

  1. Environmental factor affecting the organism.
  2. Role of Sunlight
  3. Role of Temperature
  4. Role of Water
  5. Role of Soil
  6. Range of Tolerance.
  7. Acclimatization and Adaptation.
  8. Strategies of adaptations in Plants.

Class : 4 Ecological Adaptation

Topics Covered in this Lecture

  1. Ecological Adaptation
  2. Concept of Ecotype
  3. Strategy of Adaptations in Plants
  4. Strategy of adaptations in Animals

Class : 5 Concept and Characteristics of Biotic Community

Topics Covered in this Lecture

  1. Concept and Characteristics of Population
  2. Biotic Potential and Environmental Resistance
  3. Population Growth Forms
  4. Biotic Interactions
  5. Concept and Characteristics of Biotic Community.
  6. Biotic Succession

Class : 6 Ecosystem : Structures and Functions

Topics Covered in this Lecture

  1. Concept of Ecosystem.
  2. Types of Ecosystem.
  3. Components of Ecosystem.
  4. Structure of an Ecosystem.
  5. Functional Mechanism in an Ecosystem.

Class : 7 Ecological Pyramids, Gaseous Cycle and Sedimentary Cycle

Topics Covered in this Lecture

  1. Concept of Ecological Pyramids
  2. Concepts of Ecological Efficiencies.
  3. Concept of Geobiochemical Cycles.
  4. Nitrogen Cycle
  5. Carbon Cycle
  6. Water Cycle
  7. Phosphorous Cycle
  8. Sulphur Cycle

Class: 8 Major Ecosystem and their Characteristics

Topics Covered in this Lecture

  1. Various types of ecosystem
  2. Forest Ecosystem
  3. Grassland Ecosystem
  4. Desert Ecosystem
  5. Aquatic Ecosystem
  6. Wetland Ecosystem
  7. Mangrove System
  8. Coral reef Ecosystem

Class : 9 Estuary, Mangrove, Coral Ecosystem and Biodiversity

Topics Covered in this Lecture

  1. Mangrove Ecosystem
  2. Estuary Ecosystem
  3. Coral Ecosystem
  4. Concept of Biodiversity
  5. Magnitude of Biodiversity
  6. Levels of Biodiversity
  7. Gradients of Biodiversity
  8. Uses of Biodiversity

Class : 10 Biodiversity :- Threats and Conservation

Topics Covered in this Lecture

  1. Extinction of Species
  2. IUCN and Red List Category.
  3. Conservation of Biodiversity.
  4. Global Initiatives to conserve Biodiversity.
  5. Protected Area for In-situ conservation in India.
  6. Ex-situ conservation of Biodiversity.

Class : 11 Biodiversity in India, Air Pollution

Topics Covered in this Lecture

  1. Extent  of  Biodiversity in India.
  2. Critically endangered mammals in India.
  3. Critically endangered birds in India.
  4. Pollution and its causes.
  5. Classification of Pollutants.
  6. Air Pollutants :- Source and Impacts.

Class : 12 Air Pollution and Water Pollution

Topics Covered in this Lecture

  1. Primary Air Pollutants :- Sources and Impacts.
  2. Secondary Air Pollutants :- Sources and Impacts.
  3. Acid Rain.
  4. Controlling Air Pollution.
  5. Water Pollution :- Types and Sources.
  6. Effects of Water Pollution on the Aquatic Ecosystem.
  7. Effects of Water Pollution on Human Health.

Class : 13 Impacts of Water Pollution, Soil Pollution and Noise Pollution

Topics Covered in this Lecture

  1. Effects of Water Pollution on the aquatic ecosystem.
  2. Effects of Water Pollution on human health.
  3. Controlling Water Pollution.
  4. Causes of soil Pollution.
  5. Impacts of soil Pollution.
  6. Controlling soil Pollution.
  7. Noise Pollution.
  8. Ambient Noise Level.
  9.  Controlling Noise Pollution.

Class : 14 Climate change and Greenhouse Gases

Topics Covered in this Lecture

  1. Concept of Climate Change.
  2. Global Warming and Greenhouse Effects.
  3. Greenhouse Gases.
  4. Global Warming Potential.
  5. Comparative patterns of  Greenhouse Gases.
  6. Global Dimming.
  7. Concept of Climate Forcing.

Class : 15 : Impacts of Global Warming, Approaches to Combat Global Warming, Ozone Depletion :- Causes and its Impacts

Topics Covered in this Lecture

  1. Effects of Greenhouse Gas Emission.
  2. Carbon Fertilisation.
  3. Global warming and its impacts.
  4. Impact on Agriculture and Food Security.
  5. Impact on Water Resources.
  6. Impact on Sea Level.
  7. Impact on Biodiversity.
  8. Impact on Health.
  9. Approaches to Combat Global Warming.
  10. Ozone Depletion.

Class : 16 Global Initiatives to conserve Environment

Topics Covered in this Lecture

  • Global Measures
  1. Conference & Summits
  2. Conventions & Protocols 
  3. Intergovernmental Panels
  4. NGOs & Funds
  • Local  Initiatives
  1. Acts & Policies
  2. National Missions and Plans
  3. Environmental Organisations

Class : 17 Global Convention and protocols to Conserve Environment – 1

Topics Covered in this Lecture

  1. Un framework convention on climate change
  2. IPCC
  3. Ramsar Convention
  4. CITES
  5. TRAFFIC
  6. CMS
  7. UN convention on Biodiversity
  8. Stockholm Convention
  9. Basel Convention
  10. Rotterdam Convention
  11. Minamata Convention

Class : 18 Global Convention and protocols to Conserve Environment -2

Topics Covered in this Lecture

  1. CITES
  2. TRAFFIC
  3. CMS
  4. UN convention on Biodiversity
  5. Stockholm Convention
  6. Basel Convention
  7. Rotterdam Convention
  8. Minamata Convention
  9. Conventions for sustainable Development
  10. Environment Organization.

Class : 19 Global Environment Organizations

Topics Covered in this Lecture

  1. Global Initiatives for Sustainable development
  2. Global Environmental Organizations.
  3. UNEP
  4. Global Environment Facility
  5. International Solar Alliance
  6. IUCN
  7. WWF International
  8. Birdlife International
  9. Wetlands International
  10. Conservation International

Class : 20 International GEO for Environment Conservation, National Initiative for Environment Conservation

Topics Covered in this Lecture

  1. International NGOs for Environment Conservation
  2. IUCN
  3. WWF International
  4. Wetlands International
  5. Conservation International
  6. National Initiatives to Conserve Environment
  7. Wildlife Act – 1972
  8. National Board for Wildlife
  9. Water Act 1974
  10. Air Act 1981
  11. Environment Act 1986
  12. Central Pollution Control Board
  13. National Air Quality Index
  14. Biological Diversity Act- 2002
  15. Biodiversity Management Committee
  16. National Biodiversity Authority
  17. State Biodiversity Board
  18. NGT Act – 2010