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Global Biodiversity

Volume 1: Selected Countries in Asia, 1st Edition

Edited by T. Pullaiah

Apple Academic Press

534 pages | 119 Color Illus. | 2 B/W Illus.

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This is the first volume in the new multi-volume set, Global Biodiversity. Each volume in this series aims to provide insightful information on the biodiversity of selected nations in particular regions. The volumes summarize the available data on both wild and cultivated plants, wild and domesticated animals, and microbes of the different nations.

Global Biodiversity, Volume 1: Selected Countries in Asia focuses on selected countries of Asia, providing an abundance of biodiversity information on Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, and Vietnam.

The first chapter in the volume provides an informative overview of what is biodiversity along with biogeographic classifications. It provides explanations of biodiversity patterns and species number; biodiversity conservation, protection, and international commitments and cooperation; biodiversity threats and drivers of change (such as human population growth, climate change, land use change); and the economics of biodiversity as well.

Table of Contents

Global Biodiversity Threats and Development Trends

Kjetil Bevanger

Biodiversity in Afghanistan

S. W. Breckle, I. C. Hedge, and M. D. Rafiqpoor

Biodiversity of Bangladesh

Sharif A. Mukul, Shekhar R. Biswas, and A. Z. M. Manzoor Rashid

Biodiversity in India

T. Pullaiah and Ramakrishna

Biodiversity of Indonesia

Irawati and Didik Widyatmoko

Biodiversity of Iran

M. M. Dehshiri

Biodiversity in Iraq

Nature Iraq

Biodiversity of Japan

Takafumi Ohsawa, Fumiko Nakao, and Tohru Nakashizuka

Biodiversity in Lebanon

Salma N. Talhouk, M. Itani, and M. Al-Zein

Biodiversity in Malaysia

A. Latiff

Biodiversity in Mongolia

Gombobaatar Sundev et al.

Biodiversity in Myanmar

Naing Zaw Htun

Biodiversity of Nepal: An Overview

Krishna K. Shrestha and Siddhartha B. Bajracharya

Biodiversity of Vietnam

P. K. Loc and M. D. Yen Leonid Averyanov

About the Editor

T. Pullaiah, PhD, is a former Professor at the Department of Botany at Sri Krishnadevaraya University in Andhra Pradesh, India, where he has taught for more than 35 years. He has held several positions at the university, including Dean, Faculty of Biosciences, Head of the Department of Botany, Head of the Department of Biotechnology, and Member Academic Senate.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / General