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1st Edition

Global Biodiversity
Volume 1: Selected Countries in Asia

Edited By

T. Pullaiah

ISBN 9781774631317
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
548 Pages 119 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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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.