1st Edition

Global Biodiversity Volume 1: Selected Countries in Asia

Edited By T. Pullaiah Copyright 2019
    548 Pages 119 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    548 Pages 119 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    548 Pages 119 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    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.

    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


    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.