This is the third volume in the new multi-volume set, Global Biodiversity. Each volume in this series covers the biodiversity of a selection of nations in particular regions of the world. The volumes discuss and summarize the available information on both wild and cultivated plants, wild and domesticated animals, and the variety of microbes of the different nations.
This volume looks at the biodiversity of selected countries of Africa, providing a rich resource of biodiversity information on countries in different parts of Africa, including:
- Libya, Morocco, and Egypt in North Africa
- countries on the east coast, including Gabon, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Togo, Senegal
- land-locked countries, including Burkina Faso and Zambia,
- countries on the west coast, including Sudan, Tanzania
- and South Africa
With chapters written by research scientists and conservationists, the book covers geographical status, ecosystem diversity, species diversity, genetic diversity, and conservation efforts in each selected country. The authors provide statistical data on plants, animals, and microbes of that country along with genetic diversity with the focus on crop plants/cultivated plants and domesticated animals and their wild relatives. Endangered plants and animals and protected areas are discussed.
Other volumes in this series include coverage of selected countries in Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Australia.
Table of Contents
Phytodiversity of Burkina Faso
Nacoulma Blandine Marie Ivette et al.
Biodiversity in Egypt
Wafaa M. Amer
Biodiversity of Gabon: An Overview
Jean B. Mikissa, Flore Koumba Pambou, and Emmanuel Bayani Ngoyi
Biodiversity in Ghana
Michael Kwabena Osei et al.
Biodiversity of Libya
Mahklouf H. Mohammed and Etayeb S. Khalid
Biological Diversity in Morocco
Biodiversity of Senegal: Terrestrial Ecosystems Flora and Great Fauna
Gueye Mathieu, Ba Taïbou, and Diop Sall Aminata
Biodiversity in Sierra Leone
Prince E. Norman et al.
Biodiversity of South Africa
Danni Guo and Judith L. Arnolds
Biodiversity of Sudan
Ahmed A. H. Siddig et al.
An Overview of Biodiversity of Tanzania and Conservation Efforts
Ally K. Nkwabi et al.
Biodiversity in Togo
Kouami Kokou et al.
Biodiversity of Zambia
Stanford Mudenda Siachoono
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.