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Plant Diversity in the Himalaya Hotspot Region (2-Volume Set)

By: Abhaya Prasad Das(Editor), Subir Bera(Editor), M Sanjappa(Foreword By)
998 pages, b/w illustrations, colour & b/w maps, tables
Plant Diversity in the Himalaya Hotspot Region (2-Volume Set)
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The book entitled Plant Diversity in the Himalaya Hotspot Region is an attempt to review the works on flora and vegetation all along the Himalaya Hotspot region and extending to the North-east India. Apart from major categories of the plant kingdom (algae, bryophytes, pteridophytes, gymnosperms and angiosperms), fungi and microbial groups like bacteria are also included in the volume.

Contents

Volume I

Section I. Overview: Himalayan Plant Diversity
1. Plant diversity in Indian Himalayan regions: an overview / P. Singh and S. S. Dash

Section II. Flora: Extant
2. Conspectus of algal diversity in Sikkim / Jai Prakash Keshri and Debjyoti Das
3. Liverwort and hornwort diversity in Indian Himalayan region / D. K. Singh
4. Fungal diversity with special reference to wood decaying fungi in India: status, conservation and prospects / Manoj Kumar, N. S. K. Harsh and Rajendra Prasad
5. Diversity of gymnosperms in the Himalayan region: analyzing its cascading affluences, representativeness and life supporting values / Shweta Singh, Durgesh Kumar Tripathi and Devendra Kumar Chauhan
6. Gymnosperms diversity of the Himalaya biodiversity hotspot / Rita Singh, Jayita Biswas and Sunita Bisht
7. Notes on the alpine flora of Arunachal Pradesh, including several species new to India / Pankaj Bharali, A. K. Das and Magnus Liden
8. Notes on Corydalis DC. (Papaveraceae) in Eastern Himalaya with one species new to India / Magnus Liden
9. The Genus Rhododendron L. (Ericaceae) in North-East India / Ashiho Asosii Mao
10. The genus Anaphalis DC. (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) in Nepal Himalaya / Sheetal Vaidya, Lokesh  R. Shakya and Arun K. Pandey
11. Orchid diversity and their conservation in Nepal: an overview / Lokesh R. Shakya
12. The genus Acer L. (Sapindaceae) in Darjiling-Sikkim Himalayas / Dorjay Lama, Saurav Moktan and A. P. Das

Section III. Flora: Extinct
13. Past vegetation from the Central Himalaya / Khum N. Paudayal
14. Neogene flora of Arunachal Himalaya / R.C. Merhotra  and Gaurav Srivastava
15. Lower Gondwana palaeofloristics in Eastern Himalaya – a review / Ashalata D’Rozario  and Subir Bera

Section IV. Vegetation Structure: Through Remote Sensing
16. Vegetation response to climate change in Himalayan hill ranges: a remote sensing perspective / Reshma M. Ramachandran  and P. S. Roy
17. Landscape level plant diversity characterization in Indian Himalayan region / Arijit Roy and S. P. S. Kushwaha
18. Forest change monitoring and biodiversity characterization using remote sensing in the Indian Himalaya / Gaurav Srivastava, C. Sudhakar Reddy and C. S. Jha.

Volume II

Section V. Vegetation Structure: Migration
19. Indian Datura (Solanaceae), Elaeocarpus (Elaeocarpaceae) and Hindu God Nataraja / Kanchi N. Gandhi
20. Diversity and distribution of alien flora in the Indian Himalayan region / Anzar A. Khuroo, Rameez Ahmad, Gousia Mehraj, Irfan Rashid, Akhtar H. Malik and G. H. Dar

Section VI. Vegetation Structure: Functional attributes
21. Diversity and functional attributes of plant associated microbiota from the Himalaya Hotspot region / Rituparna Das and A. K. Paul
22. Biodiversity characteristics of the Western Himalaya / Anil Sood, Alpy Sharma and Sanjay Kr. Uniyal
23. Centers of plant diversity in Uttarakhand, India / Priyanka Agnihotri, Veena Dixit and Tariq Husain
24. Plant diversity in the Biodiversity Hotspot of Indian Eastern Himalaya and its conservation / P. Lakshminarasimhan and T. K. Paul
25. Forest type classification of Tripura in Northeast India: an overview on historical aspects and present ecological approaches / Koushik Majumdar and B. K. Datta

Section VII: Climate Changes vis-a-vis Vegetation
26. Scenario of tree ring study of the Himalayas - present status and future outlook / Amalava Bhattacharyya and Mayank Shekhar
27. Tree ring signatures of pluvial Little Ice Age Period in the cold-arid region of Himachal Pradesh, Western Himalaya, India / Akhilesh K. Yadava, Jayendra Singh and Ram R. Yadav
28. Ecological vulnerability to climate change in the mountains: a case study from the Eastern Himalaya / Nakul Chettri, Karma Tsering, Arun Shrestha and Eklabya Sharma
29. Impact of climate change on the endemic flora of Manipur, India / P. K. Singh and M. H. Devi

Section VIII: Systematics
30. Studies on the morpho-anatomy of some species of Lepisorus (J. Sm.) Ching of South Sikkim / Gautam Ganguly  and Radhanath Mukhopadhyay
31. Role of secondary metabolites in plant systematics: an overview / Usha Chakraborty  and Nishika Jaishee

Section IX. Traditional Uses
32. Ethnobotanical studies on trees of the Lesser Himalayan region in Pakistan / Ghulam Mujtaba Shah, Arshad Mahmood Abbasi, Manzoor Hussain  and Humaira Saeed
33. Tea cultivation in the Indian Himalayan region / Sayed Edward Kabir and Chandra Ghosh
34. Wild edible plants of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttarakhand, India / Veena Chandra

Section X. Ethnopharmacology
35. Traditional knowledge for ethnomedicine, bioprospecting and ethnopharmacology in 21st century / P. Pushpangadan, T.P. Ijinu and Vipin Mohan Dan
36. Essential oils and aroma components of Cinnamomum species used as Cinnamon spice in North-East India / Subhan C. Nath, Shabana Hassan and Himangshu Lekhak

Section XI. Conservation Activities
37. Orchid diversity of North-East India - classification, analysis and conservation issues / A. Nageswara Rao
38. Ex situ approaches to conservation of Himalayan Biodiversity with particular reference to medicinal plants / L.M.S. Palni, A. Lal and M. Pant
39. Status and strategies for conservation of threatened plants in North-Eastern India / S. K. Barik, P. P. Singh, D. Adhikari and R. Tiwary
40. Ecology and conservation of Pteridophytes – why and how? / S. P. Khullar
41. Conservation of Orchids of Northeast India: in situ and ex situ / S. N. Hegde
42. Curious and unique plants from Northeast India: strong cases for conservation and further research / K. Haridasan
43. Floristic diversity of Northeast India and its conservation Initiatives / P. Saikia and M.L. Khan

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By: Abhaya Prasad Das(Editor), Subir Bera(Editor), M Sanjappa(Foreword By)
998 pages, b/w illustrations, colour & b/w maps, tables
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