Environmental Science/Climate Change & Mitigation

Global Biodiversity, Volume 2
Selected Countries in Europe

Editor: T. Pullaiah, PhD

Global Biodiversity, Volume 2

In production
Pub Date: August 2018
Hardback Price: $169.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771887175
Pages: Approx 404p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 146 color and 3 b/w illustrations

This is the second 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.

Global Biodiversity, Volume 2: Selected Countries in Europe looks at the biodiversity of selected countries of Europe, providing an abundance of biodiversity information on Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, George, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

Each chapter features a different country and is written by research scientists and conservationists. The information covers geographical status, ecosystem diversity, species diversity, genetic diversity, and conservation efforts in that particular 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, Africa, the Americas, and Australia.

The volumes are a rich resource of information on the variety and variability of life of selected countries, filling the gaps in knowledge and conservation and encouraging conservation of biodiversity and sustainable utilization. The volumes will be valuable for professors, biology teachers, researchers, scientists, students of biology, foresters, agricultural scientists, wild life managers, as well as botanical gardens, zoos, aquariums.

Key features:

  • Provides an overview of biodiversity in Asia
  • Explores the specific biodiversity information for selected countries in Asia
  • Features over 130 color photos
  • Reviews the threats to biodiversity in each region


1. Biodiversity of Bosnia-Herzegovina
Senka Barudanovic

2. Biodiversity in France
Philippe Grandcolas

3. Biodiversity of Georgia
Guram Aleksidze, Givi Japaridze, Anatoli Giorgadze, and Tamar Kacharava

4. Biodiversity of Greece
Anastasios Legakis, Theophanis Constantinidis, and Panos V. Petrakis

5. Biodiversity in Hungary
Zoltán Varga

6. Biodiversity in Italy
Gianniantonio Domina and Marzio Zapparoli

7. Biodiversity in Norway
Kjetil Bevanger

8. Biodiversity in Serbia
Biljana Panjković and Slobodan Puzović

9. Biodiversity of Slovakia
Libor Uirych, Anna Guttová, Peter Urban, Alica Hindáková, Jaromír Kučera, Viktor Kučera, Jozef Šibík, and Marta Mútňanová

10. Biodiversity of Sweden
Ulf Gärdenfors

11. Biodiversity in Turkey
Ali A. Dönmez and Sedat V. Yerli

12. Biodiversity in the United Kingdom
Ranee Om Prakash and Fred Rumsey


About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: T. Pullaiah, PhD
Former Professor, Department of Botany, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Andhra Pradesh, India

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. He was President of the Indian Botanical Society (2014), President of the Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (2013), and Fellow of the Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences. He was awarded the Panchanan Maheswari Gold Medal, the Dr. G. Panigrahi Memorial Lecture Award of the Indian Botanical Society, the Prof. Y. D. Tyagi Gold Medal of the Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy, and a Best Teacher Award from Government of Andhra Pradesh. Under his guidance 53 students obtained their doctoral degrees. He has authored 45 books, edited 15 books, and published over 300 research papers, including reviews and book chapters. His books include Flora of Eastern Ghats (4 volumes), Flora of Andhra Pradesh (5 volumes), Flora of Telangana (3 volumes), Encyclopedia of World Medicinal Plants (5 volumes), and Encyclopedia of Herbal Antioxidants (3 volumes). He was also a member of Species Survival Commission of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Professor Pullaiah received his PhD from Andhra University, India, attended Moscow State University, Russia, and worked as postdoctoral Fellow during 1976-78.

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