Environmental Science/Climate Change & Mitigation

Global Biodiversity, Volume 3
Selected Countries in Africa

Editor: T. Pullaiah, PhD

Global Biodiversity, Volume 3

In production
Pub Date: August 2018
Hardback Price: $169.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771887229
Pages: Approx 423p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 133 color and 3 b/w illustrations

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.

Global Biodiversity, Volume 3: Selected Countries in Africa 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.

The volumes provide an abundance of information on the variety and variability of life of selected countries that fills gaps in knowledge and conservation and encourages conservation of biodiversity and sustainable utilization.

The volumes will be valuable references for professors, biology teachers, researchers, scientists, students of biology, foresters, agricultural scientists, wild life managers, as well as botanical gardens, zoos, and aquariums.

Key features:

  • Provides an overview of biodiversity in selected countries of Africa
  • Features over 130 color photos
  • Reviews the threats to biodiversity in each region


1. Phytodiversity of Burkina Faso
Nacoulma Blandine Marie Ivette, Ouedraogo Issaka, Ouedraogo Oumarou, Dimobe Kangbeni, and Thiombiano Adjima

2. Biodiversity in Egypt
Wafaa M. Amer

3. Biodiversity of Gabon: An Overview
Jean B. Mikissa, Flore Koumba Pambou, and Emmanuel Bayani Ngoyi

4. Biodiversity in Ghana
Michael Kwabena Osei, Lawrence Misa Aboagye, Patrickofori, and Benjamin Annor

5. Biodiversity of Libya
Mahklouf H. Mohammed and Etayeb S. Khalid

6. Biological Diversity in Morocco
Mohamaed Menioui

7. Biodiversity of Senegal: Terrestrial Ecosystems Flora and Great Fauna
Gueye Mathieu, Ba Taïbou, and Diop Sall Aminata

8. Biodiversity in Sierra Leone
Prince E. Norman, Jenneh F. Bebeley, Janatu V. Sesay, and Yvonne S. Norman

9. Biodiversity of South Africa
Danni Guo and Judith L. Arnolds

10. Biodiversity of Sudan
Ahmed A. H. Siddig, Talaat Dafalla Abdel Magid, Hagir Mahagoub El-Nasry, Abdelnasir Ibrahim Hano, and Ameer Awad Mohammed

11. An Overview of Biodiversity of Tanzania and Conservation Efforts
Ally K. Nkwabi, John Bukombe, Honori Maliti, Stephen Liseki, Nicephor Lesio, and Hamza Kija

12. Biodiversity in Togo
Kouami Kokou, Komla Afiademanyo, Komla Elikplim Abotsi, Houinsodé Segniagbeto, Mondjonnesso Gomina, and Komina Amévoin

13. Biodiversity of Zambia
Stanford Mudenda Siachoono


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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