Biodiversity of the Himalaya: Jammu and Kashmir State

  • Ghulam Hassan Dar
  • Anzar A. Khuroo

Part of the Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation book series (TOBC, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. General Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ghulam Hassan Dar, Anzar A. Khuroo
      Pages 3-26
  3. Biodiversity: Global and Indian Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Peter H. Raven
      Pages 29-40
    3. Paramjit Singh
      Pages 41-69
    4. K. Venkataraman, Gaurav Sharma, Dhriti Banerjee
      Pages 71-92
    5. D. K. Singh, P. K. Pusalkar
      Pages 93-126
  4. Biodiversity of Jammu and Kashmir State: General Account

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Shakil Ahmad Romshoo, Irfan Rashid, Sadaff Altaf, Ghulam Hassan Dar
      Pages 129-166
    3. Shiekh Marifatul Haq, Anzar A. Khuroo, Akhtar H. Malik, Irfan Rashid, Rameez Ahmad, Maroof Hamid et al.
      Pages 191-208
    4. Manzoor A. Shah, Ayaz B. Shah, Zafar A. Reshi
      Pages 209-224
  5. Biodiversity of Jammu and Kashmir State: Genetic Diversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Aijaz A. Wani, Manoj K. Dhar, Faizan Ahmad, Zahid H. Najar, Showkat A. Zargar, Sajad M. Zargar et al.
      Pages 227-246
  6. Biodiversity of Jammu and Kashmir State: Floristic Diversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Zahoor Ahmad Kaloo, Samar Amin
      Pages 285-317
    3. Abdul Hamid Wani, Shauket Ahmed Pala, Rouf H. Boda, M. Y. Bhat
      Pages 319-341
    4. Roshni Khare, D. K. Upreti, Manzoor Ul Haq, B. C. Behera
      Pages 343-377
    5. Zeenat Ismail, Anzar A. Khuroo, M. Y. Bhat, Shugufta Rasheed, Rameez Ahmad, Ghulam Hassan Dar
      Pages 379-414
    6. Brijesh Kumar, H. C. Pande, Pushpesh Joshi
      Pages 415-447
    7. A. R. Dar, Ghulam Hassan Dar
      Pages 449-466
    8. Ghulam Hassan Dar, Anzar A. Khuroo
      Pages 467-519
    9. Aijaz Hassan Ganie, Shugufta Rasheed, Anzar A. Khuroo, Ghulam Hassan Dar
      Pages 521-543
    10. Aijaz Hassan Ganie, Bilal A. Tali, Irshad A. Nawchoo, Anzar A. Khuroo, Zafar A. Reshi, Ghulam Hassan Dar
      Pages 545-563
    11. Akhtar H. Malik, Anzar A. Khuroo, Ghulam Hassan Dar, Zafar S. Khan
      Pages 565-606
    12. Mudasir Ahmad, Mohammad Yaseen Shah, Abdul Rashid Naqshi
      Pages 657-672
    13. Achuta Nand Shukla, S. K. Srivastava
      Pages 673-730
  7. Biodiversity of Jammu and Kashmir State: Faunal Diversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 731-731
    2. Aijaz Ahmad Wachkoo, Shahid Ali Akbar, Ulfat Jan, Ghulam Mustafa Shah
      Pages 733-747
    3. Aijaz Ahmad Wachkoo, Shahid Ali Akbar, Ghulam Mustafa Shah, Ulfat Jan
      Pages 789-799
    4. Mudasir Ahmad Dar, Shahid Ali Akbar, Aijaz Ahmad Wachkoo, Mushtaq Ahmad Ganai
      Pages 821-846
    5. Abdul A. Buhroo, Abdul Lateef Khanday, Mustahson F. Fazili
      Pages 847-857
    6. F. A. Bhat, A. R. Yousuf, M. H. Balkhi
      Pages 859-887
    7. Intesar Suhail, Riyaz Ahmad, Khursheed Ahmad
      Pages 897-931
    8. Khursheed Ahmad, Bilal A. Bhat, Riyaz Ahmad, Intesar Suhail
      Pages 933-953
  8. Biodiversity of Jammu and Kashmir State: Threats and Conservation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 955-955
    2. Maroof Hamid, Anzar A. Khuroo, Rameez Ahmad, Shugufta Rasheed, Akhtar H. Malik, Ghulam Hassan Dar
      Pages 957-995
    3. Bilal A. Bhat, Riyaz Ahmad, Mustahson F. Fazili, Iqram Ul Haq, G. A. Bhat
      Pages 997-1009
    4. Zafar A. Reshi, Pervaiz A. Dar, M. Sultan Bhat, Manzoor A. Shah, Syed Mubashir Andrabi
      Pages 1011-1028
    5. Irfan Rashid, Shakil Ahmad Romshoo
      Pages 1029-1047
    6. Anzar A. Khuroo, Gousia Mehraj, Insha Muzafar, Irfan Rashid, Ghulam Hassan Dar
      Pages 1049-1076

About this book


The Himalaya, a global biodiversity hotspot, sustains about one-fifth of the humankind. Nestled within the north-western mountain ranges of the Himalaya, the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) State harbours more than half of the biodiversity found in the Indian Himalaya. The wide expanse of State, spread across the subtropical Jammu, through the temperate Kashmir valley, to the cold arid Ladakh, is typical representative of the extensive elevational and topographical diversity encountered in the entire Himalaya.

This book, the most comprehensive and updated synthesis ever made available on biodiversity of the J&K State, is a valuable addition to the biodiversity literature with global and regional relevance. The book, arranged into 7 parts, comprises of 42 chapters contributed by 87 researchers, each of whom is an expert in his/her own field of research. The precious baseline data contained in the book would form the foundation for assessing current status of knowledge about the bioresources, identify the knowledge gaps, and help prioritization of conservation strategies to steer the sustainable use of biodiversity in this Himalayan region. Given the breadth of topics covered under the banner of biodiversity in this book, it can surely serve as a model for documentation of biodiversity in other regions of the world. The book will be of immense value to all those who, directly or indirectly, have to deal with biodiversity, including students, teachers, researchers, naturalists, environmentalists, resource managers, planners, government agencies, NGOs and the general public at large.


Biodiversity Biomass State Himalayan region Flora and Fauna Jammu & Kashmir

Editors and affiliations

  • Ghulam Hassan Dar
    • 1
  • Anzar A. Khuroo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of KashmirSrinagarIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Biodiversity and Taxonomy, Department of BotanyUniversity of KashmirSrinagarIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-32-9173-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-32-9174-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-1288
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-1296
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