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Plant Biogeography and Vegetation of High Mountains of Central and South-West Asia

  • Jalil Noroozi


  • No such type of book on this area has ever been produced

  • An integrative book for the area covered, with sufficient detail for every mountain centre separately

  • Written by recognized specialists for each of the centres

  • Pays attention to the particularities and conservation status of these highly diverse mountain centres

  • Integrates knowledge that up to now is locally published in various languages

  • Presents a clear overview of the entire huge area in English, with diagrams, maps and pictures


Part of the Plant and Vegetation book series (PAVE, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Arkadiusz Nowak, Sylwia Nowak, Marcin Nobis
    Pages 1-42
  3. Siegmar-W. Breckle, M. Daud Rafiqpoor
    Pages 43-91
  4. Farshid Memariani
    Pages 93-116
  5. Jalil Noroozi, Amir Talebi, Moslem Doostmohammadi
    Pages 117-149
  6. Moslem Doostmohammadi, Amir Talebi, Jalil Noroozi
    Pages 151-183
  7. Jalil Noroozi, Amir Talebi, Moslem Doostmohammadi, Ali Bagheri
    Pages 185-214
  8. George M. Fayvush, Alla S. Aleksanyan
    Pages 287-313
  9. Alexey V. Egorov, Alexander S. Zernov, Vladimir G. Onipchenko
    Pages 315-360

About this book


This book presents an overview study about plant biogeography and vegetation of the high mountains of Central and South-West Asia, by a group of specialists familiar with its area and plant growth and ecology. This book discusses its ecological and evolutionary drivers and also its conservation priorities.

Central and South-West Asia is one of the most diverse areas in the northern hemisphere and several biodiversity hotspots are concentrated in this region. Most of the biodiversity hotspots are associated with high mountain ranges of the region. Moreover, these mountains have been immigration corridors for the Central Asian flora to reach Euro-Siberian and Mediterranean regions. Despite its importance, there is no overview publication to present the plant biogeography and vegetation of these mountains and most of the publications are local or rather imprecise


Endemism Mountains Plant diversity Vegetation Central and South-West Asia

Editors and affiliations

  • Jalil Noroozi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Botany and Biodiversity ResearchUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

About the editors

Jalil Noroozi was born in 1979 in a mountainous village in the NW Iran (Eshlagh, Miyaneh). He studied at the University of Tabriz (BMc of Plant Biology; 2002), the University of Tehran (MSc of Plant Ecology and Systematic; 2005) and the University of Vienna (Ph.D. of Plant Ecology; 2013). He worked as a researcher at the Natural History Museum of Vienna for two years and then got a Post-Doc position at the University of Vienna. He has always focused his research studies on the plant diversity, biogeography, and vegetation of alpine habitats of high mountains of Iranian Plateau since 2003. 

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