The Vegetation of Georgia (South Caucasus)

  • George Nakhutsrishvili

Part of the Geobotany Studies book series (GEOBOT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

The book describes richness and diversity of Georgia’s vegetation.
Contrasting ecosystems coexist on the relatively small territory of the country and include semi-deserts in East Georgia, Colchic forests with almost sub-tropical climate in West Georgia and subnival plant communities in high mountains. West Georgia lacks xerophilous vegetation zone and mesophilous forest vegetation spreads from the sea level to subalpine zone. The Colchic refugium (West Georgia) ensured survival of the Tertiary’s mesophilous forest flora. Vertical profile of the vegetation is more complex in East Georgia with semi-desert, steppe and arid open forest zone. In South Georgia the montane zone represented by montane steppe is devoid of forests

Keywords

Ecosystems of Georgia Ecosystems of the Caucasus Plant Communities Plant Ecology

Authors and affiliations

  • George Nakhutsrishvili
    • 1
  1. 1., Institute of BotanyIlia State UniversityTbilisiGeorgia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29915-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-29914-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-29915-5
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