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Flora of Jammu and Kashmir (Vol. I)

N.P. Singh (Editor) D K Singh (Editor) B.P. Uniyal (Editor)
Synopsis Biodiversity is one of the most defining features of the nature, vital for the ecological security of a region and livelihood security of millions of those who critically depend upon it for their daily sustenance. Floristic component of the biodiversity is the major provider of ecosystem services and is basic to meet livelihood needs of not only the human beings but all other animals at large. The judicious management of floristic resources is, therefore, paramount to ensure the conservation of biodiversity, its sustainable utilization and equitability in benefit sharing as ordained in the Convention on Biological Diversity. In this context the floristic inventories play a significant role in increasing our understanding and information level on the availability of resources and its relationship with the mankind. The biogeographically strategic location of Jammu and Kashmir, coupled with varied phyto-climatic conditions met in its different physiographic divisions, makes it one of the
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About the authors

N.P. Singh

N.P. Singh is presently working as a Principal Scientist and Head, Division of Agronomy, School of Agricultural Science and Rural Development, Nagaland University, Medziphema. He completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Agronomy from the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He is a recipient of District Merit Fellowship and BHU Fellowship. He has published 38 research papers and 70 popular articles. He has also attended 76 conferences at regional, national and international levels.

D K Singh

Dr. D.K. Singh, is a recipient of award from the State Forest Department of Rajasthan for production and protection of plants through scientific techniques and gold medallist from the C.S.A. University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur, U.P., where he did his B.Sc. (Ag. & A.H.) and M.Sc. (Ag) Horticulture in 1988 and 1992 respectively. He obtained his doctorate degree from the G.B. pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttranchal in 1996 on the research entitled “Effect of paclobutrazol on growth and bearing of mango cultivars”. He was awarded senior research fellowship from I.C.A.R., New Delhi. Dr. Singh started his carrier in 1995 as Assistant Agriculture Research Officer (Horticulture) at Government Agriculture Research Statioin, Hanumangarh Town, Rajasthan. Presently he is Assistant Professor, Horticulture at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Anta, Baran under, M.P. University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur. The author has published more than 125 research papers and popular articles in various journals and magazines on various aspects of horticulture besides two bulletins, 5 folders and a pamphlet. He participated in many national and international symposium, workshop and training programme.

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B.P. Uniyal

Sri B.P. Uniyal is a retired Botanist and worked with the Botanical Survey of India in different capacities. He joined the department inApril 1964 at Northern circle. Dehradun and also worked at Eastern circle, Shillong and Central National Herbarium, Howrah for brief periods. During his active service he explored parts of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Uttaranchal and collected thousands of specimens. He also participated in the Panchachuli Multi-Dimensional expeditioin organized by the Army in 1998. He is author of 11 books and co-editor of three volumes of Flora of India. He has also published abkut 40 research papers in different Indian and foreign scientific journals.

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Bibliographic information

Title Flora of Jammu and Kashmir (Vol. I)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8181770005
length xii+900p., Figs.; Tables.