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Taxonomic studies and the distributional analysis of the Bryopsida (Bryophyta), from the Western Himalayas, Pakistan.

Project summary:

The Moss Flora of the Western Himalayas is very rich in diversity and display a diverse combination of species, but it is still not widely known. The present study is the comprehensive and critical investigation of the class Bryopsida in the Western Himalayas. The main purpose of the study is to update the moss Flora of Pakistan

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Aamir Shehzad Khan

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Pakistan Museum of Natural History (P.M.N.H)

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Khan, AS., M, Ahmad., M, Zafar., S, Sultana., FA, Ozdemir., S, Ahmad, MA, Butt., S, Majeed., SU, Khan. 2020. Morphological characterization of Hypnaceae (Bryopsida, Hypnales): Investigating four genera from Western Himalayas by using LM and SEM techniques. Microscopy Research and Technique. (Early view)

Higuchi, M., & Nishimura, N. (2003). Mosses of Pakistan. The Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory, 93, 273–291

Gruber, J. P., & Peer, T. (2010). A contribution to the knowledge of the bryophyte flora of the mountains of North Pakistan (Autonomous Region of Gilgit-Baltistan). Herzogia, 25(2), 271-285.

Schafer-Verwimp, A., & Gruber, J. P. (2002). Orthotrichum (Orthotrichaceae, Bryopsida) in Pakistan. Tropical bryology, 1-10.

Referee 1:

Dr. Yong Kien Thai

Referee 2:

Dr. Syed Aneel Ahmed Gilani

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1.  Contribution to novel methods for research in systematics and taxonomy and/or
     Building taxonomic capacity in developing countries

2.  Contribution to the generation of novel systematic data

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4.  Adequacy of methods for testing hypotheses (data collection/analysis/use of different tools)

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