AKHP Public Lecture, Dushanbe: Impact of Extreme Factors of High-Mountain Areas on the Biological Resources of the Eastern Pamirs
October 12th 2019, 11:00 am
Impact of Extreme Factors of High-Mountain Areas on the Biological Resources of the Eastern Pamirs
Chief Research Fellow, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Member of the Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany, Plant Physiology and Genetics, Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan.
The lecture will highlight several fundamental issues, related to the ecological condition of the Eastern Pamirs. It will cover the soil and climate of the region, as well as the diversity of its vegetation on pastures and hay meadows. Using specific examples, the lecturer will demonstrate the negative impact of melting glaciers on the biological resources of high-mountain ecosystems. He will also outline some distinguishing features of local vegetation cover that demonstrate the degree of its adaptation to the arid environment of the Eastern Pamirs, and discuss the impact of climate change on the high-mountain ecosystems of the Pamirs.
From 1996 to 2014, Ogonazar Aknazarov was the Chairman of the Pamir Division of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan, and the Director of K. Y. Yusufbekov Pamir Biological Institute. He is a Candidate of Biological Sciences, and a Member of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan. Ogonazar Aknazarov is widely known in the Republic of Tajikistan and beyond as an expert in ecological physiology of plants, protection and sustainable use of biodiversity and plant resources. In 1999, Ogonazar Aknazarov received the title of “Honorary Worker of Science and Technology of the Republic of Tajikistan”. He has also written more than 20 research papers.
Professor, Doctor of Philosophy
Acting Head and Faculty Development Programme Manager
Aga Khan Humanities Project
University of Central Asia
The lecture will be delivered in Russian.
Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe
47 Ismail Somoni Street
Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees.