Research on high genetic resources of oak forests in Karabakh and highlighting benefits of reconstruction of oak forests to our ecology and economic development G.N. Aliyeva

Research article: Research on high genetic resources of oak forests in Karabakh and highlighting benefits of reconstruction of oak forests to our ecology and economic development

Author (s): G.N. Aliyeva


Institute of Dendrology,Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, 89 S.Yesenin Str., Baku AZ1044, Azerbaijan 

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Received: September 09, 2021; Received in revised form: September 27, 2021; Accepted: October 11, 2021



The oak is an important part of our natural and cultural heritage. Oak trees had a special place in the formation of biodiversity in the rich flora of Karabakh. Thus, more than 35% of oak forests were distributed in the Lesser Caucasus, and 60% of the ecosystem of the Minor Caucasus is oaks. Of course, this information is based on pre-First Karabakh War data. At present, this percentage has changed, and the biodiversity of Karabakh and the Lesser Caucasus is under serious threat. The reason is the Armenian vandalism known to the world community. The biodiversity of oaks in Karabakh in the pre-occupation period was investigated, the environmental requirements of the species were noted for the restoration of existing oaks in these areas and the benefits of reforestation to the nature and economy of Azerbaijan were brought to attention in this review.


Keywords: Karabakh, oak, afforestation, economic and environmental benefit


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