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Azad Rastegar

My research interests focus on plant diversity, systematic botany (Asteraceae, Plumbaginaceae, Campanulaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Sapindaceae, and Liliaceae families), phytogeography, distribution patterns, species distribution modeling, and climate change effects on ecosystems. Due to my personal interests in field trips, during the last 10 years, I made a good collection of plants from all geographic regions of Iran and the north of Iraq.

Azad's work profile

Azad works in the following sector(s): Other government agency

Azad's primary institution is: Kurdistan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center, AREEO

Azad's position is: Assistant Professor and Herbarium Curator

Azad's work in taxonomy 

Azad has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Collection Management, Editing publishing and reviewing

Azad's skills are in Species delimitation, Classification, Biodiversity informatics, Nomenclature, Genetics & Genomics, Biogeography, Imaging

Azad works on the taxonomy of Plants, Flowering Plants, Plant families in the flora of Iran and Iraq

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Azad is happy to be contacted for the following reasons:

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