AKHP Public Lecture: The Influence of Environmental Factors on the Biodiversity of the Fruit Crops of the Western Pamir
June 10th, 2021, 3:00 PM (TJT, GMT +5) | 4:00 PM (KGT, GMT +6)
Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor, Vice Rector for Science and Innovation at M. Nazarshoev Khorog State University, Khorog, Tajikistan.
This lecture will examine the influence of climate change on responses to environmental challenges faced by local fruit crop varieties in the mountains of Western Pamir. Research was carried out under various environmental conditions. Each district of the Western Pamir has its own microclimatic features. Among the local fruit crop varieties that have already adapted to the mountain conditions include mulberry (Morus alba L.), common apricot (Armeniaca vulgaris Lam.), apple (Malus Mill.), pear (Pyrus L.), walnut (Juglans L.), almond (Amygdalus L.), cherry plum (Prunus cerasifera Ehrh.), hawthorn, etc.
The soil and climate conditions of the Western Pamir differ sharply from one another. For over several centuries, varieties of fruit have developed an adaptive resistance to environmental stress factors (drought and salinity) with lengthy dormant periods. These varieties have other highly important economically valuable and biological characteristics.
About the Speaker
Tahmina Sodatkadamova is a Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor, and Vice Rector for Science and Innovation at Khorog State University.
She is a graduate of the V. I. Lenin State University (now the Tajik National University). After graduating, she was appointed by the Tajik Ministry of Education as an assistant in the Botany Department at the Tajik State Pedagogical Institute named after T. Shevchenko.
She began her career at Khorog State University in 1992. From 2003 to 2009, she headed the Department of Postgraduate Studies at Khorog State University. From 2009 to 2015, she was the Dean of the Faculty of Biology, and from September 2015 to July 2016 she received further training (in GIS technology) in Salzburg, Austria. Since 2017, she has been the Vice Rector for Science and Innovation at Khorog State University. In 2002, she defended her candidate dissertation on “Morphobiological, physiological and biochemical features of the native apricot varieties of the Western Pamir” at the Institute of Botany, Plant Physiology and Genetics, part of the Tajik Academy of Sciences.
She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation “Polymorphism in the stone fruit crops of the Western Pamir”. She has written 50 scientific works, one monograph, and three books. Tahmina Sodatkadamova holds the title of Distinguished Worker of Education (2012) and is the winner of the Award for Education from President of the Republic of Tajikistan (2015).
Pulat Shozimov, Professor, Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Acting Head of Aga Khan Humanities Project, University of Central Asia.
Munira Tavakalova, Candidate of Philosophy, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Political Science at Khorog State University.
Meeting ID: 921 1461 5505
The online lecture will be in Russian.
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.