Contents: Volume I: Section I. Overview: Himalayan Plant Diversity: 1. Plant diversity in Indian Himalayan regions: an overview/P. Singh and S. S. Dash. Section II. Flora: Extant: 2. Conspectus of algal diversity in Sikkim/Jai Prakash Keshri and Debjyoti Das. 3. Liverwort and hornwort diversity in Indian Himalayan region/D. K. Singh. 4. Fungal diversity with special reference to wood decaying fungi in India: status, conservation and prospects/Manoj Kumar, N. S. K. Harsh and Rajendra Prasad. 5. Diversity of gymnosperms in the Himalayan region: analyzing its cascading affluences, representativeness and life supporting values/Shweta Singh, Durgesh Kumar Tripathi and Devendra Kumar Chauhan. 6. Gymnosperms diversity of the Himalaya biodiversity hotspot/Rita Singh, Jayita Biswas and Sunita Bisht. 7. Notes on the alpine flora of Arunachal Pradesh, including several species new to India/Pankaj Bharali, A. K. Das and Magnus Liden. 8. Notes on Corydalis DC. (Papaveraceae) in Eastern Himalaya with one species new to India/Magnus Liden. 9. The Genus Rhododendron L. (Ericaceae) in North-East India/Ashiho Asosii Mao. 10. The genus Anaphalis DC. (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) in Nepal Himalaya/Sheetal Vaidya, Lokesh R. Shakya and Arun K. Pandey. 11. Orchid diversity and their conservation in Nepal: an overview/Lokesh R. Shakya. 12. The genus Acer L. (Sapindaceae) in Darjiling-Sikkim Himalayas/Dorjay Lama, Saurav Moktan and A. P. Das. Section III. Flora: Extinct: 13. Past vegetation from the Central Himalaya/Khum N. Paudayal. 14. Neogene flora of Arunachal Himalaya/R.C. Merhotra and Gaurav Srivastava. 15. Lower Gondwana palaeofloristics in Eastern Himalaya – a review/Ashalata D’Rozario and Subir Bera. Section IV. Vegetation Structure: Through Remote Sensing: 16. Vegetation response to climate change in Himalayan hill ranges: a remote sensing perspective/Reshma M. Ramachandran and P. S. Roy. 17. Landscape level plant diversity characterization in Indian Himalayan region/Arijit Roy and S. P. S. Kushwaha. 18. Forest change monitoring and biodiversity characterization using remote sensing in the Indian Himalaya/Gaurav Srivastava, C. Sudhakar Reddy and C. S. Jha.