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Plant Conservation and Biodiversity

  • Editors
  • David L. Hawksworth
  • Alan T. Bull

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. G. Kazakis, D. Ghosn, I. N. Vogiatzakis, V. P. Papanastasis
    Pages 29-41
  3. Bettina Heider, Meike S. Andersson, Rainer Schultze-Kraft
    Pages 43-57
  4. Alejandra Juárez, Pablo Ortega-Baes, Silvia Sühring, Walter Martin, Guadalupe Galíndez
    Pages 95-103
  5. Ademir R. Ruschel, Rubens O. Nodari, Bruno M. Moerschbacher
    Pages 125-140
  6. Marco Manzelli, Luca Pileri, Nadia Lacerenza, Stefano Benedettelli, Vincenzo Vecchio
    Pages 141-156
  7. Hongmei Li, T. Mitchell Aide, Youxin Ma, Wenjun Liu, Min Cao
    Pages 157-171
  8. Raúl Contreras-Medina, Isolda Luna-Vega
    Pages 229-247
  9. Mukunda Dev Behera, Satya Prakash Singh Kushwaha
    Pages 277-291
  10. X. Scheldeman, L. Willemen, G. Coppens d’Eeckenbrugge, E. Romeijn-Peeters, M. T. Restrepo, J. Romero Motoche et al.
    Pages 293-310
  11. Martin Ricker, Iliana Ramírez-Krauss, Guillermo Ibarra-Manríquez, Esteban Martínez, Clara H. Ramos, Guadalupe González-Medellín et al.
    Pages 353-383
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 421-421

About this book

Introduction

This book brings together a selection of original studies submitted to Biodiversity and Conservation addressing aspects of the conservation and biodiversity of plants. Plants are, along with terrestrial vertebrates, the best known organisms on Earth, and so work on them can be a model for that on less known organism groups. Further, plants are crucial to ecosystem processes, and provide habitats and food for myriads of dependent organisms. At the same time, plants are exploited for food and fuel by humans, and forests continue to be felled for the timber trade or to provide more grazing for cattle. As individual plants are not mobile, they are also particularly vulnerable to global climate change.

The contributions are drawn from a wide range of countries from different continents, and collectively provide a snap-shot of the types of studies and actions being taken in plant conservation – topical examples that will make the volume especially valuable for use in conservation biology courses.

Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation, volume 16:6 (2007)

Keywords

Ecology Gentianaceae Woody plant biodiversity classification ecosystem ecosystem processes environment forest fruit species diversity woody species

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