Plant Conservation and Biodiversity
Read Online

Plant Conservation and Biodiversity

  • 845 Want to read
  • ·
  • 58 Currently reading

Published by Springer Science+Business Media B.V. in Dordrecht .
Written in English


  • Biodiversity,
  • Ecology,
  • Plant ecology,
  • Forests and forestry

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by David L. Hawksworth, Alan T. Bull
ContributionsBull, Alan T., SpringerLink (Online service)
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] /
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25554750M
ISBN 109781402064432, 9781402064449

Download Plant Conservation and Biodiversity


This book illustrates the key role played by taxonomy in the conservation and sustainable utilisation of plant biodiversity. It is a tribute to the work of Professor Vernon Heywood who has done so much to highlight the importance of sound scholarship, training and collaboration for plant conservation. The Conservation of Plant Biodiversity takes an evolutionary perspective to the conservation of plant biodiversity, stressing the need to explore both current and long-term issues. It highlights three conservation strategies: communities conserved in nature reserves; individual species conserved in nature reserves or botanic gardens; and domesticated plants, preserved mainly in germplasm Reviews: 1. What is clear from this volume is that like many contemporary treatments of plant and animal conservation, the solution to mitigate the erosion of biodiversity is not simple. This book represents an attempt to bring to the fore the ecological underwriting provided by microorganisms. Throughout , the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) and our partners are joining the movement by sharing conservation success stories from and made possible by the BHL collection. Follow our blog for conservation stories — past and present — and visit our website for more information and to explore our Earth Optimism book collection.

  An overview of plant biodiversity is provided in this chapter. Details of genetic diversity, species diversity and ecosystem diversity are given. tions for biodiversity conservation are likely. Conservation. Global acceptance – that conservation of Biodiversity is essential; so, many countries and world organizations are active with definite agenda for conservation. What is conservation? “Conservation is the management of human use of the biosphere to yield greatest sustainable benefit to current generations, while maintaining its potential to meet the needs & aspirations of. Biodiversity is the variety of different forms of life on earth, including the different plants, animals, micro-organisms, the genes they contain and the ecosystem they form. Plant Biodiversity presents a series of essays on the application of plant biodiversity monitoring and assessment to help prevent species extinction, ecosystem collapse, and solve problems in biodiversity conservation. It has been written by a large international team of researchers and uses case studies and examples from all over the world.

  Biodiversity loss and Conservation. Life, growth & death – most common phenomenon of organisms. Extinction is the ultimate fate of all spp. Spp. leave population in large numbers and in many forms in this universe before getting extinct. In this way spp. diversity increases via environmental, hereditary & cytogenetical dynamisms. This important book for scientists and nonscientists alike calls attention to a most urgent global problem: the rapidly accelerating loss of plant and animal species to increasing human population pressure and the demands of economic development. Based on a major conference sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution, Biodiversity creates a systematic. This large, green caterpillar spotted is destined to become a luna moth - one of the largest moths found in Northern Ontario. Entomologist Doug Tallamy in his most recent book, Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard (Timber Press, February ), urges greater biodiversity, starting in our : Mark And Ben Cullen. time a series of targets for biodiversity conservation, aimed at achieving measurable plant conservation outcomes by The catalytic role of the Strategy in File Size: 2MB.