Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation

Plant Conservation and Biodiversity

Editors: Hawksworth, David L., Bull, Alan T. (Eds.)

  • Draws together a wide range of peer-reviewed primary research papers contributed by biodiversity researchers from around the world
  • Sets forth a wide spectrum of issues representing the current state of the art in arthropods
  • Provides articles that are usable as case studies for courses in ecology, restoration, biodiversity, and conservation
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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)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Vascular plant diversity and climate change in the alpine zone of the Lefka Ori, Crete

    G. Kazakis, D. Ghosn, I. N. Vogiatzakis, V. P. Papanastasis

    Pages 29-41

  • Tequila and other Agave spirits from west-central Mexico: current germplasm diversity, conservation and origin

    Patricia Colunga-GarcíaMarín, Daniel Zizumbo-Villarreal

    Pages 79-93

  • Unsustainable collection and unfair trade? Uncovering and assessing assumptions regarding Central Himalayan medicinal plant conservation

    Helle Overgaard Larsen, Carsten Smith Olsen

    Pages 105-123

  • Genetic diversity assessment in Somali sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) accessions using microsatellite markers

    Marco Manzelli, Luca Pileri, Nadia Lacerenza, et al.

    Pages 141-156

  • Demand for rubber is causing the loss of high diversity rain forest in SW China

    Hongmei Li, T. Mitchell Aide, Youxin Ma, Wenjun Liu, Min Cao

    Pages 157-171

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Conservation and Biodiversity
Editors
  • David L. Hawksworth
  • Alan T. Bull
Series Title
Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6444-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6444-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6443-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7641-0
Series ISSN
1875-1288
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 421
Additional Information
Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation, 16:6, 2007
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