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Microorganisms in Plant Conservation and Biodiversity

Editors: Sivasithamparam, K., Dixon, K.W., Barrett, R.L. (Eds.)

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Plant conservation is increasingly recognised as an outstanding global priority, yet despite considerable efforts over the last few decades, the number of threatened species continues to rise. The practice of plant conservation has for too long been a rather hit-or-miss mixture of methods. While microorganisms have been recognised as a crucial and essential element in supporting the lifecycles of plant species, there has been limited recognition of the relationships between macro level conservation facilitating ecosystem functioning at the micro level.

This book addresses the role of microorganisms in conservation - both their support functions and deleterious roles in ecosystem processes and species survival. Importantly, a number of authors highlight how microbial diversity is, itself, now under threat from the many and pervasive influences of man. 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.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Plant Conservation and Biodiversity: The Place of Microorganisms

    Pages 1-18

    Given, David R. (et al.)

  • Conservation of Mycorrhizal Fungal Communities under Elevated Atmospheric CO2 and Anthropogenic Nitrogen Deposition

    Pages 19-43

    Egerton-Warburton, Louise M. (et al.)

  • Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation Between Microorganisms and Higher Plants of Natural Ecosystems

    Pages 45-77

    Pate, John S.

  • Bacterial Associations With Plants: Beneficial, Non N-Fixing Interactions

    Pages 79-103

    Gerhardson, Berndt (et al.)

  • Ectomycorrhizas in Plant Communities

    Pages 105-150

    Brundrett, Mark C. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microorganisms in Plant Conservation and Biodiversity
Editors
  • K. Sivasithamparam
  • K.W. Dixon
  • R.L. Barrett
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48099-7
DOI
10.1007/0-306-48099-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0780-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6087-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 378
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