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Population Viability in Plants: Conservation, Management, and Modeling of Rare Plants

Series: Ecological Studies Volume: 165

Edited By: CA Brigham and MW Schwartz

362 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #138563 | ISBN: 3540439099
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About this book

Summarizes current knowledge of how threats affect rare plant viability and provides guidance for how and when to conduct viability analyses. Includes chapters on: The Origin and Extinction of Species Through Hybridization; Approaches to Modelling Population Viability in Plants; Habitat Models for PVA; and Projecting the Success of Plant Restoration with PVA.

From the reviews: "It provides a comprehensive review of the threats to plant population persistence and how to quantify them, and shows both the great potential and the limits of the PVA approach." (Basic and Applied Ecology) "Population viability analysis (PVA) is increasingly becoming an important tool for conservationists. ! The book edited by Brigham and Schwartz ! presents an up-to-date review of the use of PVA for plants ! . This is a very valuable ! book for everyone interested in rare plant conservation. It provides a comprehensive review of the threats to plant population persistence and how to quantify them, and shows both the great potential and the limits of the PVA approach." (Diethart Matthies, Basic and Applied Ecology, Issue 5, 2004)


Contents

Why Plant Population Viability Assessment?- Threats to Plant Population Viability: An Introduction.- Factors Affecting Persistence in Formerly Common and Historically Rare Plants.- The Relationship Between Plant-Pathogen and Plant-Herbivore Interactions and Plant Population Persistence in a Fragmented Landscape.- The Origin and Extinction of Species Through Hybridization.- Approaches to Modeling Population Viability in Plants: An Overview.- The Problem and Potential of Count-Based Population Viability Analyses (PVAs).- Habitat Models for PVA.- Assessing Population Viability in Long-Lived Plants.- Considering Interactions: Incorporating Biotic Interactions into Viability Assessment.- Modeling the Effects of Disturbance, Spatial Variation and Environmental Heterogeneity on Population Viability of Plants.- Projecting the Success of Plant Restoration with PVA.- Plant Population Viability: Where to from Here?

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