Books  Conservation & Biodiversity  Conservation & Biodiversity: General 

Plant Conservation: A Natural History Approach

A guiding hand for future plant conservation strategy.

Edited By: Gary A Krupnick and W John Krees

346 pages, 28 Col plates, 31 halftones, 9 tabs

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Sep 2005 | #152142 | ISBN: 0226455130
Availability: Usually dispatched within 5 days Details
NHBS Price: £23.50 $30/€28 approx
Hardback | Sep 2005 | #152141 | ISBN: 0226455122
Availability: Usually dispatched within 5 days Details
NHBS Price: £58.50 $74/€70 approx

About this book

Natural history has always been the foundation of conservation biology. For centuries, botanists collected specimens in the field to understand plant diversity; now that many habitats are threatened, botanists have turned their focus to conservation, and, increasingly, they look to the collections of museums, herbaria, and botanical gardens for insight on developing informed management programs. Plant Conservation explores the value of these collections in light of contemporary biodiversity studies.

After a foreword by Daniel H Janzen, the book opens with a broad view of plant biodiversity and then considers evolutionary and taxonomic threats and consequences of habitat alteration; specific threats to plant diversity, such as invasive species and global climate change; consequences of plant population decline at the ecological, evolutionary, and taxonomic levels; and, finally, management strategies that protect plant biodiversity from further decline. With a unique perspective on biodiversity and scientific collections, Plant Conservation ultimately emphasizes the role museums and botanical gardens will play in future conservation.

'No volume covers the topic of plant conservation as comprehensively as this one. This book goes way beyond the contribution that natural history museums can make to conservation efforts to consider the topic as a whole, and it is all the more useful as a consequence. This will be an important and widely used book' - Thomas Lovejoy, President of the H.John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment.

No volume covers the topic of plant conservation as comprehensively as this one. This book goes way beyond the contribution that natural history museums can make to conservation efforts to consider the topic as a whole, and it is all the more useful as a consequence. This will be an important and widely used book. - Thomas Lovejoy, President of the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment"


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Twitching Through the Swamp

NHBS Price: £4.99 £12.99 (Save £8.00) $6/€6 approx

Udzungwa: Tales of Discovery in an East African Rainforest

NHBS Price: £27.99 $36/€33 approx

Zooming in on Europe's Zoos

NHBS Price: £29.80 $38/€36 approx

Fencing: A Practical Handbook

NHBS Price: £17.99 $23/€21 approx