272 pages, Illus
This valuable work summarizes knowledge of the genetics and population biology of rare plants, and integrates it with practical conservation recommendations. It features discussions on the distribution and significance of genetic variation, management and evaluation of rare plant germplasm, and conservation strategies for genetic diversity. Case studies focusing on specific problems offer important insights for today's challenges in rare plant conservation.
"The list of contributing authors is impressive and includes most of the important researchers in plant population biology and genetics. Theoretical and practical issues are well balanced. . . .This book also gives an appreciation of how much research on rare plants remains to be done. It contains a well-organized and concise presentation of why research, conservation, and management are important. . .as well as practical strategies to apply existing knowledge. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the genetics and conservation of plant populations." --Prairie Nat.
"The chapters are of consistently high quality and will interest plant conservation biologists and those seeking genetic sophistication in their reintroduction or restoration efforts. . . .Many chapters stand alone as summaries of great value to population biologists interested in the causes and consequences of rarity. . . .This volume has greatly advanced the field by crystallizing the genetic issues
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