Plants are important components to the ecosystem. They are the base of the food chain and play a significant role in energy flow and biogeochemical cycling of nutrients between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. They must constantly fight against the environmental modifications, however, that threaten to cause global species extinction and habitat destruction.
A new multidisciplinary science has evolved to deal with the crises confronting biological diversity. It has two goals: first, to investigate human impacts on biological diversity and second, to develop practical approaches to prevent extinction of species. Plant Biodiversity is a practical update on our knowledge on monitoring, assessment and conservation of plant biodiversity in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and related fields. It includes a general overview of plant biodiversity, investigates a wealth of factors affecting and hindering plant biodiversity before exploring in depth methods of monitoring, assessing and conserving our plant species. Globally relevant, Plant Biodiversity is a valuable resource for all researchers, professionals and students of botany and plant biodiversity studies.
Section I: Plant Biodiversity-An Overview
Chapter 1: New Challenges to Promote Botany’s Practice Using Botanic Gardens: The Case Study of the Lisbon Botanic Garden
Chapter 2: New Horizons in Diversification of Temperate Fruit Crops
Chapter 3: Asteraceae of India and its Diversity and Phytogeographical Affinity
Chapter 4: Maintenance of Plant Species Diversity in Forest Ecosystems
Section II: Plant Biodiversity and Ethnobotany
Chapter 5: Plant Diversity of the Drylands in Southeast Anatolia-Turkey: Role in Human Health and Food Security
Chapter 6: Observations on Some Ethnomedicinal Plants of Jharkhand
Section III: Plant Biodiversity and Biochemical Parameters
Chapter 7: Plant Diversity: Envisioning untold Nanofactories for Biogenic Synthesis of Nanoparticles and their applications
Chapter 8: Plant Diversity Repertoire of Bioactive Triterpenoids
Section IV: Plant Biodiversity and Climatic Factors
Chapter 9: Roles of Secondary Metabolites in Protection and Distribution Of Terrestrial Plants Under Climatic stresses
Chapter 10: Summer semi-deciduous Species of the Mediterranean Landscape: a Winning Strategy of Cistus species to face the Predicted Changes of the Mediterranean Climate Otília Correia
Section V: Plant Biodiversity and Environmental Studies
Chapter 11: Aquatic Plant Biodiversity: A Biological Indicator for Monitoring and Assessment of Water Quality
Chapter 12: Gymnosperm Diversity of Kashmir Himalayas
Section VI: Cross talk between Plant and Microbial Biodiversity
Chapter 13: Diversity of Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Pulses
Chapter 14: The Influence of Soil Microbes on Plant Diversity
Chapter 15: Plant Associated Endophytic Plethora an Emerging Source of Antimicrobial Potentials
Section VII: Plant Biodiversity: Monitoring and Assessment
Chapter 16: Biodiversity, Bioindicators and Biogeography of Freshwater Algae.
Chapter 17: Quantitative Description of Upper Storey Vegetation at a Foothill Forest in Indian Eastern Himalayas
Chapter 18: Significance of Permanent Sample Plots (PSPs) Established In Different Forest Ecosystems in Monitoring Ecological Attributes and Conservation of Biodiversity: A Review
Chapter 19: Effects of Harvesting Plan on Tree Species Diversity: An Evaluation of Two Logged Forest Compartments
Chapter 20: Diversity of Angiospermic Flora of West Bengal, India
Chapter 21: Status of Invasive Plants in Tamil Nadu, India - Its Impacts and Significance
Chapter 22: Patterns of Plant Endemism and Forest Regeneration Processes Innorthern Western Ghats.
Chapter 23: DNA Barcoding as a Molecular Tool for the Assessment of Plant Biodiversity
Section VIII: Plant Biodiversity: Conservation
Chapter 24: Onion and Related Taxa: Ecogeographical Distribution and Genetic Resources in India
Chapter 25: Traditional Ecological Knowledge And Plant Biodiversity Conservation in a European Transfrontier Landscape
Chapter 26: Cryoconservation Methods for Extended Storage of Plant Genetic Resources
Chapter 27: Interspecific Chemical Differentiation within the Genus Astragalus (Fabaceae) Based on Sequential Variability of Saponin Structures
Chapter 28: Implementing Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Conservation Efforts
Chapter 29: Conserving Forest Biodiversity
Chapter 30: Invasive Alien Weed Species: a Threat to Plant Biodiversity
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