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Results of regular monitoring of the species diversity and structure of plant communities is used by conservation biologists to help understand impacts of perturbations caused by humans and other environmental factors on ecosystems worldwide. Changes in plant communities can, for example, be a reflection of increased levels of pollution, a response to long-term climate change, or the result of shifts in land-use practices by the human population.
Plant Biodiversity presents a series of essays on the application of plant biodiversity monitoring and assessment to help prevent species extinction, ecosystem collapse, and solve problems in biodiversity conservation. It has been written by a large international team of researchers and uses case studies and examples from all over the world, and from a broad range of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
Plant Biodiversity is aimed at any graduate students and researchers with a strong interest in plant biodiversity monitoring and assessment, plant community ecology, biodiversity conservation, and the environmental impacts of human activities on ecosystems.
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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