Approaching the contributions of a world-wide sector of scientific institutions to addressing the extinction crisis, Botanical Gardens and their Role in Plant Conservation brings together a diversity of perspectives. There are over 3,600 botanical gardens world-wide, where trees, shrubs, herbs, and other plants are studied and managed in collections. They are foremost among efforts to conserve the diversity of living plant species and ensure that crucial biodiversity is available for the future of humanity.
This book is a showcase for plant conservation, restoration, biodiversity, and related scientific and educational work of botanical gardens around the world, featuring both thematic overview chapters and numerous case studies that illustrate the critical role these institutions play in fighting extinction and ensuring plant diversity is available for sustainable use.
- A wide range of case studies derived from practical experience in a diversity of institutional, national, and biogeographical settings,
- Reviews of topics such as networking amongst institutions, the importance of global policy agreements such as the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation,
- Profiles of botanical gardens contributions at the national level to conservation priorities,
- Real-world examples of programs in plant conservation for both critically endangered wild plant diversity and unique horticultural or cultural germplasm.
Botanical Gardens and their Role in Plant Conservation includes contributions from institutions from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas, and institutions of all sizes and histories, from long-established national gardens to new gardens offering their perspectives on developing their roles in this vital undertaking.
Chapter 1. Botanical Gardens and Plant Conservation Initiatives in Nepal / Krishna Kumar Shrestha and Yadav Uprety
Chapter 2. Role of Indonesian Botanic Gardens in Plant Conservation / Joko Ridho Witono and Irawati
Chapter 3. Vietnam Botanic Gardens and Their Role in Plant Conservation / Hong Truong Luu, Huu Dang Tran, Ke Loc Phan, Van Sam Hoang, Quoc Binh Nguyen, The Cuong Nguyen and Trong Nhan Phan
Chapter 4. Botanical Gardens in Malaysia and their role in plant conservation / L.G. Saw, A. Latiff and J. Sang
Chapter 5. Ancillary Botanic Gardens: A case study of the American University of Beirut / Salma N. TALHOUK, Ranim ABI ALI, Alan FORREST and Yaser ABUNNASR
Chapter 6. Conservation of Threatened Plant Species and Protected Areas in Korean Botanical Gardens and Arboreta / Kim Yong-Shik, Shin Hyun-Tak, Son Sung-Won-
Chapter 7. Mongolian Botanical Gardens / Modern plant biodiversity conservation resources in Mongolia / Nanjidsuren Ochgerel, Luvsanbaldan Enkhtuyaa and Victor Ya. Kuzevanov –
Chapter 8. Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, a treasure house of tropical plant germplasm, blends into the Western Ghats, the biodiversity hotspot in Indian Region / Prakashkumar R. and Raj Vikraman R.
Chapter 9. Botanical Gardens and their role in education, research, conservation and bio-prospecting of plant diversity: Lead Botanical Garden (LBG), Shivaji University, Kolhapur - a case study / M. M. Lekhak and S. R. Yadav
Chapter 10. Lead Botanic Garden of Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, India and its role in plant conservation / Madhusudana Reddy and C. Nagendra
Chapter 11. Dhanikhari Experimental Garden-cum Arboretum / Lal Ji Singh, Vivek C.P., Bishnu Charan Dey, C. S. Purohit, Gautam Anuj Ekka, Mudavath Chennakesavulu Naik and Fouziya Saleem
Chapter 12. M. S. Swaminathan Botanical Garden - A Community Conservation Initiative in the Western Ghats of India / Nadesa Panicker Anil Kumar, Shakeela V, Merlin Lopus and Sarada Krishnan
Chapter 13. Calicut University Botanical Garden (CUBG) and its role in Plant conservation / A.K. Pradeep and Santhosh Nampy
Chapter 14. Role of Botanical Garden in Conservation and Citizen Science – A case study from Mahatma Gandhi Botanical Garden, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore / A. N. Sringeswara and Sahana Vishwanath
Chapter 15. The Role of the Kuzbass Botanical Garden in Solving Environmental Problems and in Plant Conservation In Situ and Ex Situ / Andrey Kupriyanov
Chapter 16. Contribution of botanic gardens to plant conservation: 233 years of conservation history and actions of CSIR-NBRI botanic garden / JS Khuraijam, SK Tewari and SK Barik
Prof. T. Pullaiah obtained his M. Sc. and Ph. D. degrees in Botany from Andhra University. He was a Post-doctoral Fellow at Moscow State University, Russia, during 1976-1978. He travelled widely in Europe and visited Universities and Botanic Gardens in about 17 countries. He joined Sri Krishnadevaraya University as a Lecturer in 1979 and became Professor in 1993. He has published 120 books, 345 research papers and 35 popular articles. His books have been published by reputed International publishers like Elsevier, Springer, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, Apple Academic Press, Scientific Publishers, Astral International, CBS Publishers etc. Under his guidance, 54 students obtained their PhD degrees and 34 students their M. Phil. Degrees. He is the recipient of the P. Maheshwari Gold Medal, Prof. P.C.Trivedi medal for Editorial excellence and Dr G.Panigrahi Memorial Award of the Indian Botanical Society and Prof. Y. D. Tiagi Gold Medal of the Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy. He was President of the Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (2013) and President of the Indian Botanical Society (2014). He was a member of the Species Survival Commission of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).
David Galbraith completed his B.Sc. and M.Sc. at the University of Guelph and his PhD at Queen’s University at Kingston, in Canada. His early research focused on the evolutionary ecology of aquatic vertebrates. Following a post-doctoral fellowship in Canterbury, England, he served as executive director and curator of a small AZA-accredited centre for endangered wildlife species conservation. In 1995 he joined Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) to develop biodiversity projects among botanical gardens across Canada in response to the Convention on Biological Diversity. In 2006 he was appointed RBG’s Head of Science, overseeing library, archives, and herbarium, research, and use of RBG resources by outside researchers. He has published many contributions on conservation policy, management, and the history of botanical gardens. In 2002 Dr Galbraith was honoured by the American Public Gardens Association with their annual Professional Citation for his innovative work in public horticulture. He was named Hamilton Environmentalist of the Year in 2010 for his efforts to protect nature. Dr Galbraith has always been passionately engaged in biology, history, cultural heritage, and the arts, and is fascinated by how all of these intersect within botanical gardens. He is an adjunct biology professor at McMaster University, a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and a Fellow International of the Explorers Club.