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Plant Diversity in Biocultural Landscapes

By: Siva Ramamoorthy(Editor), Inocencio E Buot. Jr.(Editor), Rajasekaran Chandrasekaran(Editor)
724 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
Plant Diversity in Biocultural Landscapes
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  • Plant Diversity in Biocultural Landscapes ISBN: 9789811986482 Hardback Jun 2023 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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The edited book highlights comprehensive interdisciplinary studies on plant diversity dynamics, ecosystem processes, and best conservation practices by botanists, ecologists, conservation biologists, geneticists, cell biologists, molecular biotechnologists, and social scientists. The main focus of the book is to address biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse amidst escalating climate, aggravated by anthropogenic activities in biocultural landscapes. The book describes the biocultural landscape of today, the ecology of plant diversity, the botany of keystone and other rare species of economic and pharmaceutical significance, ecosystem processes, conservation, and emerging frameworks to sustain biocultural landscapes in the Anthropocene. Biocultural landscapes are tracks of land in many parts of the world, shaped by unique human-nature interactions. Many of these landscapes are populated with indigenous peoples with a unique way of life including their interaction with plants and the environment. The relationship between humans and nature in biocultural landscapes used to be harmonious. However, as the human population surges, much pressure has been experienced by the landscape, hence, the loss of biodiversity and degradation of ecosystem services that cascade to agricultural systems. The book is of interest to teachers, professors, policymakers, researchers, and advocates in the fields of botany, ecology, taxonomy, biodiversity conservation, environmental science, molecular biology and genomics, molecular ecology, agriculture, and agri-tourism, forestry, social science, and climate change professionals. Also, the book serves as a good reference and additional reading material for undergraduate and graduate students.


Part 1. Biocultural Landscapes During the Anthropocene
Chapter 1. Understanding Plant Diversity Dynamics in Biocultural Landscapes During The Anthropocene
Chapter 2. Building Sustainability in Community-Managed Mangrove Forest using Biocultural Approach to Conservation
Chapter 3. Plant Diversity in Biocultural landscapes during Anthropocene: The Need For Conservation, Challenges, and Future Prospects in Today's World
Chapter 4. Extinction of Medicinal Plants in Anthropocene Epoch: Special Reference to Rauwolfia Serpentina

Part 2. Keystone and Other Significant Species in Bicultural Landscapes
Chapter 5. Ethnobotany of Yams (Dioscoreaceae) Used by Local Communities in the Northwest of Luzon Island
Chapter 6. A Preliminary Survey of The Genus Hoya R.Br. (Apocynaceae) in Papua, Indonesia with Notes on Hoya as Larval Food plant of Euploea netscheri Snellen
Chapter 7. Species Diversity and Habitat Association of Ferns and Lycophytes in Mts. Palay-Palay Mataas na Gulod Protected Landscape
Chapter 8. Remaining Subpopulations of Impatiens manillensis Walp. 1843 (Balsaminaceae) In Mts. Palay-Palay-Mataas-Na-Gulod Protected Landscape, Luzon Island, Philippines
Chapter 9. Pteridophytes in Mount Matutum Protected Landscape
Chapter 10. Morphological Diversity of Kopyor Coconut in Indonesia
Chapter 11. Ecology of Understory Plants of Forests over Limestone in Samar Island, Philippines
Chapter 12. Taxo-ethnobotany of Genus Ficus l. In Jammu and Kashmir State (India)

Part 3. Ecosystem Prcesses in Bicultural Landscapes
Chapter 13. Food to Medicine: The Impact of Soil and Climatic Factors on the Phytochemical Property of Anahaw (Saribus rotundifolius (Lam.) Blume Shoot
Chapter 14. Floral and Fruiting Phenology in the Lowland Forests of Palanan, Isabela, Philippines
Chapter 15. A Survey of Understory Vegetation in the Biocultural Landscape of Mount Makiling, Luzon Island, Philippines: Implications for Sustainable Management
Chapter 16. Floral Diversity and Carbon Stock Assessments of Montane Forests Along the Tri-Boundaries of Benguet, Ifugao and Mountain Province, Philippines
Chapter 17. The Dynamics of Soil Microbiome Upon Anthropogenic Changes In Plant Diversity and Land Management Practices
Chapter 18. Plants' anatomical and genetic responses to anthropogenic climate change and human-induced activities
Chapter 19. Impact of Anthropogenic compounds on biodiversity: A comprehensive analysis

Part 4. Best Practices in Plant Diversity Conservation
Chapter 20. Documentation of the Phenocalendar of Allaeanthus luzonicus (Blanco) Fern.-Vill. (Family Moraceae) to Sustain Its Utilization
Chapter 21. Analyzing the Spatio-Temporal Changes of the Biocultural Landscape of Banaue, Philippines Using GIS
Chapter 22. Plant Diversity in Selected Agro- and Forest Ecosystems in Indigenous Cultural Communities (ICCs) in the Cordillera Region, Northern Philippines
Chapter 23. The Stories of Organic Farming Champions in the Philippines and their Crop Diversity Practices
Chapter 24. Current status of Seaweed diversity: Anthropogenic interventions

Part 5. Emerging Frameworks for Conservation
Chapter 25. Homegarden Agroforestry for Plant Diversity Conservation in an Urban Landscape: Practices and Prospects
Chapter 26. Comprehending the cultural landscape of Mount Makiling: a road to Community Wellbeing necessary to enhance ecosystem integrity
Chapter 27. System Dynamic Modelling of Top Harvested Plant Bioresources in Northern Negros Natural Park
Chapter 28. Heritage Negotiations in Manila and Pampanga: The Use of Toponyms in the Study of Two Biocultural Landscapes in the Philippines
Chapter 29. Liaforestry-sustainable Forest Management Model Using Multi-Purposes Tree Species for Reforestation and Climate Change Mitigation, Lesson Learned from Meru Betiri National Park
Chapter 30. Conservation of IUCN Threatened Zingiberaceae Species in Tropical Asia: Challenges, Gaps and Opportunities

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Dr Siva Ramamoorthy is a Professor and Dean at the School of BioSciences and Technology, VIT University, India. He obtained his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Plant Science from Madurai Kamaraj University. He did his PhD in "Plant Genetic Diversity" from Bharathidasan University and did postdoctoral research at Ben Gurion University and Gyeongsang National University. His research interests are Plant Biotechnology and Pigments Biology publishing more than 155 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals with high impact factors and receiving many recognitions. Past three years Dr Siva has been recognized as one of the top 2% of scientists in the world per Standford University and Mendeley surveys. He is also the associate editor of many reputed journals.

Dr Inocencio E Buot, Jr. is a professor of botany, curator of the Plant Biology Division Herbarium and head of the Plant Systematics Laboratory, Institute of Biological Sciences, a Center of Excellence for Biology since 1984, University of the Philippines Los Banos. He obtained his PhD (Ecology) from Chiba University and his postdoctoral certificate in Landscape Ecology from the Ministry of Forestry in Kyoto through the auspices of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. His laboratory is now focusing on biodiversity conservation and plant systematic studies. He collaboratively published more than 200 articles in indexed journals and got numerous academic awards.

Dr Rajasekaran Chandrasekaran is a professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Vellore Institute of Technology. He graduated in Botany at the University of Madras and Annamalai University. He specialized in plant ecophysiology in his doctoral degree at H.N. B. Grahwal University. For twenty-seven years, his laboratory is focusing on ecophysiology, conservation biodiversity, bioprospecting of medicinal and aromatic plants, phycoremediation and climate change indicators. He has more than 100 publications in the form of journal articles and books. For his impactful works, Dr Chandrasekaran has been recognized as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, Linnean Society of London, Indian Society for Plant Physiology, Academy of Sciences Chennai, and Academy of Biological Sciences among others. He is a commission member of many theme groups of IUCN and also a recipient of many awards.

By: Siva Ramamoorthy(Editor), Inocencio E Buot. Jr.(Editor), Rajasekaran Chandrasekaran(Editor)
724 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
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