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Summarizes current knowledge of how threats affect rare plant viability and provides guidance for how and when to conduct viability analyses. Includes chapters on: The Origin and Extinction of Species Through Hybridization; Approaches to Modelling Population Viability in Plants; Habitat Models for PVA; and Projecting the Success of Plant Restoration with PVA.
From the reviews: "It provides a comprehensive review of the threats to plant population persistence and how to quantify them, and shows both the great potential and the limits of the PVA approach." (Basic and Applied Ecology) "Population viability analysis (PVA) is increasingly becoming an important tool for conservationists. ! The book edited by Brigham and Schwartz ! presents an up-to-date review of the use of PVA for plants ! . This is a very valuable ! book for everyone interested in rare plant conservation. It provides a comprehensive review of the threats to plant population persistence and how to quantify them, and shows both the great potential and the limits of the PVA approach." (Diethart Matthies, Basic and Applied Ecology, Issue 5, 2004)
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