Ex Situ Plant Conservation

Ex Situ Plant Conservation

Author: Edward O. Guerrant

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781559638753

Category: Nature

Page: 504

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Faced with widespread and devastating loss of biodiversity in wild habitats, scientists have developed innovative strategies for studying and protecting targeted plant and animal species in "off-site" facilities such as botanic gardens and zoos. Such ex situ work is an increasingly important component of conservation and restoration efforts. Ex Situ Plant Conservation, edited by Edward O. Guerrant Jr., Kayri Havens, and Mike Maunder, is the first book to address integrated plant conservation strategies and to examine the scientific, technical, and strategic bases of the ex situ approach. The book examines where and how ex situ investment can best support in situ conservation. Ex Situ Plant Conservation outlines the role, value, and limits of ex situ conservation as well as updating best management practices for the field, and is an invaluable resource for plant conservation practitioners at botanic gardens, zoos, and other conservation organizations; students and faculty in conservation biology and related fields; managers of protected areas and other public and private lands; and policymakers and members of the international community concerned with species conservation.
Plant Conservation Biotechnology
Language: en
Pages: 309
Authors: Dr Erica Benson, Erica Benson
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-04-12 - Publisher: CRC Press

Introduces biotechnological techniques which are currently used to conserve horticultural and crop plant germplasm, forest tree genetic resources, endangered plant species, and plant cell culture collections. Covers techniques and applications.
Plant Conservation
Language: en
Pages: 351
Authors: Alan Hamilton, Patrick Hamilton
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Earthscan

In this, the latest in the People and Plants series, plant conservation is described in the context of livelihoods and development, and ways of balancing the conservation of plant diversity with the use of plants and the environment for human benefit are discussed. A central contention in this book is
Plant Conservation and Biodiversity
Language: en
Pages: 421
Authors: David L. Hawksworth, Alan T. Bull
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-09-18 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Original studies address key aspects of the conservation and biodiversity of plants. Articles are all peer-reviewed primary research papers, contributed by leading biodiversity researchers from around the world. Collectively, these articles provide a snapshot of the major issues and activities in global plant conservation. Many of the articles can serve
Ex Situ Plant Conservation
Language: en
Pages: 536
Authors: Center for Plant Conservation
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-22 - Publisher: Island Press

Faced with widespread and devastating loss of biodiversity in wild habitats, scientists have developed innovative strategies for studying and protecting targeted plant and animal species in "off-site" facilities such as botanic gardens and zoos. Such ex situ work is an increasingly important component of conservation and restoration efforts. Ex Situ
Plant Conservation
Language: en
Pages: 324
Authors: Alan Charles Hamilton, Patrick Hamilton
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Routledge

At the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, the nations of the world adopted the convention on Biological Diversity. Since then, over 160 countries have ratified the Convention, three Conferences of the Parties have taken place and a permanent secretariat has been e