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90 pages ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxvi, 324 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Part I, Perspectives on Plant Conservation * Plants and conservation * Approaches to plant conservation * Part II, Threats to Plants * Threats posed by biological and ecological processes * The human factor: Root causes of plant loss * Invasive alien species and genes * Climatic change * Pollutants * Part III, Actors and Stages * Roles for plant conservationists * Roles for governments * Roles for botanical institutes, networks, societies and NGOs * Part IV, Information, Knowledge, Learning and Research * Information * Knowledge * Learning * Research * How can biodiversity research benefit conservation? * Part V, Plant Life * Types and names of plants * Human influences on plant types * The living plant * Vegetation dynamics * Part VI, The Management of Plants and Land * Resource acquisition and social modes * Management processes, tools and systems * Landscape management for conservation * Case study: Fodder systems at Ayubia, Pakistan * Part VII, Meanings, Values and Uses of Plants * Symbolism of plants and nature * Material uses of plants * Future uses of plants * Part VIII, The Patterns of Plants * Detecting patterns of plant species * Environmental and historical determinants of plant patterns * Ice Age influences * People and plant geography * Case study: Projek Etnobotani Kinabalu * Part IX, Plants and Places: Choices, Priorities and Standards * Perspectives * Plants, places or resources? * Case study: Prioritizing plant resource for community use at Bwindi, Uganda * Part X, Possession, Property and Protection Tenure and resource rights * Statutory law * Protected areas * Case study: Church forests in Ethiopia * Part XI, Approaches to In Situ Conservation * The local: The heart of plant conservation * Assessing the sustainability of resource supply * Collaborating in resource management * Finding alternatives to wild harvest * Linking livelihood support and plant conservation * Case study: Amchi medicine and conservation of medicinal plants in Nepal * Part XII, Projects with Communities * The usefulness of applied ethnobotany * Preparations for community-based projects * Field methods and tips * Part XIII, Ex Situ Conservation * Plant genetic resource systems * Reintroductions, restoration and revitalization * Part XIV, Plant Trade * Wild plants in trade * Actions in favour of conservation * Standards and certification *.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844070831 20160528
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 that local people must be involved if conservation is to be successful. Also examined are ways of prioritizing plants and places for conservation initiatives, approaches to in situ and ex situ conservation, and how to approach problems of unsustainable harvesting of wild plants. Roles for botanists, foresters, sociologists, development workers and others are discussed. This book acts as a unifying text for the series, integrating case studies and methodologies considered in previous volumes and pointing out in a comprehensive, accessible volume the valuable lessons to be learned.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844070831 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
39 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (24 min.).
This ground-breaking series focuses on African innovation, addressing today's and tomorrow's problems with courage and imagination in equal measure. It is a fascinating look at how cutting-edge scientific technology from all over the world is being put to use to alleviate the problems faced by Africans today. The thirteen part series tells stories from all over Africa, and introduces the people who are doing great things - from fighting the escalating gun crime in South Africa to unearthing and diffusing land mines in Mozambique; from astronomy to medicine; and from large scale engineering infrastructure to homegrown solutions to local problems - creating a sustainable future for individuals, families, communities and nations.
128 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (vi, 42 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
1 online resource (2 unnumbered pages) : color illustrations
vii, 420 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Floristic and structural changes related to opportunistic soil tilling and pasture planting in grassland communities of the Flooding Pampa-- C.M. Ghersa et al.- Decreased frugivory and seed germination rate do not reduce seedling recruitment rates of Aristotelia chilensis in a fragmented forest-- C.E. Valdivia, J.A. Simonetti.- Vascular plant diversity and climate change in the alpine zone of the Lefka Ori, Crete-- G. Kazakis et al.- RAPD variation among North Vietnamese Flemingia macrophylla (Willd.) Kuntze ex Merr. accessions-- B. Heider et al.- Non-timber forest product harvesting in alien-dominated forests: effects of frond-harvest and rainfall on the demography of two native Hawaiian ferns-- T. Ticktin et al.- Tequila and other Agave spirits from west-central Mexico: current germplasm diversity, conservation and origin-- P. Colugna-Garciamarin, D. Zizumbo-Villarreal.- Spatial patterns of dicot diversity in Argentina-- A. Juarez et al.- Unsustainable collection and unfair trade? Uncovering and assessing assumptions regarding Central Himalayan medicinal plant conservation-- H. Overgaard Larsen, C. Smith Olsen.- Woody plant species richness in the Turvo State park, a large remnant of deciduous Atlantic forest, Brazil-- A.R. Ruschel et al.- Genetic diversity ssessment in Somali sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) accessions using microsatellite markers-- M. Manzelli et al.- Demand for rubber is causing the loss of high diversity rain forest in SW China-- H. Li et al.- Comparing conservation priorities for useful plants among botanists and Tibetan doctors-- W. Law, J. Salick.- Environmental heterogeneity and disturbance by humans control much of the tree species diversity of Atlantic montane forest fragments in SE Brazil-- J.A.A. Pereira et al.-Correspondence between scientific and traditional ecological knowledge: rain forest classification by the non-indigenous riberenos in Peruvian Amazonia-- K.J. Halme, R.E. Bodmer.- Species richness, endemism and conservation of Mexican gymnosperms-- R. Contreras-Medina, I. Luna-Vega.- Impacts of El Nino related drought and forest fires on sun bear fruit resources in lowland dipterocarp forest of East Borneo-- G.M. Fredriksson et al.- Pollinator shift and reproductive performance of the Qinghai--Tibetan Plateau endemic and endangered Swertia przewalskii (Gentianaceae)-- Y.-W. Duan, J.-Q. Liu.- An analysis of altitudinal behavior of tree species in Subansiri district, Eastern Himalaya-- M. Dev Behera, S. Prakash Singh Kushwaha.- Distribution, diversity and environmental adaptation of highland papayas (Vasconcellea spp.) in tropical and subtropical America-- X. Scheldeman et al.- Ecological niche modeling and geographic distribution of the genus Polianthes L. (Agavaceae) in Mexico: using niche modeling to improve assessments of risk status-- E. Solano, T.P. Feria.- The uses, local perceptions and ecological status of 16 woody species of Gadumire Sub-county, Uganda-- J.R.S. Tabuti.- Mapping the geographic distribution of Aglaia bourdillonii Gamble (Meliaceae), an endemic and threatened plant, using ecological niche modeling-- M. Irfan-Ullah et al.- Optimizing conservation of forest diversity: a country-wide approach in Mexico-- M. Ricker et al.- Seeing the wood for the trees: how conservation policies can place greater pressure on village forests in southwest China-- D. Melick et al.- Medicinal plant conservation and management: distribution of wild and cultivated species in eight countries-- M. Aguilar-Stoen, S.R. Moe.- Biodiversity effects on biomass production and invasion resistance in annual versus perennial plant communities-- X.L. Jiang et al.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402064432 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
volumes : illustrations ; 30 cm
xv, 645 p. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
x, 109 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
56 pages
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
240 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
  • The plant extinction crisis
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • France : the conservatoires botaniques
  • Berlin-Dahlem Botanic Garden
  • Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanic Garden, Istanbul
  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Florida
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii
  • UNAM Botanic Garden, Mexico
  • Rio de Janeiro Botanic Garden
  • South China Botanic Garden
  • The Kebun Raya Network, Indonesia
  • Botanic gardens in Uganda
  • Madagascar : international collaborations
  • SANBI, South Africa
  • Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Australia
  • Planning for the future.
All life depends on plants, but we often take them for granted in our everyday lives. It is easy to ignore the fact that we are facing a crisis: scientists estimate that one third of all flowering plant species are threatened with extinction. This lavishly illustrated volume considers the essential conservation role of botanic gardens, telling the story of how a global network is working to save our botanical heritage. Chapters feature gardens from countries around the world, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Germany, Turkey, Uganda, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, and China. Comments and photographs from the gardeners involved give the book a personal touch, revealing the human side of the important work that goes on behind the scenes of these spectacular gardens. Author Sara Oldfield shows us how botanic gardens are truly "modern-day arks, " safeguarding species and saving resources on which we may someday depend.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262015165 20160604
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
vii, 420 p. : ill., maps (some col.)
xxii, 343 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Part I. Introduction: 1. Science, taxonomy and the future of plant diversity Peter Crane and Laura Pleasants-- 2. Taxonomy in the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity Alan Paton, China Williams, Kate Davis-- Part II. The Practice of Taxonomy: 3. Principles and practice of plant taxonomy Tod F. Stuessy-- 4. Flowering plant families: how many do we need? James Cullen and Max Walters-- 5. Taxonomy, floras and conservation Santiago Castroviejo-- 6. The democratic processes of botanical nomenclature R. K. Brummitt-- 7. Bringing taxonomy to the users Ghillean T. Prance-- Part III. Establishing Priorities: The Role of Taxonomy: 8. Measuring diversity Christopher Humphries-- 9. The need for plant taxonomy in setting priorities for designated areas and conservation management plants: a European perspective Dominique Richard and Doug Evans-- 10. The identification, conservation and use of wild plants of the Mediterranean region - the Medusa network - a programme for encouraging the sustainable use of Mediterranean plant resources Melpomeni Skoula and Christopher B. Johnson-- 11. Chemosystematics, diversity of plant compounds and plant conservation Renee J. Grayer-- Part IV. Conservation Strategies: Taxonomy in the Practice and Measurement of Effective Conservation Action: 12. The business of a poet - taxonomy and conservation of island floras David Bramwell-- 13. The role of the taxonomist in conservation of critical vascular plants T. C. G. Rich-- 14. Plant taxonomy and reintroduction John R. Akeroyd-- 15. Rattans, taxonomy and development John Dransfield-- 16. Molecular systematics - measuring and monitoring diversity Alastair Culham-- 17. Legislation: a key user of taxonomy for plant conservation and sustainable use H. Noel McGough-- 18. Gardening the Earth - the contribution of botanic gardens to plant conservation and habitat restoration Stephen Blackmore and David S. Paterson-- 19. Using taxonomic expertise in conservation - the botanic garden contribution Etelka Leadlay, Peter Wyse Jackson and Julia Willison-- 20. Wild seed banks and taxonomy Paul Smith-- 21. Good networks - supporting the infrastructure for taxonomy and conservation Stephen Jury.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521845069 20160528
This book illustrates the key role played by taxonomy in the conservation and sustainable utilisation of plant biodiversity. It is a tribute to the work of Professor Vernon Heywood who has done so much to highlight the importance of sound scholarship, training and collaboration for plant conservation. Divided into four parts, the book opens with an overview of the place of taxonomy in science and in implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity. Part 2 outlines the theoretical basis of taxonomy, how it is done and how it contributes to measuring diversity. The third part explains how taxonomy is used to establish conservation priorities and actions and the concluding part illustrates taxonomy in the practice and measurement of effective conservation action. With contributions from taxonomists and also the users of taxonomy, the volume will provide a balanced treatment, suitable for advanced students, researchers and conservation professionals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521845069 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xviii, 346 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Natural history has always been the foundation of conservation biology. For centuries, botanists collected specimens in the field to understand plant diversity; now that many habitats are threatened, botanists have turned their focus to conservation, and, increasingly, they look to the collections of museums, herbaria, and botanical gardens for insight on developing informed management programs. Plant Conservation explores the value of these collections in light of contemporary biodiversity studies. Plant Conservation opens with a broad view of plant biodiversity and then considers evolutionary and taxonomic threats and consequences of habitat alteration; specific threats to plant diversity, such as invasive species and global climate change; consequences of plant population decline at the ecological, evolutionary, and taxonomic levels; and, finally, management strategies that protect plant biodiversity from further decline. With a unique perspective on biodiversity and scientific collections, Plant Conservation ultimately emphasizes the role museums and botanical gardens will play in future conservation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226455136 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
176 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Expert, up-to-date information on orchid biology, ecology, distribution, destruction, and conservation of these threatened treasures of the plant kingdom.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780881925234 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
v. : ill., maps ; 31 cm.
  • v. 1. Europe, Africa, South West Asia and the Middle East
  • v. 2. Asia, Australasia and the Pacific
  • v. 3. North America, Middle America, South America, Caribbean Islands.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
viii, 292 p.
This volume offers an examination of conservation principles and practices for rare, threatened, or disappearing plant species. This book should be of interest to conservation biologists, ecologists, foresters, and landscape managers (academics, international agency, students).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780412612701 20160528
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