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Kress, W John

Plant Conservation

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Natural history has always been the foundation of conservation biology. For centuries, botanists collected specimens in the field to understand plant diversity; now th


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Foreword
Daniel H. Janzen
ix
Preface xv
PART I. PLANT DIVERSITY: PAST AND PRESENT
Chapter 1. Evolution of Land Plant Diversity: Major Innovations and Lineages through Time
William A. DiMichele and Richard M. Bateman
3(12)
Chapter 2. Diversity and Distribution of Plants
2.1 Terrestrial Plant Diversity
Jens Mutke, Gerold Kier, Gary A. Krupnick, and Wilhelm Barthlott
15(10)
2.2 Marine Plant Diversity
Walter H. Adey
25(18)
Chapter 3. Plant Extinctions
3.1 A Paleontological Perspective on Plant Extinctions
Scott Wing
43(11)
3.2 Current Plant Extinctions: Chiaroscuro in Shades of Green
Bruce A. Stein and Warren L. Wagner
54(15)
PART II. PLANT DIVERSITY: HABITATS AND TAXONOMIC GROUPS
Chapter 4. Case Studies in Select Tropical and Subtropical Habitats
4.1 The Ecuadorian Andes
John L. Clark
69(3)
4.2 The Ramal de Guaramacal in the Venezuelan Andes
Laurence J. Dorr, Basil Stergios, and S. Miguel Niño
72(4)
4.3 The Guiana Shield
Vicki A. Funk and Paul E. Berry
76(3)
4.4 Pacific Oceanic Islands
Warren L. Wagner, Denise Mix, and Jonathan Price
79(7)
4.5 The Gaoligong Mountains of Southwest China and Northeast Myanmar
Ai-Zhong Liu and W John Kress
86(7)
Chapter 5. Case Studies among Select Taxonomic Groups
5.1 Dinoflagellates: Phylum Dinoflagellata
Maria A. Faust
93(4)
5.2 Lichens: Phylum Ascomycota
Rebecca Yahr and Paula T. DePriest
97(5)
5.3 Mosses: Phylum Bryophyta
Harold E. Robinson
102(2)
5.4 Grasses: Family Poaceae
Paul M. Peterson
104(4)
5.5 Day Flowers: Family Commelinaceae
Robert B. Faden
108(4)
5.6 Acanthus: Family Acanthaceae
Dieter C. Wasshausen
112(3)
5.7 Daisies and Sunflowers: Family Asteraceae
Vicki A. Funk and Harold E. Robinson
115(9)
5.8 African Violets: Family Gesneriaceae
Laurence E. Skog
124(3)
5.9 Litchis and Rambutans: Family Sapindaceae
Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez
127(14)
PART III. CONTEMPORARY CAUSES OF PLANT EXTINCTION
Chapter 6. Habitat Fragmentation and Degradation
6.1 Forest Fragments and Tropical Plant Reproduction in Amazonian Brazil
Emilio M. Bruna and W. John Kress
141(6)
6.2 Habitat Alteration in the Caribbean: Natural and Human-Induced
W. John Kress and Carol Horvitz
147(4)
6.3 Habitat Loss: The Extreme Case of Madagascar
Dieter C. Wasshausen and Werner Rauh
151(4)
6.4 Degradation of Algae in Coral Reefs
Walter H. Adey
155(6)
6.5 Alteration of Kelp Communities in the Northwestern North Atlantic
Walter H. Adey and James N. Norris
161(15)
Chapter 7. Invasive Species
Jessica Poulin, Ann Sakai, Stephen Weller, and Warren L. Wagner
176(9)
Chapter 8. Global Climate Change: The Spring Temperate Flora
Paul M. Peterson, Stanwyn G. Shetler, Mones S. Abu-Asab, and Sylvia S. Orli
185(9)
Chapter 9. Genetic Consequences of Reduced Diversity: Heterozygosity Loss, Inbreeding Depression, and Effective Population Size
Paul M. Peterson and Carrie L. McCracken
194(15)
PART IV. THE CONSERVATION OF PLANT DIVERSITY: ASSESSMENT, MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES, AND ACTION
Chapter 10. Mapping Biological Diversity
10.1 Herbarium Collections, Floras, and Checklists
W. John Kress and Vicki A. Funk
209(9)
10.2 Hot Spots and Ecoregions
Gary A. Krupnick
218(5)
10.3 Phylogenetic Considerations
M. Alejandra Jaramillo and Vicki A. Funk
223(14)
Chapter 11. Assessing Conservation Status
11.1 Genetic Assessment Methods for Plant Conservation Biology
Elizabeth A. Zimmer
237(4)
11.2 Species Assessment: The IUCN Red List
Gary A. Krupnick
241(6)
11.3 Community Assessment: Rapid Assessment Teams
William S. Alverson
247(10)
Chapter 12. Management Strategies
12.1 Ex Situ Conservation of Plants
Stephen Blackmore
257(5)
12.2 A Proposed Sustainable Coral-Reef Management Model
Mark M. Littler and Diane S. Littler
262(8)
12.3 Application of a Seagrass Management Model
Mark M. Littler and Diane S. Littler
270
Chapter 13. Laws and Treaties: Is the Convention on Biological Diversity Protecting Plant Diversity?
Kerry ten Kate and W. John Kress
286(8)
Chapter 14. Grassroots Conservation
Stanwyn G. Shetler
294
Conclusion: Documenting and Conserving Plant Diversity in the Future
W. John Kress and Gary A. Krupnick
313(6)
List of Contributors 319(4)
Index 323
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Paperback / softback
344 pagina's
Januari 2005
526 gram
229 x 154 x 21 mm
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