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Taxonomy and plant conservation : the cornerstone of the conservation and the sustainable use of plants

Author: Etelka Leadlay; Stephen L Jury
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Highlights the key role played by taxonomy in the conservation and sustainable utilisation of plant biodiversity.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Etelka Leadlay; Stephen L Jury
ISBN: 0521845068 0521607205 9780521845069 9780521607209
OCLC Number: 58535615
Description: xxii, 343 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Taxonomy and the future of plant diversity science / Peter R. Crane and Laura J. Pleasants --
Taxonomy in the implementation of the convention on biological diversity / Alan Paton, China Williams and Kate Davis --
Principles and practice of plant taxonomy / Tod F. Stuessy --
Flowering-plant families : how many do we need? / J. Cullen and S. Max Walters --
Taxonomy, Floras and conservation / Santiago Castroviejo --
The democratic processes of botanical nomenclature / R.K. Brummitt --
Bringing taxonomy to the users / Ghillean T. Prance --
Measuring diversity / Chris J. Humphries --
The need for plant taxonomy in setting priorities for designated areas and conservation management plans : a European perspective / Dominique Richard and Doug Evans --
The identification, conservation and the use of wild plants of the Mediterranean region : the Medusa network --
a programme for encouraging the sustainable use of Mediterranean plants / Melpomeni Skoula and Christopher B. Johnson --
Chemosystematics, diversity of plant compounds and plant conservation / Renée J. Grayer --
'The business of a poet' : taxonomy and the conservation of island floras / David Bramwell --
The role of the taxonomist in conservation of critical vascular plants / T.C.G. Rich --
Plant taxonomy and reintroduction / John R. Akeroyd --
Rattans, taxonomy and development / John Dransfield --
Molecular systematics : measuring and monitoring diversity / Alastair Culham --
Legislation : a key user of taxonomy for plant conservation and sustainable use / H. Noel McGough --
Gardening the earth : the contribution of botanic gardens to plant conservation and habitat restoration / Stephen Blackmore and David S. Paterson --
Taxonomy : the framework for botanic gardens in conservation / Etelka Leadlay, Julia Willison and Peter Wyse Jackson --
Wild-seed banks and taxonomy / Paul P. Smith --
Good networks : supporting the infrastructure for taxonomy and conservation / Stephen L. Jury.
Responsibility: edited by Etelka Leadlay, Stephen Jury.
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