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Taxonomy and plant conservation

Author: Etelka Leadlay; Stephen L Jury
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Etelka Leadlay; Stephen L Jury
ISBN: 0521845068 9780521845069 0521607205 9780521607209
OCLC Number: 60794237
Description: pages cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: edited by Etelka Leadley, Stephen Jury.

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