Providing a quantitative assessment of threatened plant populations, that holds for varying management scenarios, has become an essential part of conservation planning. Here, renowned plant ecologists provide information on: major threats to plants, when and where to conduct a plant viability assessment (PVA), what type of PVA to conduct, what alternative options to PVA are available, what information is required for which kind of viability assessment, what attributes of the population in question should be considered, and what the limits of the PVA would be. As such, this volume can be used as a training tool for the environmental manager or a teaching aid for reviewing the current state of knowledge on plant population viability.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 366
Weight: 587 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 20 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 200
From the reviews:
"It provides a comprehensive review of the threats to plant population persistence and how to quantify them, and shows both the great potential and the limits of the PVA approach." (Basic and Applied Ecology)
"Population viability analysis (PVA) is increasingly becoming an important tool for conservationists. ... The book edited by Brigham and Schwartz ... presents an up-to-date review of the use of PVA for plants ... . This is a very valuable ... book for everyone interested in rare plant conservation. It provides a comprehensive review of the threats to plant population persistence and how to quantify them, and shows both the great potential and the limits of the PVA approach." (Diethart Matthies, Basic and Applied Ecology, Issue 5, 2004)
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