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Ex Situ Plant Conservation : Supporting Species Survival In The Wild - Edward O. Guerrant

Ex Situ Plant Conservation

Supporting Species Survival In The Wild

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Published: 1st January 2004
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Faced with widespread and devastating loss of biodiversity in wild habitats, scientists have developed innovative strategies for studying and protecting targeted plant and animal species in "off-site" facilities such as botanic gardens and zoos. Such ex situ work is an increasingly important component of conservation and restoration efforts.
Ex Situ Plant Conservation, edited by Edward O. Guerrant Jr., Kayri Havens, and Mike Maunder, is the first book to address integrated plant conservation strategies and to examine the scientific, technical, and strategic bases of the ex situ approach. The book examines where and how ex situ investment can best support in situ conservation. Ex Situ Plant Conservation outlines the role, value, and limits of ex situ conservation as well as updating best management practices for the field, and is an invaluable resource for plant conservation practitioners at botanic gardens, zoos, and other conservation organizations; students and faculty in conservation biology and related fields; managers of protected areas and other public and private lands; and policymakers and members of the international community concerned with species conservation.

"This volume adds much needed detail and guidance to the field of plant conservation and restoration."--Natural Areas Journal

Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
Introductionp. xxiii
The Scope and Potential of Ex Situ Plant Conservationp. 1
Ex Situ Methods: A Vital but Underused Set of Conservation Resourcesp. 3
In Situ and Ex Situ Conservation: Philosophical and Ethical Concernsp. 21
Western Australia's Ex Situ Program for Threatened Species: A Model Integrated Strategy for Conservationp. 40
The Role of Federal Guidance and State and Federal Partnerships in Ex Situ Plant Conservation in the United Statesp. 67
Ex Situ Support to the Conservation of Wild Populations and Habitats: Lessons from Zoos and Opportunities for Botanic Gardensp. 84
Tools of the Tradep. 111
Principles for Preserving Germplasm in Gene Banksp. 113
Classification of Seed Storage Types for Ex Situ Conservation in Relation to Temperature and Moisturep. 139
Determining Dormancy-Breaking and Germination Requirements from the Fewest Seedsp. 162
Pollen Storage as a Conservation Toolp. 180
Tissue Culture as a Conservation Method: An Empirical View from Hawaiip. 189
Ex Situ Conservation Methods for Bryophytes and Pteridophytesp. 206
The Ecological and Evolutionary Context of Ex Situ Plant Conservationp. 229
Population Responses to Novel Environments: Implications for Ex Situ Plant Conservationp. 231
Population Genetic Issues in Ex Situ Plant Conservationp. 267
Integrating Quantitative Genetics into Ex Situ Conservation and Restoration Practicesp. 286
Effects of Seed Collection on the Extinction Risk of Perennial Plantsp. 305
Hybridization in Ex Situ Plant Collections: Conservation Concerns, Liabilities, and Opportunitiesp. 325
Accounting for Sample Decline during Ex Situ Storage and Reintroductionp. 365
Using Ex Situ Methods Most Effectivelyp. 387
Realizing the Full Potential of Ex Situ Contributions to Global Plant Conservationp. 389
Revised Genetic Sampling Guidelines for Conservation Collections of Rare and Endangered Plantsp. 419
Guidelines for Seed Storagep. 442
Guidelines for Ex Situ Conservation Collection Management: Minimizing Risksp. 454
Ex Situ Plant Conservation Organizations and Networksp. 474
About the Contributorsp. 485
Indexp. 491
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ISBN: 9781559638746
ISBN-10: 1559638745
Series: Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 536
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: Island Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 3.94
Weight (kg): 0.8
Edition Number: 4