Population Viability in Plants

Population Viability in Plants : Conservation, Management, and Modeling of Rare Plants

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 366 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 22.35mm | 1,570g
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • 2003 ed.
  • 25 Tables, black and white; XVII, 366 p.
  • 3540439099
  • 9783540439097

Table of contents

I. Threats to Plant Population Viability.- 1 Why Plant Population Viability Assessment?.- 2 Threats to Rare Plant Persistence.- 3 Factors Affecting Persistence in Formerly Common and Historically Rare Plants.- 4 The Relationship Between Plant-Pathogen and Plant-Herbivore Interactions and Plant Population Persistence in Fragmented Landscape.- 5 The Origin and Extinction of Species Through Hybridization.- II. Modeling Approaches for Population Viability Analysis.- 6 Approaches to Modeling Population Viability In Plants: An Overview.- 7 The Problems and Potential of Count-Based Population Viability Analyses.- 8 Habitat Models for Population Viability Analysis.- III. Addressing Plant Life Histories in Population Viability Analysis.- 9 Assessing Population Viability in Long-Lived Plants.- 10 Considering Interactions: Incorporating Biotic Interactions into Viability Assessment.- 11 Modeling the Effects of Disturbance, Spatial Variation, and Environmental Heterogeneity on Population Viability of Plants.- 12 Projecting the Success of Plant Population Restoration with Viability Analysis.- IV. Conclusions.- 13 Plant Population Viability: Where to from Here?.
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"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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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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