Plant Biodiversity

Monitoring, Assessment and Conservation

January 2017
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    31st January 2017
  • ISBN 9781780646947
  • Language English
  • Pages 628 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.625"
  • Images tables, figs & b/w photos

Conservation biologists use the results of regular monitoring of the species diversity and structure of plant communities to help understand the impacts of perturbations caused by humans and other environmental factors on ecosystems worldwide. Changes in plant communities can, for example, be a reflection of increased levels of pollution, a response to long-term climate change, or the result of shifts in land-use practices by the human population.

This book presents a series of essays on the application of plant biodiversity monitoring and assessment to help prevent species extinction and ecosystem collapse and to solve problems in biodiversity conservation. Written by a large, international team of researchers, Plant Biodiversity uses case studies and examples from all over the world and from a broad range of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
The book is aimed at any graduate students and researchers with a strong interest in plant biodiversity monitoring and assessment, plant community ecology, biodiversity conservation, and the environmental impacts of human activities on ecosystems.

Part I: Plant Biodiversity-An Overview
1: New Challenges to Promote Botany’s Practice Using Botanic Gardens: The Case Study of the Lisbon Botanic Garden
2: New Horizons in Diversification of Temperate Fruit Crops
3: Asteraceae of India and its Diversity and Phytogeographical Affinity
4: Maintenance of Plant Species Diversity in Forest Ecosystems

Part II: Plant Biodiversity and Ethnobotany
5: Plant Diversity of the Drylands in Southeast Anatolia-Turkey: Role in Human Health and Food Security
6: Observations on Some Ethnomedicinal Plants of Jharkhand

Part III: Plant Biodiversity and Biochemical Parameters
7: Plant Diversity: Envisioning Untold Nanofactories for Biogenic Synthesis of Nanoparticles and Their Applications
8: Plant Diversity Repertoire of Bioactive Triterpenoids

Part IV: Plant Biodiversity and Climatic Factors
9: Roles of Secondary Metabolites in Protection and Distribution Of Terrestrial Plants Under Climatic stresses
10: Summer semi-deciduous Species of the Mediterranean Landscape: a Winning Strategy of Cistus Species to Face the Predicted Changes of the Mediterranean Climate Otília Correia

Part V: Plant Biodiversity and Environmental Studies
11: Aquatic Plant Biodiversity: A Biological Indicator for Monitoring and Assessment of Water Quality
12: Gymnosperm Diversity of Kashmir Himalayas

Part VI: Cross Talk between Plant and Microbial Biodiversity
13: Diversity of Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Pulses
14: The Influence of Soil Microbes on Plant Diversity
15: Plant Associated Endophytic Plethora: An Emerging Source of Antimicrobial Potentials

Part VII: Plant Biodiversity: Monitoring and Assessment
16: Biodiversity, Bioindicators and Biogeography of Freshwater Algae.
17: Quantitative Description of Upper Storey Vegetation at a Foothill Forest in Indian Eastern Himalayas
18: Significance of Permanent Sample Plots (PSPs) Established In Different Forest Ecosystems in Monitoring Ecological Attributes and Conservation of Biodiversity: A Review
19: Effects of Harvesting Plan on Tree Species Diversity: An Evaluation of Two Logged Forest Compartments
20: Diversity of Angiospermic Flora of West Bengal, India
21: Status of Invasive Plants in Tamil Nadu, India - Its Impacts and Significance
22: Patterns of Plant Endemism and Forest Regeneration Processes Innorthern Western Ghats
23: DNA Barcoding as a Molecular Tool for the Assessment of Plant Biodiversity

Part VIII: Plant Biodiversity: Conservation
24: Onion and Related Taxa: Ecogeographical Distribution and Genetic Resources in India
25: Traditional Ecological Knowledge And Plant Biodiversity Conservation in a European Transfrontier Landscape
26: Cryoconservation Methods for Extended Storage of Plant Genetic Resources
27: Interspecific Chemical Differentiation within the Genus Astragalus(Fabaceae) Based on Sequential Variability of Saponin Structures
28: Implementing Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Conservation Efforts
29: Conserving Forest Biodiversity
30: Invasive Alien Weed Species: a Threat to Plant Biodiversity

Abid A. Ansari

Abid A. Ansari is with University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.

Sarvajeet S. Gill

Sarvajeet S. Gill is with MD University, India.