Skip to content

 

Due to a database error, the log in function is not available at this time and so purchasing through the site is not currently possible. We are working to fix this issue as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Open global navigation

Cambridge University Press

AcademicLocation selectorSearch toggleMain navigation toggle
Cart
Register Sign in Wishlist
Taxonomy and Plant Conservation

Taxonomy and Plant Conservation

$125.99

Peter Crane, Laura Pleasants, Alan Paton, China Williams, Kate Davis, Tod F. Stuessy, James Cullen, Max Walters, Santiago Castroviejo, R. K. Brummitt, Ghillean T. Prance, Christopher Humphries, Dominique Richard, Doug Evans, Melpomeni Skoula, Christopher B. Johnson, Renee J. Grayer, David Bramwell, T. C. G. Rich, John R. Akeroyd, John Dransfield, Alastair Culham, H. Noel McGough, Stephen Blackmore, David S. Paterson, Etelka Leadlay, Peter Wyse Jackson, Julia Willison, Paul Smith, Stephen Jury
View all contributors
  • Date Published: February 2006
  • availability: Replaced by 9780521607209
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521845069

$125.99
Hardback

Replaced by 9780521607209
Unavailable Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
About the Authors
  • This book illustrates the key role played by taxonomy in the conservation and sustainable utilization of plant biodiversity. Divided into four parts, the book opens with an overview of the place of taxonomy in science and in implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity. With contributions from taxonomists and also the users of taxonomy, the volume will provide a balanced treatment, suitable for advanced students, researchers and conservation professionals.

    • Illustrates how taxonomy can underpin effective conservation action
    • Accesible to non-taxonomists
    • Highlights the importance of taxonomy in delivering the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "Subjects addressed in the ten chapters include contributions of botanic gardens, molecular systematics, the role of the taxonomist, wild seed banks, and the usefulness of taxonomy to legislation. Each chapter includes references and a comprehensive index completes the volume." Northeastern Naturalist

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521845069
    • length: 366 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 180 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.878kg
    • contains: 40 b/w illus. 18 tables
    • availability: Replaced by 9780521607209
  • Table of 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.

  • Editors

    Etelka Leadlay, Botanic Gardens Conservation International
    Head of Research and Membership Services with Botanic Gardens Conservation International, Kew.

    Stephen Jury, University of Reading
    Herbarium Curator for the University of Reading and Principal Research Fellow with responsibilities including herbarium curation, research and teaching.

    Contributors

    Peter Crane, Laura Pleasants, Alan Paton, China Williams, Kate Davis, Tod F. Stuessy, James Cullen, Max Walters, Santiago Castroviejo, R. K. Brummitt, Ghillean T. Prance, Christopher Humphries, Dominique Richard, Doug Evans, Melpomeni Skoula, Christopher B. Johnson, Renee J. Grayer, David Bramwell, T. C. G. Rich, John R. Akeroyd, John Dransfield, Alastair Culham, H. Noel McGough, Stephen Blackmore, David S. Paterson, Etelka Leadlay, Peter Wyse Jackson, Julia Willison, Paul Smith, Stephen Jury

related journals

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website, your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

© Cambridge University Press 2014

Back to top

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel Delete

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×