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.
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About the Author
Abid A. Ansari is with University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.
Sarvajeet S. Gill is with MD University, India.
Table of Contents
Part I: Plant Biodiversity-An Overview1: New Challenges to Promote Botany’s Practice Using Botanic Gardens: The Case Study of the Lisbon Botanic Garden2: New Horizons in Diversification of Temperate Fruit Crops3: Asteraceae of India and its Diversity and Phytogeographical Affinity4: Maintenance of Plant Species Diversity in Forest EcosystemsPart II: Plant Biodiversity and Ethnobotany5: Plant Diversity of the Drylands in Southeast Anatolia-Turkey: Role in Human Health and Food Security6: Observations on Some Ethnomedicinal Plants of JharkhandPart III: Plant Biodiversity and Biochemical Parameters7: Plant Diversity: Envisioning Untold Nanofactories for Biogenic Synthesis of Nanoparticles and Their Applications8: Plant Diversity Repertoire of Bioactive TriterpenoidsPart IV: Plant Biodiversity and Climatic Factors9: Roles of Secondary Metabolites in Protection and Distribution Of Terrestrial Plants Under Climatic stresses10: Summer semi-deciduous Species of the Mediterranean Landscape: a Winning Strategy of Cistus Species to Face the Predicted Changes of the Mediterranean Climate Otília CorreiaPart V: Plant Biodiversity and Environmental Studies11: Aquatic Plant Biodiversity: A Biological Indicator for Monitoring and Assessment of Water Quality12: Gymnosperm Diversity of Kashmir HimalayasPart VI: Cross Talk between Plant and Microbial Biodiversity13: Diversity of Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Pulses14: The Influence of Soil Microbes on Plant Diversity15: Plant Associated Endophytic Plethora: An Emerging Source of Antimicrobial PotentialsPart VII: Plant Biodiversity: Monitoring and Assessment16: Biodiversity, Bioindicators and Biogeography of Freshwater Algae.17: Quantitative Description of Upper Storey Vegetation at a Foothill Forest in Indian Eastern Himalayas18: Significance of Permanent Sample Plots (PSPs) Established In Different Forest Ecosystems in Monitoring Ecological Attributes and Conservation of Biodiversity: A Review19: Effects of Harvesting Plan on Tree Species Diversity: An Evaluation of Two Logged Forest Compartments20: Diversity of Angiospermic Flora of West Bengal, India21: Status of Invasive Plants in Tamil Nadu, India - Its Impacts and Significance22: Patterns of Plant Endemism and Forest Regeneration Processes Innorthern Western Ghats23: DNA Barcoding as a Molecular Tool for the Assessment of Plant BiodiversityPart VIII: Plant Biodiversity: Conservation24: Onion and Related Taxa: Ecogeographical Distribution and Genetic Resources in India25: Traditional Ecological Knowledge And Plant Biodiversity Conservation in a European Transfrontier Landscape26: Cryoconservation Methods for Extended Storage of Plant Genetic Resources27: Interspecific Chemical Differentiation within the Genus Astragalus(Fabaceae) Based on Sequential Variability of Saponin Structures28: Implementing Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Conservation Efforts29: Conserving Forest Biodiversity30: Invasive Alien Weed Species: a Threat to Plant Biodiversity