Providing the first full, comprehensive list of officially classified threatened New Zealand plants—186 threatened and 6 extinct native vascular plants—this ready reference contains the distinguishing features of each plant, the specific threat it faces, and its current distribution, enabling the user to identify threatened vascular plants by providing clear, technical botanical descriptions, notes, and full-color visuals. This handy guide was designed not only as an essential tool in the fight against extinction but also as a stunning showcase of the spectacular flora of New Zealand.
|Publisher:||Canterbury University Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.90(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.50(d)|
About the Author
Peter de Lange is a threatened-plant scientist with the Department of Conservation in New Zealand, focusing on taxonomy, genetics, ecology, and threat classification systems. Peter Heenan is a plant taxonomist with Landcare Research in Christchurch, New Zealand, and has served on the New Zealand Threatened Plant Panel since 1999. David Norton is a botanist and ecologist who heads the Rural Ecology Research Group in the New Zealand School of Forestry at the University of Canterbury. Jeremy Rolfe is a botanical photographer who has worked for New Zealand's Department of Conservation since its inception in 1987, working mainly on interpreting the natural sciences to the public. John Sawyer is a plant ecologist who has worked for the Department of Conservation in New Zealand for 16 years, focusing on the conservation of threatened plants.