Approaching the contributions of a world-wide sector of scientific institutions to addressing the extinction crisis, Botanical Gardens and Their Role in Plant Conservation brings together a diversity of perspectives. There are more than 3,600 botanical gardens worldwide, where trees, shrubs, herbs, and other plants are studied and managed in collections. They are foremost among efforts to conserve the diversity of living plant species and ensure that crucial biodiversity is available for the future of humanity.
This book is a showcase for plant conservation, restoration, biodiversity, and related scientific and educational work of botanical gardens around the world, featuring both thematic overview chapters and numerous case studies that illustrate the critical role these institutions play in fighting extinction and ensuring plant diversity is available for sustainable use.
- A wide range of case studies derived from practical experience in a diversity of institutional, national, and biogeographical settings,
- Reviews of topics such as networking amongst institutions, the importance of global policy agreements such as the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation,
- Profiles of botanical gardens contributions at the national level to conservation priorities,
- Real-world examples of programs in plant conservation for both critically endangered wild plant diversity and unique horticultural or cultural germplasm.
Botanical Gardens and Their Role in Plant Conservation includes contributions from institutions from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas, and institutions of all sizes and histories, from long-established national gardens to new gardens offering their perspectives on developing their roles in this vital undertaking.
Chapter 1. The Role of Botanic Gardens and Arboreta in Plant Conservation in Serbia - Biljana Panjković, Snežana Vukojičić, Predrag Lazarević, Milica Rat, Ranko Perić, and Snežana Branković
Chapter 2. Botanical Gardens in Slovakia and Their Role in Plant Protection - L. Ulrych, P. Eliaš jun, L. Martonfiová, and I. Sarvašová
Chapter 3. The Botanical Garden of the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Senka Barudanović, Berina Bečić, Dejan Kulijer, and Sabaheta Abadžić
Chapter 4. The Role of Russian Botanical Gardens in Plant Biodiversity Conservation - Yuri Gorbunov and Victor Kuzevanov
Chapter 5. Illustrating the Roles of Botanical Gardens in Plant Conservation: The Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle: Contribution to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation -Frédéric Achille, Philippe Bardin, Cécile Bonneau, Maïté Delmas, Marie Di Simone, Olivier Escuder, Marie Fleury, Claude-Anne Gauthier, Thomas Haevermans, Arnaud Horellou, Denis Larpin, Serge Muller, Valérie Priole, and Germinal Rouhan
Chapter 6. Botanical Gardens and Their Role in Plant Conservation in Greece - Eleni Maloupa, Ermioni Malliarou, and Nikos Thymakis
Chapter 7. Plant Conservation Programs of the Balkan Botanic Garden of Kroussia and the Greek Gene Bank - Eleni Maloupa, Ermioni Malliarou, Katerina Grigoriadou, Parthenopi Ralli, and Katerina Papanastasi
Chapter 8. Role of Atlanta Botanical Garden in Plant conservation - Emily E.D. Coffey, John Evans, Jason J. Ligon, Ashlynn Smith, Lauren Eserman, Carrie Racliffe, Jean Linsky, and Laurie Blackmore
Chapter 9. The Center for Plant Conservation – A Network of Botanical Gardens in USA and Its Role in Plant Conservation - Joyce Maschinski
Chapter 10. Plant Conservation Efforts at the San Diego Botanic Garden - Tony Gurnoe, Jeremy Bugarchich, Colin K. Khoury, and Ari Novy
Chapter 11. Plant Conservation at Houston Botanic Garden - Francisco Javier de la Mota Daniel and Brent E. Moon
Chapter 12. Plant Conservation at the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley - Holly Forbes
Chapter 13. Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada): Conservation of Plants and Nature by an Urban Botanical Garden - David A. Galbraith
Chapter 14. The Contribution of the Montreal Botanical Garden to Plant Conservation -Stéphane Bailleul, Alain Cuerrier, Simon Joly, Stéphanie Pellerin, and Michel Labrecque
Chapter 15. A Botanical Garden Dedicated to the Conservation of Plants in the Dry Inter-Andean Valleys of Bolivia - Esther Valenzuela C., Mónica Moraes R., Freddy S. Zenteno-Ruiz, and Francisco Saavedra
Chapter 16. Conservation Efforts for a Threatened Endemic Palm of Bolivia: The Role of Botanical Gardens - Monica Moraes R., Freddy S. Zenteno-Ruiz, Silvia C. Gallegos, Francisco Saavedra, Noelia Alvarex de Román, and Joachim Gratzfeld