Population Viability in Plants

Conservation, Management, and Modeling of Rare Plants

  • Christy A. Brigham
  • Mark W. Schwartz

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 165)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Threats to Plant Population Viability

  3. Modeling Approaches for Population Viability Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. C. A. Brigham, D. M. Thomson
      Pages 145-171
    3. B. D. Elderd, P. Shahani, D. F. Doak
      Pages 173-202
    4. J. Elith, M. A. Burgman
      Pages 203-235
  4. Addressing Plant Life Histories in Population Viability Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. M. A. Morales, D. W. Inouye, M. J. Leigh, G. Lowe
      Pages 267-287
    3. T. J. Bell, M. L. Bowles, A. K. McEachern
      Pages 313-348
  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 357-366

About this book


Providing a quantitative assessment of threatened plant populations, that holds for varying management scenarios, has become an essential part of conservation planning. Here, renowned plant ecologists provide information on: major threats to plants, when and where to conduct a plant viability assessment (PVA), what type of PVA to conduct, what alternative options to PVA are available, what information is required for which kind of viability assessment, what attributes of the population in question should be considered, and what the limits of the PVA would be. As such, this volume can be used as a training tool for the environmental manager or a teaching aid for reviewing the current state of knowledge on plant population viability.


Erhaltung seltener Pflanzen Pflanzenökologie Populationsökologie conservation management environment plant conservation plant ecology population biology protection of rare plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Christy A. Brigham
    • 1
  • Mark W. Schwartz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Science and PolicyUniversity of California, DavisDavisUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07869-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-09389-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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