Plant Reintroduction in a Changing Climate

Promises and Perils

  • Joyce Maschinski
  • Kristin E. Haskins
  • Peter H. Raven

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Joyce Maschinski, Kristin E. Haskins
      Pages 1-5
  3. Review of Plant Reintroductions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-8
    2. Sarah E. Dalrymple, Esther Banks, Gavin B. Stewart, Andrew S. Pullin
      Pages 31-50
  4. Reintroduction Science and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-52
    2. Joyce Maschinski, Donald A. Falk, Samuel J. Wright, Jennifer Possley, Julissa Roncal, Kristie S. Wendelberger
      Pages 109-129
    3. Leonie Monks, David Coates, Timothy Bell, Marlin L. Bowles
      Pages 189-208
    4. H. Kapua Kawelo, Susan Ching Harbin, Stephanie M. Joe, Matthew J. Keir, Lauren Weisenberger
      Pages 209-226
  5. Managed Relocation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-228
    2. Kristin E. Haskins, Brian G. Keel
      Pages 229-241
    3. Sarah Reichard, Hong Liu, Chad Husby
      Pages 243-261
  6. Synthesis and Appendices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Kathryn Kennedy, Matthew A. Albrecht, Edward O Guerrant Jr, Sarah E. Dalrymple, Joyce Maschinski, Kristin E. Haskins
      Pages 265-275
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 277-402

About this book


Considered an essential conservation tool, plant reintroductions have been conducted for many of the world's rarest plant species. The expertise and knowledge gained through these efforts constitute an essential storehouse of information for conservationists faced with a rapidly changing global climate.

This volume presents a comprehensive review of reintroduction projects and practices, the circumstances of their successes or failures, lessons learned, and the potential role for reintroductions in preserving species threatened by climate change. Contributors examine current plant reintroduction practices, from selecting appropriate source material and recipient sites to assessing population demography.

The findings culminate in a set of Best Reintroduction Practice Guidelines, included in an appendix. These guidelines cover stages from planning and implementation to long-term monitoring, and offer not only recommended actions but also checklists of questions to consider that are applicable to projects around the world.

Traditional reintroduction practice can inform managed relocation-the deliberate movement of species outside their native range-which may be the only hope for some species to persist in a natural environment. Included in the book are discussions of the history, fears, and controversy regarding managed relocation, along with protocols for evaluating invasive risk and proposals for conducting managed relocation of rare plants.

Plant Reintroduction in a Changing Climate is a comprehensive and accessible reference for practitioners to use in planning and executing rare plant reintroductions.


Biodiversity Climate change Managed relocation Plant ecology Plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Joyce Maschinski
    • 1
  • Kristin E. Haskins
    • 2
  • Peter H. Raven
    • 3
  1. 1.Fairchild Tropical Botanic GardenNorthern Arizona University, Florida International University, and University of MiamiUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyNorthern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffUSA
  3. 3.Missouri Botanical GardenWashington University in St. LouisSt. LouisUSA

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