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Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide

Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide Author Todd Erickson
ISBN-10 9781486305537
Release 2016-04-01
Pages 312
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The Pilbara region in Australia’s arid northwest is rich in flora that is suited to extreme temperatures and boom and bust cycles of moisture availability. It is also a region important for its natural resources. In places where mining activities have finished and the land is under management for ecological restoration, there is increasing demand for information about native plant communities and the biology of their seeds. Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide is the first book to combine plant identification with robust, scientific criteria for cost-effective seed-based rehabilitation. It describes 103 regional plant taxa and provides guidelines for effective collection, cleaning, storage and germination of their seeds. It addresses issues such as timing of collection, quality and viability of seed, and dormancy release, which are essential for successful restoration programs. With photographs to portray the subtle differences and unique features of each species’ biology, this book will be of great use to practitioners in the field, including environmental consultants, rehabilitation companies, commercial seed collectors and government authorities, as well as naturalists and people interested in growing the Pilbara’s remarkable plants.



Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide

Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide Author Todd E Erickson
ISBN-10 1486305520
Release 2016-06-08
Pages 312
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The Pilbara region in Australia s arid northwest is rich in flora that is suited to extreme temperatures and boom and bust cycles of moisture availability. It is also a region important for its natural resources. In places where mining activities have finished and the land is under management for ecological restoration, there is increasing demand for information about native plant communities and the biology of their seeds.This is the first book to combine plant identification describing 103 regional plant taxa along with guidelines for effective collection, cleaning, storage and germination of their seeds. It addresses issues such as timing of collection, quality and viability of seed, and dormancy release, which are essential for successful restoration programs.* First ever book combining plant identification with detailed information on seed-use* Combination of themed chapters covering all aspects of seed collection, handling, and germination biology covering a wide range of species from arid systems* Practitioner focused and designed to be easy to use in the field* High-resolution images to portray the subtle differences and unique features of each species biology* Universal seed biology knowledge for use in other ecosystems (e.g. nationally and internationally)"



Plant Conservation Science and Practice

Plant Conservation Science and Practice Author Stephen Blackmore
ISBN-10 9781108298759
Release 2017-08-03
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Only a green world, rich in plants, can sustain us and the millions of other species with which we share this planet. But, in an era of global change, nature is on the retreat. Like the communities they form, many plant species are becoming rarer, threatened even to the point of extinction. The worldwide community of almost three thousand botanic gardens are holders of the most diverse living collections of plants and have the unique potential to conserve plant diversity. Conservation biology is a fast moving and often controversial field, and, as the contributions within these pages from experts in the field demonstrate, plant conservation is multifaceted, mirroring the complexity of the biodiversity it aims to protect, and striving not just to protect threatened plants but to preserve ecosystem services and secure the integrity of the biosphere.