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Plant Reintroduction in a Changing Climate: Promises and Perils (Society for Ecological Restoration)by Joyce Maschinski
Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
Joyce Maschinski is the conservation ecologist leading the South Florida conservation program at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.
Kristin E. Haskins is the research scientist at The Arboretum at Flagstaff and a research assistant professor at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Table of Contents
Foreword \ Peter H. Raven
Chapter 1. Introduction \ Joyce Maschinski and Kristin E. Haskins
PART I. Review of Plant Reintroductions
Chapter 2. Characterizing Two Decades of Rare Plant Reintroductions \ Edward O. Guerrant Jr.
Chapter 3. A Meta-Analysis of Threatened Plant Reintroductions from across the Globe \ Sahra E. Dalrymple, Esther Banks, Gavin B. Stewart, and Andrew S. Pullin
PART II. Reintroduction Science and Practice
Chapter 4. The Critical Role of the Public: Plant Conservation through Volunteer and Community Outreach Projects \ Joyce Mschinski, Samuel J. Wright, and Caroline Lewis
Chapter 5. Genetic Considerations in Rare Plant Reintroduction: Practical Applications (or How Are We Doing?) \ Jennifer Ramp Neale
Chapter 6. Transitioning Plants to New Environments: Beneficial Applications of Soil Microbes \ Kristin E. Haskins and Valerie Pence
Chapter 7. Optimal Locations for Plant Reintroductions in a Changing World \ Joyce Maschinski, Donald A. Falk, Samuel J. Wright, Jennifer Possley, Julissa Roncal, and Kristie S. Wendelberger
Chapter 8. Strategic Decisions in Conservation: Using Species Distribution Modeling to Match Ecological Requirements to Available Habitat \ Crystal Krause and Deana Pennington
Chapter 9. Using Population Viability Analysis to Plan Reintroductions \ Tiffany M. Knight
Chapter 10. Influence of Founder Population Size, Propagule Stages, and Life History on the Survival of Reintroduced Plant Populations \ Matthew A. Albrecht and Joyce Maschinski
Chapter 11. Determining Success Criteria for Reintroductions of Threatened Long-Lived Plants \ Leonie Monks, David Coates, Timothy Bell, and Marlin Bowles
Chapter 12. Unique Reintroduction Considerations in Hawaii: Case Studies from a Decade of Rare Plant Restoration at the Oahu Army Natural Resource Rare Plant Program \ H. Kapua Kawelo, Susan Ching Harbin, Stephanie M. Joe, Matthew J. Keir, and Lauren Weisenberger
PART III. Managed Relocation
Chapter 13. Managed Relocation: Panacea or Pandemonium? \ Kristin E. Haskins and Brian G. Keel
Chapter 14. Is Managed Relocation of Rare Plants Another Pathway for Biological Invasions? \ Sarah Reichard, Hong Liu, and Chad Husby
PART IV. Synthesis and Appendices
Chapter 15. Synthesis and Future Directions \ Kathryn Kennedy, Matthew A. Albrecht, Edward O. Guerrant Jr., Sarah E. Dalrymple, Joyce Maschinski, and Kristin E. Haskins
Appendix 1. Center for Plant Conservation Best Reintroduction Practice Guidelines \ Joyce Maschinski, Matthew A. Albrecht, Leonie Monks, and Kristin E. Haskins
Appendix 2. Studies Used for Meta-analysis \ Edward O. Gueerant Jr., Matthew A. Albrecht, and Sarah E. Dalrymple
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