The Red Data Book of Rare and Threatened Plants of Greece

The Red Data Book of Rare and Threatened Plants of Greece
A Book

by Dimitrios Phitos

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 527
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Application of Geographic Information Systems

Application of Geographic Information Systems
A Book

by Bhuiyan Monwar Alam

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2012-10-31
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9535108247
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The importance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can hardly be overemphasized in today’s academic and professional arena. More professionals and academics have been using GIS than ever – urban

Global Biodiversity

Global Biodiversity
4 Volume Set

by T. Pullaiah

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2021-03-18
  • Pages : 1836
  • ISBN : 0429783213
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This new four-volume set, Global Biodiversity, provides a wealth of insightful information on the biodiversity of selected nations around the world. The volumes provide informative summaries of the available data on both wild and cultivated plants, wild and domesticated animals, and microbes of the different nations selected.

Progress in Botanical Research

Progress in Botanical Research
Proceedings of the 1st Balkan Botanical Congress

by Ioannes Tsekos,Michael Moustakas

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-06
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN : 9401152748
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume is the final document of the 1st Balkan Botanical Congress and comprises after reviewing the full texts of the Congress Lectures submitted by their authors. The articles refer to all branches of plant sciences in the field of pure and applied research. The subjects dealt with in the Congress, and each representing a separate section in this book covered the following areas of interest: I. Taxonomy, geobotany and evolution II. Biochemistry, metabolism and bioenergetics lll. Ecology and ecophysiology IV. Structure and its dynamics V. Genetics, plant breeding and biotechnology VI. Growth, development and differentiation. The Congress was organized by the Department of Botany, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Hellenic Botanical Society. The city of Thessaloniki was chosen by the Organizers since it enjoyed the accolade of the "cultural capital of Europe" for the year 1997. The Thessaloniki Congress has taken on the character of an International Congress since 320 scientists, mainly from the Balkan countries and the rest of Europe (26 countries in all) took part in it. The 11 invited speakers who shared their experience with us, were well-known specialists from all the European countries.

Seed Conservation

Seed Conservation
Turning Science Into Practice

by Roger D. Smith,John B. Dickie,Hugh W Pritchard

  • Publisher : Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 1023
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seed Conservation: turning science into practice is a landmark review of the current scientific knowledge that underpins seed banking, a technology which plays a key role in the conservation of both domesticated and non-domesticated plant species.

1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants

1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants
A Book

by World Conservation Monitoring Centre

  • Publisher : IUCN
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 862
  • ISBN : 9782831703282
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book represents the most comprehensive compilation of data on threatened vascular plants ever published. It includes the names of some 33,000 plant species determined to be rare or threatened on a global scale. Conservation assessments were provided by the IUCN Species Survival Commission, the National Botanical Institute (South Africa), Environment Australia, and CSIRO, The Nature Conservancy, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, together with hundreds of botanic gardens and botanists throughout the world. The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and the New York Botanical Garden have made major in-kind contributions.The result of 20 years work by botanists and conservationists around the world, it is intended as a conservation tool, a provider of baseline information to measure conservation progress and as a primary source of data on plant species. Most importantly, however, it provides the building blocks on which to base a worldwide effort to conserve plant species.

The Top 50 Mediterranean Island Plants

The Top 50 Mediterranean Island Plants
Wild Plants at the Brink of Extinction, and what is Needed to Save Them

by Bertrand de Montmollin,Wendy Strahm

  • Publisher : IUCN
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : 9782831708324
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The flora of the Mediterranean islands includes many rare and localized species unique to the islands. Some of these are particularly threatened with extinction due to various pressures caused by people and their activities in Mediterranean ecosystems. It includes 50 descriptive sheets of species which are especially threatened, based on the IUCN Red List criteria. Each sheet gives a description of the species with illustrations and maps, emphasizing the threats to the species, existing conservation measures and additional measures needed for their conservation. Aimed at the layman, the text is easily accessible to the non-botanist.

Advances in Forest Inventory for Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Monitoring

Advances in Forest Inventory for Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Monitoring
A Book

by Piermaria Corona,Michael Köhl,Marco Marchetti

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2013-04-17
  • Pages : 441
  • ISBN : 9401706492
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Forests represent a remnant wilderness of high recreational value in the densely populated industrial societies, a threatened natural resource in some regions of the world and a renewable reservoir of essential raw materials for the wood processing industry. In June 1992 the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro initiated a world-wide process of negotiation with the aim of ensuring sustainable management, conservation and development of forest resources. Although there seems to be unanimous support for sustainable development from all quarters, there is no generally accepted set of indicators which allows comparisons to be made between a given situation and a desirable one. In a recent summary paper prepared by the FAO Forestry and Planning Division, Ljungman et al. (1999) find that forest resources continue to diminish, while being called upon to produce a greater range of goods and services and that calls for sustainable forest management will simply go unheeded if the legal, policy and administrative environment do not effectively control undesirable practices. Does the concept of sustainable forest management represent not much more than a magic formula for achieving consensus, a vague idea which makes it difficult to match action to rhetoric? The concept of sustainable forest management is likely to remain an imprecise one, but we can contribute to avoiding management practices that are clearly unsustainable.

Tourism and Development in Mountain Regions

Tourism and Development in Mountain Regions
A Book

by P. Godde

  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN : 9780851999159
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book discusses the importance of mountain regions, and the precariousness of mountain tourism in the context of ecosystem and cultural conservation. It includes case studies of mountain tourism existing alongside environmental sustainability and community well being. The text presents an integrated approach to mountain-based tourism, balancing the needs of local communities, tourists and environmental conservation.

The Changing Status of Arable Habitats in Europe

The Changing Status of Arable Habitats in Europe
A Nature Conservation Review

by Clive Hurford,Phil Wilson,Jonathan Storkey

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021-01-29
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 3030598756
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This edited volume documents the current nature conservation status of arable habitats in Europe. Arable farming systems have evolved in the European landscape over more than ten thousand years and now occupy nearly 30% of the European land area. They support species that have life cycles closely synchronised with traditional cereal growing, many of which have experienced massive declines throughout Europe. For example, in Britain, of the 100 plant species exhibiting the greatest declines in the latter half of the 20th century, 47 were typical of arable land. Despite this the habitat and many of the species associated with it remains unprotected across much of Europe. The 22 chapters cover a range of topics, including: · Regional accounts describing the impact of changing agricultural practices on the arable flora; · The results of research and surveillance projects on the soil organisms, bryophyte flora, invertebrate fauna and pollinators of arable habitats; · The potential for designing multifunctional and resilient agricultural landscapes; The use of ex situ conservation to aid the reintroduction of rare arable plants; · Case studies illustrating how changing agricultural practices have impacted on bird populations in Europe; · The roles of remote sensing in monitoring agricultural systems; · How agri-environment schemes can help restore the biodiversity in arable habitats; and · A look forward at ways to help ensure the future security of the species associated with arable habitats. It is clear that the biodiversity of arable land throughout Europe has undergone major changes, particularly during the second half of the 20th century, and that these changes are continuing into the 21st century. We need to develop a deeper appreciation of farmland wildlife and its integration into farming systems to ensure its future security in a world where value is increasingly expressed in terms of material profit. This book is particularly relevant to practitioners, policy-makers and managers working in the fields of nature conservation, agri-environment schemes and land management, and to researchers working in the fields of conservation biology, terrestrial ecology, nature conservation, applied ecology, biodiversity, agriculture, agricultural ethics and environmental studies.

Flora Unveiled

Flora Unveiled
The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

by Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Developmental Biology Lincoln Taiz,Lee Taiz

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2017-01-06
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN : 0190490268
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sex in animals has been known for at least ten thousand years, and this knowledge was put to good use during animal domestication in the Neolithic period. In stark contrast, sex in plants wasn't discovered until the late 17th century, long after the domestication of crop plants. Even after its discovery, the "sexual theory" continued to be hotly debated and lampooned for another 150 years, pitting the "sexualists" against the "asexualists." Why was the notion of sex in plants so contentious for so long? "Flora Unveiled" is a deep history of perceptions about plant gender and sexuality, beginning in the Ice Age and ending in the middle of the nineteenth century, with the elucidation of the complete plant life cycle. Linc and Lee Taiz show that a gender bias that plants are unisexual and female (a "one-sex model") prevented the discovery of plant sex and delayed its acceptance long after the theory was definitively proven. The book explores the various sources of this gender bias, beginning with women's role as gatherers, crop domesticators, and the first farmers. In the myths and religions of the Bronze and Iron Ages, female deities were strongly identified with flowers, trees, and agricultural abundance, and during Middle Ages and Renaissance, this tradition was assimilated into Christianity in the person of Mary. The one-sex model of plants continued into the Early Modern Period, and experienced a resurgence during the eighteenth century Enlightenment and again in the nineteenth century Romantic movement. Not until Wilhelm Hofmeister demonstrated the universality of sex in the plant kingdom was the controversy over plant sex finally laid to rest. Although "Flora Unveiled" focuses on the discovery of sex in plants, the history serves as a cautionary tale of how strongly and persistently cultural biases can impede the discovery and delay the acceptance of scientific advances.

Plant Tissue Culture: Propagation, Conservation and Crop Improvement

Plant Tissue Culture: Propagation, Conservation and Crop Improvement
A Book

by Mohammad Anis,Naseem Ahmad

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-10-08
  • Pages : 621
  • ISBN : 9811019177
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book presents basic concepts, methodologies and applications of biotechnology for the conservation and propagation of aromatic, medicinal and other economic plants. It caters to the needs and challenges of researchers in plant biology, biotechnology, the medical sciences, pharmaceutical biotechnology and pharmacology areas by providing an accessible and cost-effective practical approach to micro-propagation and conservation strategies for plant species. It also includes illustrations describing a complete documentation of the results and research into particular plant species conducted by the authors over the past 5 years. Plant Biotechnology has been a subject of academic interest for a considerable time. In recent years, it has also become a useful tool in agriculture and medicine, as well as a popular area of biological research. Current economic growth is globally projected in a highly positive manner, but the challenges many countries face with regard to food, feed, malnutrition, infectious diseases, the newly identified life-style diseases, and energy shortages, all of which are worsened by an ever-deteriorating environment, continue to pull the growth digits back. The common thread that connects all of the above challenges is biotechnology, which could provide many answers. Molecular biology and biotechnology have now become an integral part of tissue culture research. The tremendous impact generated by genetic engineering and consequently of transgenics now allows us to manipulate plant genomes at will. There has indeed been a rapid development in this area with major successes in both developed and developing countries. The book introduces several new and exciting areas to researchers who are unfamiliar with plant biotechnology and also serves as a review of ongoing research and future directions for scholars. The book highlights numerous methods for in vitro propagation and utilization of techniques in raising transgenics to help readers reproduce the experiments discussed.

Biodiversity and Climate Change

Biodiversity and Climate Change
Reports and Guidance Developed Under the Bern Convention

by Council of Europe

  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • Release : 2012-01-01
  • Pages : 429
  • ISBN : 9789287170590
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The effects of climate change on ecosystems are complex. The impact on the species and habitats protected by the Bern Convention may differ widely, depending on the species, their habitats and location. This publication includes six expert reports presenting concrete measures for addressing the vulnerability of Europe's natural heritage in the face of climate change and its effects, and how this heritage must adapt in order to survive. This publication reproduces the full text of Recommendation 135 (2008) on addressing the impacts of climate change on biodiversity, adopted by the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention in November 2008, which stresses the urgent need to tackle the impact of climate change on biological diversity and on its conservation. With this publication, the Council of Europe aims to increase awareness about the links between biodiversity and climate, and emphasise the large potential for synergies when addressing biodiversity loss and climate change in an integrated manner."--P. [4] of cover.

Aromatic Herbs in Food

Aromatic Herbs in Food
Bioactive Compounds, Processing, and Applications

by Charis Michel Galanakis

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2021-01-19
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN : 0128227176
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Aromatic Herbs in Food: Bioactive Compounds, Processing, and Applications thoroughly explores three critical dimensions: properties of bioactive compounds, recovery and applications. The book covers the most trending topics in herbs’ applications, putting emphasis on the health components of spices and herbs, their culinary use, their application for the treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders, quality and safety requirements for usage in foods, processing, extraction technologies, green extraction technologies, encapsulation of recovered bioactives, applications and interactions with food components, applications as food supplements for weight loss, usage in active food packaging, the applications of rosemary and sage extracts, and much more. This book is ideal for food scientists, technologists, engineers and chemists working in the whole food science field. In addition, nutrition researchers working on food applications and food processing will find the content very valuable. Covers all the important aspects of herbs, such as properties, processing, recovery issues and their applications Brings the health components of spices and herbs, their culinary use and applications for the treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders Explores herbs’ processing, extraction technologies, green extraction technologies, encapsulation of recovered bioactives, applications, and interactions with food components

Plant Conservation and Biodiversity

Plant Conservation and Biodiversity
A Book

by David L. Hawksworth,Alan T. Bull

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2007-09-18
  • Pages : 421
  • ISBN : 1402064446
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Original studies address key aspects of the conservation and biodiversity of plants. Articles are all peer-reviewed primary research papers, contributed by leading biodiversity researchers from around the world. Collectively, these articles provide a snapshot of the major issues and activities in global plant conservation. Many of the articles can serve as excellent case studies for courses in ecology, restoration, biodiversity, and conservation.

The Road to Extinction

The Road to Extinction
Problems of Categorizing the Status of Taxa Threatened with Extinction : Proceedings of a Symposium Held by the Species Survival Commission, Madrid, 7 and 9 November 1984

by Richard Fitter,Maisie Fitter

  • Publisher : IUCN
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 121
  • ISBN : 9782880329297
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Butterflies of Greece

The Butterflies of Greece
A Book

by Lazaros N. Pamperis

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 559
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Report of a working group on beta and the World Beta Network: third joint meeting, 8-11 March 2006, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain

Report of a working group on beta and the World Beta Network: third joint meeting, 8-11 March 2006, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Bioversity International
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9290438150
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Rivers of Greece

The Rivers of Greece
Evolution, Current Status and Perspectives

by Nikos Skoulikidis,Elias Dimitriou,Ioannis Karaouzas

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-11-16
  • Pages : 439
  • ISBN : 3662553694
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume provides essential information on the origin and evolution of Greek rivers, as well as their ecological and anthropogenic characteristics. The topics covered include geomythology, biogeography, hydrology, hydrobiology, hydrogeochemistry, geological and biogeochemical processes, anthropogenic pressures and ecological impacts, water management – both in the antiquity and today – and river restoration. The book is divided into four parts, the first of which explores the importance of rivers for ancient Greek civilization and the natural processes affecting their evolution during the Holocene. In the second part, the hydrological, hydrochemical and biological features of Greek rivers and the unique biogeographical characteristics that form the basis for their high biodiversity and endemism are highlighted, while the third part comprehensively discusses the impacts of environmental pollution on the structure and function of Greek river ecosystems. In turn, the final part describes the current socio-economic factors in Greece that are affecting established water management practices, the application of ecohydrological approaches in restoring fragmented rivers, and the lessons learned from restoring aquatic ecosystems in general as a paradigm for understanding and minimizing anthropogenic impacts on water resources, at the Mediterranean scale. Given the breadth and depth of its coverage, the book offers an invaluable source of information for researchers, students and environmental managers alike.

Ophrys

Ophrys
The Bee Orchids of Europe

by Henrik Ærenlund Pedersen,Niels Faurholdt

  • Publisher : Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ophrys: the Bee Orchids of Europe is an easy to use, comprehensive introduction to the plants of the genus Ophrys - the charismatic bee orchids and their relatives - found in Europe.