Reprint

Floristic Studies in the Light of Biodiversity Knowledge and Conservation

Edited by
December 2023
278 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-9563-4 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-9562-7 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Floristic Studies in the Light of Biodiversity Knowledge and Conservation that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Summary

Although they play a key role in ecosystem functioning and human life, plants are generally overlooked by policymakers and humans in general. In addition, in recent years, we have been witnessing an increase in biologists unable to recognize even common plants, and the number of plant experts (i.e., botanists) able to identify plants is decreasing. In light of these considerations, the Special Issue "Floristic Studies in the Light of Biodiversity Knowledge and Conservation” was launched in the journal Plants, and eight research articles, two reviews, and an editorial were published in it. It has been possible to publish research from different countries, underlining that the knowledge of the flora of a territory is essential to slow down the effects of anthropic pressure on biodiversity and likewise essential for most of the research activities of modern botany.

Format
  • Hardback
License
© by the authors
Keywords
correlation; ecology; essential oils; Lamiaceae; vegetation; species composition; richness; urban areas; anthropogenic impact; climate; anthropogenic habitats; Caucasus; Himantoglossum formosum; human-made habitats; Orchidaceae; salep harvesting; Transcaucasia; kapok; Ceiba; fiber; sustainability; Malvaceae; silk-cotton; phenotypic plasticity; mangrove grass; salt marshes; coastal habitat; biodiversity; bryophytes; generalist plants; grassland specialists; historical monuments; invasive alien plants; kurgans; lichens; native plants; alien status; biological records; Europe; Latium; Mediterranean flora; Rome; urban biodiversity; endemism; floristic research; herbaria; lectotype; Mediterranean flora; nomenclature; taxonomy; halophytes; edible wild species; coastal areas; Salicornia; Arthrocaulon macrostachyum; Soda inermis; Cakile maritima; Crithmum maritimum; Reichardia picroides; Silene vulgaris subsp. tenoreana; Allium commutatum; Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima; Capparis spinosa; ecology; Italy; IUCN; lectotype; morphology; taxonomy; n/a