Extinction Risk and Threats to Plants
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 2917
Interests: plant biodiversity and conservation; plant population biology and demography; plant reproductive biology and ecology; plant ecology
Interests: plant ecology; plant conservation; monitoring of plant species; mediterranean habitats; mediterranean plant
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Global climate change is rapidly propelling many plant species to the brink of extinction. Global and regional strategies for biodiversity conservation indicate that risk assessment procedures are a crucial step for planning actions aiming to reduce future biodiversity loss. Accordingly, conservation biologists and conservation practitioners are devoting an increasing amount of effort to assessing the extinction risk met by wild species, in order to highlight the taxa of priority for conservation measures. Nonetheless, some aspects of the relationships among plant traits, threats, and extinction risk remain little understood. This Special Issue on “Extinction Risk and Threats to Plants” provides an opportunity to address the biological and ecological bases of plant responses to threats to improve current knowledge around the processes increasing extinction risk in plant species. Therefore, examples of optimal candidates for the SI include (but are not limited to) cross-taxon analyses of extinction risk integrating one or multiple threat effects, analyses of extinction risk incorporating species functional responses to threat factors, and functional studies illustrating measures for reducing current levels of extinction risk versus components of Global Change.
We expect this SI to substantially contribute to disseminating research outcomes that can increase our understanding of the conservation dynamics affecting plants in nature by favoring the implementation of more effective restoration actions.
Dr. Domenico Gargano
Dr. Giuseppe Fenu
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- conservation ecology
- biodiversity conservation
- global change
- risk assessment
- plant functional traits