Ex situ plant conservation and beyond

Kayri Havens*, Pati Vitt, Mike Maunder, Edward O. Guerrant, Kingsley Dixon

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Abstract

In recent years, the mission of many botanic gardens and arboreta has expanded from a traditional focus on developing a horticultural collection to one that includes taking a proactive role in plant conservation. To use their limited resources more effectively, many gardens are seeking ways to quantify their contributions to conservation efforts, both as a self-assessment tool to improve their effectiveness and as a way to give an explicit accounting of activities to donors and funding agencies. We suggest many ways gardens can measure the success of their conservation programs, and present results from a survey conducted to assess current conservation activities at botanic gardens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-531
Number of pages7
JournalBioScience
Volume56
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006

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Keywords

  • Botanic garden
  • Conservation strategies
  • Performance indicators

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Havens, Kayri ; Vitt, Pati ; Maunder, Mike ; Guerrant, Edward O. ; Dixon, Kingsley. / Ex situ plant conservation and beyond. In: BioScience. 2006 ; Vol. 56, No. 6. pp. 525-531.
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Ex situ plant conservation and beyond. / Havens, Kayri; Vitt, Pati; Maunder, Mike; Guerrant, Edward O.; Dixon, Kingsley.

In: BioScience, Vol. 56, No. 6, 01.06.2006, p. 525-531.

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