Special Issue "Conservation Biology of Vascular Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: floristics; plant taxonomy; vegetation science; community ecology; plant biology; biogeography; fire ecology; biodeteriogenic plants on monuments and archaeological sites; plant biodiversity assessment and conservation
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Vascular plants, i.e. plants with a vascular system containing xylem and phloem, with nearly 400,000 species and subspecies currently known, provide crucial primary production and vital socioeconomic and environmental services (e.g., soil and water conservation). However, the diversity of vascular plants is very unevenly distributed and subjected to many threats across the globe. Habitat loss, direct exploitation, indirect human influence through changing local ecological interactions (e.g., invasion of non-native plants), natural disasters, pollution, and intrinsic factors (e.g., unfavorable species traits) have been listed among the main threats for plant conservation. Therefore, one of the most critical issues on the global agenda is the need to preserve native plant biodiversity for future generations.
This Special Issue will focus on interdisciplinary new research and significant advances in conservation biology of vascular plants. Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts on the following topics:
- Diversity and distribution of rare vascular plants;
- Human influence (e.g., land use change, pollution, invasion of alien species, fire, tourism) on vascular plant conservation;
- Natural disaster influence (e.g., volcanic eruptions, tsunamis) on vascular plant conservation;
- In situ and ex situ conservation actions to vascular plants, including reintroduction and restocking actions;
- In vitro propagation (e.g., seed germination, micropropagation) experiences for vascular plants;
- Early warning and modeling of threats to vascular plants;
- Conservation policies (e.g., communication, education, and public awareness programmes) to conserve vascular plants.Dr. Adriano Stinca
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Anthropogenic disturbances
- Biodiversity conservation
- Red lists
- Threatened species
- Vascular plants