The biology of rarity: Conservation of bryophytes and lichens
Peterson, Eric B. .
Timely Questions, and the Beginnings of Answers, for Strengthening Lichen Conservation.
There are many reasons for conservation, residing variously in the realms of economics, philosophy, and biological science. Biological reasoning for conservation (the science of conservation biology) often includes topics of rarity, biodiversity, and biogeography. In discussions of conservation biology with lichens, we often hear that the science is sparse relative to that of vascular plants, but is that really true? A lot remains unknown for all groups, and some of what is known for one group may provide insights into the conservation of other groups. Many issues in conservation biology of lichens can be addressed with modern processes and analyses, from geographic analysis and modeling, to multivariate statistical analyses of community assemblages, to molecular analyses of gene flow and speciation. We have questions… we have limited answers… but we also have tools for answering questions. We just need to bring them all together efficiently.
1 - Nevada Natural Heritage Program, 1550 East College Parkway, Carson City, Nevada, 89706, USA
Presentation Type: Symposium
Location: Ballroom 3 (Cliff Lodge)
Date: Monday, August 2nd, 2004
Time: 9:00 AM