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How does an endangered plant garden grow?

In my last post, I talked about some of the challenges facing endangered plant species as crucial elements of the ecosystems they inhabit, such as regular fires or insect pollinators, were lost. This may very well be the tip of the iceberg when you consider that imbalances within ecosystems can also result from too much […]

No plant is an island

When I started looking at the literature on endangered plants, it seemed that many of the issues being faced by these species could be summed up by four main problems: Invasive species outcompeting and/or altering the habitat Loss of habitat through development (and this has particularly hit species with already small ranges- Leavenworthia torulosa, for […]

Seeing green?

I was brain-storming ideas for blog topics and I thought it had been a while since talking about terrestrial plant conservation issues- given the importance of these primary producers in sustaining so many of the environments we depend upon, we should probably be paying attention to their conservation. But every plant issue I could think […]

Posted April 2, 2014 by Mirka Zapletal in Plant Communities

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