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Fact Sheet: Conserving Rare Plants in National Parks and Protected Areas

Springer, Judy (2012) Fact Sheet: Conserving Rare Plants in National Parks and Protected Areas. Other. NAU Ecological Restoration Institute.

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Abstract

Plant species are typically rare due to human activities such as habitat destruction, overharvesting, and introduction of exotic species. These specialized habitat requirements restrict the species to small portions of the landscape or combinations of both (Kruckeberg and Rabinowitz 1985). Protected areas such as national parks frequently are refugia for rare species. However, even when protected from wholesale habitat destruction due to construction or land development, habitat in these protected areas is threatened by many of the same factors such as climate change, fire-regime disruption, and exotic species encroachment (Falk et al. 1996).

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Keywords: ERI Library, fact sheet, Vegetation studies, Monitoring, Management
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QK Botany
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: Research Centers > Ecological Restoration Institute
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 04:57
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1210

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