THE ROLE OF GARDENS IN INTEGRATED CONSERVATION PRACTICE: THE CASE OF CONSERVING QUERCUS BRANDEGEEI IN BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO

Audrey Denvir, Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Antonio González-Rodríguez

Abstract


Gardens and horticulturists play an increasingly important role in plant conservation, both in
situ and ex situ. Integrated research and conservation of species intends to work across fields
to connect science to conservation practice by engaging actors from different sectors, including
gardens. The case of integrated conservation of Quercus brandegeei, a microendemic oak species
in Baja California Sur, Mexico, is presented as an example of a collaboration between gardens and
academic researchers to create a species-specific conservation plan that incorporates horticultural
knowledge.

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