The Role of Gardens in Integrated Conservation Practice

The Case of Conserving Quercus brandegeei in Baja California Sur, Mexico


  • Audrey Denvir Morton Arboretum
  • Jeannine Cavender-Bares University of Minnesota.
  • Antonio González-Rodríguez Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico



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.

Author Biographies

Audrey Denvir, Morton Arboretum

Tree Conservation Project Coordinator

Jeannine Cavender-Bares, University of Minnesota.


Antonio González-Rodríguez, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Scientist at the Instituto de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas y Sustentabilidad,
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.


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How to Cite

Denvir, A., Cavender-Bares, J., & González-Rodríguez, A. (2019). The Role of Gardens in Integrated Conservation Practice: The Case of Conserving Quercus brandegeei in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Sibbaldia: The International Journal of Botanic Garden Horticulture, (17), 177–188.