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

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.

Author Biographies

Audrey Denvir, Morton Arboretum
Tree Conservation Project Coordinator
Jeannine Cavender-Bares, University of Minnesota.
Professor
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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Published
2019-02-05
How to Cite
Denvir, A., Cavender-Bares, J., & González-Rodríguez, A. (2019). The Role of Gardens in Integrated Conservation Practice. Sibbaldia: The Journal of Botanic Garden Horticulture, (17), 177-188. https://doi.org/10.23823/Sibbaldia/2019.273
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