Plant conservation in the anthropocene: Definitely not win-win but maybe not lose-lose?

S. Volis

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2 Scopus citations


There are two global views of nature conservation future in the Anthropocene. The first wing of conservation community suggests to abandon historical reference and focus on managing the natural systems exclusively for human utilitarian purposes. In contrast, for the second wing historical reference is indispensable, but restoring historical natural ecosystems often is impossible. Is there a third way compromising these two views with an ultimate goal of preserving biodiversity? This article presents a concept that adopts an idea of creating partly novel, that is, having species compositions that differ from historical analogs ecosystems, for conservation of threatened species and their habitats.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Anthropocene
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780128096659
ISBN (Print)9780128135761
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation actions
  • Conservation guidelines
  • Ex situ
  • Germplasm banks
  • In situ
  • Novel ecosystems
  • Quasi in situ
  • Restoration
  • Threatened plants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (all)


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