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Conservation Biology

Magney, David L. [1].

Ethics for/of the Professional Botanist.

The ethics of the professional botanist can have, and does have, a tremendous impact on the flora of the world. This is because the professional botanist, particularly consulting botanists, who assesses the flora of a project site and determines the significance of the impact the proposed project would have on the flora. If the botanists ethics are not high, impacts can be ignored, understated, or hidden. This has and does happen. Due to the potential damage to the flora of a region development projects may have on the native flora, the work, and ethics, of the professional botanist is extremely important. Efforts are currently under way to develop a code of ethics for professional botanists and developing a formal certification program in California.


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Botanist code of ethics, certification program for professional botanist (primarily consulting botanists)


1 - California Native Plant Society, Plant Science Committee, P.O. Box 6, Ojai, CA, 93024, USA

Keywords:
ethics
professional botanist
impact assessment
conservation
professional conduct
certification
California.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Topics
Session: 3
Location: 211/SUB
Date: Monday, July 28th, 2008
Time: 9:15 AM
Number: 3005
Abstract ID:306


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