By David Wood, Jillian M. Lenné
Worldwide awareness to biodiversity has increased some time past decade. Agricultural biodiversity is an important a part of biodiversity for human survival, but has been overlooked as an issue. This e-book offers a huge evaluate of present pondering on agrobiodiversity - what it really is, the way it is conserved, and the way it may be greater used in sustainable farming. It brings jointly contributions from a large geographical and disciplinary historical past. Emphasis is put on useful interactions among elements of agrobiodiversity in a number farming platforms, illustrated through many case experiences. The publication relates the evolution of agrobiodiversity and its profitable administration to the wider atmosphere and to the growing to be have to preserve biodiversity in effective agricultural structures. it really is crucial examining for ecologists, biologists and agricultural scientists.
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8. Cox anrl JJ. , 1986). , 1995). , 1996; and see Witcombe, Chapter 10, this volume). Duvick (1984) has pointed out that we should not concentrate on a particular farm or region, but consider all intraspecific diversity, including that in unreleased breeding material, to be directly relevant (~ee Witcombe, Chapter la~ this volume). Current cultivars can be, and usually are, replaced rapidly by new ones, and unreleased breeding material can be a ready source of needed genes. , 1986). The 'gene pool' concept (Harlan and de Wet, 1971) allows an extension of Duvick's argument.
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