Agrobiodiversity Conservation

Securing the Diversity of Crop Wild Relatives and Landraces

Hardback
March 2012
9781845938512
More details
  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    1st March 2012
  • ISBN 9781845938512
  • Language English
  • Pages 400 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
  • Images 71 illus
$203.95

Based on the 2010 conference "Towards the establishment of genetic reserves for crop wild relatives and landraces in Europe", this book is the cutting edge discussion of agrobiodiversity conservation. By considering the benefits of understanding and preserving crop wild relatives and landraces, it encompasses issues as wide-ranging and topical as habitat protection, ecosystem health and food security.

Focusing on Europe, but globally relevant, Agrobiodiversity Conservation is ideal for postgraduate students of conservation and environmental studies, conservation professionals, policy makers and researchers.

Part I. Genetic reserve conservation of crop wild relatives
Part II. On-farm conservation of landraces
Part III. Priority setting and threat assessment
Part IV. In situ data management
Part V. In situ PGR conservation: policy implications and implementation
Part VI. Invited additional papers

Nigel Maxted

Nigel Maxted teaches at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Mohammad E. Dulloo

Mohammad E. Dulloo is at FAO, Italy.

Brian V. Ford-Lloyd

Brian V. Ford-Lloyd is at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Lothar Frese

Lothar Frese teaches at Julius Kühn-Institut, Germany.

Jose M. Iriondo

Jose M. Iriondo is at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.

Miguel A. A. Pinheiro de Carvalho

Miguel A. A. Pinheiro de Carvalho is at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.