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Agrobiodiversity Conservation

Agrobiodiversity Conservation

Edited by N Maxted, M Dulloo, B Ford-Lloyd, L Frese, J Iriondo, M Pinheiro de Carvalho

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Agrobiodiversity Conservation

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.


Researchers, students and policy makers in environmental sciences and agriculture

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Author Edited by N Maxted, M Dulloo, B Ford-Lloyd, L Frese, J Iriondo, M Pinheiro de Carvalho
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 392 Pages
ISBN 9781845938512
Publication date Dec-11
Book Type Hardcover




Part I Genetic reserve conservation of crop wild relatives

1 Genetic reserve conservation of European crop wild relative and landrace diversity

2 In situ conservation of crop wild relatives: a strategy for identifying priority genetic reserve sites

3 Spatial and ecogeographical approaches for selecting genetic reserves in Europe

4 The challenges of modelling species distribution: a case study of wild cherry (Prunus avium L.) in Europe

5 Towards the establishment of a genetic reserve for Beta patula Aiton

6 Beta patula Aiton: genetic diversity analysis

7 Assessing Genetic Reserves in Sicily (Italy): the Brassica Wild Relatives Case Study

8 The AEGRO Brassica Case Study

9 Surveying and conserving European Avena species diversity

10 Quality standards for genetic reserve conservation of crop wild relatives

11 Conservation of biodiversity and genetic resources in semi-natural grasslands in Norway

12 Effective conservation of Medicago Crop Wild Relatives in Russia and neighbouring countries: gap analysis points the way forward

13 Towards in situ conservation of crop wild relatives in Lithuania

14 In situ conservation of Crocus cartwrightianus in Cyclades and Crete

Part II On-farm conservation of landraces

15 Landraces: importance and use in breeding and environmentally friendly agronomic systems

16 Landraces in Europe: an approach towards identifying landrace rich areas as a priority for protection

17 On-farm conservation of the forage species timothy, meadow fescue and red clover: generation of new landraces in Norway

18 On-farm conservation and participatory maize breeding in Portugal: an overview

19 Farm seed opportunities, recommendations for on farm conservation in Europe

20 Portuguese landraces: on-farm conservation, management and use

21 What's in a name: a closer look at heritage variety definition

22 On-farm conservation of plant genetic resources in Lazio Region - Italy. Implementation of the Regional Act 1st March 2000 n°15"

23 On-farm conservation in industrialized countries: a way to promote dynamic management of biodiversity within agro-ecosystems

24 A second look at the European strategic approach to conserving crop landraces

Part III Priority setting and threat assessment

25 Comparing genetic diversity within a crop and its wild progenitor: a case study for barley

26 Using neutral genetic diversity to prioritise crop wild relative populations: a Portuguese endemic case study for Dianthus cintranus subsp. barbatu

27 The challenge of in situ conservation of crop wild relatives in the biotechnology era - A case study of wild rice species

28 European crop wild relative threat assessment: knowledge gained and lessons learnt

Part IV In situ data management

29 Documentation landscape for Plant Genetic Resources - focus on in situ and on-farm

30 Crop wild relatives in Brandenburg, Germany: establishing a system for reporting and monitoring for the in situ conservation of crop wild relatives

31 Population level information management for crop wild relatives

32 Development of an in situ database inventory - on the way to a Swiss solution for forages

Part V In situ PGR conservation: policy implications and implementation

33 The role of EURISCO in promoting use of agricultural biodiversity

34 SWOT analysis of the German seed savers sector

35 Achievements of the European Native Seed Conservation Network - ENSCONET

36 Medicinal and Aromatic Plants ECPGR Working Group: objectives and achievements

Part VI Invited additional papers

37 A community divided: lessons from the conservation of crop wild relatives around the world

38 Interactive characterization of Scottish Avena strigosa schreb. landraces on the Outer Hebrides

39 Modern landrace crops: the de novo synthesis of new crop landraces

40 Ecological strategies for crop plants and their wild relatives

41 AEGIS: a regionally based approach to PGR conservation

42 European on farm conservation activities: an update from six countries

43 Current and future threats and opportunities facing European crop wild relative and landrace diversity


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