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Agrobiodiversity Conservation

Agrobiodiversity Conservation

Securing the Diversity of Crop Wild Relatives and Landraces

Edited by N Maxted, University of Birmingham, UK, M E Dulloo, Bioversity International, Italy, B Ford-Lloyd, University of Birmingham, UK, L Frese, Julius Kühn-Institut, Germany, J Iriondo, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain, M Pinheiro de Carvalho, ISOPlexis Gene Bank, Portugal

December 2011 / Hardback / 392 Pages / 9781845938512 £103.99 / €135.00 / $197.95
With 10% online discount: £93.59 / €121.50 / $178.16
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Main Description

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.

  • Preface: Preface
  • Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements
  • 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
  • 44: Index

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