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Natural resources & biodiversity

Natural resources and biodiversity

The Earth’s natural resources are fundamental to sustaining life on the planet. But preserving their extent and biodiversity is increasingly challenging in the face of numerous threats, including habitat loss, erosion and pollution.

CABI’s extensive information resources are designed to help meet these challenges. They are suitable for a range of users, from those involved in scientific research to practitioners in the field.

Rights to Plant Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge: Basic Issues and Perspectives

This book discusses the means, instruments and institutions needed to create incentives to promote the conservation and sustainable use of traditional knowledge and plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, within the framework of the world t...

Biodiversity of West African Forests: An Ecological Atlas of Woody Plant Species

The rain forests of West Africa have been designated as one of the world's hotspots of biodiversity. They extend from Ghana to Senegal and are referred to as the Upper Guinean forests. Because of their isolated position, they harbour a large number o...

Tropical Mycology: Volume 2, Micromycetes

Tropical mycology is attracting increasing interest, as the key role of fungi in tropical ecosystems and as pathogens becomes appreciated. This book describes the ecology, biology, economic dimensions and systematics of tropical Micromycetes and is t...