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  1. Crop Wild Relatives

    A Manual of in situ Conservation

    Edited by Danny Hunter, Vernon Heywood

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    Crop wild relatives (CWR) are plant species which are more or less closely related to crops. They are a vital resource by providing a pool of genetic variation that can be used in breeding new and better adapted varieties of crops that are resistant to stress, disease, drought and other factors....

    Published December 20th 2010 by Unknown

  2. Mushrooms in Forests and Woodlands

    Resource Management, Values and Local Livelihoods

    Edited by Anthony B. Cunningham, Xuefei Yang

    Series: People and Plants International Conservation

    Many mushrooms - or the 'fruits of fungi' - are extremely valuable, wild-gathered products which are utilised for both their medicinal properties and as food. In many of the world's tropical and temperate forests, they are the primary source of income for the people who live there. These forests...

    Published November 23rd 2010 by Unknown

  3. The Economics of Managing Crop Diversity On-farm

    Case studies from the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative

    Edited by Edilegnaw Wale, Adam G. Drucker, Kerstin K. Zander

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    The purpose of this book is to assess a variety of economic issues as they relate to agro-biodiversity and show how addressing these issues can assist in agro-biodiversity policy-making. This is illustrated using empirical data from some of the countries (Ethiopia, Nepal and Zambia) which are part...

    Published November 23rd 2010 by Unknown

  4. Conserving and Valuing Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity

    Economic, Institutional and Social Challenges

    Edited by K N Ninan

    This book comprehensively addresses the economic, social and institutional difficulties in conserving biodiversity and the ecosystem services that it provides. It covers a wide range of issues such as biodiversity, ecosystem services and valuation in the context of diverse ecosystems such as...

    Published October 28th 2010 by Unknown

  5. Sacred Natural Sites

    Conserving Nature and Culture

    Edited by Bas Verschuuren, Robert Wild, Jeffrey Mcneely, Gonzalo Oviedo

    Sacred Natural Sites are the world's oldest protected places. This book focuses on a wide spread of both iconic and lesser known examples such as sacred groves of the Western Ghats (India), Sagarmatha /Chomolongma (Mt Everest, Nepal, Tibet - and China), the Golden Mountains of Altai (Russia), Holy...

    Published October 4th 2010 by Unknown

  6. Animals as Biotechnology

    Ethics, Sustainability and Critical Animal Studies

    By Richard Twine

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    In Animals as Biotechnology sociologist Richard Twine places the question of human/animal relations at the heart of sustainability and climate change debates. The book is shaped by the emergence of two contradictory trends within our approach to nonhuman animals: the biotechnological turn in...

    Published August 24th 2010 by Unknown

  7. Ecosystem Goods and Services from Plantation Forests

    Edited by Jurgen Bauhus, Peter van der Meer, Markku Kanninen

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    Plantation forests often have a negative image. They are typically assumed to be poor substitutes for natural forests, particularly in terms of biodiversity conservation, carbon storage, provision of clean drinking water and other non-timber goods and services. Often they are monocultures that do...

    Published August 19th 2010 by Unknown

  8. Forecasting Forest Futures

    A Hybrid Modelling Approach to the Assessment of Sustainability of Forest Ecosystems and their Values

    By Hamish Kimmins, Juan A. Blanco, Brad Seely, Clive Welham, Kim Scoullar

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    Modelling is an important tool for understanding the complexity of forest ecosystems and the variety of interactions of ecosystem components, processes and values. This book describes the hybrid approach to modelling forest ecosystems and their possible response to natural and management-induced...

    Published July 27th 2010 by Unknown

  9. Ocean Zoning

    Making Marine Management More Effective

    By Tundi Agardy

    Our knowledge of the oceans is increasing rapidly, as more powerful tools for exploration and exploitation make it easier to locate valuable resources, such as fish stocks, oil and gas reserves, or sites for wind and hydropower schemes. At the same time competition for space has intensified,...

    Published July 27th 2010 by Unknown

  10. World Atlas of Mangroves

    By Mark Spalding, Mami Kainuma, Lorna Collins

    Published with ISME, ITTO and project partners FAO, UNESCO-MAB, UNEP-WCMC and UNU-INWEH. This atlas provides the first truly global assessment of the state of the world's mangroves. Written by a leading expert on mangroves with support from the top international researchers and conservation...

    Published June 24th 2010 by Unknown