Agrobiodiversity: characterization, utilization, and management
While global concern about biodiversity has grown tremendously, the most important part of biodiversity for human survival, agricultural biodiversity, has received relatively little attention. This book provides a broad review of current thinking on agrobiodiversity--what it is, how it is conserved, and how it can be better utilized in sustainable farming. It brings together contributions from a wide range of disciplines and geographical areas. Emphasis is placed on functional interactions between components of agrobiodiversity for a range of farming systems, and the book includes numerous case studies. The book also relates the evolution of agrobiodiversity and its management to broad concerns about the environment and the future of productive agricultural systems.
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The Origins of Agrobiodiversity in Agriculture
The Nature and Role of Crop Biodiversity
Biodiversity in Domesticated Animals
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