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Published in three other languages and growing, Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems takes a look at how farmers manage, maintain, and benefit from biodiversity in agricultural production systems. The volume includes the most recent research and developments in the maintenance of local diversity at the genetic, species, and ecosystem levels. Chapters cover the assessment and farmer management practices for crop, livestock, aquatic, and associated diversity (such as pollinators and soil microorganisms)...
Published in three other languages and growing, Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems takes a look at how farmers manage, maintain, and benefit from biodiversity in agricultural production systems. The volume includes the most recent research and developments in the maintenance of local diversity at the genetic, species, and ecosystem levels. Chapters cover the assessment and farmer management practices for crop, livestock, aquatic, and associated diversity (such as pollinators and soil microorganisms) in agricultural ecosystems; examine the potential role of diversity in minimizing pest and disease pressures; and present studies that exemplify the potential nutritional, ecosystem service, and financial values of this diversity under changing economic and environmental conditions. The volume contains perspectives that combine the thinking of social and biological scientists.
Inappropriate or excessive use of inputs can cause damage to biodiversity within agricultural ecosystems and compromise future productivity. This book features numerous case studies that show how farmers have used alternative approaches to manage biodiversity to enhance the stability, resilience, and productivity of their farms, pointing the way toward improved biodiversity on a global scale. As custodians of the world's agricultural biodiversity, farmers are fully invested in ways to create, sustain, and assist in the evolution and adaptation of a variety of plant and animal species. Thus this text is mandatory reading for conservationists, environmentalists, botanists, zoologists, geneticists, and anyone interested in the health of our ecosystem.
Columbia University Press
— Richard Baydack
— Rainer W. Bussmann
This does make a good contribution to providing an array of management considerations for biological diversity in agroecosystems.
a wonderful book with a wealth of information.
1 Biodiversity, Agriculture, and Ecosystem Services D.I. Jarvis C. Padoch H.D. Cooper 1
2 Measuring, Managing, and Maintaining Crop Genetic Diversity On Farm A.H.D. Brown T. Hodgkin 13
3 Variety Names: An Entry Point to Crop Genetic Diversity and Distribution in Agroecosystems? M. Sadiki D.I. Jarvis D. Rijal J. Bajracharya N.N. Hue T.C. Camacho-Villa L.A. Burgos-May M. Sawadogo D. Balma D. Lope L. Arias I. Mar D. Karamura D. Williams J.L. Chavez-Servia B. Sthapit V.R. Rao 34
4 Seed Systems and Crop Genetic Diversity in Agroecosystems T. Hodgkin R. Rana J. Tuxill D. Balma A. Subedi I. Mar D. Karamura R. Valdivia L. Collado L. Latournerie M. Sadiki M. Sawadogo A.H.D. Brown D.I. Jarvis 77
5 Measures of Diversity as Inputs for Decisions in Conservation of Livestock Genetic Resources J.P. Gibson W. Ayalew O. Hanotte 117
6 Management of Farm Animal Genetic Resources: Change and Interaction I. Hoffmann 141
7 Aquatic Biodiversity in Rice-Based Ecosystems M. Halwart D. Bartley 181
8 Pollinator Services P.G. Kevan V.A. Wojcik 200
9 Management of Soil Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems G.G. Brown M.J. Swift D.E. Bennack S. Bunning A. Montáñez L. Brussaard 224
10 Diversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems: Some Perspectives from Ecology A. Wilby M. B. Thomas 269
11 Managing Crop Disease in Traditional Agroecosystems: Benefits and Hazards of Genetic Diversity D.I. Jarvis A. H.D. Brown V. Imbruce J. Ochoa M. Sadiki E. Karamura P. Trutmann M.R. Finckh 292
12 Crop Variety Diversification for Disease Control Y.Y. Zhu Y.Y. Wang J.H. Zhou 320
13 Managing Biodiversity in Spatially and Temporally Complex Agricultural Landscapes H. Brookfield C. Padoch 338
14 Diversity and Innovation in Smallholder Systems in Response to Environmental and Economic Changes K. Rerkasem M. Pinedo-Vasquez 362
15 Agrobiodiversity, Diet, and Human Health T. Johns 382
16 Comparing the Choices of Farmers and Breeders: The Value of Rice Landraces in Nepal D. Gauchan M. Smale 407
17 Economics of Livestock Genetic Resources Conservation and Sustainable Use: State of the Art A.G. Drucker 426
18 Ecological and Economic Roles of Biodiversity in Agroecosystems M. Ceroni S. Liu R. Costanza 446