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Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Biodiversity

Edited by: Danny Hunter , Luigi Guarino , Charles Spillane , Peter C. McKeown

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415746922
eBook ISBN: 9781315797359
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The world relies on very few crop and animal species for agriculture and to supply its food needs. In recent decades, there has been increased appreciation of the risk this implies for food security and quality, especially in times of environmental change. As a result, agricultural biodiversity has moved to the top of research and policy agendas. 

This Handbook presents a comprehensive overview of our current knowledge of agricultural biodiversity in a series of specially commissioned chapters. It draws on multiple disciplines including plant and animal genetics, ecology, crop and animal science, food studies and nutrition, as well as social science subjects which explore the socio-economic, cultural, institutional, legal and policy aspects of agricultural biodiversity. It focuses not only on the core requirements to deliver a sustainable agriculture and food supply, but also highlights the additional ecosystem services provided by a diverse and resilient agricultural landscape and farming practices. The book provides an indispensable reference textbook for a wide range of courses in agriculture, ecology, biodiversity conservation and environmental studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Plant Genetic Resources Download PDF
Chapter  2:  How Modern and Ancient Genomic Analyses can Reveal Complex Domestic Histories Using Cattle as a Case Study Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Forest and Tree Genetic Resources Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Wild Plant and Animal Genetic Resources Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Aquatic Genetic Resources Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Pests, Predators and Parasitoids Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Importance of Pollinators in Agricultural Biodiversity Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Soil Biodiversity Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Genetic Aspects of Crop Domestication Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Evolution and Domestication of Clonal Crops Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Agricultural Biodiversity and the Columbian Exchange Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Green Revolution and Crop Biodiversity Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Agroecology Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Role of Trees in Agroecology Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Quality of the Agricultural Matrix and Long-Term Conservation of Biodiversity Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Agricultural Biodiversity and the Provision of Ecosystem Services Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Leveraging Agricultural Biodiversity for Crop Improvement and Food Security Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Neglected No More Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Agrobiodiversity, Resilience, Adaptation and Climate Change Download PDF
Chapter  20:  An Argument for Integrating Wild and Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Harvesting Common Ground Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Edible Insect Diversity for Food and Nutrition Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Agricultural Biodiversity and Cultural Heritage Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Holding on to Agrobiodiversity Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Agricultural Biodiversity for Healthy Diets and Healthy Food Systems Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Law, Policy and Agricultural Biodiversity Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Using Access and Benefit-Sharing Policies to Support Climate Change Adaptation Download PDF
Chapter  28:  ‘Stewardship’ or ‘Ownership’ Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Land-Use Retention and Change to Improve Agricultural Biodiversity Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Markets, Consumer Demand and Agricultural Biodiversity Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Community Biodiversity Management Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The Role and Importance of Agricultural Biodiversity in Urban Agriculture Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Gender and Agricultural Biodiversity Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Seed Systems Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Uncovering the Role of Custodian Farmers in the On-Farm Conservation of Agricultural Biodiversity Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation and Management – The Role of Ex Situ Approaches Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Seeds to Keep and Seeds to Share Download PDF
Chapter  38:  ‘Because it is Ours’ Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Landscapes of Loss and Remembrance in Agrobiodiversity Conservation Download PDF
Chapter  40:  From Participatory Plant Breeding to Local Innovation Networks in Cuba Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Strengthening Institutions and Organizations, and Building Capacity for the Conservation and Use of Agricultural Biodiversity Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Information, Knowledge and Agricultural Biodiversity Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Biodiversity is Given Life by Small-Scale Food Providers Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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