Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems, 1st Edition

  • Editor: C. Padoch
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  • ISBN-10: 0231510004
  • ISBN-13: 9780231510004
  • DDC: 630
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 480 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released October 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Describes how farmers manage, maintain, and benefit from biodiversity in agricultural production systems. Includes the most recent research and developments in the maintenance of local diversity at the genetic, species, and ecosystem levels.



  • C. Padoch

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Biodiversity, Agriculture, and Ecosystem Services.
2: Measuring, Managing, and Maintaining Crop Genetic Diversity on Farm.
3: Variety Names: An Entry Point to Crop Genetic Diversity and Distribution in Agroecosystems?.
4: Seed Systems and Crop Genetic Diversity in Agroecosystems.
5: Measures of Diversity as Inputs for Decisions in Conservation of Livestock Genetic Resources.
6: Management of Farm Animal Genetic Resources: Change and Interaction.
7: Aquatic Biodiversity in Rice-Based Ecosystems.
8: Pollinator Services.
9: Management of Soil Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems.
10: Diversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems: Some Perspectives from Ecology.
11: Managing Crop Disease in Traditional Agroecosystems: Benefits and Hazards of Genetic Diversity.
12: Crop Variety Diversification for Disease Control.
13: Managing Biodiversity in Spatially and Temporally Complex Agricultural Landscapes.
14: Diversity and Innovation in Smallholder Systems in Response to Environmental and Economic Changes.
15: Agrobiodiversity, Diet, and Human Health.
16: Comparing the Choices of Farmers and Breeders: The Value of Rice Landraces in Nepal.
17: Economics of Livestock Genetic Resources Conservation and Sustainable Use: State of the Art.
18: Ecological and Economic Roles of Biodiversity in Agroecosystems.