Boek cover Crop Wild Relative Conservation and Use van Nigel Maxted (Hardcover)

Crop Wild Relative Conservation and Use

Engels | Druk: illustrated edition | Hardcover | 9781845930998
Hardcover 202,58
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uitgever Cabi Publishing
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Hardcover
Aantal paginas 720 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Auteur(s) Nigel Maxted | Brian V. Ford-Lloyd | Shelagh P. Kell
Redacteur Professor Nigel Maxted
Co-redacteur Brian Ford-Lloyd
Uitgever Cabi Publishing
Extra groot lettertype Nee
Gewicht 834 g
Studieboek Nee
Verpakking breedte 172 mm
Verpakking hoogte 244 mm
Verpakking lengte 244 mm

Boekbeschrijving

Crop wild relatives (CWR) are species closely related to crop plants which can contribute beneficial traits, such as pest or disease resistance and yield improvement. These species are critical for improving agricultural production and increasing food security. They are also essential components of natural and semi-natural habitats as well as agricultural systems, and are therefore vital in maintaining ecosystem health. However, CWR, like any other group of wild species, are subject to an increasing range of threats: habitat loss, degradation and mismanagement, over-collection and climate change. Through an examination of the national, regional and global context of CWR, these authoritative studies present methodologies and case studies that review and provide recommendations for global conservation and use. Topics range from the establishment of conservation priorities and strategies, threat assessment and genetic erosion and pollution.

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