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Agrobiodiversity Conservation: Securing the Diversity of Crop Wild Relatives and Landraces

Edited By: Nigel Maxted

365 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 2011 | #190617 | ISBN-13: 9781845938512
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Based on the 2010 conference 'Towards the establishment of genetic reserves for crop wild relatives and landraces in Europe', this book is the cutting edge discussion of agrobiodiversity conservation. By considering the benefits of understanding and preserving crop wild relatives and landraces, it encompasses issues as wide-ranging and topical as habitat protection, ecosystem health and food security.



Part I Genetic reserve conservation of crop wild relatives
1 Genetic reserve conservation of European crop wild relative and landrace diversity
2 In situ conservation of crop wild relatives: a strategy for identifying priority genetic reserve sites
3 Spatial and ecogeographical approaches for selecting genetic reserves in Europe
4 The challenges of modelling species distribution: a case study of wild cherry (Prunus avium L.) in Europe
5 Towards the establishment of a genetic reserve for Beta patula Aiton
6 Beta patula Aiton: genetic diversity analysis
7 Assessing Genetic Reserves in Sicily (Italy): the Brassica Wild Relatives Case Study
8 The AEGRO Brassica Case Study
9 Surveying and conserving European Avena species diversity
10 Quality standards for genetic reserve conservation of crop wild relatives
11 Conservation of biodiversity and genetic resources in semi-natural grasslands in Norway
12 Effective conservation of Medicago Crop Wild Relatives in Russia and neighbouring countries: gap analysis points the way forward
13 Towards in situ conservation of crop wild relatives in Lithuania
14 In situ conservation of Crocus cartwrightianus in Cyclades and Crete

Part II On-farm conservation of landraces
15 Landraces: importance and use in breeding and environmentally friendly agronomic systems
16 Landraces in Europe: an approach towards identifying landrace rich areas as a priority for protection
17 On-farm conservation of the forage species timothy, meadow fescue and red clover: generation of new landraces in Norway
18 On-farm conservation and participatory maize breeding in Portugal: an overview
19 Farm seed opportunities, recommendations for on farm conservation in Europe
20 Portuguese landraces: on-farm conservation, management and use
21 What's in a name: a closer look at heritage variety definition
22 On-farm conservation of plant genetic resources in Lazio Region - Italy. Implementation of the Regional Act 1st March 2000 n#15"
23 On-farm conservation in industrialized countries: a way to promote dynamic management of biodiversity within agro-ecosystems
24 A second look at the European strategic approach to conserving crop landraces

Part III Priority setting and threat assessment
25 Comparing genetic diversity within a crop and its wild progenitor: a case study for barley
26 Using neutral genetic diversity to prioritise crop wild relative populations: a Portuguese endemic case study for Dianthus cintranus subsp. barbatu
27 The challenge of in situ conservation of crop wild relatives in the biotechnology era - A case study of wild rice species
28 European crop wild relative threat assessment: knowledge gained and lessons learnt

Part IV In situ data management
29 Documentation landscape for Plant Genetic Resources - focus on in situ and on-farm
30 Crop wild relatives in Brandenburg, Germany: establishing a system for reporting and monitoring for the in situ conservation of crop wild relatives
31 Population level information management for crop wild relatives
32 Development of an in situ database inventory - on the way to a Swiss solution for forages

Part V In situ PGR conservation: policy implications and implementation
33 The role of EURISCO in promoting use of agricultural biodiversity
34 SWOT analysis of the German seed savers sector
35 Achievements of the European Native Seed Conservation Network - ENSCONET
36 Medicinal and Aromatic Plants ECPGR Working Group: objectives and achievements

Part VI Invited additional papers
37 A community divided: lessons from the conservation of crop wild relatives around the world
38 Interactive characterization of Scottish Avena strigosa schreb. landraces on the Outer Hebrides
39 Modern landrace crops: the de novo synthesis of new crop landraces
40 Ecological strategies for crop plants and their wild relatives
41 AEGIS: a regionally based approach to PGR conservation
42 European on farm conservation activities: an update from six countries
43 Current and future threats and opportunities facing European crop wild relative and landrace diversity


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