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Takes a holistic approach to the crops, their origins and within-species variation. Direct and indirect influences of the crops on their ecosystem are considered throughout the volume, and genetic resources of the crops as well as their pests and pathogens are also included.
Case study - role of conservation and domestication of minor woody forest plants for local communities in Nigeria (J.C. Okafor); Multipurpose trees - biological and ecological aspects relevant to their selection and use (P.A. Huxley); Temperate conifers (R. Lines, P.H. Freer-Smith); Pinus radiata (R.D. Burdon); Tropical pines (R.D. Barnes et al.); The environmental effects of plantation forestry as expemplified by sitka spruce in Wales (J.E. Good, B. Reynolds); Tropical hardwood plantations (J. Evans); The eucalypts (R.N. Cromer, K.G. Eldridge); Apple and other deciduous tree-fruit crops (J.E. Jackson); Oil palm (R.H.V. Corley); The coconut palm (Cocos nucifera L.) (H.C. Barnes); Coffee (M. Maestri et al.); Tea (B. Banerjee); Natural rubber (E. Pushparajah); Conclusions (F. Last).