Category Archives: Biodiversity

Bioversity video: Tropical fruits in Asia (and not only)

Many of our readers may not be aware that Bioversity scientists and staff are increasingly using video clips to communicate, and disseminate information about their research projects and initiatives. Project sites and stories told by farmers and partners involved in … Continue reading

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New Agriculturist: new article on Ecosystem services in support of a greener revolution in Africa

Ecosystem services in support of a greener revolution in Africa Written by: SS Snapp, MJ Blackie, and GY Kanyama-Phiri http://www.new-ag.info/en/research/innovationItem.php?a=2356

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New book: Agrobiodiversity and the law

The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine is very happy to introduce our guest blogger, Dr. Juliana Santilli who will be discussing her recently published book “Agrobiodiversity and the Law: regulating genetic resources, food security and cultural diversity” Dr. Santilli is a lawyer and a … Continue reading

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New book: Custodians of Biodiversity

Earthscan and IDRC have recently co-published the book “Custodians of Biodiversity”  edited by Manuel Ruiz and Ronnie Vernooy. This interesting book outlines the policy mechanisms that are currently underway to protect local genetic resources and related traditional knowledge at both … Continue reading

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New articles from Science on Biodiversity

Science 23 September 2011: Vol. 333 no. 6050 p. 1693 News & Analysis Plant Biology Banking Seeds for Future Evolutionary Scientists 1.     Elizabeth Pennisi ****************************************************** Science 23 September 2011: Vol. 333 no. 6050 pp. 1709-1710 DOI: 10.1126/science.1212453 Perspective Ecology Biodiversity … Continue reading

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Special feature on biodiversity conservation and poverty traps

On biodiversity conservation and poverty traps Christopher B. Barretta,b,1, Alexander J. Travisb,c, and Partha Dasguptad  aCharles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, bDavid R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, and cBaker Institute for Animal Health, Cornell Center … Continue reading

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New article from Nature: High plant diversity is needed to maintain ecosystem services

Nature | Letter doi:10.1038/nature10282 Published online: 10 August 2011 High plant diversity is needed to maintain ecosystem services Forest Isbell,1 Vincent Calcagno,1 Andy Hector,2 John Connolly,3 W. Stanley Harpole,4 Peter B. Reich,5, 6 Michael Scherer-Lorenzen,7 Bernhard Schmid,2 David Tilman,8 Jasper … Continue reading

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