Category Archives: Biodiversity

The New Scientist article: How to feed 9 billion people in 2050

The New Scientist, Volume 209, Issue 2795, 15 January 2011, Page 6 Upfront How to feed 9 billion people in 2050 Available online 14 January 2011.  Earth’s future inhabitants need not starve in order to preserve the environment, according to … Continue reading

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Video: Unlocking the secrets of crop wild relatives

A new video about crop wild relatives and their importance to agricultural biodiversity and climate change adaptation is now available for viewing on the Crop Wild Relatives Global Portal. What are Crop Wild Relatives? In very general terms, Crop Wild … Continue reading

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Science article: Scenarios for global biodiversity in the 21st Century

Science 10 December 2010, vol. 330 no. 6010 pp. 1496-1501 DOI: 10.1126/science.1196624 Review article   Scenarios for Global Biodiversity in the 21st Century Henrique M. Pereira, Paul W. Leadley, Vânia Proença, Rob Alkemade, Jörn P. W. Scharlemann, Juan F. Fernandez-Manjarrés, … Continue reading

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Start looking through those herbaria cabinets

Enough of this gallivanting off to far-flung places — time to start rooting through those herbaria cabinets. According to a news item on the Nature website, more than half of the world’s “undiscovered” plant species may already reside in herbaria … Continue reading

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The New Scientist article: Losing species makes ecosystems sick

The New Scientist Volume 208, Issue 2789, 4 December 2010, Pages 6-7 doi:10.1016/S0262-4079(10)62970-3 | How to Cite or Link Using DOI Copyright © 2010 Published by Reed Business Information Ltd.   Permissions & Reprints Upfront Losing species makes ecosystems sick Available online 3 … Continue reading

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Nature: Biodiversity is good for you

Nature 468, (2 December 2010) http://www.nature.com/nature/current_issue.html#rv Review Impacts of biodiversity on the emergence and transmission of infectious diseases Felicia Keesing, Lisa K. Belden, Peter Daszak, Andrew Dobson, C. Drew Harvell, Robert D. Holt, Peter Hudson, Anna Jolles, Kate E. Jones, … Continue reading

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Bioversity staff research article: Red List assessment of nine Aegilops species in Armenia

Red List assessment of nine Aegilops species in Armenia Haruntyunyan, M.; Dulloo, M.E.; Yeritsyan, N.; Danielyan, A. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution: V. 57 (8) p. 1177-1189. DOI: 10.1007/s10722-010-9558-4 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE The aims of this study are to determine … Continue reading

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