Category Archives: Environment

Feeding the world’s growing population: how to solve the food crisis

The Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail has recently published a piece that looks at the question: “How do we feed seven billion people – and counting?” This question was posed to 18 of the world’s foremost thinkers on food … Continue reading

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Agricultural biodiversity in the Tajik Pamirs

Alessandra Giuliani, Frederik van Oudenhoven, and Shoista Mubalieva (2011)  Agricultural biodiversity in the Tajik Pamirs. Mountain Research and Development, 31(1):16-26. DOI: 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-10-00109.1 OPEN ACCESS PAPER This study investigates the role that local fruit varieties can play in achieving the dual … Continue reading

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Spatial analysis of plant diversity & distribution: new training manual

Spatial analysis is an important tool for gathering information about plant diversity present in specific geographic areas around the world.  Monitoring the patterns of distribution and the status of plant species enables us to set priority areas for conservation, identifying … Continue reading

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The Economist: special report on feeding the world.

Inside the 26th February issue of The Economist our readers will find a 14 page special report on the future of food. The report: “The 9 billion-people question“ tells us that the world’s population will grow from the almost 7 … Continue reading

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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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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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Biodiversity film-making competition

The tve’s  (Television Trust for the Environment) biomovies competition has been launched on 29 October at the UN biodiversity summit in Nagoya, Japan, with the screening of two films by YouTube cult filmmakers Eddsworld from Britain and Killcure’s Varun Kannan from India. It has … Continue reading

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