Category Archives: Forestry

Nature’s article – Plant ecology: Forests on the brink

Nature | News & Views Plant ecology: Forests on the brink Bettina M. J. Engelbrecht Nature Volume: 491, Pages: 675–677 Date published: (29 November 2012)  DOI: doi:10.1038/nature11756  An analysis of the physiological vulnerability of different trees to drought shows that … Continue reading

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New Training Guide on Forest Genetic Resources

Imagine you are a forest manager working in Malaysia. An endangered Dipterocarp tree (Shorea lumutensis) endemic to peninsular Malaysia is now so reduced in number that it is restricted only to small reserves, vulnerable to natural catastrophes, and climate change. … Continue reading

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Bioversity staff paper: Indigenous fruit trees in Kenya

Interested in research on indigenous fruit trees? Then this recent paper authored by Bioversity staff and partners will be to your liking: – Fukushima, T.; Morimoto, Y.; Maundu, P.; Kahindi, B.; Fondo, J.  (2010) Local preference of indigenous fruit trees … Continue reading

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Bioversity staff research article: Enhancing integrated approaches in agricultural learning systems using experiences from agroforestry

 Scientific Research and Essays Vol. 5(16), pp. 2179-2185, 18 August, 2010 Full Length Research Paper Enhancing integrated approaches in agricultural learning systems using experiences from agroforestry B. August Temu1, G. Per Rudebjer2 and S. Chakeredza3* 1World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P. … Continue reading

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Convention on Biological Diversity, COP 10

The 10th meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) has begun, with representatives from over 190 countries gathering in Nagoya, Japan.  Some of the main issues that will be discussed at COP include  access and … Continue reading

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Biodiversity, ecosystems services & livelihoods

The May issue of Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (vol. 2 (1-2))  is entirely dedicated to ‘Biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being’. The editorial overview states:  <quote> Looking back, it is quite clear that biodiversity science has been evolving quickly … Continue reading

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Global biodiversity: indicators of recent declines

Originally published in Science Express on 29 April 2010 Science 28 May 2010: Vol. 328. no. 5982, pp. 1164 – 1168 DOI: 10.1126/science.1187512 Reports Global biodiversity: indicators of recent declines Stuart H. M. Butchart,* Matt Walpole, Ben Collen [et al.] … Continue reading

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