Category Archives: Research

Plant Direct: a new open access journal in the plant sciences

A new open access journal has just been launched that could be of interest when next considering where to submit your research papers. Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has announced the launch of Plant Direct, a new open access … Continue reading

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NUS species in the spotlight

Next week in Accra, Ghana, The 3rd International Conference on: Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS): for a Food-Secure Africa will be held from the 25-27 September. The programme will be of great interest to researchers working in this field, and … Continue reading

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Bioversity International annual report 2012

We are pleased to launch the Bioversity International 2012 Annual Report, available as an interactive digital publication and as a downloadable PDF. In the report, you will find highlights of our work in 2012 showing how research on agricultural and … Continue reading

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PNAS article: Several scales of biodiversity affect ecosystem multifunctionality

doi: 10.1073/pnas.1220333110 PNAS June 3, 2013 Several scales of biodiversity affect ecosystem multifunctionality Jae R. Pasari,  Taal Levi,  Erika S. Zavaleta, and David Tilman Edited by Mary E. Power, University of California, Berkeley, CA, and approved May 6, 2013 (received … Continue reading

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Bioversity Research Fellows Gallery now on-line

The Bioversity Research Fellows Gallery is now available on the Bioversity website. It highlights the research that different fellows have carried out in collaboration with Bioversity. The profiles of the fellows are enriched with links to their publications and multimedia … Continue reading

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Using traditional crop varietal diversity to reduce pest & disease damage in agricultural ecosystems

Much of the worlds’ annual harvest loss to pests and diseases occurs as a consequence of crops grown in monocultures, or cultivated varieties with uniform resistance. This uniform resistance is met by the continuing evolution of new races of pests … Continue reading

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Linking community based genebanks with national genebanks: your help needed

Bioversity International is conducting research on novel ways to bridge community-based management practices to conserve and use plant genetic resources with national and international genebanks. We are interested to learn from experiences of local gene/seed banks from around the world … Continue reading

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