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- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 114.99
The first volume in the "Long Term Ecological Research Network" series, this book summarizes the state of knowledge about biodiversity in drylands, and seeks to identify questions and strategies for future research and to lay out guidelines for management of biodiversity in desert and semi desert regions. more...
- CABI 2005; US$ 140.00
Agroforestry and silvopastoralism are ancient ways of managing forestland that should be encouraged as they increase productivity in the short, medium and long terms (in comparison with forestland), biodiversity (in comparison with farmland) and the sustainability of land (multiproduct system). more...
- CABI 2005; US$ 110.00
In agricultural systems, a diversity of crops and varieties in essential to combat the risks farmers face from pests, diseases and variations in climate. Crop biodiversity also underpins the range of dietary needs and services that consumers demand as economies change. more...
- CABI 2004; US$ 175.00
Focusing on the biodiversity and ecology of West African forests, this volume analyses the facts that give rise to biodiversity and structure tropical plant communities, and includes an atlas with ecological profiles of 280 rare plant species and 56 large timber species. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00
Biodiversity, Sustainability and Human Communities, first published in 2002, proposes new methods of combating biodiversity loss around the world. more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95
The beautiful tropical dry forest of northwest Costa Rica, with its highly seasonal rainfall and diversely vegetated landscape, is disappearing even more rapidly than Costa Rica's better-known rain forest, primarily because it has been easier to convert to agriculture. This book, based on more than thirty years of study, offers the first comprehensive... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 100.00
Proceedings from an OECD Expert Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland, November 2001 What are the impacts on biodiversity of current farm policies and potential reduction of subsidies to agriculture? Are international interests in biodiversity and trade liberalization complementary or in conflict? The OECD is developing a set of agri-biodiversity... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 184.95
While modern science has always recognized the central role that biodiversity plays in the ecological processes that maintain the Earth's equilibrium, our increasing knowledge of nature has deepened our appreciation of this principle. Consequently, those involved with implementing and maintaining sustainable agriculture systems have begun to take a... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 146.95
Part of the worldwide biodiversity program DIVERSITAS, the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) assesses the biological richness of high-elevation biota. GMBA?s focus includes the uppermost forest regions or their substitute rangeland vegetation, the treeline ecotone, and the alpine and nival belts. Providing more than description, the GMBA... more...