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172 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xiv, 243 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
  • The management of wetland resources-- indigenous knowledge and wetland management-- wetland resources in Illubabor-- the research approach-- the study wetlands-- the hydrology of valley bottom wetlands-- indigenous wetland management in Illubabor-- indigenous and scientific wetland knowledge-- sustainable hydrological management of wetlands.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754630449 20160527
There has been increasing recognition around the world that wetlands are fragile ecosystems which require sensitive and sustainable management if they are to continue to provide their range of functions and benefits. T hese functions and benefits, which include contributions to food security and environmental regulation, play a critical role in sustaining rural livelihoods in many developing countries. Drawing upon research carried out in the area, this book identifies and discusses the importance of wetlands to local communities in south-west Ethiopia, and in particular, how indigenous wetland management practices contribute to sustainable wetland use. As the basis of wetland management, particular attention is paid to the role of Indigenous Knowledge Systems, and how knowledge of wetland functioning is acquired, disseminated, developed and applied by local communities in their wetland management strategies. Critically, this community knowledge is examined in the context of scientific data, specifically that obtained from a wetland hydrology monitoring programme, thereby drawing attention to the strengths and weaknesses of both systems. This has major implications not only for the ways in which wetlands and other natural resources are managed at the local level, but also for the wider rural development strategies of governments and non-governmental organizations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754630449 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xiv, 380 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface.- 1. Basic Ecological Concepts in Agroecosystems.- 1. Agroecology: Researching the Ecological Basis for Sustainable Agriculture.- 2. Two Examples of Natural Enemy Augmentation: A Consequence of Crop Diversification.- 3. An Evaluation of Ants as Possible Candidates for Biological Control in Tropical Annual Agroecosystems.- 4. Cropping Systems, Insect Movement, and the Spread of Insect-Transmitted Diseases in Crops.- 5. Diversification of Agroecosystems for Insect Pest Regulation: Experiments with Collards.- 6. Reduction of Damping-Off Disease in Soils from Indigenous Mexican Agroecosystems.- 7. The Role of Allelopathy in Agroecosystems: Studies from Tropical Taiwan.- 8. Nutrient Mobility in a Shifting Cultivation System, Belize, Central America.- 9. Low-Input Ideotypes.- 10. An Ecological Approach to Reducing External Inputs Through the Use of Intercropping.- 11. Integrating Trees into Agriculture: The Home Garden Agroecosystem as an Example of Agroforestry in the Tropics.- 12. The Influence of Trees in Selected Agroecosystems in Mexico.- 13. Tree Improvement from the Ground Up: The Potential for a Select Microbial Inocula in Forestry.- 14. Variability, Stability, and Risk in Intercropping: Some Theoretical Explorations.- 2. Agroecosystem Design and Management.- 15. Reducing the Risk: Some Indications Regarding Pre-Hispanic Wetland Agricultural Intensification from Contemporary Use of a Wetland/Terra Firma Boundary Zone in Central Veracruz.- 16. Agricultural Systems of the Northeastern Hill Region of India.- 17. The Impact of Agrohydrological Management on Water, Nutrients, and Fertilizers in the Environment of the Netherlands.- 18. Technological Changes in Energy Use in U.S. Agricultural Production.- 19. Energy Flow in Agroecosystems of Northeast China.- 20. Threats to Sustainability in Intensified Agricultural Systems: Analysis and Implications for Management.- 21. Quantifying the Agroecological Component of Sustainable Agriculture: A Goal.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781461279341 20160614
***e FACHGEBIET*** Agriculture, Agronomy, Forestry, Horticulture, Soil Science, Environmental Science (esp. Plant Ecology), Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Economics, Natural Resource Economics, Sociology, and Anthropology ***INTERESSENTENGRUPPE*** Of interest to researchers, students, and professionals in the above fields.- Level: Technical Book, Monograph ***URHEBER*** S.R. Gliessman, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA (Ed.) ***TITEL*** Agroecology ***UNTERTITEL*** Researching the Ecological Basis for Sustainable Agriculture ***BIBLIOGRAPHISCHE-ANGABEN*** 1990. XIV, 380 pp. 87 figs. (Ecological Studies. Eds.: W.D. Billings, F. Golley, O.L. Lange, J.S. Olson, H. Remmert. Vol. 78) Hardcover DM 198, - ISBN 3-540-97028-2 ***CONTENTS*** Contents: Part I: Basic Ecological Concepts in Agroecosystems.- Part II: Agroecosystem Design and Management.- Index. ***LANGTEXT*** This book provides an introduction to research approaches in the emerging interdisciplinary field of agroecology. It demonstrates in a series of international case studies how to combine the more production-oriented focus of the agronomist with the more systems-oriented viewpoint of the ecologist. Different methodologies for quantifying and evaluating agroecosystem sustainability are presented and analyzed. Leading researchers in the field provide examples of the diversity and complexity of agroecological research, ranging from archeology to insect ecology, and examine design and management of agroecosystems that span from the humid tropics to temperate regions. This timely overview will be of great value to ecologists, agronomists, geographers, foresters, anthropologists, and others involved in developing a sustainable basis for land use, management, and conservation worldwide. ***RS-ENDE*** RS 11/89 PREX ***RS-NOTIZEN*** NY/Dr. Czeschlik.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781461279341 20160614
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xxxiv, 418 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword Prof M.S. Swaminathan Preface and Acknowledgements Walter Simon de Boef Section 1: Community biodiversity management and in situ conservation 1.1 Community biodiversity management: general introduction Marja Thijssen, Walter de Boef, Abishkar Subedi, Nivaldo Peroni and Elizabeth O'Keeffe 1.2 The evolution of community biodiversity management as a methodology for implementing in situ conservation of agrobiodiversity in Nepal Abishkar Subedi, Pitambar Shrestha, Madhusudan Upadhyay and Bhuwon Sthapit 1.3 Community biodiversity management: defined and contextualized Pratap Shrestha, Pitambar Shrestha, Abishkar Subedi, Nivaldo Peroni and Walter de Boef 1.4 On-farm management of plant genetic resources through community seed banks in Ethiopia Regassa Feyissa, Genene Gezu, Bayush Tsegaye and Temesgen Dessalegn 1.5 The diversity kit: restoring farmers' sovereignty over food, seed and genetic resources, in Guaraciaba, Brazil Adriano Canci, Clistenes Antonio Guadagnin, Jair Pedro Henke and Luciane Lazzari 1.6 Practices that contribute to the empowerment of farming communities for managing their agrobiodiversity in Asia Joya Doctor 1.7 The maison de la semence paysanne and diversity platform: promoting agrobiodiversity in France Jennifer Kendall and Elodie Gras 1.8 Community biodiversity management and in situ conservation of plant genetic resources Walter de Boef and Marja Thijssen Section 2: Practices contributing to community biodiversity management 2.1 Practices contributing to community biodiversity management: introduction Walter de Boef and Abishkar Subedi 2.2 Enhancing awareness on the value of local biodiversity in Nepal Pitambar Shrestha, Abishkar Subedi and Bhuwon Sthapit 2.3 Practices that contribute to promoting and appreciating Andean crops and identity in Cotacachi, Ecuador Cesar Tapia and Hugo Carrera 2.4 Community biodiversity registers in Nepal: enhancing the capabilities of communities to document, monitor and take control over their genetic resources Abishkar Subedi, Rachana Devkota, Indra Poudel and Shreeram Subedi 2.5 Gene banks that promote on-farm management through the reintroduction of local varieties in Brazil Terezinha Dias, Maria Aldete J. da Fonseca Ferreira, Rosa Lia Barbieri, Flavia Franca Teixeira and Sergio Guilherme de Azevedo 2.6 Community seed reserves: enhancing sovereignty and resilience in Central America Mario Roberto Fuentes Lopez and Sergio Romeo Alonzo Recinos 2.7 Community seed banks in the semi-arid region of Paraiba, Brazil Emanoel Dias da Silva 2.8 The community seed bank: a common driver for community biodiversity management Pitambar Shrestha, Genene Gezu, Saujanendra Swain, Bertrand Lassaigne, Abishkar Subedi and Walter de Boef 2.9 Community biodiversity management fund: promoting conservation through livelihood development in Nepal Pitambar Shrestha, Sajal Sthapit, Abishkar Subedi and Bhuwon Sthapit Section 3: People, biodiversity and landscapes 3.1 People, biodiversity and landscapes: introduction Walter de Boef, Nivaldo Peroni and Natalia Hanazaki 3.2 Traditional people and the conservation of biodiversity in Brazil Ana Luiza Assis, Sofia Zank, Nivaldo Peroni and Natalia Hanazaki 3.3 Opportunities for ethnobotany to contribute to community biodiversity management Natalia Hanazaki, Elaine Mitie Nakamura, Bianca Lindner and Walter de Boef 3.4 The domestication of landscapes and cultural keystone species in a context of community biodiversity management, in Brazil Nivaldo Peroni, Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque, Ana Luiza de Assis, Ernani Machado de Freitas Lins Neto 3.5 Caivas and their contribution to the conservation of Atlantic forest landscapes in Brazil Mauricio Sedrez dos Reis, Camila Vieira da Silva, Andrea Gabriela Mattos, Alex Zechini, Adelar Mantovani and Nivaldo Peroni 3.6 Community management of forest coffee landscapes in Ethiopia Regassa Feyissa, Genene Gezu, Bayush Tsegaye and Kassahun Tesfaye 3.7 Promoting the community management of garcinia genetic resources in the central Western Ghats, India Vasudeva Ramesh, Narasimha Hegde and Bhuwon Sthapit 3.8 The sustainable development reserve: an option for securing livelihoods in Imbituba, Brazil Sofia Zank, Ana Luiza Assis, Marlene Borges, Nivaldo Peroni and Natalia Hanazaki Section 4: Agrobiodiversity, livelihoods and markets 4.1 Agrobiodiversity, livelihoods and markets: introduction Walter de Boef, Marja Thijssen and Monika Sopov 4.2 Value addition and marketing of local citrus products in Nepal Bharat Bhandari, Bijaya Raj Devkota and Sajal Sthapit 4.3 Creating an economic stake for conserving the diversity of small millets in the Kolli Hills, India E.D. Israel Oliver King, S. Bala Ravi and Stefano Padulosi 4.4 Value chain development and the regional branding of Kalajeera rice in Jeypore, India Sushanta Sekhar Chaudhury and Saujanendra Swain 4.5 Marketing local rice varieties in Vietnam, supported by their participatory genetic enhancement and intellectual property rights Frederic Thomas and Dao The Anh 4.6 The dynamic management and regional marketing of a local wheat variety by farmers in the Luberon, France Guy Kastler and Anne-Charlotte Moy Section 5: Participatory crop improvement in a context of community biodiversity management 5.1 Participatory crop improvement in a context of community biodiversity management: introduction Walter de Boef, Marja Thijssen and Bhuwon Sthapit 5.2 Grassroots breeding of local crops and varieties in support of community biodiversity management and resilience in Nepal Bhuwon Sthapit, Kamal Khadka, Pitambar Shrestha, Shreeram Subedi and Indra Poudel 5.3 Participatory domestication of the fruit tree species, feijoa (Acca sellowiana) in Brazil Karine dos Santos, Nivaldo Peroni, Raymond P. Guries, Joel Donazzolo and Rubens Onofre Nodari 5.4 Farmer and participatory maize breeding: increasing farmers' autonomy and promoting the use of diversity in France Bertrand Lassaigne and Jennifer Kendall 5.5 Participatory genetic enhancement of the Jethobudho rice variety in Nepal Sachesh Silwal, Sanjaya Gyawali, Bharat Bhandari and Bhuwon Sthapit 5.6 Providing scientific support to farmers using local rice diversity in Jeypore, India Sushanta Sekhar Chaudhury and Saujanendra Swain 5.7 The participatory genetic enhancement of a local maize variety in Brazil Juliana Bernardi Ogliari, Volmir Kist and Adriano Canci 5.8 Participatory crop improvement in Central America: encouraging farmers to use local varieties Sergio Romeo Alonzo Recinos, Mario Roberto Fuentes Lopez, Juan Carlos Rosas Sotomayor, Silvio Aguirre and Rolando Herrera 5.9 Participatory varietal selection for enhancing farmers' access to quality seed in Ethiopia Hussein Mohammed, Tadesse Desalegn, Fetien Abay and Marja Thijssen 5.10 Supporting farmers' access to the global gene pool and participatory selection in taro in the Pacific Tolo Iosefa, Mary Taylor, Danny Hunter and Valerie Saena Tuia Section 6: Community biodiversity management, genetic resource policies and rights 6.1 Genetic resource policies and rights: opportunities and limitations for community biodiversity management Niels Louwaars, S. Bala Ravi, Pratap Shrestha, Juliana Santilli, Regassa Feyissa and Walter de Boef 6.2 Farmers' rights in times of change: illusion or reality? Regine Andersen 6.3 Farmers' rights, their scope and legal protection in India S. Bala Ravi 6.4 Access and benefit-sharing: putting a global legal concept into practice through local initiatives Ronnie Vernooy and Manuel Ruiz 6.5 Access and benefit-sharing in Brazil: towards the appropriation of the commons Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque, Natalia Hanazaki and Juliana Santilli 6.6 The European Union directive on conservation varieties and its incompatibility with on-farm management of plant genetic resources Guy Kastler and Anne-Charlotte Moy 6.7 Local varieties, informal seed systems and the Seed Law: reflections from Brazil Juliana Santilli 6.8 Seed and variety regulations: obstructing informal seed systems and the use of local varieties by farmers in Europe Guy Kastler Section 7: Community biodiversity management and resilience 7.1 New professionalism and governance in plant genetic resource management Walter de Boef, Marja Thijssen and Abishkar Subedi 7.2 Community biodiversity management and empowerment Walter de Boef, Karen Verhoosel and Marja Thijssen 7.3 Community biodiversity management: promoting resilience Walter de Boef, Marja Thijssen, Nivaldo Peroni and Abishkar Subedi Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415502207 20160611
The conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity are issues that have been high on the policy agenda since the first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. As part of efforts to implement in situ conservation, a methodology referred to as community biodiversity management (CBM) has been developed by those engaged in this arena. CBM contributes to the empowerment of farming communities to manage their biological resources and make informed decisions on the conservation and use of agrobiodiversity. This book is the first to set out a clear overview of CBM as a methodology for meeting socio-environmental changes. CBM is shown to be a key strategy that promotes community resilience, and contributes to the conservation of plant genetic resources. The authors present the underlying concepts and theories of CBM as well as its methodology and practices, and introduce case studies primarily from Brazil, Ethiopia, France, India, and Nepal. Contributors include farmers, leaders of farmers' organizations, professionals from conservation and development organizations, students and scientists. The book offers inspiration to all those involved in the conservation and use of agrobiodiversity within livelihood development and presents ideas for the implementation of farmers' rights. The wide collection of experiences illustrates the efforts made by communities throughout the world to cope with change while using diversity and engaging in learning processes. It links these grassroots efforts with debates in policy arenas as a means to respond to the unpredictable changes, such as climate change, that communities face in sustaining their livelihoods.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415502207 20160611
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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80 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
  • Biodiversity conservation and supply chain management
  • Protecting biodiversity through improved agricultural practices
  • Policy prerequisites for supply chain participation in biodiversity-friendly production
  • The influence of markets and money on greening supply chains.
Biodiversity is being lost at a rate that will have significant economic and social implications around the world if this deterioration is allowed to continue unabated. Much of this loss may be attributed to the need to produce more food supplies for an ever to increasing world population. This publication examines the impacts of agricultural supply chain activities on biodiversity and ecosystems and provides recommendations for the conservation policies that are needed to preserve this vital resource. It is intended to provide government policy to makers with guidelines for developing strategies for involving agricultural supply chains in the drive for biodiversity protection and the implementation of sustainable development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211263435 20160609
Green Library
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xxvi, 584 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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19 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 27 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xiv, 170 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction-- Towards an Era of Biohappiness-- Biodiversity and Sustainable Food Security with regard to Climate Change-- Malthus and Mendel: Population, Science and Sustainable Food Security-- Achieving Food Security in Times of Crisis-- Resolving Asia's Contradictions-- 2010 - Do or Die Year on the Farm Front-- Biotechnology-- Benefit Sharing in the Area of Conservation and Use of Plant Genetic Resources-- Partnerships in Integrated Gene Management-- Mangroves-- Frozen Seeds and Food Security-- Kerala Case Study on Agrobiodiversity Conservation-- Designing a Learning Revolution.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814329323 20160607
This book is intended to describe how an era of biohappiness, based on the conservation and sustainable and equitable use of biodiversity, can be launched. This book will deal with all aspects of conservation such as in-situ, ex-situ and community conservation. It will cover the conservation issues relating to mangroves and other coastal bioresources, whose importance will grow with the emerging possibility of sea level rise from global warming. This book will include concrete examples of how local tribal families have taken to the establishment of gene, seed, grain and water banks in villages, thus linking conservation, cultivation, consumption and commerce in a mutually reinforcing manner.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814329323 20160607
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9. Agroecosystems [2000]

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xii, 110 p. : ill., col. maps ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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259 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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83 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library

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