[Taxacom] Call for papers: BIODIVERSITY (value of biodiversity to food and agriculture)

Hume Douglas hdouglas at connect.carleton.ca
Mon Nov 5 08:09:36 CST 2007


CALL FOR PAPERS

SPECIAL ISSUE OF BIODIVERSITY

THE VALUE OF BIODIVERSITY TO FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

To be released at the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on
Biological Diversity (CBD/COP9) in Bonn Germany, 19th - 30th May 2008.
The issue will coincide with the review of the Programme of work on
Agricultural Biodiversity, as well as with the celebrations of the
International Day for Biological Diversity on 22nd May on the theme of
Agriculture and Biodiversity.

The following topics will be considered for publication:

1.Biodiversity as the foundation for sustainable agriculture

2. Biodiversity and food (nutrition, traditional diets)

3. Soil biodiversity

4. Preservation of rare stocks

5. Indicators for agro-biodiversity

6. Value of taxonomy to biodiversity and agriculture

7. Invasive species

8 . Pollination

9. Bio-control

10. Ecosystems and the value of adjacent protected areas to
agricultural land.

11. Plant genetic resources, management of wild stocks, farm animal
genetics.

Other related topics will be considered. Please submit your abstracts
(250 words or less) by November 16th, 2007 to the Managing Editor,
Stephen Aitken (aitken at tc-biodiversity.org ). Space is limited. For
more information on Biodiversity please visit www.tc-biodiversity.org/.
Final papers will be due January 7th, 2008, and the publication is
scheduled for April 15th, 2008.

Produced in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Convention on
Biological Diversity (CBD) and partial support from the International
Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Ontario Trillium Foundation and
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).

--
Hume Douglas, Ph.D.

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