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Biodiversity information : needs and options : proceedings of the 1996 International Workshop on Biodiversity Information

Author: D L Hawksworth; P M Kirk; Stella Dextre Clarke; C.A.B. International.
Publisher: Oxon, OX, UK ; New York, NY, USA : CAB International, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biodiversity has been identified as a key issue in the general debate about the sustainable use of the world's natural resources. This text reviews the needs and opportunities for information flows  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
International Workshop on Biodiversity Information (1996 : London, England).
Biodiversity information.
Oxon, OX, UK ; New York, NY, USA : CAB International, ©1997
(OCoLC)625319823
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D L Hawksworth; P M Kirk; Stella Dextre Clarke; C.A.B. International.
ISBN: 0851991831 9780851991832
OCLC Number: 36877328
Notes: The International Workshop on Biodiversity Information was held in London, England.
Description: x, 194 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: The importance of biodiversity information / Sir Crispin Tickell --
Information needs in biodiversity assessments, from genes to ecosystems / V.H. Heywood --
Assessing information needs for sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity / D.H. Janzen and R. Gámez --
Defining and meeting needs for information: agriculture and forestry perspective / T.J.B. Boyle and J.M. Lenné --
Information needs of inventory programmes / D.L. Hawksworth and R.K. Mibey --
Wider use and application of indigenous knowledge, innovations and practices: information systems and ethical concerns / D.D. Posey --
Management of information to support conservation decision making / J.R. Busby --
Overview of the UNEP/GEF Biodiversity Data Management Project (BDM) / F. Duff --
The role of information in the operation of the convention on biological diversity / C. Juma --
Designing information systems to support biodiversity conservation / B.A. Stein --
Networks for distributing information / V.P. Canhos, G.P. Manfio and D.A.L. Canhos --
Biodiversity: the role of information technology in distributing information / J.R. Burley, P.R. Scott and A.W. Speedy --
Final report and recommendations.
Responsibility: sponsored by CAB International [and others] ; edited by David L. Hawksworth, Paul M. Kirk, and Stella Dextre Clarke.
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