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Biodiversity in agriculture : domestication, evolution, and sustainability

Author: Paul Gepts
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Bringing together research from a range of fields including anthropology, archaeology and ecology, this book addresses key questions relating to agriculture. It highlights how these topics can be  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Gepts
ISBN: 9780521764599 0521764599 9780521170871 0521170877
OCLC Number: 785061228
Notes: "The presentations of the second edition of the Harlan Symposium, held September 14-18, 2008, on the campus of the University of California, Davis ..."--Foreword.
Description: 606 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The local origins of domestication / Jared Diamond --
Early steps in agricultural domestication / Robert Bettinger --
Evolution of agro-ecosystems: biodiversity, origins and differential development / David R. Harris --
From foraging to farming in western and eastern Asia 151 / Ofer Bar-Yosef --
Predomestic cultivation during the late Pleistocene and Early Holocene in the northern Levant / George Willcox --
New archaeobotanical information on plant domestication from macro-remains: tracking the evolution of domestication syndrome traits / Dorian Q. Fuller --
New archaeobotanical information on early cultivation and plant domestication involving microplant remains / Dolores R. Piperno --
How and why did agriculture spread? / Peter Bellwood --
California Indian proto-agriculture: its characterization and legacy / Kat Anderson and Eric Wohlgemuth --
Domestication of animals and impacts on humans / Thomas Famula --
Pathways to animal domestication / Melinda A. Zeder --
Genetics of animal domestication / Leif Andersson --
Genome-wide approaches for the study of dog domestication / Bridgett M. vonHoldt, Melissa M. Gray, and Robert K. Wayne --
Malaria and rickets represent selective forces for the convergent evolution of adult lactase persistence / Loren Cordain, Mathew S. Hickley, and Kami Kim --
Issues in plant domestication / Paul Gepts --
The dynamics of rice domestication: a balance between gene flow and genetic isolation / Susan R. McCouch [and others] --
Domestication of lima beans: a new look at an old problem / M.I. Chacon S. [and others] --
Genetic characterization of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) and yam (Dioscorea trifida L.) landraces in swidden agriculture systems in Brazil / Elizabeth A. Veasey [and others] --
Pigeonpea: from an orphan to a leader in food legumes / C.L. Laxmipathi Gowda [and others] --
Traditional management of biodiversity / Stephen Brush --
Ecological approaches to crop domestication / D.B. McKey [and others] --
Agrobiodiversity shifts on three continents since Vavilov and Harlan: assessing causes, processes and implications for food security / Gary Paul Nabhan [and others] --
Indigenous peoples conserving, managing, and creating biodiversity / Jan Salick --
Land architecture in the Maya lowlands: implications for sustainability / B.L. Turner II and Deborah Lawrence --
Agrobiodiversity and water resources in agricultural landscape evolution (Andean Valley irrigation, Bolivia, 1986 to 2008) / Karl S. Zimmerer --
Uses of biodiversity and new and future domestications / Patrick McGuire and Calvin Qualset --
Participatory domestication of indigenous fruit and nut trees: new crops for sustainable agriculture in developing countries / Roger R.B. Leakey --
The introduction and dispersal of Vitis vinifera into California: a case study of the interaction of man, plants, economics, and environment / James Lapsley --
Genetic resources of yeast and other micro-organisms / Charles W. Bamforth --
Biodiversity of native bees and crop pollination with emphasis on California / Robbin W. Thorp --
Aquaculture, the next wave of domestication / Dennis Hedgecock --
Genetic sustainability and biodiversity: challenges to the California dairy industry / Juan F. Medrano.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Gepts [and others].


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'... I recommend this text to all those interested in agrobiodiversity, domestication and evolution.' Nigel Maxted, Experimental Agriculture 'The editors did an admirable job of weaving together 28 Read more...

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