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Population, agriculture, and biodiversity : problems and prospects

Author: J P Gustafson; Peter H Raven; Paul R Ehrlich
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 2020. ©2020
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"This timely collection of 15 essays addresses the relationships between human population growth (and consumption); the need to increase food supplies to feed the world population, and the chances for avoiding the extinction of a major proportion of the biodiversity that collectively makes our survival on earth possible. Those relationships are highly intertwined, and changes in each of them are increasingly  Read more...
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Population, agriculture, and biodiversity
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2020]
(DLC) 2019034806
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J P Gustafson; Peter H Raven; Paul R Ehrlich
ISBN: 9780826274403 0826274404
OCLC Number: 1131866627
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 398 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Population, resources, and the environment : the situation in 2019 / Paul R. and Anne H. Ehrlich --
Food for 10 billion : possibilities and probabilities / Nina V. Fedoroff --
Trade's contribution to global food security / Kym Anderson --
Feeding a world in the wake of climate change and resource constraints : selecting an appropriate farm-level response strategy / James N. Blignaut and Avi Perevolotsky --
Climate change and food security / Mathew Abraham and Prabhu Pingali --
Globalized agriculture and tropical deforestation / Derek Byerlee --
Advances in potential yield of grain crops / Tony Fischer --
Sivakumar Sukumaran, Francisco Pinto, and Gemma Molero, physiological breeding for climate change / Matthew Reynolds --
Adaptive wild cereal genomic resources for crop improvement / Eviatar Nevo --
Genome engineering techniques-opportunities and challenges / Wendy Harwood --
The problem of insecticide, fungicide, and herbicide resistance in agricultural crop pests / Michael J. Christoffers and Robert P. Sabba --
Rethinking water on a growing, hungry planet / Kate A. Brauman --
Livestock impact on biodiversity / Amy E. Young, Luke T. Macaulay, Stephanie R. Larson, and Alison L. Van Eenennaam --
Agriculture and pollution : sharing the crowded two-way street / David I. Gustafson and Russell L. Jones --
The impact of agriculture on global biodiversity / Stuart L. Pimm and Varsha Vijay.
Responsibility: editors, Perry Gustafson, Peter Raven, Paul Ehrlich.

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