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Identifying Areas for Field Conservation of Forages in Latin American Disturbed Environments

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dc.contributor.author Peters, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.author Hyman, Glenn en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:50:19Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:50:19Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-04-06 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-04-06 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/2463
dc.description.abstract "This paper uses the spatial analysis tools DIVA and FloraMap to identify potential areas for the in situ conservation of a set of 10 forage species. We introduce the idea of roadside verges as conservation areas and discuss the risks and opportunities of two potential scenarios for conservation. These are the introduction of mass reservoirs outside of the original areas of collection and conservation inside the area of origin. Four potential areas for in situ conservation in Latin America are identified. Although more detailed studies using remote sensing, soil information, and field reconnaissance will be necessary for a final assessment of the suggested areas as field conservation sites, we discuss the possibilities of establishing low-maintenance communities and the potential dangers of introducing harmful weed species. We do not have final answers with regard to the permanent maintenance of genetic diversity in these areas but suggest that further studies of genetic drift in the populations would not only be scientifically useful but might also lead to identifying useful genotypes for local use." en_US
dc.subject biodiversity en_US
dc.subject legumes en_US
dc.subject roads en_US
dc.subject spatial organization en_US
dc.title Identifying Areas for Field Conservation of Forages in Latin American Disturbed Environments en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.coverage.region South America en_US
dc.coverage.region Central America & Caribbean en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 10 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth June en_US

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