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Cover for Plant genetic resources and climate change.

This new book Plant Genetic Resources and Climate Change contains 11 chapters summarizing perspectives on climatic change and how it might affect plant populations, and the expected impact on agriculture around the world. It presents some of the latest perspectives about how genetic resources can...

Author(s)
Jackson, M.; Ford-Lloyd, B.; Parry, M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641973)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetic resources and conservation challenges under the threat of climate change.

This chapter describes and discusses some of the initiatives and developments that make the world better prepared to respond to climate change in terms of plant genetic resources (PGRs). A broad overview is provided of important issues concerning conservation and use of PGRs, including conservation ...

Author(s)
Ford-Lloyd, B.; Engels, J. M. M.; Jackson, M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641973)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Regional impacts of climate change on agriculture and the role of adaptation.

This chapter discusses the impacts of climate change on agriculture and the role of adaptation. Specifically, the chapter explores the following impacts of climate change on agriculture: increased CO2 concentrations, water availability, and pests and diseases. The chapter also includes reports of...

Author(s)
Berry, P.; Ramirez-Villegas, J.; Bramley, H.; Mgonja, M. A.; Samarendu Mohanty
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641973)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate change and on-farm conservation of crop landraces in centres of diversity.

This chapter reviews the potential impacts of climate change on on-farm conservation of crop diversity and on the contribution that on-farm conservation can make to agricultural adaptation to climate change, and ask two questions: (1) How might climate change affect the viability of on-farm...

Author(s)
Bellon, M. R.; Etten, J. van
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641973)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Food security, climate change and genetic resources.

This chapter provides an overview on food security today, how problems of food production will be exacerbated by climate change, and how, in the case of one crop (rice), access to and use of genetic resources have already begun to address many of the challenges that climate change will bring.

Author(s)
Zeigler, R. S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641973)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate projections.

This chapter discusses the following topics: the concept and drivers of climate change and variability; climate models for estimating future climate variations and changes; long-term climate projections (temperature, precipitation, different patterns of regional climate change at specific global...

Author(s)
Betts, R. A.; Hawkins, E.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641973)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effects of climate change on potential food production and risk of hunger.

This chapter describes the scale of the challenge facing crop genetic management in the role it needs to play in confronting climate change. It summarizes the development of knowledge about the risks posed by climate change to food production in the future and the consequent increases in risk of...

Author(s)
Parry, M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641973)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Crop wild relatives and climate change.

This chapter provides an analysis of the importance of crop wild relatives (CWR) in plant breeding and the need for their comprehensive conservation. The importance of CWR diversity as a potentially critical resource for future food security is now widely recognized, particularly in the light of...

Author(s)
Maxted, N.; Kell, S.; Brehm, J. M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641973)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Exploring 'omics' of genetic resources to mitigate the effects of climate change.

This chapter aims to provide a glimpse into the molecular technologies that could be used to address and mitigate the effects that climate change will impose on food production. In particular, it provides an overview of these molecular technologies and their current state. Because informatics...

Author(s)
McNally, K. L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641973)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Harnessing meiotic recombination for improved crop varieties.

This chapter describes how a deeper understanding of sexual reproduction in plants, specifically the processes of meiosis, should lead to better use of germplasm in crop breeding as a response to climate change. It explains why meiotic recombination lies at the heart of generating novel varieties....

Author(s)
Armstrong, S. J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641973)
Type
Book chapter

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