Special Issue "Appraisal of Approaches for the Management of Biodiversity and Life Support Systems"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2012)
Dr. Angela Dikou
College of Science and Mathematics, University of the Virigin Islands, #2 John Brewers Bay, St. Thomas, VI 00802-9990, USA
Phone: +1 340 693 1457
Fax: +1 340 693 1245
Interests: coral reef and coastal wetlands ecology and management; marine resource management (fisheries, protected areas)
The diversity of environmental and natural resource management projects to reduce human footprint calls for geographic, contextual, and substantive comparisons. The journal Diversity invites multidisciplinary research, review and case-study articles under the Special Issue of "Appraisal of approaches for the management of biodiversity and life support systems". The work should be evaluating outcomes of paradigms, approaches, initiatives and tools for the management of biodiversity, whole ecosystems, ecosystem components and services in terms of effectiveness, efficiency and/or equity. Contributions that integrate ecology, economics and/or social sciences are particularly encouraged. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, restoration, spatial planning, protected areas, co-management and adaptive management, mitigation of climate change impacts, valuation, and policy tools. Deadline for the submission of contributions is 1st September 2012.
Dr. Angela Dikou
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Diversity is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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Diversity 2012, 4(3), 301-317; doi:10.3390/d4030301
Received: 23 June 2012; in revised form: 23 July 2012 / Accepted: 31 July 2012 / Published: 10 August 2012| Download PDF Full-text (2899 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Climate, Management and Habitat Associations of Avian Fauna in Restored Wetlands of California’s Central Valley, USA
Diversity 2012, 4(4), 396-418; doi:10.3390/d4040396
Received: 3 September 2012; in revised form: 30 October 2012 / Accepted: 15 November 2012 / Published: 23 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (503 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Abstract: The Challenge of Managing Marine Biodiversity: A Practical Toolkit for a Cartographic, Territorial Approach
Diversity 2012, 4(4), 419-452; doi:10.3390/d4040419
Received: 3 September 2012; in revised form: 8 October 2012 / Accepted: 6 November 2012 / Published: 23 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (3522 KB) | Download XML Full-text
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Type of Paper: Article
Title: Linking In Situ And Ex Situ Data of Forage Grass Accessions in a Database Inventory – Creating a Basis for Crop Wild Relative Management
Authors: Boller Beat 1, B. Schierscher-Viret.2 and C. Koehler
Affiliation: 1 Fodder Crop Breeding, Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon ART, Reckenholzstrasse 191, CH-8046 Zürich, Switzerland; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Arable Crop Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources, Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil ACW, CH-1260 Nyon 1, Switzerland; E-Mail: email@example.com
3 Commission suisse pour la conservation des plantes cultivées, CPC-SKEK, Domaine de Changins, CP 1012, CH-1260 Nyon 1, Switzerland ; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract : Spontaneous grasses and clovers growing in permanent grassland can be considered crop wild relatives since, although belonging to the same species as cultivated forages, they have developed with only moderate human interference and without deliberate breeding efforts. Several ex situ investigations carried out with accessions of forage grass species collected at well characterized permanent grassland sites pointed to a high genetic variation both within and among collecting sites, and suggested that preserving diverse habitats increases the chances to retrieve extreme trait values. A concept for in situ conservation of forages was developed. It aims at preserving the diversity of natural habitats by protecting a range of plant alliances. The basic assumption of the concept is that a typical plant alliance develops under the influence of a complexity of site factors which will not only affect species composition but also genetic composition of local populations of a particular forage species. Therefore, grassland plant alliance and biogeographic region were basic criteria for the choice of sites to be inventorized. The biogeographic region „Northern Foothills of the Alps“ was investigated in a pilot project. Further data from other regions were added from previous ex situ studies. A database was developed to allocate vegetation and site characterization data, as well as enabling a link to accessions collected at these sites and characterized ex situ. Vegetation, site and plant characterization data of a pilot project were made available online. This database will serve as a basis to manage in situ conserved forage plants.
Last update: 27 January 2012