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Pacific Island agrobiodiversity and ethnobiodiversity: a foundation for sustainable Pacific Island life

Thaman, Randolph R. (2008) Pacific Island agrobiodiversity and ethnobiodiversity: a foundation for sustainable Pacific Island life. Biodiversity: Journal of Life on Earth (Special issue: The Value of Biodiversity to Food and Agriculture), 9 (1 & 2). pp. 102-110. ISSN 1488-8386

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Abstract

The new EU Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection will include a strong reference to soil biodiversity as a key soil component that needs preserving. Since available knowledge on soil biodiversity is recognised as being very limited, the main effort of the strategy will be in stimulating new research programmes for the improved understanding of soil biota. Related to this will be the increased development of soil quality indicators taking into account the biological function of soils. A full range of potential bio-indicators for soil health and soil function is available but needs to be fully explored for operational soil monitoring activities. Existing soil biodiversity monitoring initiatives and the first results of on-going European research programmes are presented and reviewed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2008 11:08
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2012 20:38
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/221

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