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NETSEED - Seed exchange networks for agrobiodiversity conservation

The NETSEED research project (2011-2013) was funded by
the French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB)
through its Centre for Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity (CESAB)



Group picture of the NETSEED meeting participants (October 2012). From left to right: Francois Massol, Oliver Coomes, Pascal Clouvel, Marco Pautasso, Guntra Aistara, Mathieu Thomas, Shawn McGuire, Sophie Caillon, Adeline Barnaud, Jean Wencelius, Chloe' Violon, Eric Garine, Doyle McKey, Selim Louafi & Pierre Martin

Contact: Marco Pautasso, marpauta(at)gmail.com

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1) a summary / sinopsis / résumé / Zusammenfassung / riassunto

2) literature related to seed exchange networks from the NETSEED project participants

3) and other NETSEED-related literature.

Please also see the list of papers for the CEFE discussion group on networks at:

https://sites.google.com/site/marpauta/networks




NETSEED Project Participants, as of October 2012

 
 


 



Department of Environmental
Sciences and Policy
,
Central European University,
Budapest, Hungary
 
 


Adeline Barnaud
 


Plant Biodiversity
and Adaptation Research Group
,
French Institute for Research and Development (IRD), Montpellier, France
 
 



Sophie Caillon



  Centre for Functional
and Evolutionary Ecology
(CEFE),
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Montpellier, France
 
 


Pascal Clouvel
 

French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), Montpellier, France
   

Kevin Coffey

International Research Center
for Climate & Society
,
Columbia University,
New York, USA

 
 


Oliver Coomes



Department of Geography,
McGill University,
Montreal, Canada
 
 


Marc Deletre


  Ecoanthropology & Ethniobiology Group, National Museum of
Natural History (MNHN),
Paris, France

 



Elise Demeulenaere


  Ecoanthropology
& Ethniobiology Group
,
National Museum of
Natural History (MNHN),
Paris, France

 



Ludivine Eloy



UMR 5281 "ART-Dev",
 University of Montpellier 3, France
 
 


Laure Emperaire



  IRD, Paris, France
 



 Eric Garine
 


Ethnobiology Group,
University of Paris 10
,
Nanterre, France

 

Isabelle Goldringer
 

Plant Genetics Research Group(Moulon), French National Institute for Agriculture (INRA), Versailles-Grignon, France
   Devra Jarvis
 Bioversity International,
Rome, Italy
   Francisco Laso
 University Montpellier 2,
France
 
 
 


Christian Leclerc
 


CIRAD, Montpellier, France
 



 Sélim Louafi



  CIRAD, Montpellier, France

 


Pierre Martin
 


CIRAD, Montpellier, France

 


François Massol



  CEFE, CNRS,
Montpellier, France
 



 Shawn McGuire
 


International Development,
University of East Anglia,
Norwich, UK

 



Doyle McKey
 



  CEFE
CNRS
& University
of Montpellier 2
,
France

 

Christine Padoch
 

New York Botanical Garden,
NY, USA
 
 




Marco Pautasso
 




CEFE, CNRS (postdoc CESAB)
Montpellier, France
   
Benjavan Rerkasem


 Chiang Mai University, Thailand
 
 



Mathieu Thomas




 University of Groningen,
the Netherlands

 



Chloé Violon



 Ethnobiology Group,
University of Paris 10
,
Nanterre, France
 
 



Jean Wencelius



 Ethnobiology Group,
University of Paris 10
,
Nanterre, France





NETSEED project summary in English:

NETSEED: Seed exchange networks for agrobiodiversity conservation

Plant biodiversity within agricultural ecosystems is central for food security, dietary diversity, and sustainable farming. A key question is how the diversity of seeds can be maintained. As human activities have fragmented natural habitats, altered agricultural environments, and facilitated global-scale connections, understanding the diffusion of seed genetic resources has become particularly important.

The NETSEED research project aims to help farmers in the maintenance of seed flow networks, and thus enable human communities to adapt to the changing cultural, economic and environmental conditions.

More information can be found on the CESAB website: http://www.cesab.org/images/projets/fiches2010/NetseedEN.pdf



Global change impacts on agrodiversity (the diversity of agricultural systems)
(from Pautasso et al. 2013, Agronomy for Sustainable Development)



Sinopsis del projecto NETSEED en espanol:

NETSEED: redes de circulation de semillas para la conservacion de la biodiversidad agricola

La biodiversidad vegetal en los ecosistemas agrícolas es fundamental para la seguridad, la diversidad alimentaria y la agricultura sostenible. Una cuestión clave es cómo puede mantenerse la diversidad de semillas. Dado que las actividades humanas han fragmentado los hábitats naturales, alterado ambientes agrícolas y facilitado conexiones a escala mundial, comprender la difusión de los recursos genéticos de las semillas se ha vuelto particularmente importante.

El proyecto de investigación NETSEED tiene como objetivo ayudar a los agricultores en el mantenimiento de redes de circulation de semillas, y así permitir a las comunidades humanas adaptarse a las cambiantes condiciones culturales, económicas y ambientales.

Se puede encontrar más información en el sitio web CESAB: http://www.fondationbiodiversite.fr/programmes-phares/cesab


Methods available to study seed exchange networks
in the context of agrobiodiversity conservation
(from Pautasso et al. 2013, Agronomy for Sustainable Development)



Resumé du projet NETSEED en francais:

NETSEED: Reseaux d'échange des semences pour la conservation de l'agrobiodiversité

La biodiversité des plantes cultivées est fondamentale pour la sécurité alimentaire des populations humaines, la diversification des nourritures et l’agriculture durable. Une question centrale est comment la diversité des semences peut etre preservée. Vu que les activités humaines ont fragmenté les habitats naturels, changé les environnements agricoles, et facilité des connections globales, c'est particulierement important de comprendre la diffusion des ressources genetiques des semences.

Le projet de recherche NETSEED a pour but de aider les agriculteurs à gerer les reseaux de diffusion des semences, et pourra ainsi aider le monde agricole à s’adapter aux changements environnementaux, culturels et économiques.

Vous pouvez trouver plus d'information sur le site web du CESAB: http://www.cesab.org/images/projets/fiches2010/NetseedFR.pdf



Hypothetical network of interdisciplinary collaborations among
scientists interested in seed exchange network
(from Pautasso et al. 2013, Agronomy for Sustainable Development)




Zusammenfassung vom NETSEED-Forschungsprojekt auf Deutsch:

NETSEED: Saatgutsaustauschnetzwerke fuer den Schutz der Agrobiodiversitaet

Pflanzenvielfalt
in landwirtschaftlichen Ökosystemen ist von zentraler Bedeutung für die Ernährungssicherheit, Nahrungsvielfalt und nachhaltige Landwirtschaft. Eine zentrale Frage ist, wie die Vielfalt von Saatgut aufrechterhalten werden kann. Da menschliche Aktivitäten natürliche Lebensräume fragmentieren, die landwirtschaftliche Umwelt
verändern und globale Verbindungen ermöglichen, ist das Verständnis der Diffusion von genetischer Saatgutsressourcen besonders wichtig geworden.

Das NETSEED-Forschungsprojekt zielt auf die Unterstützung der Landwirte in der Wartung von Saatgutsaustauschnetzwerke. Wir werden damit helfen, menschliche Gemeinschaften sich auf die sich ändernden kulturellen, wirtschaftlichen und ökologischen Bedingungen anzupassen.


Mehr Information kann auf der CESAB-Webseite gefunden werden: http://www.cesab.org/

 


Four basic types of network structure (local: neighbouring connectivity; small-world: local connection with rewired links; random: two nodes are connected with a probability p; scale-free: presence of superconnected nodes), from
http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/departments/crops/relu/suddenoak.cfm



Riassunto del progetto di ricerca NETSEED in Italiano:

NETSEED: reti di scambio delle sementi per la conservazione della biodiversità agricola

La biodiversità vegetale degli ecosistemi agricoli è fondamentale per la sicurezza alimentare, la diversità delle diete e l'agricoltura sostenibile. Una questione chiave è come riuscire a preservare la diversità dei semi. Dato che le attività umane hanno frammentato gli habitat naturali, alterato gli ambienti agricoli, e facilitato le connessioni globali, la comprensione della diffusione delle risorse genetiche delle sementi è diventata particolarmente importante.

Il progetto di ricerca NETSEED si propone di aiutare gli agricoltori nel mantenere le reti di flusso delle sementi, e quindi consentire alle comunità umane di adattarsi alle mutate condizioni culturali, economiche e ambientali.

Ulteriori informazioni sono disponibili sul sito internet del CESAB: http://www.cesab.org/




We organized two NETSEED-related sessions at the 13th Congress of the International Society for Ethnobotany, Montpellier, May 2012


Session 10

Conservation through diffusion: Toward innovative models at the interface of formal and informal seed systems. May 24, 2012 (afternoon)

Co-chairs: G. Aistara & S. Caillon

Summary:
In situ and ex situ approaches to the conservation of agricultural biodiversity offer complementary advantages and limitations. Consensus on this affirmation has guided research and application in breeding programs for over twenty years. Yet understanding the nature of agrobiodiversity, which includes dynamic processes and hybrid objects resulting from integration of traditional and scientific practices, may also require looking at familiar categories from an unfamiliar perspective. In this panel we will both evaluate concrete results and lessons learned from attempts to integrate in-situ and ex-situ systems, as well as explore innovations that push back frontiers. These may be new institutional arrangements that break down previously watertight categories, redefining domains without artificial boundaries. Questions include: How close are we to erasing the practical and legal dichotomies between formal and informal seed systems? What opportunities and pitfalls accompany the integration of formal and informal, ex situ and in situ? How do informal systems facilitate increased resilience that helps farmers respond to natural or manmade catastrophes? How do services of formal systems alter farmers’ capacity to adapt to dynamic and changing social, biological and physical environments? What role do landraces, whose evolution is dynamically managed by farmers, retain in this changing world? How might innovative farmer breeding techniques, such as the incorporation of “improved” material into landraces, influence future breeding models aimed at resilience and adaptation?

Oral presentations:

1. Introduction: “Conservation through diffusion” (Guntra Aistara, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary ; Sophie Caillon, CNRS, Montpellier)

2. Crop Community Genebanks: the missing link between ex situ and in situ conservation? The case of wheat and maize in France (Elise Demeulenaere, CNRS, Paris)

3. Gathering tradition, sowing the future! Some examples linking formal and informal seed systems from the North of Portugal (Ana Maria Barata, Filomena Rocha, Violeta Lopes, Banco Português de Germoplasma Vegetal/Instituto Nacional de Recursos Biológicos, Portugal; Jorge Miranda, Associação Regional de Desenvolvimento do Alto Lima, Portugal;  Margarida Telo Ramos, Ecomuseu Terra Mater, Portugal; Ana Maria Carvalho,Centro de Investigação de Montanha, Portugal)

4. Assessing farmers’ traditional vegetable seeds adoption and dissemination behavior in Kitui, Kenya (Toru Seki, Bioversity International, Nairobi, Kenya and Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan; Yasuyuki Morimoto, Bioversity International, Nairobi, Kenya; Patrick Maundu, Bioversity International, Nairobi, Kenya and Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan; Dominic Tumbo, Bioversity International, Nairobi, Kenya; Tomoya Matsumoto, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan, and International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya; Yoshiaki Nishikawa, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan; Pablo Eyzaguirre, Bioversity International, Nairobi, Kenya)

5. Understanding Crop Evolution: Unconscious Selection and the Diversification of Crop Species (Stephen Brush, University of California, Davis, USA)

6. Seed laws and their impact on agrobiodiversity in Brazil (Juliana Santilli, Ministério Público do Distrito Federal, Brazil)

7. Trans-situ memory and biodiversity conservation: Towards an out-of-place sense of place (Virginia D. Nazarea, University of Georgia, USA)




Session 28

Social networks of seed exchange and agrobiodiversity. An interdisciplinary method for analyzing how local seed systems impact the diversity of domesticated plants. May 24, 2012 (morning)

Co-chairs: D. McKey & M. Pautasso

Summary: The conservation of diversity, whether of wild or domesticated organisms, is a central issue in ethnobiology. Maintaining and managing agrobiodiversity is the key to achieving food security and well-being while using ecosystems sustainably. Effects of ‘seed’ flows can vary, from weakening locally adapted systems by introducing inappropriate material to strengthening these systems by increasing adaptability to global change or satisfying gastronomic curiosity. We will study seed exchange networks (SEENs) among farmers to assess how their structure – the signification, direction and intensity of seed fluxes among individuals or groups, and the distribution of genealogical, sociocultural or geographical distance among these individuals or social entities – impacts agrobiodiversity. Among these potential impacts, we are particularly interested in exploring:
(i)    the link between SEEN structure and the resiliency (i.e. speed of recovery after major modification) of agrobiodiversity;
(ii)    which SEEN structures favor the rapid dissemination of new varieties and associated knowledge or practices;
(iii)    sociocultural determinants of SEEN structure;
(iv)    which factors create different SEENs among plants grown by the same group of farmers (e.g. biological properties, end use, novelty, cultural values, social organization…);
(v)    how SEEN structure interacts with socio-economic factors (e.g. market integration, distribution of cultivars by national or international agricultural research centers, collective action institutions, geographical distance from original seed sources); (vi)    how SEEN structure explains current agrobiodiversity (not only in terms of named diversity, but also of genetic diversity, when data are available) and how a given SEEN can be modified to improve the social and ecological adaptability of local seed systems.

SEEN analysis lies at the intersection of natural and social sciences. As such, it is a hotspot for the development of new methods and concepts. Meta-analyses will combine datasets on exchanged seeds and on the social relationships between giver and recipient. We will compare visual representations of social network analysis softwares such as NetDraw (Borgatti 2003), NetVis (Cummings 2003), and Pajek (Batagelj and Mrvar 2003) with a model based on a semantic graph approach (Martin 2010). The goal is to give “sense” to our data among the heterogeneity of factors in order to predict certain aspects of SEEN functioning.

Oral presentations:

1. Genetic resources sourcing strategies and behavior of scientists: results from an international survey on researchers' use and exchange practices (Eric W. Welch & Selim Louafi) (cancelled due to a family emergency)

2. Farmers' social identity and crop genetic diversity. The G x E x S model (Christian Leclerc, Geo Coppens d'Eeckenbrugge)

3. What role do seed exchange networks play in recovering from a disaster? Evidence from seed
system security assessments (Shawn McGuire)

4. Sorghum, social links and genetic diversity in northern Cameroon (Adeline Barnaud, Hélène Joly, Monique Deu, Doyle McKey, Christine Raimond, Eric Garine)

5. How many seed systems are there in a Tupuri peasant community (Far-­‐North Region, Cameroon)? (Chloé Violon, Eric Garine, Olivier Kyburz)

6. Seed circulation networks in agrobiodiversity conservation: concepts, methods and challenges (Marco Pautasso)

7. Intercultural approach of sorghum folk taxonomy: how social network shapes knowledge exchanges in the Tharaka society (Kenya) (Vanesse Labeyrie, Christian Leclerc)

8. “The seeds of our fathers”: reproducing seeds across generations in Massa Society (Jean Wencelius, Eric Garine)

9. Context and semantics in exchange networks (Pierre Martin, Pascal Clouvel)



The CESAB building close to Aix en Provence (France).



Literature on seed exchange networks from NETSEED project participants

(work on some of these papers had already been started
before the NETSEED project officially started)

Aistara G (2012) Privately public seeds: competing visions of property, personhood, and democracy in Costa Rica's entry into CAFTA and the Union for Plant Variety Protection (UPOV). Journal of Political Ecology 19: 127-144
http://jpe.library.arizona.edu/volume_19/Aistara.pdf




Delêtre M, McKey DB & Hodkinson TR (2011) Marriage exchanges, seed exchanges and the dynamics of crop diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108: 18249–18254 http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1106259108

Abstract: The conservation of crop genetic resources requires understanding the different variables—cultural, social, and economic—that impinge on crop diversity. In small-scale farming systems, seed exchanges represent a key mechanism in the dynamics of crop genetic diversity, and analyzing the rules that structure social networks of seed exchange between farmer communities can help decipher patterns of crop genetic diversity. Using a combination of ethnobotanical and molecular genetic approaches, we investigated the relationships between regional patterns of manioc genetic diversity in Gabon and local networks of seed exchange. Spatially explicit Bayesian clustering methods showed that geographical discontinuities of manioc genetic diversity mirror major ethnolinguistic boundaries, with a southern matrilineal domain characterized by high levels of varietal diversity and a northern patrilineal domain characterized by low varietal diversity. Borrowing concepts from anthropology—kinship, bridewealth, and filiation—we analyzed the relationships between marriage exchanges and seed exchange networks in patrilineal and matrilineal societies. We demonstrate that, by defining marriage prohibitions, kinship systems structure social networks of exchange between farmer communities and influence the movement of seeds in metapopulations, shaping crop diversity at local and regional levels.

 Keywords: seed transmission - social reproduction - traditional economic systems




Döring TF, Pautasso M, Wolfe MS & Finckh MR (2012) Pest and disease management in organic farming: implications and inspirations for plant breeding. In: Lammerts Van Bueren ET & Myers JR (eds) Organic Crop Breeding. Wiley, pp. 39-60 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119945932.ch3

Extract from the conclusions: From our review of plant breeding in the context of organic pest and disease management, four main messages emerge. The first is the tremendous importance of plant diversity for developing resilient agricultural production systems. [...] The second message is the importance of the economic dimension for plant breeding in plant protection contexts. [...] Third, plant protection in organic systems poses different challenges to plant breeding than does conventional agriculture. [...] Finally, breeding for plant protection needs to consider the dynamic and unpredictable nature of our constantly evolving agricultural systems.

Keywords: organic farming, pests and diseases, plant breeding, plant health, plant protection




Thomas F. Döring, Riccardo Bocci, Roger Hitchings, Sally Howlett, Edith T. Lammerts van Bueren,
Marco Pautasso, Maaike Raaijmakers, Frederic Rey, Anke Stubsgaard, Manfred Weinhappel, Klaus P. Wilbois, Louisa R. Winkler & Martin S. Wolfe (2012) The organic seed regulations framework in Europe — current status and recommendations for future development. Organic Agriculture, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13165-012-0034-7

Abstract: Organic agriculture regulations, in particular European regulation EC 889/2008, prescribe the use of organically produced seed. For many cultivated plants, however, organic seed is often not available. This is mainly because investment in organic plant breeding and seed production has been low in the past. To bridge the gap between organic seed supply and demand, national and European regulations define certain circumstances under which organic producers are permitted to use non-organically produced seed. While the organic sector currently depends on these concessions, they also threaten to impede a further increase in the demand for organic seed, thereby potentially restraining present and future investment in organic seed production and plant breeding. We review the current status of the organic seed regulations framework by analysing key issues such as the role of the national derogation regimes, the role of Expert Groups, databases and seed prices. Key points are that (a) the situation of the organic seed sector has improved over the last few years; however, (b) reporting on organic seed to the EU by different countries needs to be harmonised; (c) the success of the organic seed sector depends critically on the implementation and improvement of national Expert Groups; and (d) to protect genetic diversity, the use of local varieties and landraces should not be impeded by organic seed regulations.

Keywords: conservation varieties – Europe – organic – policy – regulation – seed




Leclerc C & Coppens d’ Eeckenbrugge G (2012) Social organization of crop genetic diversity. The G × E × S interaction model. Diversity 4: 1–32 http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/d4010001

Abstract: A better knowledge of factors organizing crop genetic diversity in situ increases the efficiency of diversity analyses and conservation strategies, and requires collaboration between social and biological disciplines. Four areas of anthropology may contribute to our understanding of the impact of social factors on crop diversity: ethnobotany, cultural, cognitive and social anthropology. So far, most collaborative studies have been based on ethnobotanical methods, focusing on farmers’ individual motivations and actions, and overlooking the effects of farmer’s social organization per se. After reviewing common shortcomings in studies on sorghum and maize, this article analyzes how social anthropology, through the analysis of intermarriage, residence and seed inheritance practices, can contribute to studies on crop genetic diversity in situ. Crop varieties are thus considered social objects and socially based sampling strategies can be developed. Such an approach is justified because seed exchange is built upon trust and as such seed systems are embedded in a pre-existing social structure and centripetally oriented as a function of farmers’ social identity. The strong analogy between farmers’ cultural differentiation and crop genetic differentiation, both submitted to the same vertical transmission processes, allows proposing a common methodological framework for social anthropology and crop population genetics, where the classical interaction between genetic and environmental factors, G × E, is replaced by a three-way interaction G × E × S, where “S” stands for the social differentiation factors.

Keywords: crop genetic resources - cultural transmission - in situ conservation - interdisciplinary approach - maize - seed exchange - social differentiation - social network - sorghum





Moslonka-Lefebvre M, Harwood T, Jeger MJ & Pautasso M (2012) SIS along a continuum epidemiological modelling and control of diseases on directed trade networks. Mathematical Biosciences 236: 44-52 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mbs.2012.01.004

Abstract: network theory has been applied to many aspects of biosciences, including epidemiology. Most epidemiological models in networks, however, have used the standard assumption of either susceptible or infected individuals. In some cases (e.g. the spread of Phytophthora ramorum in plant trade networks), a continuum in the infection status of nodes can better capture the reality of epidemics in networks. In this paper, a Susceptible-Infected-Susceptible model along a continuum in the infection status (SIS(c)) is presented, using as a case study directed networks and two parameters governing the epidemic process (probability of infection persistence (p(p)) and of infection transmission (p(t)). The previously empirically reported linear epidemic threshold in a plot of p(p) as a function of p(t) (Pautasso and Jeger, 2008) is derived analytically. Also the previously observed negative correlation between the epidemic threshold and the correlation between links in and out of nodes (Moslonka-Lefebvre et al., 2009) is justified analytically. A simple algorithm to calculate the threshold conditions is introduced. Additionally, a control strategy based on targeting market hierarchical categories such as producers, wholesalers and retailers is presented and applied to a realistic reconstruction of the UK horticultural trade network. Finally, various applications (e.g., seed exchange networks, food trade, spread of ideas) and potential refinements of the SIS(c) model are discussed.

Keywords: directed trade networks - epidemiology - hierarchical categories -
leading eigenvalue - metapopulation - SIS




Pautasso M, Aistara G, Barnaud A, Caillon S, Clouvel P, Coomes OT, Delêtre M, Demeulenaere E, De Santis P, Döring T, Eloy L, Emperaire L, Garine E, Goldringer I, Jarvis D, Joly HI, Leclerc C, Louafi S, Martin P, Massol F, McGuire S, McKey D, Padoch C, Soler C, Thomas M & Tramontini S (2013) Seed exchange networks for agrobiodiversity conservation. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13593-012-0089-6


Abstract: The circulation of seed among farmers is central to agrobiodiversity conservation and dynamics. Agrobiodiversity, the diversity of agricultural systems from genes to varieties and crop species, from farming methods to landscape composition, is part of humanity’s cultural heritage. Whereas agrobiodiversity conservation has received much attention from researchers and policy makers over the last decades, the methods available to study the role of seed exchange networks in preserving crop biodiversity have only recently begun to be considered. In this overview, we present key concepts, methods, and challenges to better understand seed exchange networks so as to improve the chances that traditional crop varieties (landraces) will be preserved and used sustainably around the world. The available literature suggests that there is insufficient knowledge about the social, cultural, and methodological dimensions of environmental change, including how seed exchange networks will cope with changes in climates, socio-economic factors, and family structures that have supported seed exchange systems to date. Methods available to study the role of seed exchange networks in the preservation and adaptation of crop specific and genetic diversity range from meta-analysis to modelling, from participatory approaches to the development of bio-indicators, from genetic to biogeographical studies, from anthropological and ethnographic research to the use of network theory. We advocate a diversity of approaches, so as to foster the creation of robust and policy-relevant knowledge. Open challenges in the study of the role of seed exchange networks in biodiversity conservation include the development of methods to (i) enhance farmers’ participation to decision-making in agro-ecosystems, (ii) integrate ex situ and in situ approaches, (iii) achieve interdisciplinary research collaboration between social and natural scientists, and (iv) use network analysis as a conceptual framework to bridge boundaries among researchers, farmers and policy makers, as well as other stakeholders.

Keywords:  biodiversity – complex networks – global change – landscape genetics – methods in ecology and evolution – participatory approaches – review – scenarios – seeds – simulation models 



Pautasso M (2012) Challenges in the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources. Biology Letters 23: 321-323 http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2011.0984


Abstract: The meeting on ‘Genetic Resources in the Face of New Environmental, Economic and Social Challenges’ held in Montpellier (France) from 20–22 September 2011 brought together about 200 participants active in research and management of the genetic diversity of plant, animal, fungal and microbial species. Attendees had the rare opportunity to hear about agronomy, botany, microbiology, mycology, the social sciences and zoology in the same conference. The research teams presented the results of about 50 projects funded by the French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity to preserve genetic diversity carried out in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. These projects aimed to better understand and manage genetic resources in a rapidly changing world (e.g. structural changes in the agricultural industry, the need for climate change mitigation and adaptation, the challenge of achieving food security despite the growing world population and changing dietary habits, the opportunities provided by the many new molecular biology tools, the problems caused by widespread scientific budget cuts). The meeting also hosted some roundtables open to all participants which provided a forum to establish a much needed dialogue between policy-makers, managers and researchers.

Keywords: crop biodiversity - genetic tools - in situ conservation - intra-specific diversity -   population fragmentation - seed exchange networks



Marco Pautasso (2015) Network simulations to study seed exchange for agrobiodiversity conservation. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13593-014-0222-9


Abstract: Crop diversity is essential for sustainable development because diverse crops cope better with disease and climate change. A way to maintain crop diversity is to sustain seed exchange among farmers. Network simulations help in establishing which network properties promote crop diversity conservation. Here, we modelled the likelihood that an introduced crop variety will spread in a seed exchange network. The network model is based on published data on a directed network of barley seed flows in seven villages of Northern Ethiopia. Results show that the number of households that can be reached when introducing a new variety depends on the number of outgoing links of the household that first received the new variety. The distribution of the number of both incoming and outgoing links shows a departure from a normal distribution. This trend is explained by the presence of a minority of highly connected households and of a majority of weakly connected households. For the whole network, there is no significant correlation between the number of incoming and outgoing links of households. The findings explain the common observation that individual farmers do not cultivate all varieties present in a seed system. Absence of reciprocal exchange makes such networks less vulnerable to wholesale displacement of farmer varieties by improved ones.

Keywords: biodiversity - complex networks - degree distribution - methods in ecology and evolution - seeds - simulation models - small-world networks




Louise Sperling & Shawn McGuire (2012) Fatal gaps in seed security strategy.
Food Security, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12571-012-0205-0

Abstract: Seed security initiatives are proliferating in both developmental and crisis contexts but the field as a whole is weak in critical thinking. Two gaps in particular are explored in this paper: the need to set explicit seed security goals and the need to ensure balance among the security elements of availability, access and quality. Differences in the planning and implementing of seed security initiatives are examined in some detail for programs that variously aim for: food production, nutritional enhancement, system resilience, and income generation. Results show that one seed security program is not like another and that features such as partner choice, product design, delivery and awareness-raising strategy need to be tailored to meet the overarching goals. The paper closes with five key policy and programming recommendations.

Keywords: climate change - food security – nutrition - resilience - seed security 




Thomas M, Demeulenaere E, Bonneuil C & Goldringer I (2012) On-farm conservation in industrialized countries: a way to promote dynamic management of biodiversity within agroecosystems. In: Maxted N, Dulloo ME, Ford-Lloyd BV, Frese L, Iriondo J, de Carvalho MAA Pinheiro (eds) Agrobiodiversity conservation: securing the diversity of crop wild relatives and landraces. CABI, Wallingford, pp 173–180 http://dx.doi.org/10.1079/9781845938512.0173


Abstract: In this chapter, we analyzed the role of social network as an actor in the sustainable management of crop genetic diversity, and we examined how this system is taken into account in the framework of the French policy for genetic resources. A brief description of folk varieties maintained in this social network is provided, results obtained on the folk variety named 'Rouge de Bordeaux' showing the link between genetic diversity and population structure and the social knowledge on farmers' practices and seed exchanges are summarized; and the stand taken by France on on-farm conservation (acknowledgement and policy) and the consequences for the sustainability of this conservation strategy are discussed.






Thomas M, Demeulenaere E, Dawson JC, Khan AR, Galic N, Jouanne-Pin S, Remoue C, Bonneuil C & Goldringer I (2012) On-farm dynamic management of genetic diversity: the impact of seed diffusions and seed saving practices on a population-variety of bread wheat. Evolutionary Applications, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-4571.2012.00257.x

Abstract: Since the domestication of crop species, humans have derived specific varieties for particular uses and shaped the genetic diversity of these varieties. Here, using an interdisciplinary approach combining ethnobotany and population genetics, we document the within-variety genetic structure of a population-variety of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in relation to farmers’ practices to decipher their contribution to crop species evolution. Using 19 microsatellites markers, we conducted two complementary graph theory-based methods to analyze population structure and gene flow among 19 sub-populations of a single population-variety [Rouge de Bordeaux (RDB)]. The ethnobotany approach allowed us to determine the RDB history including diffusion and reproduction events. We found that the complex genetic structure among the RDB sub-populations is highly consistent with the structure of the seed diffusion and reproduction network drawn based on the ethnobotanical study. This structure highlighted the key role of the farmer-led seed diffusion through founder effects, selection and genetic drift because of human practices. An important result is that the genetic diversity conserved on farm is complementary to that found in the genebank indicating that both systems are required for a more efficient crop diversity conservation.

Keywords: in situ conservation - interdisciplinary study - network theory - seed exchange network





From the NETSEED-group half-day excursion to Cassis,
3 October 2012 (in foreground: Pascal Clouvel;
photo by Oliver Coomes).




NETSEED-related literature

(compiled by Marco Pautasso, marpauta(at)gmail.com)


May 2013

Jong-Sun Kim & Donald Cameron (2013)
Typology of farm management decision-making research.
International Journal of Agricultural Management 2, 2: 81-90
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iagrm/ijam/2013/00000002/00000002/art00003

Debendra Shrestha (2013) Indigenous vegetables of Nepal
for biodiversity and food security. International
Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 5, 3: 98-108
http://www.academicjournals.org/ijbc/PDF/pdf2013/Mar/Shrestha.pdf

Rafael de Grenade & Gary Paul Nabhan (2013)
Baja California peninsula oases: an
agro-biodiversity of isolation and integration.
Applied Geography 41: 24-35
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2013.03.008

Lv YuPing (2013) Problem, opportunity & strategy
of modern bio-seed industry in China.
Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology (Beijing) 15, 1: 7-11
http://www.cabdirect.org/abstracts/20133131591.html

Bin Wu & Liyan Zhang (2013) Farmer innovation diffusion
via network building: a case of winter greenhouse diffusion in China.
Agriculture and Human Values, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10460-013-9438-6

Jeremy R. Goss & Graeme S. Cumming (2013) Networks of wildlife
translocations in developing countries: an emerging conservation issue?
Frontiers in Ecology an the Environment, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/120213

Laure Clasadonte, Elizard De Vries, Jacques Trienekens,
Pedro Arbeletche & Jean-François Tourrand (2013)
Network companies: a new phenomenon in South American farming.
British Food Journal, in press
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=17087298&show=abstract

Rishi P. Singh, P.V. Vara Prasad & K. Raja Reddy (2013)
Impacts of changing climate and climate variability on
seed production and seed industry.
Advances in Agronomy 118: 49-110  
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-405942-9.00002-5

Caroline Howe, Helen Suich, Paul van Gardingen, Atiq Rahman &
Georgina M. Mace (2013) Elucidating the pathways between
climate change, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation.
Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 5, 1: 102-107
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2013.02.004

Partha S. Dasgupta & Paul R. Ehrlich (2013) Pervasive externalities
at the population, consumption, and environment nexus.
Science 340, 6130: 324-328
http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1224664

Kathy Lynn, John Daigle, Jennie Hoffman, Frank Lake,
Natalie Michelle, Darren Ranco, Carson Viles,
Garrit Voggesser & Paul Williams (2013)
The impacts of climate change on tribal traditional foods.
Climatic Change, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-013-0736-1

Ola T. Westengen, Simon Jeppson & Luigi Guarino (2013)
Global ex-situ crop diversity conservation and the
Svalbard global seed vault: assessing the current status.
PLoS One 8, 5: e64146
http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0064146

Kirsten Hastrup (2013) Anthropological contributions to
the study of climate: past, present, future.
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, in press
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Renée Gendron & Charlotte Hille (2013)
Conflict resolution practices of arctic aboriginal peoples.
Conflict Resolution Quarterly 30, 3: 347–367
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Max M. Krasnow,    Andrew W. Delton, John Tooby & Leda Cosmides
(2013) Meeting now suggests we will meet again:
implications for debates on the evolution of cooperation.
Scientific Reports 3: 1747
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep01747

Péry ARR, Schüürmann G, Ciffroy P, Faust M,
Backhaus T, Aicher L, Mombelli E, Tebby C,
Cronin MTD, Tissot S, Andres S, Brignon JM,
Frewer L, Georgiou S, Mattas K, Vergnaud JC,
Peijnenburg W, Capri E, Marchis A & Wilks MF
Perspectives for integrating human and environmental
risk assessment and synergies with socio-economic analysis.
Science of the Total Environment 456-457: 307-316
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.03.099

François-Michel Le Tourneau, Guillaume Marchand,
Anna Greissing, Stéphanie Nasuti, Martine Droulers,
Marcel Bursztyn, Philippe Léna & Vincent Dubreuil (2013)
The DURAMAZ indicator system: a cross-disciplinary comparative
tool for assessing ecological and social changes in the Amazon.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 368: 20120475
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G. Kristin Rosendal, Ingrid Olesen & Morten Walløe Tvedt (2013)
Evolving legal regimes, market structures and biology affecting
access to and protection of aquaculture genetic resources.
Aquaculture 402–403: 97–105
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Alistair G. Auffret & Sara A.O. Cousins (2013)
Humans as long-distance dispersers of rural plant communities.
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Patrick Moriarty & Damon Honnery (2013)
Greening passenger transport: a review.
Journal of Cleaner Production, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.04.008

Rémi Kahane, Toby Hodgkin, Hannah Jaenicke, Coosje Hoogendoorn,
Michael Hermann, J.D.H. Keatinge, Jacqueline d’Arros Hughes,
Stefano Padulosi & Norman Looney (2013) Agrobiodiversity
for food security, health and income.
Agronomy for Sustainable Development, in press
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Gemma Masip, Maite Sabalza, Eduard Pérez-Massot, Raviraj Banakar,
David Cebrian, Richard M. Twyman, Teresa Capell, Ramon Albajes
& Paul Christou (2013) Paradoxical EU agricultural
policies on genetically engineered crops.
Trends in Plant Science, in press
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Massimo Iorizzo, Douglas A. Senalik, Shelby L. Ellison,
Dariusz Grzebelus, Pablo F. Cavagnaro, Charlotte Allender,
Johanne Brunet, David M. Spooner, Allen Van Deynze &
Philipp W. Simon (2013) Genetic structure and domestication
of carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) (Apiaceae).
American Journal of Botany, in press
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Ian K. Dawson, Manuel R. Guariguata, Judy Loo, John C. Weber,
Ard Lengkeek, David Bush, Jonathan Cornelius, Luigi Guarino,
Roeland Kindt, Calleb Orwa, Joanne Russell & Ramni Jamnadass (2013)
What is the relevance of smallholders’ agroforestry systems for
conserving tropical tree species and genetic diversity in circa situm,
in situ and ex situ settings? A review.
Biodiversity and Conservation 22, 2: 301-324
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Clare M. McCann, Elizabeth Beddoe, Katie McCormick, Peter Huggard,
Sally Kedge, Carole Adamson & Jayne Huggard (2013) Resilience
in the health professions: a review of recent literature.
International Journal of Well Being 3, 1: 60-81
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Andreas Leibbrandt, Uri Gneezy & John A. List (2013)
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and collectivistic societies. PNAS, in press
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Dagmar Bankamp & Ralf Seppelt (2013) Managing resources of
a limited planet – or, how to organise an environmentally friendly congress.
Environmental Modelling & Software, in press
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Thomas W. Pearson (2013) “Life is not for sale!”:
confronting free trade and intellectual property in Costa Rica.
American Anthropologist 115, 1:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1548-1433.2012.01535.x


April 2013

Seebens H, Gastner MT & Blasius B (2013)
The risk of marine bioinvasion caused by global shipping.
Ecology Letters, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ele.12111

Wolfgang Rabitsch, Stephan Gollasch, Maike Isermann,
Uwe Starfinger & Stefan Nehring (2013)
Erstellung einer Warnliste in Deutschland noch nicht
vorkommender invasiver Tiere und Pflanzen.
Bundesamt für Naturschutz-Skripten, Bonn, Deutschland, 158 S.
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Patrick D. Shirey, Brianna N. Kunycky, Dominic T. Chaloner,
Michael A. Brueseke & Gary A. Lamberti (2013)
Commercial trade of federally listed threatened
and endangered plants in the United States.
Conservation Letters, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/conl.12031

Michael Grimm, Flore Gubert, Ousman Koriko,
Jann Lay & Christophe J Nordman (2013)
Kinship ties and entrepreneurship in Western Africa.
Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship 26, 2: 125-150
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08276331.2013.771854

Stephen M. Lyon (2013) Networks and kinship.
Formal models of alliance, descent, and
inheritance in a Pakistani Punjabi village.
Social Science Computer Review 31: 45-55
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0894439312453275

Carchiolo V, Di Martino V, Longheu A,
Malgeri M & Mangioni G (2013) Crafting kinship networks
by exploring acquaintances relationships.
Studies in Computational Intelligence 446: 181-186
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32524-3_23

Ronald S. Burt, Martin Kilduff & Stefano Tasselli (2013)
Social network analysis: foundations and frontiers on advantage.
Annual Review of Psychology 64: 527-547
http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-psych-113011-143828

Garry Robins (2013) A tutorial on methods for
the modeling and analysis of social network data.
Journal of Mathematical Psychology, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmp.2013.02.001

Gumataw K. Abebe, Jos Bijman, Ron Kemp, Onno Omta & Admasu Tsegaye (2013)
Contract farming configuration: smallholders’
preferences for contract design attributes.
Food Policy 40: 14–24
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2013.01.002

Babasanya B, Oladele OG, Odidi O.O, Ganiyu L,
Apene E, Etim J, Olafemi SO & Sirajo A (2013)
Farmers’ perception and Knowledge need for adoption of new
cultivars of cassava in Igabi Local Government Area (LGA), Kaduna State.
Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare 3, 2: 45-53
http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/JBAH/article/view/4296/4364

Guttormsen AG & Roll KH (2013) Production risk in a subsistence agriculture.
The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1389224X.2013.775953

Amanda Krzyworzeka (2013) Decision-making in farming households in eastern Poland.
Focaal 65: 129-144
http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/fcl.2013.650111

Shohreh Soltani, Hossein Azadi, Hossein Mahmoudi & Frank Witlox (2013)
Organic agriculture in Iran: farmers' barriers to and factors influencing adoption.
Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1742170513000069

Michelle Williams (2013) Alternative production and consumption relations?:
fair trade, the state, and cooperatives in the global South.
Journal of Contemporary African Studies 31, 1: 1-17
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02589001.2012.752958

Joseph Awetori Yaro (2013) The perception of and adaptation to climate
variability/change in Ghana by small-scale and commercial farmers.
Regional Environmental Change, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10113-013-0443-5



March 2013


Joern Fischer, Euan G. Ritchie & Jan Hanspach (2012)
Academia's obsession with quantity.
Trends in Ecology & Evolution 27: 473-474
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2012.05.010

Sujay S. Kaushal & Jonathan M. Jeschke (2013)
Collegiality versus competition: how metrics
shape scientific communities.
BioScience 63, 3: 155-156
http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/bio.2013.63.3.3

Nasir Ahmad Aziz & Maarten Pieter Rozing (2013)
Profit (p)-index: the degree to which authors profit from co-authors.
PLoS One 8, 4: e59814
http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0059814

Antonio Elia & Pietro Santamaria (2013) Biodiversity in
vegetable crops, a heritage to save: the case of Puglia region.
Italian Journal of Agronomy, in press
http://www.agronomy.it/index.php/agro/article/view/ija.2013.e4

Adrian Martin, Nicole Gross-Camp, Bereket Kebede,
Shawn McGuire & Joseph Munyarukaza (2013)
Whose environmental justice? Exploring local and global
perspectives in a payments for ecosystem services scheme in Rwanda.
Geoforum, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2013.02.006

Shawn J. McGuire (2012) Developing future experts in agriculture
for development: some thoughts on the challenges of capacity-
development to address inter-disciplinary problems.
Journal of International Cooperation for Agricultural Development 12: 3-7
http://ir.nul.nagoya-u.ac.jp/jspui/bitstream/2237/17690/1/2_ALL-JICAD_No12.pdf

Yousra Tourki, Jeffrey Keisler & Igor Linkov (2013)
Scenario analysis: a review of methods and applications
for engineering and environmental systems.
Environment Systems & Decisions 33, 1: 3-20
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10669-013-9437-6

Vincent Lebot (2013) Coping with insularity: the need for
crop genetic improvement to strengthen adaptation to
climatic change and food security in the Pacific.
Environment, Development and Sustainability, in press
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Helen R. Jensen, Antonín Dreiseitl, Mohammed Sadiki &
Daniel J. Schoen (2013) High diversity, low spatial structure
and rapid pathotype evolution in Moroccan populations
of Blumeria graminis f.sp. hordei.
European Journal of Plant Pathology, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10658-013-0166-y

Niclas Freitag, David Schneider, Céline Mir, Peter Stamp,
Andreas Hund & Rainer Messmer (2012) Swiss maize (Zea mays L)
landraces. Their genetic diversity and distinctiveness
in a global comparison.
Maydica 57: 226-235
http://www.maydica.org/articles/57_226.pdf

Qi Sun, Degui Zhang, Xinhai Li, Qiming Jin, Xinping Guo,
Jianfeng Weng, Xiaoke Ci, Zhuanfang Hao, Li Bai,
Mingshun Li1 & Shihuang Zhang (2012)
Comparison of disease resistance of maize varieties
from the 1950s to the 2000s in China.
Maydica 57: 236-243
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Huw Jones, Carol Norris, James Cockram & David Lee (2013)
Variety protection and plant breeders’ rights in the ‘DNA era’.
In: Thomas Lübberstedt & Rajeev K. Varshney (eds)
Diagnostics in Plant Breeding.
Springer, Berlin, pp 369-402
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Juliana Santilli (2013) Agrobiodiversity:
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Sven-Erik Jacobsen, Marten Sørensen, Søren Marcus Pedersen &
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versus agricultural biodiversity.
Agronomy for Sustainable Development, in press
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Leah H. Samberg, Carol Shennan & Erika Zavaleta (2013)
Farmer seed exchange and crop diversity in a changing
agricultural landscape in the Southern highlands of Ethiopia.
Human Ecology, in press
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Manjunatha BL, Rao DUM & Dastagiri MB (2013)
Trends in seed production, growth drivers and present market status
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The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 83, 3: ?-?
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Prince Maxwell Etwire, Ibrahim D.K. Atokple,
Samuel S.J. Buah, Alhassan L. Abdulai,
Afia S. Karikari & Peter Asungre (2013)
Analysis of the seed system in Ghana.
International Journal of Advance Agricultural Research, in press
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Viktoriya Galushko & Richard Gray (2013)
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lessons for other countries.
Paper prepared for presentation at the 87th Annual
Conference of the Agricultural Economics Society,
University of Warwick, United Kingdom, 8-10 April 2013
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Didier A, Bardy L, Boulat E, Koenig J, Lapierre A,
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The PGR networks in France: collaboration of users
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Russian Journal of Genetics: Applied Research 2, 4: 291-297
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Paprstein F, Sedlak J & Holubec V (2013)
Rescue of old sweet cherry cultivars.
Acta Horticulturae 976: 227-230
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Raffaella Petruccelli, Tommaso Ganino, Leonardo Ciaccheri,
Fabio Maselli & Pierluigi Mariotti (2013) Phenotypic diversity
of traditional cherry accessions present in the Tuscan region.
Scientia Horticulturae 150: 334–347
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Iulia Francesca Pop, Adina Cristina Vicol, Mihai Botu,
Paul Andrei Raica, Kourosh Vahdati & Doru Pamfil (2013)
Relationships of walnut cultivars in a germplasm collection:
comparative analysis of phenotypic and molecular data.
Scientia Horticulturae 153: 124–135
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Isabel Mateu-Andrés, Antoni Aguilella, Fernando Boisset, Rafael Currás,
Miguel Guara, Emilio Laguna, Antoni Marzo, Mª Felisa Puche & Joan Pedrola
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Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 171, 4: 700–712
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Alimgazinova BS & Yessimbekova MA (2013)
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Russian Journal of Genetics: Applied Research 3, 1: 21-25
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Malik SK, Kumar S, Singh IP, Dhariwal OP &
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Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, in press
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Ben F. Schaap, Pytrik Reidsma, Jan Verhagen,
Joost Wolf & Martin K. van Ittersum (2013)
Participatory design of farm level adaptation
to climate risks in an arable region in The Netherlands.
European Journal of Agronomy 48: 30–42
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Roberto Bacilieri, Thierry Lacombe, Loïc Le Cunff,
Manuel Di Vecchi-Staraz, Valérie Laucou, Blaise Genna,
Jean-Pierre Péros, Patrice This & Jean-Michel Boursiquot (2013)
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William F. Ruddiman (2013) The Anthropocene.
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Kathryn T. Stevenson, M. Nils Peterson, Howard D. Bondell,
Angela G. Mertig & Susan E. Moore (2013) Environmental,
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Elaine Lewis, Simone Volet, Catherine Baudains & Caroline Mansfield (2013)
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February 2013



Chessa A, Morescalchi A, Pammolli F, Penner O, Petersen AM & Riccaboni M (2013)
Is Europe evolving toward an integrated research area?
Science 339, 6120: 650-651
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Mathieu Quet (2013) Science to the people! (and experimental politics):
searching for the roots of participatory discourse in science
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Gritti ES, Duputié A, Massol F & Chuine I (2013) Estimating consensus
and associated uncertainty between inherently different species distribution models.
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Besnard G, Khadari B, Navascués M, Fernández-Mazuecos M,
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of the olive tree: from Late Quaternary diversification of
Mediterranean lineages to primary domestication in the northern Levant.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: 20122833
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Tatsuya Amano & William J. Sutherland (2013) Four barriers
to the global understanding of biodiversity conservation:
wealth, language, geographical location and security.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: 20122649
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Robert M. Ross, Simon J. Greenhill & Quentin D. Atkinson (2013)
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Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: 20123065
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May Sudhinaraset, Matthew Ingram, Heather Kinlaw Lofthouse
& Dominic Montagu (2013) What is the role of informal healthcare
providers in developing countries? A systematic review.
PLOS One 8, 2: e54978
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Xuqing Huang, Irena Vodenska, Shlomo Havlin & H. Eugene Stanley (2013)
Cascading failures in bi-partite graphs: model for systemic risk propagation.
Scientific Reports 3: 1219
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Zhen Wang, Attila Szolnoki & Matjaž Perc (2013)
Interdependent network reciprocity in evolutionary games.
Scientific Reports 3: 1183
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Luis M. Vaquero    & Manuel Cebrian (2013)
The rich club phenomenon in the classroom.
Scientific Reports 3: 1174
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Alberto Antonioni, Maria Paula Cacault, Rafael Lalive & Marco Tomassini (2013)
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Mario Konschake, Hartmut H.K. Lentz, Franz J. Conraths,
Philipp Hövel & Thomas Selhorst (2013) On the robustness of
in- and out-components in a temporal network.
PLoS One 8, 2: e55223
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Lihua Zhao, Mingyang Li, Guangze Cai, Tianchun Pan & Chenghai Shan (2013)
Assessment of the genetic diversity and genetic relationships of
pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) in China using RAMP markers.
Scientia Horticulturae 151: 63-67
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Singh SK, Dubey SK, Ali M, Nigam SN, Srivastava RK,
Saxena KB, Yadav AS & Kumar A (2013) Development and promotion
of informal and formal seed system through farmer participatory
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Berris Charnley (2013) Seeds without patents. Science and morality
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January 2013

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Til Feike, Reiner Doluschitz, Qing Chen, Simone Graeff-Hönninger & Wilhelm Claupein (2012)
How to overcome the slow death of intercropping in the North China Plain.
Sustainability 4, 10: 2550-2565
http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su4102550

Mintewab Bezabih & Salvatore Di Falco (2012)
Rainfall variability and food crop portfolio
choice: evidence from Ethiopia.
Food Security, in press
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Biemond PC, Oguntade O, Kumar PL, Stomph TJ, Termorshuizen AJ
& Struik PC (2013) Does the informal seed system threaten
cowpea seed health?
Crop Protection 43: 166-174
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2012.09.007

Hisako Nomura, Mitsuyasu Yabe, Takeshi Nishio, Mari Izumi,
Kazuo Hirai & Tetsuji Kurokawa (2012)
Framework for improvement of farmland biodiversity in Japan.
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, in press
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Geert R. de Snoo, Irina Herzon, Henk Staats, Rob J.F. Burton,
Stefan Schindler, Jerry van Dijk, Anne Marike Lokhorst,
James M. Bullock, Matt Lobley, Thomas Wrbka, Gerald Schwarz &
C.J.M. Musters (2012) Toward effective nature
conservation on farmland: making farmers matter.
Conservation Letters, in press
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Wouter Buytaert, Selene Baez, Macarena Bustamante & Art Dewulf (2012)
Web-based environmental simulation: bridging the gap
between scientific modeling and decision-making.
Environmental Science and Technology 46, 4: 1971–1976
http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es2031278

Ivan M. Petyaev & Yuriy K. Bashmakov (2012)
Could cheese be the missing piece in the French paradox puzzle?
Medical Hypotheses, in press
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Lisa P. Nathan (2012) Sustainable information practice:
an ethnographic investigation.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science
and Technology 63, 11: 2254-2268
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.22726

Emilia Pramova, Bruno Locatelli, Houria Djoudi & Olufunso A. Somorin (2012)
Forests and trees for social adaptation to climate variability and change.
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 3, 6: 581–596
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wcc.195

Adam G. West, Guy F. Midgley & William J. Bond (2012)
The reforestation of Africa?
South African Journal of Science 108, 11/12: 1448
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajs.v108i11/12.1448

Martin F. Breed, Michael G. Stead, Kym M. Ottewell, Michael G. Gardner & Andrew J. Lowe (2012)
Which provenance and where? Seed sourcing strategies for revegetation in a changing environment.
Conservation Genetics, in press
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Robin Aguilée, Frank H. Shaw, François Rousset, Ruth G. Shaw
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affect niche evolution? Evolution, in press
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Manuel Ruiz & Ronnie Vernooy (eds) (2012)
The Custodians of Biodiversity. Sharing Access
to and Benefits of Genetic Resources.
Earthscan, 220 pp.
http://idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/bitstream/10625/47481/1/IDL-47481.pdf


October 2012

Helen R. Jensen, Loubna Belqadi, Paola De Santis, Mohammed Sadiki,
Devra I. Jarvis & Daniel J. Schoen (2012) A case study of seed exchange
networks and gene flow for barley (Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare) in Morocco.
Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10722-012-9909-4

Elisa da Vià (2012) Seed diversity, farmers’ rights,
and the politics of repeasantization.
International Journal of the Sociology
of Agriculture and Food 19, 2: 229-242
http://ijsaf.org/archive/19/2/davia.pdf

Sarah J. Hobbs & Piran C.L. White (2012) Motivations and barriers
in relation to community participation in biodiversity recording.
Journal for Nature Conservation, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnc.2012.08.002

Donnelly A, Caffarra A, Kelleher CT, O’Neill BF, Diskin E,
Pletsers A, Proctor H, Stirnemann R, O’Halloran J, Peñuelas J,
Hodkinson TR & Sparks TH (2012) Surviving in a warmer world:
environmental and genetic responses.
Climate Research 53: 245-262
http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/cr01102

Marc Benoît, Davide Rizzo, Elisa Marraccini, Anna Camilla Moonen, Mariassunta Galli,
Sylvie Lardon, Hélène Rapey, Claudine Thenail & Enrico Bonari (2012)
Landscape agronomy: a new field for addressing agricultural landscape dynamics.
Landscape Ecology, in press
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Erin McKenna, Sarah Curtis & Jon Stout (2012)
Philosophical farming. Contemporary Pragmatism 9, 1: 151-183
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/rodopi/cpm/2012/00000009/00000001/art00009

Sylvie Pouteau (2012) Providing grounds for agricultural ethics:
the wider philosophical significance of plant life integrity.
In: Thomas Potthast & Simon Meisch (eds) Climate Change
and Sustainable Development. Wageningen Academic Publisher, pp. 154-159
http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=H3nmWq_TzSwC&oi=fnd&pg=PA154&dq=philosophy+agriculture&ots=TwedmPD-1y&sig=00COTwMQnGNZisSgUiZktRIe_bU

Jeff Waage (2012) Book Review of: Shenggen Fan & Rajul Pandya-Lorch (eds)
Reshaping agriculture for nutrition and health.
International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC, USA.
Food Security, in press
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Richard Bawden (2012) How should we farm?
The ethical dimension of farming systems.
In: Darnhofer I, Gibbon D & Dedieu B (eds)
Farming Systems Research into the 21st Century: The New Dynamic.
Springer, Berlin, pp. 119-139
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4503-2_6

Albrecht GA, Brooke C, Bennett DH & Garnett ST (2012)
The ethics of assisted colonization in the age of
anthropogenic climate change.
Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10806-012-9411-1

Honor Frost (2011) Don't forget the dunnage:
targeting plants on ships.
International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 40, 1: 194–198
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-9270.2010.00306.x

Jean C. Buzby & Jeffrey Hyman (2012)
Total and per capita value of food loss in the United States.
Food Policy 37, 5: 561–570
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2012.06.002

Kummu M, de Moel H, Porkka M, Siebert S, Varisa O & Ward PJ (2012)
Lost food, wasted resources: global food supply chain losses
and their impacts on freshwater, cropland, and fertiliser use.
Science of The Total Environment 438: 477–489
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.08.092

Giuseppe Nocella & Orla Kennedy (2012)
Food health claims – what consumers understand.
Food Policy 37, 5: 571-580
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2012.06.001

Liesbeth Dries, Pavel Ciaian & d’Artis Kancs (2012)
Job creation and job destruction in EU agriculture.
Food Policy 37, 6: 600-608
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2012.07.007

Pepijn Schreinemachers & Prasnee Tipraqsa (2012)
Agricultural pesticides and land use intensification
in high, middle and low income countries.
Food Policy 37, 6: 616-626
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2012.06.003

Dangour AD, Green R, Häsler B, Rushton J, Shankar B & Waage J (2012)
Linking agriculture and health in low- and middle-income countries:
an interdisciplinary research agenda.
Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 71, 2: 222-228
http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0029665112000213

Cameron Muir (2012) Marrying health and agriculture:
food, what is it good for?
Griffith Review 36: 117-130
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Juan Lubroth (2012) FAO and the one health approach.
Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/82_2012_262

Omri Allouche, Michael Kalyuzhny, Gregorio Moreno-Rueda,
Manuel Pizarro & Ronen Kadmon (2012) Area–heterogeneity
tradeoff and the diversity of ecological communities.
PNAS, in press
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Peter Skelsey, Kimberly A. With & Karen A. Garrett (2012)
Why dispersal should be maximized at intermediate scales of heterogeneity.
Theoretical Ecology, in press
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Amy Wesolowski, Nathan Eagle, Andrew J. Tatem, David L. Smith,
Abdisalan M. Noor, Robert W. Snow & Caroline O. Buckee (2012)
Quantifying the impact of human mobility on malaria.
Science 338: 267-270
http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1223467

Brian Leung, Nuria Roura-Pascual, Sven Bacher, Jaakko Heikkilä,
Lluis Brotons, Mark A. Burgman, Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz,
Franz Essl, Philip E. Hulme, David M. Richardson, Daniel Sol
& Montserrat Vilà (2012) TEASIng apart alien species
risk assessments: a framework for best practices.
Ecology Letters, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ele.12003

Benjamin Baiser, Julian D. Olden, Sydne Record, Julie L. Lockwood &
Michael L. McKinney (2012) Pattern and process of biotic homogenization
in the New Pangaea. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, in press
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Jeremy W. Fox (2012) The intermediate disturbance hypothesis should be abandoned.
Trends in Ecology & Evolution, in press
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Ben A. Minteer & Stephen J. Pyne (2012)
Restoring the narrative of American environmentalism.
Restoration Ecology, in press
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Lomba A, Gonçalves J, Moreira F & Honrado J (2012) Simulating long-term
effects of abandonment on plant diversity in Mediterranean mountain farmland.
Plant Biosystems, in press
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Christian Isendahl & Michael E. Smith (2012) Sustainable agrarian urbanism:
the low-density cities of the Mayas and Aztecs.
Cities, in press
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Stephan Barthel & Christian Isendahl (2012) Urban gardens, agriculture,
and water management: sources of resilience for long-term food security in cities.
Ecological Economics, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.06.018

Nick Hanley, Simanti Banerjee, Gareth D. Lennox & Paul R. Armsworth (2012)
How should we incentivize private landowners to ‘produce’ more biodiversity?
Oxford Review of Economic Policy 28, 1: 93-113
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxrep/grs002

Heidi Kristin Olsen (2012) Research group librarian
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LIBER Quarterly, in press
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Mark E. Laidre, Alex Lamb, Susanne Shultz & Megan Olsen (2012)
Making sense of information in noisy networks: human communication,
gossip, and distortion. Journal of Theoretical Biology, in press
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September 2012

Nurcan Atalan-Helicke & Becky Mansfield (2012) Seed governance at the
intersection of multiple global and nation-state priorities:
modernizing seeds in Turkey.
Global Environmental Politics, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/GLEP_a_00290

Edelweiss E. Sajise, Teresita H. Borromeo, Nestor C. Altoveros & Sancho G. Bon (2012)
Traditional rice in Central Cordillera, Philippines: dynamics of on-farm management
of varietal diversity. Journal of Developments in Sustainable Agriculture 7: 75-88
https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jdsa/7/1/7_1_75/_pdf

Marney E. Isaac (2012) Agricultural information exchange and organizational ties:
the effect of network topology on managing agrodiversity.
Agricultural Systems 109: 9–15
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2012.01.011

Dunja Mijatović, Frederik Van Oudenhoven, Pablo Eyzaguirre & Toby Hodgkin (2012)
The role of agricultural biodiversity in strengthening resilience to climate change:
towards an analytical framework. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14735903.2012.691221

Markus Arnoldini, Rafal Mostowy, Sebastian Bonhoeffer & Martin Ackermann (2012)
Evolution of stress response in the face of unreliable environmental signals.
PLoS Computational Biology 8, 8: e1002627
http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002627

Oliver T. Coomes, Tim Moore, Jaclyn Paterson, Sébastien Breau, Nancy A. Ross
& Nigel Roulet (2012) Academic performance indicators for departments
of geography in the United States and Canada.
The Professional Geographer, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00330124.2012.697798

Alan D. Ziegler, Jacob Phelps, Jia Q.I. Yuen, Edward L. Webb, Deborah Lawrence,
Jeff M. Fox, Thilde B. Bruun, Stephen J. Leisz, Casey M. Ryan, Wolfram Dressler,
Ole Mertz, Unai Pascual, Christine Padoch & Lian Pin Koh (2012)
Carbon outcomes of major land-cover transitions in SE Asia:
great uncertainties and REDD+ policy implications.
Global Change Biology 18: 3087-3099
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02747.x

Elise Demeulenaere & Christophe Bonneuil (2011)
Des semences en partage.
Techniques & Culture 57: 13
http://tc.revues.org/5902

Paul Robert Gilbert (2012) Deskilling, agrodiversity, and the seed trade:
a view from contemporary British allotments.
Agriculture and Human Values, in press
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Michael Halewood, Isabel Lopez Noriega & Selim Louafi (eds) (2012)
Crop Genetic Resources as a Global Commons.
Challenges in International Law and Governance.
Earthscan, forthcoming
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Pierre Martin, Pascal Clouvel, Philippe Reitz & Thérèse Libourel (2012)
Modélisation d’un système complexe - une méthode déclarative.
http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/70/65/73/PDF/Inforsid_PierreMartin-12-02-12.pdf

Tonapha Pusadee, Barbara A. Schaal, Benjavan Rerkasem &
Sansanee Jamjod (2012) Population structure of the
primary gene pool of Oryza sativa in Thailand.
Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10722-012-9839-1

Bhuwon Sthapit, Abhishek Subedi, Devra Jarvis, Hugo Lamers
& Ramanatha V. Rao (2012) Community based approach to on-farm
conservation and sustainable use of agricultural biodiversity in Asia.
Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources 25, 1: 97-110
http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspX?target=ijor:ijpgr&volume=25&issue=1&article=009

Rachel S. Meyer, Ashley E. DuVal & Helen R. Jensen (2012) Patterns and processes
in crop domestication: an historical review and quantitative analysis of 203 global food crops.
New Phytologist, in press
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Rumsaïs Blatrix, Delphine Renard, Champlain Djieto-Lordon & Doyle McKey (2012)
The cost of myrmecophytism: insights from allometry of stem secondary growth.
Annals of Botany, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcs164

François Massol (2012) A framework to compare theoretical predictions
on trait evolution in temporally varying environments under different life cycles.
Ecological Complexity, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecocom.2012.05.004

Hanne Andersen & Susann Wagenknecht (2012)
Epistemic dependence in interdisciplinary groups.
Synthese, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11229-012-0172-1

Elspeth Haston, Robert Cubey, Martin Pullan, Hannah Atkins & David J. Harris (2012)
Developing integrated workflows for the digitisation of herbarium specimens
using a modular and scalable approach.
Zookeys 209: 93–102
http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.209.3121

Tiina Särkinen, Martijn Staats, James E. Richardson, Robyn S. Cowan & Freek T. Bakker (2012)
How to open the treasure chest? Optimising DNA extraction from herbarium specimens.
PLoS One 7, 8: e43808
http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0043808

David Tilman (2012) Biodiversity & environmental sustainability
amid human domination of global ecosystems.
Daedalus 141, 3: 108-120
http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/DAED_a_00166

Mattias Eriksson, Ingrid Strid & Per-Anders Hansson (2012) Food losses in
six Swedish retail stores: wastage of fruit and vegetables in relation to quantities delivered.
Resources, Conservation and Recycling 68: 14-20
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2012.08.001

Corina Höppner, Rebecca Whittle, Michael Bründl & Matthias Buchecker (2012)
Linking social capacities and risk communication in Europe: a gap between
theory and practice? Natural Hazards, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11069-012-0356-5

Daniela Guitart, Catherine Pickering & Jason Byrne (2012)
Past results and future directions in urban community gardens research.
Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2012.06.007

Jon A. Groves, Martyn P. Waller, Michael J. Grant & J. Edward Schofield (2012)
Long-term development of a cultural landscape: the origins and dynamics of
lowland heathland in southern England.
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00334-012-0372-0

Masson V, Lion Y, Peter A, Pigeon G, Buyck J & Brun E (2012)
“Grand Paris”: regional landscape change to adapt city to climate warming.
Climatic Change, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-012-0579-1

Lloyd Carson (2012) Zoo visitors’ understanding
of terms denoting research activity.
Public Understanding of Science, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963662512456128

Sarah E. Palmer & Renato A. Schibeci (2012) What conceptions of science
communication are espoused by science research funding bodies?
Public Understanding of Science, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963662512455295

Marco Leonti (2012) The co-evolutionary perspective of the
food-medicine continuum and wild gathered and cultivated vegetables.
Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, in press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10722-012-9894-7

Nicola Schoenenberger & Luigi D'Andrea (2012) Surveying the occurrence
of subspontaneous glyphosate-tolerant genetically engineered
Brassica napus L. (Brassicaceae) along Swiss railways.
Environmental Sciences Europe 24: 23
http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2190-4715-24-23

Satoko H. Kawarasaki & Ken Sugimura (2012) Estimation of frequency and locality
of collection of wild mushroom and wild vegetables by internet search.
Journal of the Japanese Forest Society 94, 2: 95-99
http://dx.doi.org/10.4005/jjfs.94.95

Sridhar Venkatapuram (2012) Health, vital goals,
and central human capabilities.
Bioethics, in press
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Leopoldo Sarli, Marta Scotti, Ketty Bulgarelli, Giuliana Masera,
Emile Enongene & Annavittoria Sarli (2012) Concepts of health,
disease, and treatment in a rural village of Senegal.
Journal of Medicine and the Person 10, 2: 68-76
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12682-012-0118-x

Rieux A, De Lapeyre De Bellaire L, Zapater M-F, Ravigne V & Carlier J (2012)
Recent range expansion and agricultural landscape heterogeneity have only
minimal effect on the spatial genetic structure of the plant pathogenic
fungus Mycosphaerella fijiensis.
Heredity, in press
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Fischer EM & Knutti R (2012) Robust projections
of combined humidity and temperature extremes.
Nature Climate Change, in press
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Tim R. McVicar & Christian Körner (2012) On the use of elevation,
altitude, and height in the ecological and climatological literature.
Oecologia, in press
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Kai M. A. Chan, Anne D. Guerry, Patricia Balvanera, Sarah Klain,
Terre Satterfield, Xavier Basurto, Ann Bostrom, Ratana Chuenpagdee,
Rachelle Gould, Benjamin S. Halpern, Neil Hannahs, Jordan Levine,
Bryan Norton, Mary Ruckelshaus, Roly Russell, Jordan Tam & Ulalia Woodside (2012)
Where are cultural and social in ecosystem services?
A framework for constructive engagement.
BioScience 62, 8: 744-756
http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/bio.2012.62.8.7

Mehrshad Zeinalabedini, Samira Sohrabi,
Kianoush Nikoumanesh, Ali Imani & Mohsen Mardi (2012)
Phenotypic and molecular variability and
genetic structure of Iranian almond cultivars.
Plant Systematics and Evolution, in press
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Marie-Anne Auger-Rozenberg & Alain Roques (2012)
Seed wasp invasions promoted by unregulated seed
trade affect vegetal and animal biodiversity.
Integrative Zoology 7, 3: 228–246
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-4877.2012.00308.x

Roberto Porro, Robert P. Miller, Marcos R. Tito, Jason A. Donovan,
Jorge L. Vivan, Ralph Trancoso, Rudi F. Van Kanten, Jorge E. Grijalva,
Bertha L. Ramirez & André L. Gonçalves (2012) Agroforestry in the Amazon region:
a pathway for balancing conservation and development.
Agroforestry - The Future of Global Land Use.
Springer, Berlin, pp. 391-428
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4676-3_20

Mark W. Schwartz, Jessica J. Hellmann, Jason M. Mclachlan, Dov F. Sax,
Justin O. Borevitz, Jean Brennan, Alejandro E. Camacho, Gerardo Ceballos,
Jamie R. Clark, Holly Doremus, Regan Early, Julie R. Etterson, Dwight Fielder,
Jacquelyn L. Gill, Patrick Gonzalez, Nancy Green, Lee Hannah, Dale W. Jamieson,
Debra Javeline, Ben A. Minteer, Jay Odenbaugh, Stephen Polasky,
David M. Richardson, Terry L. Root, Hugh D. Safford, Osvaldo Sala,
Stephen H. Schneider, Andrew R. Thompson, John W. Williams,
Mark Vellend, Pati Vitt & Sandra Zellmer (2012) Managed relocation:
integrating the scientific, regulatory, and ethical challenges.
BioScience 62, 8: 732–743
http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/bio.2012.62.8.6

David M. Richardson & Petr Pyšek (2012) Naturalization of introduced plants:
ecological drivers of biogeographical patterns.
New Phytologist, in press
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Hans van der Wal & Frans Bongers (2012) Biosocial and
bionumerical diversity of variously sized home gardens in Tabasco, Mexico.
Agroforestry Systems, in press
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Wilbert Santiago Poot-Pool, Hans van der Wal, Salvador Flores-Guido,
Juan Manuel Pat-Fernández & Ligia Esparza-Olguín (2012)
Economic stratification differentiates home gardens in
the Maya Village of Pomuch, Mexico.
Economic Botany, in press
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John R. Taylor & Sarah Taylor Lovell (2012) Mapping public and private
spaces of urban agriculture in Chicago through the analysis of
high-resolution aerial images in Google Earth.
Landscape and Urban Planning 108, 1: 57–70
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2012.08.001

Jean-François Dumasy, Christel Daniaux, Isabelle Donnay & Philippe V. Baret (2012)
Genetic diversity and networks of exchange: a combined approach to assess intra-breed diversity.
Genetics Selection Evolution 44, 1: 17
http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1297-9686-44-17

Amy Fulcher, William E. Klingeman, Juang-Horng Chong; Anthony LeBude,
Gregory R. Armel, Matthew Chappell, Steven Frank, Frank Hale,
Joe Neal, Sarah White, Jean Williams-Woodward, Kelly Ivors, Craig Adkins,
Andrew Senesac & Alan Windham (2012) Stakeholder vision of future direction
and strategies for Southeastern U.S. nursery pest research and extension programming.
Journal of Integrated Pest Management 3, 2: D1-D8
http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/IPM11030

Marco Barzman & Silke Dachbrodt-Saaydeh (2011)
Comparative analysis of pesticide action plans in five European countries.
Pest Management Science 67: 1481–1485
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ps.2283

Katrin Kaminski, Franz Beckers & Jens-Georg Unger (2012)
Global internet trade of plants – legality and risks.
EPPO Bulletin 42: 171-175
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/epp.2553

Grousset F, Petter F, Suffert M & Roy AS (2012) EPPO study on the risk of imports
of plants for planting: description and details of the first outcomes.
EPPO Bulletin 42: 185-190
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François Rebaudo & Olivier Dangles (2012) An agent-based modeling
framework for integrated pest management dissemination programs.
Environmental Modelling & Software, in press
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Jeffrey R. Garnas, Brett P. Hurley, Bernard Slippers & Michael J. Wingfield (2012)
Biological control of forest plantation pests in an interconnected world
requires greater international focus.
International Journal of Pest Management 58, 3: 211-223
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Jeffery W. Bentley, Mike Robson, Bright B. Sibale, Edwin Nkhulungo,
Yolice Tembo & Fransisca Munthali (2012) Travelling companions:
emerging diseases of people, animals and plants along the Malawi-Mozambique border.
Human Ecology 40: 557-569
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Jonathan Rushton, Barbara Häsler, Nicoline de Haan & Ruth Rushton (2012)
Economic benefits or drivers of a ‘One Health’ approach: why should anyone invest?
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 79, 2: S3, 5 pages
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Stéphane Bellon & Jean-Louis Hemptinne (2012)
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Evelyn Uuemaa, Ülo Mander & Riho Marja (2012) Trends in the
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Anne Ganteaume & Marielle Jappiot (2012)
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Daniel Simberloff, Jean-Louis Martin, Piero Genovesi, Virginie Maris,
David A. Wardle, James Aronson, Franck Courchamp, Bella Galil,
Emili García-Berthou, Michel Pascal, Petr Pyšek, Ronaldo Sousa,
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Geoffrey Richard Dixon (2012) Climate change – impact on crop growth
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Marjorie Rhodes, Sarah-Jane Leslie & Christina M. Tworek (2012)
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James Hansen, Makiko Sato & Reto Ruedy (2012)
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Brütting C, Hensen I & Wesche K (2012) Ex situ cultivation
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Xiaohong Yao, Jianyun Deng & Hongwen Huang (2012) Genetic diversity
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Myrtille Lacoste, Robert Williams, William Erskine, Harry Nesbitt, Luis Pereira
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Viktoriya Galushko (2012) Do stronger intellectual property
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August 2012

Janis L. Dickinson, Jennifer Shirk, David Bonter, Rick Bonney,
Rhiannon L. Crain, Jason Martin, Tina Phillips & Karen Purcell (2012)
The current state of citizen science as a tool for ecological research
and public engagement. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 291–297
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Rasim M. Alguliev, Ramiz M. Aliguliyev, Fadai S. Ganjaliyev (2012)
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Hammer K (2011) European crop wild relative diversity.
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Sean Hoban & Cristiano Vernesi (2012) Challenges in global biodiversity conservation
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Biology Letters, in press
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Ilona R. Naujokaitis-Lewis, Yessica Rico, John Lovell,
Marie-Josée Fortin & Melanie A. Murphy (2012)
Implications of incomplete networks on estimation
of landscape genetic connectivity.
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David Rodríguez-Rodríguez & Bastian Bomhard (2012)
Mapping direct human influence on the world's mountain areas.
Mountain Research and Development 32, 2: 197-202
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Christopher D. Golden & B. J. Rodolph Rasolofoniaina, E. J. Gasta Anjaranirina,
Lilien Nicolas, Laurent Ravaoliny & Claire Kremen (2012)
Rainforest pharmacopeia in Madagascar provides high value for
current local and prospective global uses
PLoS One 7, 7: e41221
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Maan B. Rokaya, Zuzana Münzbergová, Mani R. Shrestha & Binu Timsina (2012)
Distribution patterns of medicinal plants along an elevational gradient
in central Himalaya, Nepal.
Journal of Mountain Science 9, 2: 201-213
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Giulia Mattalia, Cassandra L. Quave & Andrea Pieroni (2012)
Traditional uses of wild food and medicinal plants among Brigasc,
Kyé, and Provençal communities on the Western Italian Alps.
Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, in press
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Kathrin Schmid, Silvia Ivemeyer, Christian Vogl, Franziska Klarer,
Beat Meier, Matthias Hamburger & Michael Walkenhorst (2012)
Traditional use of herbal remedies in livestock by farmers
in 3 Swiss cantons (Aargau, Zurich, Schaffhausen).
Forschende Komplementaermedizin 19: 125-136
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July 2012

Joseph R. Burger, Craig D. Allen, James H. Brown, William R. Burnside,
Ana D. Davidson, Trevor S. Fristoe, Marcus J. Hamilton, Norman Mercado-Silva,
Jeffrey C. Nekola, Jordan G. Okie & Wenyun Zuo (2012)
The macroecology of sustainability.
PLoS Biology 10, 6: e1001345
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John H. Matthews & Frederick Boltz (2012)
The shifting boundaries of sustainability science:
are we doomed yet?
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Didier Andrivon (2012) Dynamics of change in human-driven and
natural systems: fast forward, slow motion, same movie?
A case study from plant protection.
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Serge Savary, Andrea Ficke, Jean-Noël Aubertot & Clayton Hollier (2012)
Crop losses due to diseases and their implications for global food
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Spencer Weart (2012) Rise of interdisciplinary research on climate.
PNAS, in press
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F. Thomas Ledig, Gerald E. Rehfeldt & Barry Jaquish (2012)
Projections of suitable habitat under climate change scenarios:
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Jose Stam, Margriet van Stuijvenberg, Christoph Grüber,
Fabio Mosca, Sertac Arslanoglu, Gaetano Chirico, Christian P. Braegger,
Josef Riedler, Günther Boehm, Pieter J.J. Sauer & the
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Antibiotic use in infants in the first year of life in five European countries.
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Thomas W. Valente (2012) Network interventions.
Science 337, 6090: 49-53
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Grzegorz Mikusinski, Malgorzata Blicharska, Hans Antonson, Marianne Henningsson,
Görgen Göransson, Per Angelstam & Andreas Seiler (2012) Integrating ecological,
social and cultural dimensions in the implementation of the landscape convention.
Landscape Research, in press
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Laetitia M. Navarro & Henrique M. Pereira (2012)
Rewilding abandoned landscapes in Europe.
Ecosystems, in press
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Sarah J. Marks, Hila Levy, Conrado Martinez-Cadenas, Francesco Montinaro
& Cristian Capelli (2012) Migration distance rather than migration rate
explains genetic diversity in human patrilocal groups.
Molecular Ecology, in press
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Campbell CJ (2012) Recognition of peak oil.
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment 1, 1: 114–117
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Miao Fu, J. Andrew Kelly, J. Peter Clinch & Fearghal King (2012)
Environmental policy implications of working from home:
modelling the impacts of land-use, infrastructure and socio-demographics.
Energy Policy 47: 416-423
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Paul Rozin, Claude Fischler & Christy Shields-Argelès (2012)
European and American perspectives on the meaning of natural.
Appetite, in press
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Helena Siipi (2012) Is natural food healthy?
Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, in press
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Kadri Koppel & Delores H. Chambers (2012) Flavor comparison
of natural cheeses manufactured in different countries.
Journal of Food Science 77, 5: S177–S187
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Chiara Franzoni, Giuseppe Scellato & Paula Stephan (2012)
Foreign born scientists: mobility patterns for sixteen countries.
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Michael P. Carey, Beth L. Sanderson, Katie A. Barnas & Julian D. Olden (2012)
Native invaders – challenges for science, management, policy, and society.
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Kimberley Taylor, Tyler Brummer, Mark L. Taper, Alexandre Wing & Lisa J. Rew (2012)
Human-mediated long-distance dispersal: an empirical evaluation of seed dispersal by vehicles.
Diversity and Distributions, in press
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Calvet-Mir L, Calvet-Mir M, Luis Molina J & Reyes-García V (2012)
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A case study in Vall Fosca, Catalan Pyrenees, Iberian Peninsula.
Ecology and Society 17, 1: 29
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June 2012

Maggi Kelly, Shasta Ferranto, Shufei Lei, Ken-ichi Ueda & Lynn Huntsinger (2012)
Expanding the table: the web as a tool for participatory adaptive management
in California forests. Journal of Environmental Management 109: 1-11
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Assaf Shwartz, Alix Cosquer, Alexandre Jaillon, Armony Piron,
Romain Julliard, Richard Raymond, Laurent Simon,
Anne-Caroline Prévot-Julliard (2012) Urban biodiversity,
city-dwellers and conservation: how does an outdoor activity day
affect the human-nature relationship?
PLoS One 7, 6: e38642
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Rémy Prud'homme, Martin Koning, Luc Lenormand & Anne Fehr (2012)
Public transport congestion costs: the case of the Paris subway.
Transport Policy 21: 101-109
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Marco Bertamini & Marcus R. Munafò (2012)
Bite-size science and its undesired side effects.
Perspectives in Psychological Science 7, 1: 67-71
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Heather Bird Jackson & Lenore Fahrig (2012)
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Nikolay K. Vitanov & Marcel R. Ausloos (2012) Knowledge epidemics
and population dynamics models for describing idea diffusion.
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Peter R. Shepherd (2012) How can we make publishing less painful?
Biochemical Journal 443: 1
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Horns K, Seeger K, Heinmüller M, Limm H, Waldhoff HP, Salman R, Gündel H & Angerer P (2012)
Gesundheitskompetenztraining für Menschen in Langzeitarbeitslosigkeit
Auswirkungen auf die Motivation zu einem gesünderen Lebensstil.
Bundesgesundheitsblatt - Gesundheitsforschung - Gesundheitsschutz 55, 5: 728-738
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Heather McMillen (2012) Ethnobotanical knowledge transmission and evolution:
the case of medicinal markets in Tanga, Tanzania.
Economic Botany 66, 2: 121-131
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Tene Kwetche Sop, Jens Oldeland, Fidèle Bognounou, Ute Schmiedel & Adjima Thiombiano (2012)
Ethnobotanical knowledge and valuation of woody plants species: a comparative analysis
of three ethnic groups from the sub-Sahel of Burkina Faso.
Environment, Development & Sustainability, in press
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Catherine Linard, Marius Gilbert, Robert W. Snow, Abdisalan M. Noor
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and accessibility across Africa in 2010. PLoS One 7, 2: e31743
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Dawson JC, Serpolay E, Giuliano S, Schermann N, Galic N, Chable V & Goldringer I (2012)
Multi-trait evolution of farmer varieties of bread wheat after cultivation in
contrasting organic farming systems in Europe.
Genetica, in press
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Hong-qin Lia, Huai-gang Zhang, Bao-long Liu, Deng-cai Liu & Bo Zhang (2012)
Assessing genetic diversity and its changes of bread wheat in Qinghai Province,
China, using agronomic traits and microsatellite markers.
Biological Agriculture & Horticulture: An International Journal
for Sustainable Production Systems 28, 2: 120-128
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Martínez-Castillo J, Camacho-Pérez L, Coello-Coello J & Andueza-Noh R (2012)
Wholesale replacement of lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus L.) landraces over
the last 30 years in northeastern Campeche, Mexico.
Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 59, 2: 191-204
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Melinda Smale, Lamissa Diakité & Naman Keita (2012)
Millet transactions in market fairs, millet diversity
and farmer welfare in Mali.
Environment and Development Economics, in press
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Glynis Jones, Huw Jones, Michael P. Charles, Martin K. Jones, Sue Colledge,
Fiona J. Leigh, Diane A. Lister, Lydia M.J. Smith, Wayne Powell & Terrence A. Brown (2012)
Phylogeographic analysis of barley DNA as evidence for the spread of Neolithic
agriculture through Europe. Journal of Archaeological Science, in press
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Anya M. Galli & Piergiorgio DegliEsposti (2012) Slow food movement.
Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization
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Gregory R. Peterson (2012) Is eating locally a moral obligation?
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Henrik Saxe, Thomas Meinert Larsen & Lisbeth Mogensen (2012)
The global warming potential of two healthy Nordic diets compared
with the average Danish diet.
Climatic Change, in press
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Turkoglu Z, Koca A, Ercisli S, Bilgener S, Akbulut M, Yildirim N,
Gercekcioglu R, Esitken A & Gunes M (2012) Genetic relationships
among Prunus rootstocks for sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) cultivars.
Plant Genetic Resources - Characterization and Utilization, in press
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Keatinge JDH, Chadha ML, Hughes JdA, Easdown WJ, Holmer RJ,
Tenkouano A, Yang RY, Mavlyanova R, Neave S, Afari-Sefa V,
Luther G, Ravishankar M, Ojiewo C, Belarmino M, Ebert A,
Wang JF & Lin LJ (2012) Vegetable gardens and their impact
on the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.
Biological Agriculture & Horticulture: An International
Journal for Sustainable Production Systems 28, 2: 71-85
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Gaetano Laghetti, Giovanni Ghiglione, Fabiano Miceli, Salvatore Cifarelli,
Domenico Pignone & Karl Hammer (2012) Collecting crop genetic resources in
two Italian linguistic (Occitan and Ladin) islands and West Liguria
with historical and ethnobotanical notes.
International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 4, 2: 54-70
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Szymon Zubek, Janusz Blaszkowski & Waldemar Buchwald (2012)
Fungal root endophyte associations of medicinal plants.
Nova Hedwigia 94, 3-4: 525-540
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Teja Tscharntke (2012) Bioökonomie contra Biodiversität?
Nahrungsmittelsicherheit im Spannungsfeld.
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Yildiz Aumeeruddy-Thomas, Clara Therville, Cedric Lemarchand, Alban Lauriac
& Franck Richard (2012) Resilience of sweet chestnut and truffle holm-oak
rural forests in Languedoc-Roussillon, France: roles of social-ecological
legacies, domestication, and innovations. Ecology and Society 17, 2: 12
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Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Puneet Dwivedi, Robert Bailis, Lynn Hildemann
& Grant Miller (2012) Low demand for nontraditional cookstove technologies.
PNAS, in press
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Tavneet Suri, William Jack & Thomas M. Stoker (2012)
Documenting the birth of a financial economy.
PNAS, in press
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David D. Laitin, Joachim Moortgat & Amanda Lea Robinson (2012)
Geographic axes and the persistence of cultural diversity.
PNAS, in press
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Erik Meijaard & Douglas Sheil (2012) The dilemma of green business in
tropical forests: how to protect what it cannot identify.
Conservation Letters, in press
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Aaike De Wever, Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber, Mark O. Gessner & Klement Tockner (2012)
Freshwater journals unite to boost primary biodiversity data publication.
BioScience 62, 6: 529-530
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Riitta Toivonen, Mikko Kivelä, Jari Saramäki, Mikko Viinikainen, Maija Vanhatalo
& Mikko Sams (2012) Networks of emotion contents.
PLoS One 7, 1: e28883
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Angel Ortiz-Pelaez, Getaneh Ashenafi, Francois Roger & Agnes Waret-Szkuta (2012)
Can geographical factors determine the choices of farmers in the Ethiopian
highlands to trade in livestock markets?
PLoS One 7, 2: e30710
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Mark Padgham (2012) Human movement is both diffusive and directed.
PLoS One 7, 5: e37754
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Anastasios Noulas, Salvatore Scellato, Renaud Lambiotte,
Massimiliano Pontil & Cecilia Mascolo (2012)
A tale of many cities: universal patterns in human urban mobility.
PLoS One 7, 5: e37027
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Matthijs van Veelen, Julián García, David G. Rand & Martin A. Nowak (2012)
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PNAS, in press
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Terry C. Daniel, Andreas Muhar, Arne Arnberger, Olivier Aznar, James W. Boyd,
Kai M. A. Chan, Robert Costanza, Thomas Elmqvist, Courtney G. Flint, Paul H. Gobster,
Adrienne Grêt-Regamey, Rebecca Lave, Susanne Muhar, Marianne Penker, Robert G. Ribe,
Thomas Schauppenlehner, Thomas Sikor, Ihor Soloviy, Marja Spierenburg,
Karolina Taczanowska, Jordan Tam & Andreas von der Dunk (2012)
Contributions of cultural services to the ecosystem services agenda.
PNAS 109, 23: 8812-8819
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Lionel Roques, Jimmy Garnier, François Hamel & Etienne K. Klein (2012)
Allee effect promotes diversity in traveling waves of colonization.
PNAS 109, 23: 8828-8833
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Mária Ercsey-Ravasz, Zoltán Toroczkai, Zoltán Lakner & József Baranyi (2012)
Complexity of the international agro-food trade network and
its impact on food safety. PLoS One 7, 5: e37810
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Monika Dittrich, Stefan Bringezu & Helmut Schütz (2012)
The physical dimension of international trade, part 2:
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Lenzen M, Moran D, Kanemoto K, Foran B, Lobefaro L & Geschke A (2012)
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Nature 486: 109–112
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May 2012

Duncan C. McKinley, Russell D. Briggs & Ann M. Bartuska (2012)
When peer-reviewed publications are not enough!
Delivering science for natural resource management.
Forest Policy and Economics, in press
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Heather Castleden, Vanessa Sloan Morgan & Christopher Lamb (2012)
“I spent the first year drinking tea”: exploring Canadian university researchers’
perspectives on community-based participatory research involving Indigenous peoples.
The Canadian Geographer, in press
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Alexander K. Lautensach & Sabina W. Lautensach (2012)
When should we care about sustainability? Applying
human security as the decisive criterion.
Sustainability 4, 5: 1059-1073
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Laurens Klerkx & Amy Proctor (2013) Beyond fragmentation and disconnect:
networks for knowledge exchange in the English land management advisory system.
Land Use Policy 30, 1: 13-24
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A. Denise Attaway, Benjamin Clark & Natalie A. Hummel (2012)
Growing blueberry knowledge via social networks.
International Journal of Fruit Science 12, 1-3: 342-349
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Jean-François Soussana, Elias Fereres, Stephen P. Long, Frits GMJ Mohren, Rajul Pandya-Lorch,
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Global Change Biology, in press
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Iago Otero, Martí Boada & Joan David Tàbara (2013)
Social–ecological heritage and the conservation of Mediterranean
landscapes under global change. A case study in Olzinelles (Catalonia).
Land Use Policy 30, 1: 25–37
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Martín MA, Herrera MA, Martín LM (2012) In situ conservation
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Greger Larson, Elinor K. Karlsson, Angela Perri, Matthew T. Webster, Simon Y. W. Ho,
Joris Peters, Peter W. Stahl, Philip J. Piper, Frode Lingaas, Merete Fredholm, Kenine E. Comstock,
Jaime F. Modiano, Claude Schelling, Alexander I. Agoulnik, Peter A. Leegwater, Keith Dobney,
Jean-Denis Vigne, Carles Vilà, Leif Andersson & Kerstin Lindblad-Toh (2012)
Rethinking dog domestication by integrating genetics, archeology, and biogeography.
PNAS, in press
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Patrick Mardulyn (2012) Trees and/or networks to display intraspecific
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Possingham HP (2012) How can we sell evaluating, analyzing
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Martin A. Nuñez, Sara Kuebbing, Romina D. Dimarco & Daniel Simberloff (2012)
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Mark McCarthy, Amina Aitsi-Selmi, Diána Bánáti, Lynn Frewer, Vasant Hirani,
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