Wright, I. A. and Dalziel, A. J. I. and Ellis, R. P. and Hall, Stephen (2002) The status of traditional Scottish animal breeds and plant varieties and the implications for biodiversity. Technical Report. Scottish Executive Social Research.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Technical Report)|
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|Divisions:||College of Science > School of Life Sciences|
|Abstract:||The aim of this scoping study was to evaluate the effects on Scottish biodiversity of changes in the use of traditional breeds and varieties. The overall objectives were: a) The evaluation of the importance of genetic loss from the reduction in use of these breeds and varieties, for example, the loss of unusual characteristics that might have been of particular local use. b) An assessment of the impacts of reduction in the ability to conduct further breeding or research on rare and traditional varieties and breeds. c) Identification of the loss of certain farming techniques associated with particular varieties and breeds. d) An assessment of possible losses of biodiversity associated with reduction in the use of these breeds and varieties and the farming systems associated with them.|
|Date Deposited:||01 Jun 2012 20:40|
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