The status of traditional Scottish animal breeds and plant varieties and the implications for biodiversity

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.

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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.

Item Type:Paper or Report (Technical Report)
Additional Information: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.
Keywords:livestock biodiversity, agriculture, Scotland
Subjects:D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D415 Crop Production
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D400 Agriculture
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D420 Livestock
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
ID Code:5778
Deposited By: Stephen Hall
Deposited On:01 Jun 2012 20:40
Last Modified:02 Sep 2014 09:21

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