Fungi and international biodiversity initiatives

Author: Hawksworth, D.L.

Source: Biodiversity and Conservation, Volume 6, Number 5, 1997 , pp. 661-668(8)

Publisher: Springer

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The origin of the term `biodiversity', its various meanings, and current usage are explored. Renewed interest in the subject has spawned a variety of international initiatives at both the political and scientific levels, many of which are relevant to mycologists. The political initiatives include the Convention on Biological Diversity and Biodiversity Action Plans, and the scientific a broad spectrum: the Global Biodiversity Assessment, Species 2000, Systematics Agenda 2000 International, BioNET INTERNATIONAL, DIVERSITAS, All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory, and Biodiversity Methods Manuals. Mycologists need to be aware of, and contribute to, such programmes, maintain an enhanced profile, and remain flexible to respond to new challenges.

Keywords: biodiversity; fungi; policy; research; science

Document Type: Regular Paper

Affiliations: International Mycological Institute, Bakeham Lane, Egham, Surey TW20 9TY, UK

Publication date: January 1, 1997

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