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Sharing a vision for biodiversity conservation and agriculture

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 May 2012

John E. Quinn*
Affiliation:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, School of Natural Resources, 3310 Holdrege, Lincoln, NE 68583, USA.
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*Corresponding author: jquinn2@unl.edu

Abstract

Conservation biology and agriculture share a common landscape and a future that demands novel research and practice. Inevitably, limited resources create conflict in the absence of a shared vision forward. Therefore, given the similarities in proximate and even ultimate goals, we must envision a joint path toward renewable and resilient agroecosystems. In this commentary, I highlight the root of past conflicts and share a vision of progress forward that encompasses mutually beneficial outcomes. I include six areas of anticipatory research and inquiry at the intersection of conservation biology and agriculture to better identify shared goals and facilitate more frequent communication among disciplines.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2012

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