Biodiversity Research for the Development of Indicator Organisms in Environment-Preserving Agriculture

  • Koichi Tanaka
  • Fumio Ihara
Part of the Ecological Research Monographs book series (ECOLOGICAL)


Conservation of biodiversity is one of the most important issues in the twenty-first century. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was adopted at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCET, the Earth Summit) held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 1992. The tenth Conference of the Parties to CBD (COP 10) was held at Nagoya (Japan) in October 2010.


Paddy Field Pitfall Trap Indicator Organism Vegetable Field Indicator Candidate 
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We thank Prof. Nakasuji, the leader of this research project, for his advice, discussions, and encouragement throughout the research. This research project was supported by a Grant-in-Aid from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of Japan (Selection of functional biodiversity indicators and development of assessment methods 1111-3111).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute for Agro-Environmental SciencesTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of Fruit Tree ScienceTsukubaJapan

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