Biodiv Sci ›› 1999, Vol. 07 ›› Issue (4): 308-311.  DOI: 10.17520/biods.1999048

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Some viewpoints on biodiversity research

CHEN Ling-Zhi   

  1. Institute of Botany,the Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100093
  • Online:1999-11-20 Published:1999-11-20

Abstract: The conservation of biodiversity and its sustainable use have been paid attention by governments and public in most countries.In this paper,some hot spots in biodiversity research which are followed with interest to worldwide,are introduced.DIVERSITAS,the international programme of biodiversity science,is being evaluated;some suggestions on the origin,maintenance,inventory and monitoring of biodiversity are supplemented.Studies on restoration of biodiversity,which depend upon the theoretical basis of dynamic,succession of ecosystem,have to be strengthened urgently.Biodiversity information system is the major part of biodiversity science.Studies on agrobiodiversity combine biodiversity with agricultural practice.Biosafety issue has been one of the current hot spots.Some viewpoints are suggested on the issues mentioned above by the author.