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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academy of Sciences. 1999. (NAS Colloquium) Plants and Population: Is There Time?. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9619.
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COLLOQUIUM ON PLANTS AND POPULATION: IS THERE TIME?

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
WASHINGTON, D.C.
1999

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academy of Sciences. 1999. (NAS Colloquium) Plants and Population: Is There Time?. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9619.
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NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Colloquium Series

In 1991, the National Academy of Sciences inaugurated a series of scientific colloquia, five or six of which are scheduled each year under the guidance of the NAS Council’s Committee on Scientific Programs. Each colloquium addresses a scientific topic of broad and topical interest, cutting across two or more of the traditional disciplines. Typically two days long, colloquia are international in scope and bring together leading scientists in the field. Papers from colloquia are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academy of Sciences. 1999. (NAS Colloquium) Plants and Population: Is There Time?. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9619.
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Plants and Population: is there time?

A Colloquium sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences

December 5–6, 1998

PROGRAM

Saturday, Dec 5, 1998

Session I: Demographic and economic projections of food demand and supply.

Session Chair: Joel Cohen, The Rockefeller University

World food & agriculture: the outlook for the medium & longer term.

Nikos Alexandratos, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The growth of demand will limit output growth for food over the next quarter century.

D. Gale Johnson, University of Chicago

Global and local implications of biotechnology and climate change for future food supplies.

Robert Evenson, Yale University

World food trends and prospects to 2020.

Tim Dyson, London School of Economics

Panelists: Dennis Ahlburg, University of Minnesota; Kenneth Arrow, Stanford University; Bernard Gilland, Espergaerde, Denmark; Vaclav Smil, University of Manitoba

Saturday, Dec 5, 1998 2:00–5:00

Session II: Limits on agriculture: land, water, energy and biological resources.

Chair: Michael Clegg, University of California, Riverside

Plant genetic resources: what can they contribute towards increased crop productivity?

David Hoisington, Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo, Int.

Ecological approaches and the development of ‘truly’ integrated pest management.

Matthew Thomas, Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College

Ecological intensification of cereal production systems: the challenge of increasing crop yield potential and precision agriculture.

Kenneth Cassman, University of Nebraska

The transition to agricultural sustainability.

Vernon Ruttan, University of Minnesota

Panelists: Gretchen Daily, Stanford University; William Murdoch, University of California, Santa Barbara; Billie Lee Turner, Clark University; Catherine Woteki, United States Department of Agriculture

After Dinner Speaker: Ismail Serageldin, World Bank, Plants and Population: is there time?

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academy of Sciences. 1999. (NAS Colloquium) Plants and Population: Is There Time?. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9619.
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Sunday, Dec 6, 1998

Session III: Plant and other biotechnologies.

Chair: Nina Fedoroff, The Pennsylvania State University

Biotechnology: enhancing human nutrition in developing and developed worlds.

Ganesh Kishore, Monsanto

Use of plant roots for environmental remediation and biochemical manufacturing.

Ilya Raskin, Rutgers University

The post-industrialized agricultural biotechnology era: what’s rate limiting?

John Ryals, Paradigm Genetics, Inc.

Transgenic plants for the tropics: some strategies to develop them and reach the farmer.

Luis Herrera-Estrella, Centro de Investigacion y Estudios Avanzados, Irapuato, Mexico

Panelists: Donald Roberts, Boyce Thompson Institute; Ron Sederoff, North Carolina State University; Roger Beachey; The Scripps Research Institute; Dennis Avery, Hudson Institute; Richard Meagher, University of Georgia; Brian Staskawicz, University of California, Berkeley.

Sunday, Dec 6, 1998

Session IV: Biodiversity and multiple land use demands

Chair: Dr. Harold Mooney, Stanford University

From prehispanic to future conservation alternatives: lessons from Mexico.

Arturo Gomez-Pompa, University of California, Riverside

Gardenification of tropical conserved wildlands: multitasking, multicropping and multiple users.

Daniel Janzen, University of Pennsylvania

Plant biodiversity, land use, and the sustainability of essential ecosystem services.

David Tilman, University of Minnesota

Food supply expansion and the sustainable global management of carbon and nitrogen: interacting challenges.

Robert Socolow, Princeton University

Panelists: Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University; Wes Jackson, The Land Institute; Thomas Lovejoy, Smithsonian Institution; Walter Reid, World Resources Institute.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academy of Sciences. 1999. (NAS Colloquium) Plants and Population: Is There Time?. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9619.
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P ROCEEDINGS

OF THE

N ATIONAL A CADEMY OF S CIENCES

OF THE U NITED S TATES OF A MERICA

Table of Contents

Papers from a National Academy of Sciences Colloquium on Plants and Population: Is There Time?

 

 

Plants and population: Is there time? Nina V. Fedoroff and Joel E. Cohen

 

5903–5907

 

 

World food and agriculture: Outlook for the medium and longer term Nikos Alexandratos

 

5908–5914

 

 

The growth of demand will limit output growth for food over the next quarter century D. Gale Johnson

 

5915–5920

 

 

Global and local implications of biotechnology and climate change for future food supplies Robert E. Evenson

 

5921–5928

 

 

World food trends and prospects to 2025 Tim Dyson

 

5929–5936

 

 

Plant genetic resources: What can they contribute toward increased crop productivity? David Hoisington, Mireille Khairallah, Timothy Reeves, Jean-Marcel Ribaut, Bent Skovmand, Suketoshi Taba, and Marilyn Warburton

 

5937–5943

 

 

Ecological approaches and the development of “truly integrated” pest management Matthew B. Thomas

 

5944–5951

 

 

Ecological intensification of cereal production systems: Yield potential, soil quality, and precision agriculture Kenneth G. Cassman

 

5952–5959

 

 

The transition to agricultural sustainability Vernon W. Ruttan

 

5960–5967

 

 

Biotechnology: Enhancing human nutrition in developing and developed worlds Ganesh M. Kishore and Christine Shewmaker

 

5968–5972

 

 

Use of plant roots for phytoremediation and molecular farming Doloressa Gleba, Nikolai V. Borisjuk, Ludmyla G. Borisjuk, Ralf Kneer, Alexander Poulev, Marina Skarzhinskaya, Slavik Dushenkov, Sithes Logendra, Yuri Y. Gleba, and Ilya Raskin

 

5973–5977

 

 

Transgenic plants for tropical regions: Some considerations about their development and their transfer to the small farmer Luis Herrera-Estrella

 

5978–5981

 

 

From pre-Hispanic to future conservation alternatives: Lessons from Mexico Arturo Gómez-Pompa and Andrea Kaus

 

5982–5986

 

 

Gardenification of tropical conserved wildlands: Multitasking, multicropping, and multiusers Daniel Janzen

 

5987–5994

 

 

Global environmental impacts of agricultural expansion: The need for sustainable and efficient practices David Tilman

 

5995–6000

 

 

Nitrogen management and the future of food: Lessons from the management of energy and carbon Robert H. Socolow

 

6001–6008

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