Women in the plant world: The significance of women and gender bias for biodiversity conservation
Women manage the majority of all plant resources that are used by humans. In spite of this, world-wide biodiversity conservation policies, programmes, and guidelines usually omit reference to women or to gender relations. Women’s motivations represent a principle driving force to counter processes of biological erosion. This briefing deals with the prevalence of gender bias in social and natural sciences and the repercussions of this bias.