Climate Change and Agricultural Ecosystems

Climate Change and Agricultural Ecosystems
Author: Krishna Kumar Choudhary,Ajay Kumar,Amit Kishore Singh
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2019-05-04
ISBN 10: 0128175222
ISBN 13: 9780128175224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Agricultural Ecosystems Book Review:

Climate Change and Agricultural Ecosystems explains the causative factors of climate change related to agriculture, soil and plants, and discusses the relevant resulting mitigation process. Agricultural ecosystems include factors from the surrounding areas where agriculture experiences direct or indirect interaction with the plants, animals, and microbes present. Changes in climatic conditions influence all the factors of agricultural ecosystems, which can potentially adversely affect their productivity. This book summarizes the different aspects of vulnerability, adaptation, and amelioration of climate change in respect to plants, crops, soil, and microbes for the sustainability of the agricultural sector and, ultimately, food security for the future. It also focuses on the utilization of information technology for the sustainability of the agricultural sector along with the capacity and adaptability of agricultural societies under climate change. Climate Change and Agricultural Ecosystems incorporates both theoretical and practical aspects, and serves as base line information for future research. This book is a valuable resource for those working in environmental sciences, soil sciences, agricultural microbiology, plant pathology, and agronomy. Covers the role of chemicals fertilizers, environmental deposition, and xenobiotics in climate change Discusses the impact of climate change on plants, soil, microflora, and agricultural ecosystems Explores the mitigation of climate change by sustainable methods Presents the role of computational modelling in climate change mitigation

Climate Change and Managed Ecosystems

Climate Change and Managed Ecosystems
Author: Jagtar Bhatti,Rattan Lal,Michael J. Apps,Mick A. Price
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2005-12-20
ISBN 10: 142003779X
ISBN 13: 9781420037791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Managed Ecosystems Book Review:

Featuring contributions from leading experts in the field, Climate Change and Managed Ecosystems examines the effects of global climate change on intensively constructed or reconstructed ecosystems, focusing on land use changes in relation to forestry, agriculture, and wetlands including peatlands. The book begins by discussing the fragility of ecosystems in the face of changing climates, particularly through human caused increases in atmospheric GHGs. The chapters delineate how and why the climate has changed and what can be expected to occur in the foreseeable future. They identify the potential adaptation responses to reduce the impacts of a changing climate. Using this information as a foundation, the chapter authors examine what is known about the impacts of climate on agricultural, forested, and wetland ecosystems. They illustrate the importance of these ecosystems in the global carbon cycle and discuss the potential interaction between terrestrial and atmospheric carbon pools under changing climactic conditions. The book delineates what needs to be done to ensure continued stability in these ecosystems. It includes a description of activities that have been undertaken in the past to identify gaps in understanding GHG emissions from agriculture, forests, and wetlands and their mitigation, as well as current research initiatives to address these gaps. The book presents an overview of how economic reasoning can be applied to climate change and illustrates how terrestrial carbon-uptake credits (offset credits) operate within the Kyoto Protocol framework. By identifying gaps in the current understanding of adaptation of mitigation strategies, the book underscores the need to make management of these ecosystems part of a global solution.

Climate Change Impacts on Basin Agro ecosystems

Climate Change Impacts on Basin Agro ecosystems
Author: Tsugihiro Watanabe,Selim Kapur,Mehmet Aydın,Rıza Kanber,Erhan Akça
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2018-12-11
ISBN 10: 3030010368
ISBN 13: 9783030010362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Impacts on Basin Agro ecosystems Book Review:

This book is based on the outcomes of a Turkish-Japanese bilateral project dealing with the impacts of climate change on basin agro-ecosystems. The book is unique in showing an up-to-date knowledge for the developing world. The chapters are related to: a) the development and improvement of a regional climate model for a more accurate prediction with higher resolution of future changes in regional climate, b) the structure of land and water management in agricultural production systems in arid areas, especially to quantitatively evaluate the relationships among cropping systems, hydrological cycle and water balance in farmland and its environments, c) the assessment of the impact of climate change and its adaptation on agricultural production systems, mainly on the aspect of land and water management, and d) the vulnerability of agricultural production systems from natural changes and the measures for enhancing sustainability of agriculture. This book elaborates on the methodologies for the assessment of climate change impacts on agricultural production and adaptationIn this book, the concepts and processes of an integrated approach are outlined, and its application in a case project is introducedThe approaches described in the chapters would be applicable in different situations and could be improved with experience and the introduction of advanced techniques

Climate Change Impact and Adaptation in Agricultural Systems

Climate Change Impact and Adaptation in Agricultural Systems
Author: Jurg Fuhrer,Peter J Gregory
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2014-06-18
ISBN 10: 178064289X
ISBN 13: 9781780642895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Impact and Adaptation in Agricultural Systems Book Review:

The focus of this book is future global climate change and its implications for agricultural systems which are the main sources of agricultural goods and services provided to society. These systems are either based on crop or livestock production, or on combinations of the two, with characteristics that differ between regions and between levels of management intensity. In turn, they also differ in their sensitivity to projected future changes in climate, and improvements to increase climate-resilience need to be tailored to the specific needs of each system. The book will bring together a series of chapters that provide scientific insights to possible implications of projected climate changes for different important types of crop and livestock systems, and a discussion of options for adaptive and mitigative management.

Climate Change and Agriculture Impacts Adaptation and Mitigation

Climate Change and Agriculture Impacts  Adaptation and Mitigation
Author: Wreford Anita,Moran Dominic,Adger Neil
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2010-06-17
ISBN 10: 9264086870
ISBN 13: 9789264086876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Agriculture Impacts Adaptation and Mitigation Book Review:

This report examines the economic and policy issues related to the impacts of climate change on agriculture and adaptation responses and to the mitigation of greenhouse gases from agriculture.

Climate Change Resilient Agriculture and Agroforestry

Climate Change Resilient Agriculture and Agroforestry
Author: Paula Cristina Castro,Anabela Marisa Azul,Walter Leal Filho,Ulisses M. Azeiteiro
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-10-11
ISBN 10: 9783319750033
ISBN 13: 3319750038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Resilient Agriculture and Agroforestry Book Review:

This book collects wide-ranging contributions such as case studies, reviews, reports on technological developments, outputs of research/studies, and examples of successful projects, presenting current knowledge and raising awareness to help the agriculture and forestry sectors find solutions for mitigating climate variability and adapting to change. It brings the topic of ecosystem services closer to education and learning, as targeted by the Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020. Climate change and its impacts on agriculture and agroforestry have been observed across the world during the last 50 years. Increasing temperatures, droughts, biotic stresses and the impacts of extreme events have continuously decreased agroforestry systems’ resilience to the effects of climate change. As such, there is a need to adapt farming and agroforestry systems so as to make them better able to handle ever-changing climate conditions, and to preserve habitats and ecosystems services.

ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Author: Gabriel S. Umoh
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2013-12-12
ISBN 10: 1493105124
ISBN 13: 9781493105120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE Book Review:

ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHNAGE: Agricultural Ecosystems and Gender Dimensions is a product of over four years of painstaking and rigorous research by a multidisciplinary team. It brings together empirical knowledge on farmer’s adaptation to climate change in a developing country. The book is comprehensive as well as broad in its coverage. Detailed analysis of various dimensions of climate change on dryland and wetland agriculture as well as fishing sector is presented from developing country’s perspectives. The book is made of thirteen chapters. The first chapter provide the setting of the climate change research environment wherein the rational, objectives and scope of climate change investigation are discussed. Chapter two provides an update of climate change adaptation research while the third chapter discusses the framework for analyzing climate change. The authors used their rich backgrounds in social science, gender and agricultural economics, and extension research to present their experiences in collecting and analyzing climate change data in real life situation in chapter four. The empirical evidence of trends in climate change, climate change information sources to farmers and fisherfolks, their knowledge level and vulnerability to climate change impacts are discussed in chapters five, six, seven, eight and nine. Chapter ten of the book looks at the impact of climate variability and long term change while adaptation to climate change is discussed in the eleventh chapter. The final chapter contains actions for climate change adaptation in developing country’s setting. The actions for climate change adaption are not only useful for policy but are as well actionable. The book is, therefore, a must for all genuinely interested in addressing the growing problem of climate change impacts in the most vulnerable section of the world- the developing countries.

Agriculture Management for Climate Change

Agriculture Management for Climate Change
Author: Mark P. McHenry,Surendra Nath Kulshreshtha,Silvia Lac
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781634830515
ISBN 13: 1634830512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agriculture Management for Climate Change Book Review:

Agricultural Management for Climate Change includes work from various international institutions that consider agricultural management to address climatic changes and extremes. Our team of editors and authors hope to add a valuable contribution to address global climate change in relation to agricultural ecosystems in vulnerable locations. For this book and its contents, the intended audience includes the international climate change community: contributors to the UNFCCC-IPCC process, policymakers, consultants, project developers, researchers and their institutions. Agricultural Management for Climate Change aims to be a valuable addition to multidisciplinary and international cooperation efforts (policies, cultural practices, new technologies, and adaptation measures), to development and selection appropriate GHG mitigation measures, governmental and nongovernmental agencies worldwide as well as the general public. The editors of Agricultural Management for Climate Change believe the book is an effective tool to help the international community progress in understanding management of agriculture's role in GHG mitigation and also agricultural adaptation options. They aim to address climate change through international collaboration and cooperation.

Climate Change and Soil Interactions

Climate Change and Soil Interactions
Author: Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad,Marcin Pietrzykowski
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 838
Release: 2020-03-06
ISBN 10: 0128180331
ISBN 13: 9780128180334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Soil Interactions Book Review:

Climate Change and Soil Interactions examines soil system interactions and conservation strategies regarding the effects of climate change. It presents cutting-edge research in soil carbonization, soil biodiversity, and vegetation. As a resource for strategies in maintaining various interactions for eco-sustainability, topical chapters address microbial response and soil health in relation to climate change, as well as soil improvement practices. Understanding soil systems, including their various physical, chemical, and biological interactions, is imperative for regaining the vitality of soil system under changing climatic conditions. This book will address the impact of changing climatic conditions on various beneficial interactions operational in soil systems and recommend suitable strategies for maintaining such interactions. Climate Change and Soil Interactions enables agricultural, ecological, and environmental researchers to obtain up-to-date, state-of-the-art, and authoritative information regarding the impact of changing climatic conditions on various soil interactions and presents information vital to understanding the growing fields of biodiversity, sustainability, and climate change. Addresses several sustainable development goals proposed by the UN as part of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development Presents a wide variety of relevant information in a unique style corroborated with factual cases, colour images, and case studies from across the globe Recommends suitable strategies for maintaining soil system interactions under changing climatic conditions

Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Ecosystems

Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Ecosystems
Author: Klaus Lorenz,Rattan Lal
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2018-05-31
ISBN 10: 3319923188
ISBN 13: 9783319923185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Ecosystems Book Review:

A comprehensive book on basic processes of soil C dynamics and the underlying factors and causes which determine the technical and economic potential of soil C sequestration. The book provides information on the dynamics of both inorganic (lithogenic and pedogenic carbonates) and organic C (labile, intermediate and passive). It describes different types of agroecosystems, and lists questions at the end of each chapter to stimulate thinking and promote academic dialogue. Each chapter has a bibliography containing up-to-date references on the current research, and provides the state-of-the-knowledge while also identifying the knowledge gaps for future research. The critical need for restoring C stocks in world soils is discussed in terms of provisioning of essential ecosystem services (food security, carbon sequestration, water quality and renewability, and biodiversity). It is of interest to students, scientists, and policy makers.

Agriculture and Ecosystem Resilience in Sub Saharan Africa

Agriculture and Ecosystem Resilience in Sub Saharan Africa
Author: Yazidhi Bamutaze,Samuel Kyamanywa,Bal Ram Singh,Gorettie Nsubuga Nabanoga K.,R. Lal
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9783030129767
ISBN 13: 3030129764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agriculture and Ecosystem Resilience in Sub Saharan Africa Book Review:

This volume discusses emerging contexts of agricultural and ecosystem resilience in Sub Saharan Africa, as well as contemporary technological advances that have influenced African livelihoods. In six sections, the book addresses the sustainable development goals to mitigate the negative impacts on agricultural productivity brought about by climate change in Africa. Some of the challenges assessed include soil degradation, land use changes, natural resource mismanagement, declining crop productivity, and economic stagnation. This book will be of interest to researchers, NGOs, and development organizations. Section 1 focuses on climate risk management in tropical Africa. Section 2 addresses the water-ecosystem-agriculture nexus, and identifies the best strategies for sustainable water use. Section 3 introduces Information Communication Technology (ICT), and how it can be used for ecosystem and human resilience to improve quality of life in communities. Section 4 discusses the science and policies of transformative agriculture, including challenges facing crop production and management. Section 5 addresses landscape processes, human security, and governance of agro-ecosystems. Section 6 concludes the book with chapters uniquely covering the gender dynamics of agricultural, ecosystem, and livelihood resilience.

Sedimentation Engineering

Sedimentation Engineering
Author: Ata Amini
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2018-04-18
ISBN 10: 1789230020
ISBN 13: 9781789230024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sedimentation Engineering Book Review:

The lack of knowledge about sedimentation processes taking place in a watershed or a waterbody hinders practical progress in addressing problem-solving. To assist the reader in putting sediment quantity and quality issues into perspective, sedimentation engineering features the most state-of-the-art contributions from a number of researchers working in the fields of water resources and soil erosion. The book contains 10 chapters selected among a great number of submitted manuscripts. The main topics are sedimentation processes in marshes, harbor estuaries, gulf, hydraulic turbine, and volcanic area. Sediment contamination and few other topics are included as well. The case studies cover a sequence for integrated solutions where watershed management and sedimentation engineering are not decoupled. This book on sedimentation engineering is designed for researchers and professionals and for course use in environmental science.

Landscape Ecology

Landscape Ecology
Author: Amjad Almusaed
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2016-07-27
ISBN 10: 9535125133
ISBN 13: 9789535125136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscape Ecology Book Review:

This book has been written to present major and efficient applications in landscape ecology, as well as to propose a solid action for this category of topics. The book aims to illustrate various treatment methods of the land-use models impact on landscape ecology creation. The book is divided into three parts: Part I: Ecological interpretation of land-use act - in this part, ecosystem and land use turn out to be a significant factor in the process of creating an ecological landscape. Part II: Landscape district in applied ecological analysis - this part attempts to illustrate the best possible model of analysis integrated with landscape in practical case studies. Part III: The anthropogenic impacts on landscape creation - this part discusses the human impact on landscape creation.

Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems

Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems
Author: Daniel Hillel,Cynthia Rosenzweig
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1848166559
ISBN 13: 9781848166554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems Book Review:

The portending process of climate change, induced by the anthropogenic accumulations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, is likely to generate effects that will cascade through the biosphere, impacting all life on earth and bearing upon human endeavors. Of special concern is the potential effect on agriculture and global food security. Anticipating these effects demands that scientists widen their field of vision and cooperate across disciplines to encompass increasingly complex interactions. Trans-disciplinary cooperation should aim to generate effective responses to the portending changes, including actions to mitigate the emissions of greenhouse gases and to adapt to those climate changes that cannot be avoided. This handbook presents an exposition of current research on the impacts, adaptation, and mitigation of climate change in relation to agroecosystems. It is offered as the first volume in what is intended to be an ongoing series dedicated to elucidating the interactions of climate change with a broad range of sectors and systems, and to developing and spurring effective responses to this global challenge. As the collective scientific and practical knowledge of the processes and responses involved continues to grow, future volumes in the series will address important aspects of the topic periodically over the coming years.

Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture Land Resources Water Resources and Biodiversity in the United States

Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture  Land Resources  Water Resources  and Biodiversity in the United States
Author: Peter Backlund
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-05
ISBN 10: 143791098X
ISBN 13: 9781437910988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture Land Resources Water Resources and Biodiversity in the United States Book Review:

This report by the Nat. Science and Tech. Council¿s U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) is part of a series of 21 reports aimed at providing current assessments of climate change science to inform public debate, policy, and operational decisions. These reports are also intended to help the CCSP develop future program research priorities. The CCSP¿s guiding vision is to provide the Nation and the global community with the science-based knowledge needed to manage the risks and capture the opportunities associated with climate and related environmental changes. This report assesses the effects of climate change on U.S. land resources, water resources, agriculture, and biodiversity. It was developed with broad scientific input. Illus.

Climate Change Impacts on Soil Processes and Ecosystem Properties

Climate Change Impacts on Soil Processes and Ecosystem Properties
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 625
Release: 2017-06-01
ISBN 10: 0444638687
ISBN 13: 9780444638687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Impacts on Soil Processes and Ecosystem Properties Book Review:

Climate Change Impacts on Soil Processes and Ecosystem Properties, Volume 35 presents current and emerging soil science research around the areas of soil processes and climate change, also evaluating future research needs. The book combines the five areas of soil science (microbiology, physics, fertility, pedology, and chemistry) to give a comprehensive assessment. This integration of topics is rarely done in a single publication due to the disciplinary nature of the soil science areas, so users will find it to be a comprehensive resource on the topic. Provides an analysis of all areas of soil science in the context of climate change impact on soil processes and ecosystem properties Presents information that is displayed in an accessible form for practitioners and disciplines outside of soil science Contains a concluding section in each chapter which assesses key areas Includes a discussion on future research and direction

Agricultural ecosystem effects on trace gases and global climate change

Agricultural ecosystem effects on trace gases and global climate change
Author: Lowry A. Harper
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 206
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780891181132
ISBN 13: 089118113X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Change and Agriculture

Climate Change and Agriculture
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Research, and Foreign Agriculture
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 150
Release: 1990
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105045083305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global Climate Change and Tropical Ecosystems

Global Climate Change and Tropical Ecosystems
Author: John M. Kimble
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2019-04-04
ISBN 10: 1351444794
ISBN 13: 9781351444798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Climate Change and Tropical Ecosystems Book Review:

Tropical ecosystems - the regions between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn - play an important role in global processes, economic issues, and political concerns. In their natural state, tropical ecosystems support a large quantity of above- and below-ground biomass, and constitute a major part of the terrestrial carbon pool. Conversion of the natural ecosystem to agriculture and forestry ecosystems disturbs this ecological balance. Global Climate Change and Tropical Ecosystems presents data on carbon pool fluxes from case studies in 12 countries in tropical regions. The chapters cover: Characteristics of tropical ecosystems Soil and biotic carbon pools Impacts of land use and soil management Slash-and-burn practices Crop residue and fertility management This volume adds to the understanding of pedospheric processes in tropical ecosystems and how to better use soils as a sink for carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. With Global Climate Change and Tropical Ecosystems you will understand the link between soil productivity, environmental quality and the global carbon cycle, not only in these ecologically sensitive regions but worldwide.

Climate Change and Agriculture in Jamaica

Climate Change and Agriculture in Jamaica
Author: R. Selvaraju
Publsiher: Food and Agriculture Organization
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2013
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D03691717T
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Agriculture in Jamaica Book Review:

ctives of the study are: (i) to review current knowledge on vulnerability, past trends in climate, and impacts of climate variability and change on agriculture sector, and (ii) to explore technical and policy alternatives in order to cope with and adapt to impacts of climate variability and change more effectively. The study identified what the potential impacts are, considered what interventions are appropriate, and if and where they should occur. The scope of the study focused on broader policy directions and investment priorities in relation to climate change adaptation. The first two chapters of this book present overall background on the agriculture sector and vulnerability context. Chapter 2 specifically presents vulnerability of agro-ecosystems and food production systems in both temporal and special dimensions. Chapter 3 elaborates on the nature of climate variability and expected future changes in climate. The past trends in climate were described based on observation, analysi