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

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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

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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.

Adaptation to Climate Change

Adaptation to Climate Change
Author: Gabriel S. Umoh
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9781493105106
ISBN 13: 1493105108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

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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.

Climate Change Resilient Agriculture and Agroforestry

Climate Change Resilient Agriculture and Agroforestry
Author: Paula Castro,Anabela Marisa Azul,Walter Leal Filho,Ulisses M. Azeiteiro
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2019-02-13
ISBN 10: 3319750046
ISBN 13: 9783319750040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Special Issue Climate Change and Agricultural Ecosystem Management in Dry Areas

Special Issue  Climate Change and Agricultural Ecosystem Management in Dry Areas
Author: Neil C. Turner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1073457555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Change Air Pollution and Global Challenges

Climate Change  Air Pollution and Global Challenges
Author: Thomas Knoke,Andreas Hahn
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2013-11-19
ISBN 10: 0128055782
ISBN 13: 9780128055786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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We analyse options to adapt forest and agricultural ecosystems to the adverse consequences of climatic change. We provide an overview of global change as it relates to the forest and agriculture sectors and conclude that forests should be analysed and their management optimised, together with their neighbouring agricultural ecosystems, if we are to be successful in meeting the challenges of future land-use conflicts. These challenges include balancing the need to satisfy increasing food and resource demands (provisioning services) while still providing indispensable regulating services such as climate and water protection. For the forestry sector, we identify various options to adapt ecosystems to climatic change, such as appropriate choice of tree species, mixed and uneven-aged forests, thinnings and adapted rotation length. We see, however, great potential in comprehensive land-use portfolios containing mixed, and thus diversified, alternatives—with patches of croplands, pastures and forests—to achieve a more sustainable intensification of land-use concepts. Such concepts would reduce the vulnerability of land-use systems to the effects of climatic change. Natural forests, whose continued existence must be secured by conservation payments, are a necessary component used to store carbon, to protect the water balance and to preserve biodiversity. In future, comprehensive land-use models are necessary to make demonstrable and to optimise the ecological and economic consequences of various land-use concepts.

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 Nabanoga,Rattan Lal
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 763
Release: 2019-05-22
ISBN 10: 3030129748
ISBN 13: 9783030129743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

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

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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

Agriculture Management for Climate Change

Agriculture Management for Climate Change
Author: Mark P. McHenry
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781634830263
ISBN 13: 1634830261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mark researches within the School of Engineering and Information Technology at Murdoch University, Western Australia, and has an extensive publication history in peer reviewed journal articles, edited books, and international conferences. Marks collaborative research activities include projects in Australia, USA (Fulbright Scholar), Philippines (Endeavour Award Fellow), South Africa, and numerous other countries and locations in Africa and the Indo-Pacific region. His diverse research interests and publication history includes clean energy technology, agricultural system productivity, international and rural development, technology performance, energy policy, carbon markets, new water technology, and research collaborations.

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.

Livestock Production and the Functioning of Agricultural Ecosystems Volume I

Livestock Production and the Functioning of Agricultural Ecosystems  Volume I
Author: Gary S. Kleppel,Fred Provenza,Juan Jose Villalba
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-08-24
ISBN 10: 2889712184
ISBN 13: 9782889712182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Change and Land

Climate Change and Land
Author: Groupe d'experts intergouvernemental sur l'évolution du climat
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9789291691548
ISBN 13: 9291691542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Change and Global Warming

Climate Change and Global Warming
Author: Ata Amini
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2019-04-24
ISBN 10: 1789858135
ISBN 13: 9781789858136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Strong evidence has proved that the climate is changing and the world is becoming warmer by various measures. It is now generally accepted that human activities are changing the configuration of our ecosystem. Most likely, further changes and negative influences are unavoidable. Nevertheless, we can prevent the dominant impacts of climate change, so that life remains manageable. Meanwhile, misperceptions of the solutions are increasing. The overall purpose of this book is to introduce the concept of climate change and its effects within the context of sustainable development. This book, Climate Change and Global Warming, brings together the engineers, scientists, socialists and policymakers of the world to critically look at various aspects of climate change, and it is an attempt to look at the facts.

Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change

Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2018-02-08
ISBN 10: 9783038427254
ISBN 13: 303842725X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainability covers environmental, social and economic dimensions, and requires a multi-disciplinary approach in order to examine, explore and critically engage with issues and advances in its related areas. As we are aware, climate change is a certainty and it affects many economic sectors, including agriculture, particularly production of crop and livestock enterprises. Vast regional differences in these impacts are expected for various parts of the world, culminating in changes in trade patterns, and perhaps eventually even threatening the food security in certain parts of the world. Agricultural sustainability may be especially threatened by climate extremes, such as heat waves, droughts, and floods. However, not all changes induced by climate change would be negative; some may even be positive. Undoubtedly, there would be winners and losers within a nation, as well as among countries. Achieving sustainability would require changes in the way we manage agriculture. Equally important in this discourse is to find solutions to achieve sustainability in the wake of climate change, one of the major threats to sustainability. This book is devoted to various aspect of sustainable agriculture and climate change and their interplay.

Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services

Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services
Author: Marion Potschin,Roy Haines-Young,Robert Fish,R. Kerry Turner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2016-01-22
ISBN 10: 1317687035
ISBN 13: 9781317687030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The idea that nature provides services to people is one of the most powerful concepts to have emerged over the last two decades. It is shaping our understanding of the role that biodiverse ecosystems play in the environment and their benefits for humankind. As a result, there is a growing interest in operational and methodological issues surrounding ecosystem services amongst environmental managers, and many institutions are now developing teaching programmes to equip the next generation with the skills needed to apply the concepts more effectively. This handbook provides a comprehensive reference text on ecosystem services, integrating natural and social science (including economics). Collectively the chapters, written by the world's leading authorities, demonstrate the importance of biodiversity for people, policy and practice. They also show how the value of ecosystems to society can be expressed in monetary and non-monetary terms, so that the environment can be better taken into account in decision making. The significance of the ecosystem service paradigm is that it helps us redefine and better communicate the relationships between people and nature. It is shown how these are essential to resolving challenges such as sustainable development and poverty reduction, and the creation of a green economy in developing and developed world contexts.

The Ethics of Intensification

The Ethics of Intensification
Author: Paul B. Thompson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2008-09-19
ISBN 10: 1402087225
ISBN 13: 9781402087226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ethics of Agricultural Intensification: An Interdisciplinary and International Conversation Paul B. Thompson and John Otieno Ouko* Global agriculture faces a number of challenges as the world approaches the second decade of the third millennium. Predictions unilaterally indicate dramatic increases in world population between 2010 and 2030, and a trend in developing countries toward greater consumption of animal products could multiply the need for prod- tion of basic grains even further. Although global food production in 2000 was estimated to be adequate for the existing population, hunger and malnutrition are persistent problems that have led decision makers to recognize that increasing food production in specific regions may be the most effective way to address food se- rity for impoverished peoples. At the same time, there will need to be policy adju- ments that improve poor people’s access to current food supplies without simultaneously undercutting the ability of local producers to obtain needed cash income. What is more, the uncertain effects of global climate change on agricultural ecosystems complicate planning for this process, while poorly understood processes of globa- zation create additional unknowns from the side of social systems. In short, despite surpluses in many parts of the developed world, finding ways to increase food p- duction on both selected regional and a total global basis remains a priority for many farmers, policy makers and agricultural researchers.

Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural and Natural Ecosystems

Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural and Natural Ecosystems
Author: Marco Bindi,G. Brandani,A. Dessì
Publsiher: Firenze University Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 888453920X
ISBN 13: 9788884539205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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