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 Agricultural Ecosystems

Climate Change and Agricultural Ecosystems
Author: Krishna Kumar Choudhary,Ajay Kumar,Amit Kishore Singh
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2019-05-15
ISBN 10: 9780128164839
ISBN 13: 0128164832
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. To fully understand the impact of climate change, attention must be focused on the unexplored causative agents and mitigating factors. 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. Covers the impact of climate change on agricultural ecosystems including vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation for sustainable agriculture Focuses on issues related to plant systems, agriculture and microbes Explores the effects of greenhouse gases on plant metabolites, soil respiration, and microbial biomass

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 and Agricultural Development

Climate Change and Agricultural Development
Author: Udaya Sekhar Nagothu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2016-07-15
ISBN 10: 1317413687
ISBN 13: 9781317413684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Agricultural Development Book Review:

Two of the greatest current challenges are climate change (and variability) and food security. Feeding nine billion people by 2050 will require major efforts aimed at climate change adaptation and mitigation. One approach to agriculture has recently been captured by the widely adopted term of "Climate Smart Agriculture" (CSA). This book not only explains what this entails, but also presents practical on-the-ground studies of practices and innovations in agriculture across a broader spectrum, including agroecology and conservation agriculture, in less developed countries. It is shown that CSA is not a completely new science and a number of its recommended technologies have been used for some time by local farmers all over the world. What is relevant and new is ‘the approach’ to exploit their adaptation and mitigation potential. However, a major limitation is the lack of evidence-based knowledge that is necessary for policy makers to prepare strategies for adaptation and mitigation. This book assembles knowledge of CSA, agroecology and conservation agriculture, and perspectives from different regions of the world, to build resilient food systems. The first part analyzes the concept, opportunities and challenges, and provides a global perspective, drawing particularly on studies from Africa and Asia. The second part of the book showcases results from various studies linked to soil, water and crop management measures from an ongoing program in India as well as experiences from other regions. The third section assesses the needs for an enabling policy environment, mainstreaming gender and sime final recommendations for up-scaling and/or out-scaling innovations.

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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The Impact of Climate Changes on Agricultural Ecosystems

The Impact of Climate Changes on Agricultural Ecosystems
Author: Shaoxiu Ma
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2012
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:839899164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

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

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 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 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.

Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and Aquaculture

Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and Aquaculture
Author: Karmaoui, Ahmed,Barrick, Kirby,Reed, Michael,Baig, Mirza Barjees
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2020-08-28
ISBN 10: 1799833453
ISBN 13: 9781799833451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and Aquaculture Book Review:

Climate change is expected to influence several productive sectors, the most significant of which is agriculture. Agriculture comprises an important sector of the global economy that includes crops, livestock, and seafood. Agriculture, aquaculture, and fisheries are closely linked to the climate, with changes in climatic conditions able to drastically affect animal and plant productivity, which in turn has a direct impact on human well-being. Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and Aquaculture is a critical scholarly publication that provides an integrated assessment of climate change impacts on agriculture, aquaculture, and fisheries and explores a set of strategies to secure sustainable food security. While highlighting the associations between climate change, food security, and socio-economic development, the book establishes an inventory of good agricultural practices for the adaptation to climate change and presents solutions for making agricultural and food systems more sustainable. Featuring a wide range of topics such as carbon sequestration, ecosystem management, and desertification, this book is ideal for agriculturalists, environmentalists, fisheries, marine biologists, ichthyologists, government officials, academicians, policy makers, scientists, professionals, researchers, and students.

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

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.

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

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.

The Role of Agriculture in Climate Change Mitigation

The Role of Agriculture in Climate Change Mitigation
Author: Lucjan Pawlowski,Zygmunt Litwińczuk,Guomo Zhou
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2020-05-20
ISBN 10: 1000168891
ISBN 13: 9781000168891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Agriculture in Climate Change Mitigation Book Review:

According to IPCC reports, one of the greatest threats to the Earth ecosystems is climate change caused by the anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases, mostly carbon dioxide, mainly from the combustion of fossil fuels, cement production and land-use change which leads to an excessive temperature rise. Agriculture and forestry are responsible for quiet big emissions of greenhouse gases: CO2, CH4 and N2O, and have significant potential to reduce these emissions mainly through enhancement of CO2 absorption by terrestrial ecosystems. To evaluate the impact of agriculture on climate change, ruminant farming should be also taken into account. These animals emit considerable amounts of methane which has strong greenhouse effects. Methane emissions may be reduced by using appropriate feed for ruminants. Decreasing the meat consumption of these animals can also make an important contribution to reducing methane emissions. The methods for reducing greenhouse gas emissions through appropriate management of terrestrial ecosystems and animal husbandry are widely discussed in The Role of Agriculture in Climate Change Mitigation. The book will be of interest to academics, professionals and policy makers in environmental sciences.

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

Climate Change Air Pollution and Global Challenges Book Review:

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.

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.

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:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1073457555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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