Perspectives for Agroecosystem Management

Perspectives for Agroecosystem Management
Author: Peter Schroder,J. Pfadenhauer,J. Munch
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2011-08-19
ISBN 10: 9780080556390
ISBN 13: 0080556396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable agriculture is a key concept for scientists, researchers, and agricultural engineers alike. This book focuses on the FAM- project (FAM Munich Research Network on Agroecosystems) of the 1990s as a means to assessing, forecasting, and evaluating changes in the agroecosystems that are necessary for agricultural sustainability. The management of two separate management systems: an organic and an integrated farming system are described to provide an interdisciplinary approach Changes of matter fluxes in soils, changes of trace gas fluxes from soils, precision farming in a small scale heterogen landscape, influence of management changes on flora and fauna, as well as the development of agroecosystem models, the assessment of soil variability and the changes in nutrient status are important aspects of this book. * Contains detailed results and insight of a long-time project on agricultural sustainability * Provides an interdisciplinary approach for comprehensive understanding by scientists and researchers of soil, plants, agriculture, and environment * Includes an international perspective

Sustainable Agroecosystem Management

Sustainable Agroecosystem Management
Author: Patrick J Bohlen,Gar House
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2019-08-30
ISBN 10: 9780367385866
ISBN 13: 0367385864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Emphasizes Centrality of the Ecosystem Perspective Sustainable management of agroecosystems in the 21st century faces unprecedented challenges. Protecting the environment while feeding a burgeoning population that could reach nine billion by mid-century, preserving the world's biodiversity, and sustaining agriculture in an increasingly urban world is a massive undertaking. Avoiding simple prescriptions for the application of ecological principles to agriculture, Sustainable Agroecosystem Management: Integrating Ecology, Economics, and Society emphasizes the continued centrality of the ecosystem perspective, and the need to integrate ecological, economic, and social considerations in agroecosystem science and management. Truly Interdisciplinary in Scope With contributions from distinguished leaders in the field of sustainable agriculture, this authoritative book first delineates the present and future challenges agroecosystems face. It then reviews the important contributions made by Dr. Ben Stinner, a pioneer in the field of agroecosystem ecology. Providing historical background of attempts to connect the ecological and agricultural sciences, this standard-setting resource highlights recent efforts to integrate natural and social science perspectives. It also examines the challenges for developing integrated approaches to agroecosystem management. Through a variety of case studies with global applications, the text makes it abundantly clear that purely technological approaches are insufficient for solving the food systems problems of the future. It explores practical innovative strategies, policies, and research needs necessary to develop management approaches that emphasize whole system productivity, diversify agricultural operations, and sustain multiple functions, including ecological integrity.

Tropical Agroecosystems

Tropical Agroecosystems
Author: John H. Vandermeer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2002-12-03
ISBN 10: 1420039881
ISBN 13: 9781420039887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tropical areas present ecological, cultural and political problems that demand analysis that is distinct from general ecological analysis. The tropical environment is special in many ways, from the lack of a biological down season (winter), to generally poor soil conditions, to a reliance on traditional methods of agriculture in an undeveloped soci

Sustainable Agroecosystem Management

Sustainable Agroecosystem Management
Author: Patrick J. Bohlen,Gar House
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2009-03-24
ISBN 10: 1420052152
ISBN 13: 9781420052152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agroecosystem Management Book Review:

Emphasizes Centrality of the Ecosystem PerspectiveSustainable management of agroecosystems in the 21st century faces unprecedented challenges. Protecting the environment while feeding a burgeoning population that could reach nine billion by mid-century, preserving the world's biodiversity, and sustaining agriculture in an increasingly urban world i

Global Perspectives on Agroecology and Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Global Perspectives on Agroecology and Sustainable Agricultural Systems
Author: Patricia Allen,Debra Van Dusen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 730
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106009802361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Articles are presented on: 1. Setting the context for a discussion of sustainable agriculture, 2. Socioeconomic analysis of sustainable agriculture, 3. Research approaches to sustainable agriculture, 4. Environmental quality: problems and solutions, 5. Food safety and marketing systems of organic products, 6. Agricultural development: case studies and perspectives, 7. Analysis and design of sustainable farming systems, 8. Traditional farming systems in Latin America, 9. Nonchemical pest management: weeds, 10. Nonchemical pest management: insects, nematodes and pathogens, 11. Soil management and plant nutrition: the relationship to pest control, 12. Soil fertility and soil amendments, 13. New applications for plants in the agricultural systems

Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems

Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems
Author: Miguel Altieri,Clara Nicholls
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2018-10-03
ISBN 10: 1351989405
ISBN 13: 9781351989404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Explore the latest research on biological control! Completely updated for 2004, this new edition examines methods for making agricultural systems less susceptible to insect pests. Containing new findings and reports of strategies, Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems, Second Edition will show you how pests can be managed by enhancing beneficial biodiversity using agroecological diversification methods. Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems, Second Edition provides you with an essential overview of the role of biodiversity in agriculture and then gets specific, with new and updated information on: the agroecology of pest management plant diversity and pest outbreaks within agroecosystems diversification strategies for pest management how sustainable farming systems are designed You'll also explore: the role of plant diversity on the biology of beneficial insects insect regulation in diverse agroecosystems manipulation of plant diversity in agroecosystems ecological and socioeconomic implications The fact is, many modern agroecosystems are unstable as a consequence of constant human intervention in crop systems which ignore ecological principles. With case studies on a variety of crops and pests, Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems, Second Edition explores entomological aspects of agriculture and analyzes the ecological basis for the maintenance of biodiversity. It will familiarize you with the theory and practice of enhancing biological pest control in agricultural systems by managing vegetational diversity via multiple cropping, cover cropping, rotations, and other spatial and temporal designs. With studies on intercropping, cover cropping, weed management, and crop-field border vegetation manipulation, this book covers the effects of these diverse systems on pest population density and the mechanisms underlying pest reduction in polycultures. Make it a part of your reference/teaching collection today!

Managing Water and Agroecosystems for Food Security

Managing Water and Agroecosystems for Food Security
Author: Eline Boelee
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1780640889
ISBN 13: 9781780640884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Water protection, food production and ecosystem health are worldwide issues. Changes in the global water cycle are affecting human well-being in many places, while widespread land and ecosystem degradation, driven by poor agricultural practices, is seriously limiting food production. Understanding the links between ecosystems, water, and food production is important to the health of all three, and sustainably managing these connections is becoming increasingly necessary. This book shows how sustainable ecosystems, especially agroecosystems, are essential for water management and food production.

The Ecosystem Approach

The Ecosystem Approach
Author: David Waltner-Toews,James J. Kay,Nina-Marie E. Lister
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0231132506
ISBN 13: 9780231132503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Is sustainable development a workable solution for today's environmental problems? Is it scientifically defensible? Best known for applying ecological theory to the engineering problems of everyday life, the late scholar James J. Kay was a leader in the study of social and ecological complexity and the thermodynamics of ecosystems. Drawing from his immensely important work, as well as the research of his students and colleagues, The Ecosystem Approach is a guide to the aspects of complex systems theories relevant to social-ecological management. Advancing a methodology that is rooted in good theory and practice, this book features case studies conducted in the Arctic and Africa, in Canada and Kathmandu, and in the Peruvian Amazon, Chesapeake Bay, and Chennai, India. Applying a systems approach to concrete environmental issues, this volume is geared toward scientists, engineers, and sustainable development scholars and practitioners who are attuned to the ideas of the Resilience Alliance-an international group of scientists who take a more holistic view of ecology and environmental problem-solving. Chapters cover the origins and rebirth of the ecosystem approach in ecology; the bridging of science and values; the challenge of governance in complex systems; systemic and participatory approaches to management; and the place for cultural diversity in the quest for global sustainability.

Agroecology in China

Agroecology in China
Author: Luo Shiming,Stephen R. Gliessman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-03-27
ISBN 10: 1482249359
ISBN 13: 9781482249354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Key features: Reviews the development of agroecology in China, including research, practice, management, and education regarding challenges for rural and agricultural progress Presents information from sources not readily available in the West about agricultural development in China during the last several decades Provides models and indicates starting points for future research and practice Addresses how to meet future challenges of agroecosystems from the field to the table in China from scientific, technological, and management perspectives During the past 30 years, industrialization has fundamentally changed traditional rural life and agricultural practices in China. While the incomes of farmers have increased, serious issues have been raised concerning the environment, resource depletion, and food safety. In response, the Chinese government and Chinese scientists encouraged eco-agriculture, the practice of agroecology principles and philosophy, as a way to reduce the negative consequences of large-scale industrialized systems of farming. Agroecology in China: Science, Practice, and Sustainable Management represents the work of experts and leaders who have taught, researched, and expanded Chinese agroecology and eco-agriculture for more than 30 years. It reviews decades of agricultural change to provide an integrated analysis of the progress of research and development in agroecological farming practices. The book contains research on traditional and newly developed agricultural systems in China, including intercropping systems, rainfall harvest systems, and rice–duck, rice–fish, and rice–frog co-culture systems. It covers current eco-agriculture practices in the major regions of China according to climate conditions. The book closes with a discussion of the major technical approaches, necessary policy support, and possible major development stages that must occur to allow broader agroecological implementations toward the sustainability of future food systems in China. Presenting eco-agriculture systems that are somewhat unique in comparison to those of the United States, Latin America, and Europe, Agroecology in China gives insight on how Chinese agroecologists, under the political and cultural systems specific to China, have created a strong foundation for ecologically sound agroecosystem design and management that can be applied and adapted to food systems elsewhere in the world. By using selected regional examinations of agroecological efforts in China as examples, this book provides models of how to conduct research on a broad range of agroecosystems found worldwide.

International Perspectives on Environment Development and Health

International Perspectives on Environment  Development  and Health
Author: Gurinder S. Shahi,Barry S. Levy,Robert Lawrence,Tord Kjellstrom,Al Binger
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 729
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106014451071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A collaborative initiative of the World Health Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Rockefeller Foundation, this comprehensive text covers the extensive health concerns related to environment and development. The book systematically explores each topic through a conceptual framework, a review of approaches and methodologies, and a look at policy considerations. A selection of international case studies and a presentation of specific diverse opinions and perspectives are also conveyed, ending with an outline for research and intervention priorities.

New Dimensions in Agroecology

New Dimensions in Agroecology
Author: Anil Shrestha,David Clements
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 553
Release: 2004-11-11
ISBN 10: 1482298015
ISBN 13: 9781482298017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reduce the environmentally negative aspects of industrial agriculture with an ecologically sound philosophy! New Dimensions in Agroecology explores the latest developments in the emerging science of agroecology, focusing on how these new concepts and cutting-edge tools will help minimize the impact of agriculture on the environment and fos

Unravelling the Soil Microbiome

Unravelling the Soil Microbiome
Author: Rama Kant Dubey,Vishal Tripathi,Ratna Prabha,Rajan Chaurasia,Dhananjaya Pratap Singh,Ch. Srinivasa Rao,Ali El-Keblawy,Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil Abhilash
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2019-05-24
ISBN 10: 3030155161
ISBN 13: 9783030155162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book explores the significance of soil microbial diversity to understand its utility in soil functions, ecosystem services, environmental sustainability, and achieving the sustainable development goals. With a focus on agriculture and environment, the book highlights the importance of the microbial world by providing state-of-the-art technologies for examining the structural and functional attributes of soil microbial diversity for applications in healthcare, industrial biotechnology, and bioremediation studies. In seven chapters, the book will act as a primer for students, environmental biotechnologists, microbial ecologists, plant scientists, and agricultural microbiologists. Chapter 1 introduces readers to the soil microbiome, and chapter 2 discusses the below ground microbial world. Chapter 3 addresses various methods for exploring microbial diversity, chapter 4 discusses the genomics methods, chapter 5 provides the metaproteomics and metatranscriptomics approaches and chapter 6 details the bioinformatics tools for soil microbial community analysis, and chapter 7 concludes the text with future perspectives on further soil microbial uses and applications.

Agroecological Perspectives in Agronomy Forestry and Agroforestry

Agroecological Perspectives in Agronomy  Forestry  and Agroforestry
Author: Paul Anthony Wojtkowski
Publsiher: Science Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106016461136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainability of Agroecosystems

Sustainability of Agroecosystems
Author: Alexandre De Oliveira
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2018-08-22
ISBN 10: 178923610X
ISBN 13: 9781789236101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability of Agroecosystems Book Review:

The present book is composed of modern theoretical and applied studies that highlight the core principles and evidence of sustainable agriculture. This work is systematically divided into two sections, which summarize crucial insights into this theme, such as agroecological concepts, case studies, soil health, and agroforestry systems. The chapters included in this book have been written by researchers whose expertise allows the relatively complex sustainable agroecosystem-related topics to be easily understood by any reader. Therefore, the target audience comprises not only scholars and specialists in the field but also common people and enthusiasts about this theme. Such chapter's collection is certainly a valuable resource about agricultural sustainable principles and a pleasure reading for those who are willing to dive more deeply into the study of "sustainability of agroecosystems."

Long Term Farming Systems Research

Long Term Farming Systems Research
Author: Gurbir Bhullar,Amritbir Riar
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-05-17
ISBN 10: 0128181877
ISBN 13: 9780128181874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Long-Term Farming Systems Research: Ensuring Food Security in Changing Scenarios presents the legacy and heritage of Long-Term Experiments (LTEs) in Agriculture while also addressing the challenges and potential solutions. The book discusses how LTEs form an important asset in understanding agriculture’s significant influence on life on earth. As global governments and development agencies try to achieve the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, this book’s content is of unprecedented importance, providing insights into the interactions of agricultural production with ecological, economic and societal aspects. In this regard, this book offers a thorough resource of information based on experiences from various ongoing LTEs in different parts of the world. The contextual variety and geographic diversity presented in this book makes it useful for agricultural and environmental scientists, as well as students and educators in such fields. --- From the Editors: "Thanks to the excellent panel of our contributing authors, in this book, we have attempted to offer the widest possible thematic and geographical coverage on LTEs. Experts from different institutions leading LTEs across the globe have provided their perspectives on different aspects of LTEs, not only highlighting the unique knowledge contribution of LTEs, but also discussing the unique challenges of effectively managing LTEs and maintaining their relevance to changing scenarios. We hope that this book will offer something for everyone interested in the history, present and future of our agroecosystem." Provides a comprehensive resource of information generated in various LTEs across the globe, with a focus on various aspects of farming systems, crop management practices, plant, soil and human nutrition as well as on capacity development Presents a holistic view on interactions of agricultural production and its relationship to the environment and society Identifies challenges and lessons learned from different LTEs and provides recommendations for potential solutions

Agroecological Practices For Sustainable Agriculture Principles Applications And Making The Transition

Agroecological Practices For Sustainable Agriculture  Principles  Applications  And Making The Transition
Author: Wezel Alexander
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2017-06-19
ISBN 10: 178634307X
ISBN 13: 9781786343079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Good agroecological practices are indispensable for the development of sustainable agriculture. In this book, principles, diversity and applications of agroecological practices for a range of systems are presented, transforming scientific research and participatory knowledge of production into practical application. It illustrates a broad range of research and teaching being used within the farming community to demonstrate best practice and current state-of-play within the field. Agroecological methods used in crop farming, grass-based livestock farming, fish production, and other complex farming systems are discussed. Conclusions are drawn from studies to provide an outlook on future trends of agroecological practices and on policies supporting implementation. Due to emphasis on real-life application, it is relevant not only to students of the agricultural sciences and public policy, but also to researchers, stakeholders and policy makers involved in the development of sustainable agriculture.

Organic Farming

Organic Farming
Author: Petr Konvalina
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2016-03-09
ISBN 10: 9535122568
ISBN 13: 9789535122562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Organic farming is a progressive method of farming and food production it does not mean going back to traditional (old) methods of farming. Many of the traditional farming methods used in the past are still useful today. Organic farming takes the best of these and combines them with modern scientific knowledge. Authors' task was to write a book where many different existing studies could be presented in a single volume, making it easy for the reader to compare methods, results and conclusions. As a result, studies from different countries have been compiled into one book. I believe that the opportunity to compare results and conclusions from different authors will create a new perspective in organic farming and food production. I hope that our book will help researchers and students from all over the world to attain new and interesting results in the field of organic farming and food production.

Current Perspective to Predict Actual Evapotranspiration

Current Perspective to Predict Actual Evapotranspiration
Author: Daniel Bucur
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2017-05-24
ISBN 10: 9535131737
ISBN 13: 9789535131731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Evapotranspiration is the largest outgoing water flux from the Earth's surface; its accurate quantification is critical for the crop development in conditions of the climate changes from recent decades, and it can contribute to a greater understanding of a range of agricultural ecosystem processes. To evaluate the hydric requirements of the crops, it was agreed that they should be reported to a maximum global evapotranspiration called potential evapotranspiration. To estimate this variable, a variety of methods were developed, each with its benefits as well as trade-offs. Their use, however, is laborious due to their complexity and of the large number of parameters required. In this book, specialists' concerns worldwide to develop simple but reliable methodologies - with less data requirement - which will give accurate and appropriate results - are presented. In addition, a study of the physics of the moisture evaporation process from porous media to elucidate what are the mechanisms of moisture migration from granular biopesticides is presented in the last chapter.

The Best Indigenous Strategies for Agroecosystem Management at the Farm Level

The Best Indigenous Strategies for Agroecosystem Management at the Farm Level
Author: Jesus J. Duran
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924067949564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Precious Forests

Precious Forests
Author: Miodrag Zlatic
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-09-30
ISBN 10: 9535121758
ISBN 13: 9789535121756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Precious Forests Book Review:

Forests are the dominant terrestrial ecosystem of Earth. They are distributed across the globe. Forests account for 75% of the gross primary productivity of the Earth's biosphere, and contain 80% of the Earth's plant biomass. Human society and forests influence each other in both positive and negative ways. Forests provide ecosystem services to humans. Forests can also impose costs, affect people's health, and interfere with tourist enjoyment. This publication presents reviews and research results on negative and positive human interference on forests, as well as ecology, management, governance, policy and economic issues. The book consists of four sections with 12 chapters derived from around the world.