The Advances in Agroecology series focuses on the study of agriculture and agricultural processes from an ecological perspective, which emphasizes interrelationships between living organisms and their environment. The series documents research into the ecological basis of agriculture that maximizes the use of inputs from biological, cultural, and ecological processes while minimizing the use of expensive chemical inputs.
Political Agroecology:Advancing the Transition to Sustainable Food Systems: Advancing the Transition to Sustainable Food Systems
Agroecology, Ecosystems, and Sustainability
Land Use Intensification: Effects on Agriculture, Biodiversity, and Ecological Processes
Microbial Ecology in Sustainable Agroecosystems
Sustainable Agriculture and New Biotechnologies
Manuel González de Molina, Paulo Frederico Petersen, Francisco Garrido Peña, Francisco Roberto Caporal
September 16, 2019
Political Agroecology is the first book to offer a systematic and articulated reflection on Political Agroecology from the Agroecological perspective. It defines the disciplinary field responsible for designing and producing actions, institutions and regulations aimed at achieving agrarian...
Gabriela Steier, Alberto Giulio Cianci
September 04, 2019
Agrobiodiversity and agroecology go hand-in-hand in promoting environmental resilience in international food systems as well as climate change resilient food policy. This book contextualizes how various legal frameworks address agrobiodiversity and agroecology around the globe and makes it...
December 27, 2018
Key features: Describes the effects and responses of the macro and micro levels of crops under the different components of climate change Reports on the adaptation and resilience of food production systems within the changing climate Covers how plants cope with the changing climate including...
Luo Shiming, Stephen R. Gliessman
October 25, 2018
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...
September 18, 2018
Biofuels and food are dependent on the same resources for production: land, water, and energy. The conjuncture of food, energy, and climate crises demands a new direction in how to harness agriculture to the joint tasks of energy-saving, emissions reduction, and food security. Global Economic and...
Gloria I. Guzman Casado, Manuel Gonzalez de Molina
December 28, 2016
Energy in Agroecosystems: A Tool for Assessing Sustainability is the first book on energy analysis that is up-to-date and specifically dedicated to agriculture. It is written from an agroecological perspective and goes beyond the conventional analysis of the efficient use of energy. The book...
V. Ernesto Méndez, Christopher M. Bacon, Roseann Cohen, Stephen R. Gliessman
December 02, 2015
Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-oriented Approach is the first book to focus on agroecology as a transdisciplinary, participatory, and action-oriented process. Using a combined theoretical and practical approach, this collection of work from pioneers in the subject along...
November 20, 2014
We hear a lot about how agriculture affects climate change and other environmental issues, but we hear little about how these issues affect agriculture. When we look at both sides of the issues, we can develop better solutions for sustainable agriculture without adversely affecting the environment....
David Lindenmayer, Saul Cunningham, Andrew Young
July 26, 2012
By 2050, the global population of humans is predicted to increase by 35 percent. Approximately 70 percent more food may be required, and this will take place against a backdrop of 15-40 percent land degradation. This book examines land use intensification and biodiversity conservation and...
Tanya E. Cheeke, David C. Coleman, Diana H. Wall
July 17, 2012
While soil ecologists continue to be on the forefront of research on biodiversity and ecosystem function, there are few interdisciplinary studies that incorporate ecological knowledge into sustainable land management practices. Conventional, high fossil-fuel input-based agricultural systems can...
July 11, 2011
Taking a broad and innovative informational approach, Sustainable Agriculture and New Biotechnologies is the first book to apply omic technologies to address issues related to understanding and improving agricultural sustainability in the food production process. The transformation from industrial...
Stephen R. Gliessman, Martha Rosemeyer
December 21, 2009
With all of the environmental and social problems confronting our food systems today, it is apparent that none of the strategies we have relied on in the past―higher-yielding varieties, increased irrigation, inorganic fertilizers, pest damage reduction―can be counted on to come to the rescue. In...