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Advances in Agroecology


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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.

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Climate Change and Crop Production: Foundations for Agroecosystem Resilience

Climate Change and Crop Production: Foundations for Agroecosystem Resilience

Forthcoming

Noureddine Benkeblia
November 16, 2018

Presenting an overview of agroecology within the framework of climate change, this book looks at the impact of our changing climate on crop production and agroecosystems, reporting on how plants will cope with these changes, and how we can mitigate these negative impacts to ensure...

Energy in Agroecosystems: A Tool for Assessing Sustainability

Energy in Agroecosystems: A Tool for Assessing Sustainability

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...

Agroecology in China: Science, Practice, and Sustainable Management

Agroecology in China: Science, Practice, and Sustainable Management

Luo Shiming, Stephen R. Gliessman
March 28, 2016

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...

Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-oriented Approach

Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-oriented Approach

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...

Agroecology, Ecosystems, and Sustainability

Agroecology, Ecosystems, and Sustainability

Noureddine Benkeblia
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....

Land Use Intensification: Effects on Agriculture, Biodiversity, and Ecological Processes

Land Use Intensification: Effects on Agriculture, Biodiversity, and Ecological Processes

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...

Microbial Ecology in Sustainable Agroecosystems

Microbial Ecology in Sustainable Agroecosystems

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...

Global Economic and Environmental Aspects of Biofuels

Global Economic and Environmental Aspects of Biofuels

David Pimentel
April 02, 2012

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...

Sustainable Agriculture and New Biotechnologies

Sustainable Agriculture and New Biotechnologies

Noureddine Benkeblia
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...

The Conversion to Sustainable Agriculture: Principles, Processes, and Practices

The Conversion to Sustainable Agriculture: Principles, Processes, and Practices

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...

Sustainable Agroecosystem Management: Integrating Ecology, Economics, and Society

Sustainable Agroecosystem Management: Integrating Ecology, Economics, and Society

Patrick J. Bohlen, Gar House
March 24, 2009

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...

Integrated Assessment of Health and Sustainability of Agroecosystems

Integrated Assessment of Health and Sustainability of Agroecosystems

Thomas Gitau, Margaret W. Gitau, David Waltner-Toews
June 10, 2008

Exploring the implementation of participatory, multistakeholder, and transdisciplinary ecosystem health research, Integrated Assessment of Health and Sustainability of Agroecosystems combines the latest theories in complexity and management with practical tools and approaches for sustainable rural...

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