December 16, 2015
by CRC Press
Reference - 271 Pages - 60 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498745024 - CAT# K26922
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• Offers the common denominators that reconcile all the different expressions of agriculture. These include permiculture, agroforestry, as well as organic, conservation, and low input agriculture.
• Provides the ultimate explanation on plants and plant relationships
• Useful both in the classroom and for field research
Agroecology theory is not endless. A point is reached where the central elements become visible, equations distill, and a conceptual apex is reached. This is agroecology condensed into core concepts and theorems describing how crops relate to each other, the land, and their surroundings. This book covers advanced agroecology, including agroecological theory as well as applications of biodiversity that underwrite agroecology. Since much of agroecology theory is new, the resulting algorithms are equally novel, though presented so as to be useful and appreciated by less mathematically inclined professionals.
Introduction. Core Concepts. Economic Underpinnings. Plot Ecology. Production Functions. The Intercrop. The Agroecological Matrix. A Comprehensive Algorithm. Temporal Agroecosystems. Risk Assessment. Complex Agroecosystems. Landscape Agroecology. Conclusion.