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Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate
Each section of the book combines general principles of response with an examination of the applied consequences. The authors cover the supply of resources necessary to sustain agriculture in the future and discuss the incidence of pests, weeds, diseases, and their control. They provide an understanding of how the population biology of organisms will change and the adaptations that might be possible. The book also explores plant breeding solutions and the capacity for adaptation that exists in plant populations. In addition to the full chapters, the book includes Special Example chapters that deal in more detail with specific issues.
Presenting a global perspective of climate change effects on agricultural production, Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate establishes connections between the immediate effects of change and the longer-term processes that will ultimately determine the consequences for agroecosystems and therefore the potential for adaptation.
380 pages; ISBN 9781420003826
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- Academic > Agriculture > Agricultural physics > Agricultural physics
- Academic > Agriculture > Agricultural ecology General
- Academic > Agriculture > Agricultural ecology
- Academic > Earth Sciences > Agricultural ecology (General)
- The Environment > Climate Change
- Science > Biology
- Nature > Ecology
- Technology > Agriculture