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  • Managing Water and Agroecosystems for Food Securityby E. Boelee

    CABI 2013; US$ 145.00

    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... more...

  • Agroecological Economicsby Paul Wojtkowski

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 86.95

    Agroecology is the science of applying ecological concepts and principles to the design, development, and management of sustainable agricultural systems. Agroecological economics, a subsection of agricultural economics, evaluates the ecological consequences of agricultural methods on the economic scale. Agroecological economics considers green engineering... more...

  • Defending the Social Licence of Farmingby Paul Martin; Jacqueline Williams

    CSIRO Publishing 2011; US$ 55.00

    The authors document the definition of and issues associated with the 'social licence to farm'. more...

  • Agriculture and the Environmentby Terry L. Anderson; Bruce Yandle

    Hoover Institution Press 2001; US$ 17.99

    The authors focus on the major environmental constraints that limit U.S. food production without necessarily improving environmental quality. Each chapter documents a specific issue, discusses the regulatory response, and offers ideas for reform. more...

  • Biotic Diversity in Agroecosystemsby D. Pimentel; Maurizio G. Paoletti

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    The preservation of biodiversity is a high priority among biologists, ecologists and environmentalists. The impact that human activities have on biodiversity is clear; however, few studies have focused on the importance of biodiversity to natural and agricultural ecosystems. In fact, many natural species are essential to sustainable agricultural programs.... more...

  • Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Agroecosystemsby Mario Giampietro

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 154.95

    Ecologists, agronomists, and others who may question the validity of current models for determining sustainable growth of agroecosystems, need a new set of analytical tools that more effectively address the complex nature of related processes. Those who challenge traditional assumptions of optimization and static factors in agricultural modeling demand... more...

  • Invertebrate Conservation and Agricultural Ecosystemsby T. R. New

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 71.00

    This account explores how to promote biodiversity without compromising agricultural production in highly managed agricultural ecosystems. more...

  • Agroecosystem Sustainabilityby Stephen R. Gliessman

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 125.95

    Agroecologists from around the world share their experiences in the analysis and development of indicators of agricultural sustainability in Agroecosystem Sustainability: Developing Practical Strategies. The authors build on the resource-conserving aspects of traditional, local, and small-scale agriculture while at the same time drawing on modern ecological... more...

  • Interactions Between Agroecosystems and Rural Communitiesby Cornelia Flora

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 125.95

    There is an increasing realization among biophysical scientists that human behavior drastically impacts the degree to which sound agroecosystems are implemented. Written by an international team of experts assembled by a leading rural sociologist, Interactions Between Agroecosystems and Rural Communities shows how human behavior impacts agroecosystems... more...

  • Tropical Agroecosystemsby John H. Vandermeer

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 164.95

    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 society.... more...