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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Agroecosystems in a Changing Climateby Paul C.D. Newton; R. Andrew Carran; Grant R. Edwards; Pascal A. Niklaus

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 154.95

    Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate considers the consequences of changes in the atmosphere and climate on the integrity, stability, and productivity of agroecosystems. The book adopts a novel approach by bringing together theoretical contributions from ecologists and the applied interpretations of agriculturalists. Drawing these two approaches... more...

  • Natural Resource Management in Agricultureby B. Shiferaw; H.A. Freeman; S.M. Swinton

    CABI 2004; US$ 120.00

    Discusses the features and methodological difficulties of NRM impact assessment. This book examines the strengths and weaknesses of various impact assessment approaches, including econometric, bio-economic, and more direct methods. It also assesses and identifies data requirements for developing impact indicators. more...

  • Agriculture and climate beyond 2015by Floor Brouwer; Bruce A. McCarl

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    Explores key interactions between changes in agriculture, patterns of land use and efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions from agriculture. This volume is based on inter-disciplinary science and policy interactions, exploring the way land use may aid in addressing or be affected by the onset of climate change and alterations in food demand. more...

  • Integrated Assessment of Health and Sustainability of Agroecosystemsby Thomas Gitau; Margaret W. Gitau; David Waltner-Toews

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 119.95

    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 development research.  Although the text focuses... more...

  • Nature's Matrixby Ivette Perfecto; John Vandermeer; Angus Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 38.95

    Landscapes are frequently seen as fragments of natural habitat surrounded by a 'sea' of agriculture. But recent ecological theory shows that the nature of these fragments is not nearly as important for conservation as is the nature of the matrix of agriculture that surrounds them. Local extinctions from conservation fragments are inevitable and must... more...

  • Evaluating Agri-Environmental Policiesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 112.00

    These conference proceedings present a series of evaluations of agri-environmental policies in OECD countries.  They examine how effective the policies have been in achieving objectives and what policy makers have learned about the design and implementation of their policies. . These proceedings show that different methods of policy evaluation... more...