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Agricultural ecology General

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  • Against The Grainby Bill Hampel

    Rosenberg Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    14 Farmers tell how they are adapting to climate change. Can we humans simply ignore the fires, floods and increased deaths climate change is bringing? Fourteen farmers - those bearing the brunt of climate change - who accept the science, tell how they have observed or recorded the unpredictable weather events, the reduction in rainfall and its shift... more...

  • Ecosystem Services from Agriculture and Agroforestryby Fabrice DeClerk; Jean Francois Le Coq; Bruno Rapidel; John Beer

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Agricultural systems are no longer evaluated solely on the basis of the food they provide, but also on their capacity to limit impacts on the environment, such as soil conservation, water quality and biodiversity conservation, as well as their contribution to mitigating and adapting to climate change. In order to cope with these multiple service functions,... more...

  • Invertebrate Conservation and Agricultural Ecosystemsby T. R. New

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 72.00

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

  • Agroecosystem Sustainabilityby Stephen R. Gliessman

    CRC Press 2000; US$ 132.95

    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...

  • Tropical Agroecosystemsby John H. Vandermeer

    CRC Press 2002; US$ 172.95

    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...

  • Interactions Between Agroecosystems and Rural Communitiesby Cornelia Flora

    CRC Press 2001; US$ 132.95

    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...

  • Structure and Function in Agroecosystem Design and Managementby Masae Shiyomi; Hiroshi Koizumi

    CRC Press 2001; US$ 194.95

    Structure and Function in Agroecosystem Design and Management presents an advanced discussion of the need to design agricultural systems that 1) increase reliance on biological interactions in agroecosystems as a means of decreasing dependence on the use of large quantities of agrochemicals and the consumption of fossil fuel energy and 2) continue... more...

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

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 159.95

    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...

  • Ecology in Agricultureby Louise E. Jackson

    Elsevier Science 1997; US$ 102.00

    Agricultural crops are prominent features of an increasing number of variously perturbed ecosystems and the landscapes occupied by these ecosystems. Yet the ecology of agricultural-dominated landscapes is only now receiving the scientific attention it has long deserved. This attention has been stimulated by the realization that all agriculture must... more...