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Agroecology : the ecology of sustainable food systems

Author: Stephen R Gliessman; Eric Engles
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2014] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Providing the theoretical and conceptual framework for this growing field, 'Agroecology' develops the understanding of environmental factors and complexities affecting agricultural crops and animals.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Gliessman; Eric Engles
ISBN: 9781439895610 1439895619
OCLC Number: 744303838
Description: xvii, 371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Sec. I. Introduction to agroecology --
Case for fundamental change in agriculture --
Agroecology and the agroecosystem concept --
Sec. II. Plants and abiotic factors of the environment --
The plant --
Light --
Temperature --
Humidity and rainfall --
Wind --
Soil --
Water in the soil --
Fire --
Sec. III. A more complete autecological perspective --
Biotic factors --
The environmental complex --
Heterotrophic organisms --
Sec. IV. System-level interactions --
Population ecology of agroecosystems --
Genetic resources in agroecosystems --
Species interactions in crop communities --
Agroecosystem diversity --
Disturbance, succession, and agroecosystem management --
Animals in agroecosystems --
Energetics of agroecosystems --
Landscape diversity --
Sec. V. The transition to sustainability --
Converting to ecologically based management --
Indicators of sustainability --
Sec. VI. Bringing about a sustainable world food system --
Agriculture, society, and agroecology --
Community and culture in the remaking of the food system --
From sustainable agroecosystems to a sustainable food system.
Other Titles: Ecology of sustainable food systems
Responsibility: Stephen R. Gliessman (Professor Emeritus of Agroecology, University of California, Santa Cruz) with Eric W. Engles (PhD) ; technical editing by Eric W. Engles.

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