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Coffee agroecology : a new approach to understanding agricultural biodiversity, ecosystem services, and sustainable development

Author: Ivette Perfecto; John H Vandermeer
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on principles of the conservation and optimization of biodiversity and of equity and sustainability, this book focuses on the ecology of the coffee agroecosystem as a model for a sustainable agricultural ecosystem. It draws on the authors' own research conducted over the last twenty years as well as incorporating the vast literature that has been generated on coffee agroecosystems from around the world. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Perfecto, Ivette
Coffee Agroecology : A New Approach to Understanding Agricultural Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Development
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis,c2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ivette Perfecto; John H Vandermeer
ISBN: 9781134056071 1134056079 9780203526712 0203526716
OCLC Number: 903488914
Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations.
Contents: Wake up and smell the coffee (or a tale of two farms) --
A biodiverse cup of coffee : coffee agroforests as repositories of tropical biodiversity --
The coffee agroecosystem as a high-quality matrix --
Space matters : large scale spatial ecology within the coffee agroecosystem --
Who's eating whom and how : trophic and trait-mediated cascades in the coffee agroecosystem --
Interactions across spatial scales --
Biodiversity and ecosystem services --
Coffee, the agroecological landscape, and farmer's livelihoods --
Syndromes of coffee production : embracing sustainability.
Responsibility: Ivette Perfecto and John H. Vandermeer.

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Based on principles of the conservation and optimization of biodiversity and of equity and sustainability, this book focuses on the ecology of the coffee agroecosystem as a model for a sustainable agricultural ecosystem. It draws on the authors' own research conducted over the last twenty years as well as incorporating the vast literature that has been generated on coffee agroecosystems from around the world. The book uses an integrated approach that weaves together various lines of research to understand the ecology of a very diverse tropical agroforestry system. Key concepts explored includ.

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