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Agroecology : the ecology of sustainable food systems

Author: Stephen R Gliessman
Publisher: Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC, cop. 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. edView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the entire food system rather than just the farm level. This book describes the role of animals in sustainable agriculture, the cultural elements of sustainable food systems, and food  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Gliessman
ISBN: 0849328454 9780849328459
OCLC Number: 875693013
Description: [13], 384 p. ; 29 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION TO AGROECOLOGY The Need for Sustainable Food Production Systems The Agroecosystem Concept PLANTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS The Plant Light Temperature Humidity and Rainfall Wind Soil Water in the Soil Fire Biotic Factors The Environmental Complex SYSTEM-LEVEL INTERACTIONS The Population Ecology of Agroecosystems Genetic Resources in Agroecosystems Species Interactions in Crop Communities Agroecosystem Diversity and Stability Disturbance, Succession, and Agroecosystem Management The Energetics of Agroecosystems Animals in Agroecosystems THE TRANSITION TO SUSTAINABILITY Converting to Ecologically Based Management Indicators of Sustainability Landscape Diversity and Agroecosystem Management Community, Culture, and Sustainability From Sustainable Agroecosystems to Sustainable Food Systems Glossary Index
Responsibility: Stephen R. Gliessman.

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