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Ecology for agriculture

Author: Sabrina Gaba; Barbara Smith, (Ecologist); Eric Lichtfouse
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2018.
Series: Sustainable agriculture reviews, v. 28.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents ecological principles and applications of managing biodiversity in agriculture to decrease pesticide use and produce safe food. Major topics include ecosystem services biological pest control, conservation agriculture, drought stress, and soil biodiversity, carbon and fertilisation.
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Ecology for agriculture.
Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]
(DLC) 2018938773
(OCoLC)1029784288
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sabrina Gaba; Barbara Smith, (Ecologist); Eric Lichtfouse
ISBN: 9783319903095 3319903098
OCLC Number: 1036734304
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Preface; Contents; 1 Ecology for Sustainable and Multifunctional Agriculture; Abstract; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Agroecosystems are Social-Ecological Systems at Work; 1.3 Reconciling Production and Biodiversity Using the Concept of Ecosystem Services; 1.4 Landscape Scale, Key Scale for Agroecology; 1.4.1 Absence of Consensus About the Effects of Landscape Heterogeneity on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services; 1.4.2 Towards an Explicit Account of Agricultural Practices in the Characterization of Farmland; 1.4.3 Taking into Account the Temporal Variability of Agroecosystems. 1.5 Ecological Networks, Productivity and Biological Regulation1.5.1 Horizontal Diversity and Biotic Interactions; 1.5.2 Vertical Diversity and Biotic Interactions; 1.5.3 Integrating Trophic and Non-tropic Interactions; 1.5.4 Climate and Agricultural Practices Deeply Modify Ecological Networks; 1.6 Perspectives; 1.6.1 Novel Tools to go Further in the Understanding of Ecological Network Dynamics; 1.6.2 Landscape Issues for the Delivery of Multiple of Functions in Agroecosystems; 1.6.3 Towards an Eco-Evolutionary Perspective of Agroecology. 1.6.4 Is the Ecosystem Service Concept Relevant for Designing Sustainable Multifunctional Agriculture?1.7 Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; 2 Allelopathy: Principles and Basic Aspects for Agroecosystem Control; Abstract; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 History of Allelopathy; 2.3 Current Status of Allelopathy Research; 2.4 Terminology and Classification; 2.4.1 Autotoxicity or Autoallelopathy; 2.4.2 Allelopathy and Competition; 2.4.3 Establishing the Proof of Allelopathy; 2.5 Chemical Nature of Allelochemicals; 2.5.1 Phenolic Compounds; 2.5.1.1 Simple phenols; 2.5.1.2 Flavonoids; 2.5.1.3 Tannins. 2.5.1.4 Cinnamic Acid and Derivatives2.5.1.5 Coumarins; 2.5.1.6 Lichen Metabolites; 2.5.2 Terpenoids; 2.5.2.1 Monoterpenoids; 2.5.2.2 Sesquiterpene Lactones; 2.5.2.3 Diterpenoids; 2.5.2.4 Other Terpenoids; 2.5.3 Other Compounds; 2.5.3.1 Alkaloids; 2.5.3.2 Cyanogenic Glycosides; 2.6 Modes of Release of Allelochemicals into the Environment; 2.6.1 Volatilization; 2.6.2 Leaching; 2.6.3 Root Exudation; 2.6.4 Decomposition of Plant Material; 2.7 Factors Affecting Allelochemical Production; 2.7.1 Light; 2.7.2 Temperature; 2.7.3 Water Deficiency; 2.7.4 Minerals Availability. 2.7.5 Soil Characteristics2.7.6 Biotic Components; 2.8 Modes of Action of Allelochemicals; 2.8.1 Inhibition of Cell Division, Elongation and Ultra-Structure; 2.8.2 Interference with Cell Membrane Permeability; 2.8.3 Interference with Various Enzyme Activities; 2.8.4 Interference with Synthesis of Plant Endogenous Hormones; 2.8.5 Interference with Respiration; 2.8.6 Inhibition of Photosynthesis and Pigment Synthesis; 2.8.7 Inhibition of Protein Synthesis and Nucleic Acid Metabolism; 2.8.8 Interference with Mineral Uptake; 2.8.9 Interference with Plant-Water Relationships.
Series Title: Sustainable agriculture reviews, v. 28.
Responsibility: Sabrina Gaba, Barbara Smith, Eric Lichtfouse, editors.

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