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Sustainable agroecosystem management : integrating ecology, economics, and society

Author: P J Bohlen; Garfield J House
Publisher: Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2009.
Series: Advances in agroecology, 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Through a variety of case studies with global applications, the text makes it abundantly clear that purely technological approaches are insufficient for solving the food systems problems of the future. It explores practical innovative strategies, policies, and research needs necessary to develop management approaches that emphasize whole system productivity, diversify agricultural operations, and sustain multiple  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P J Bohlen; Garfield J House
ISBN: 9781420052145 1420052144
OCLC Number: 754964650
Description: pages cm.
Contents: Agroecosystem management for the 21st century: sustaining ecosystems, economies and communities in a time of global change / Patrick J. Bohlen and Garfield J. House --
Evolution of agroecosystem management in the life of Benjamin R. Stinner: a reflection on his journey and legacy / Deborah Stinner --
The ecological integration of the social and natural sciences in the Sugar Creek method / Richard Moore --
Rethinking the first principles of agroecology: ecological, social, and economic / John Ikerd --
Potential for a new generation of biodiversity in agroecosystems / Fred Kirschenmann --
The necessity and possibility of an agriculture where nature is the measure / Wes Jackson [and others] --
Energy and human population growth: the role of agriculture / David Pimentel --
Beyond systems thinking in agroecology: holons and the problems of boundary and change / William Bland and Michael Bell --
Biological buffering vs. the green revolution: is modern agriculture exempt from the laws of ecology? / Larry Phelan --
Agroecosystem integrity and the internal cycling of nutrients / Michelle Wander --
The role of biodiversity in agronomy and agroecosystem management in the coming century / Daniel Hillel and Cynthia Rosenzweig --
Long-term consequences of biological and biogeochemical changes in the horseshoe bend long-term agroecosystem project / David C. Coleman [and others] --
Challenges and benefits of developing multifunctional agroecosystems / John Westra and George Boody --
Conceptual model for integrating ecological and economic aspects of sustainability in agroecosystems: an example from subtropical grazing lands / Patrick J. Bohlen and Hilary Swain --
Principles of dynamic integrated agricultural systems / Gretchen Sassenrath [and others] --
Participatory approaches and stakeholder involvement in sustainable agriculture research / Karin Eksvärd [and others] --
Retro-fitting suburban landscapes to support sustainable agriculture / Gar House.
Series Title: Advances in agroecology, 14.
Responsibility: editors, Patrick J. Bohlen and Gar House.
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