Agroecosystem DiversityReconciling Contemporary Agriculture and Environmental Quality
Gilles LemairePaulo CarvalhoScott KronbergSylvie RecousPrice: USD: 125.00ISBN: 978-0-12-811050-8Copyright date: Oct 10, 2018
Elsevier Science & Technology
Agro-Ecosystem Diversity: Impact on Food Security and Environmental Quality presents cutting-edge exploration of developing novel farming systems and introduces landscape ecology to agronomy. It encompasses the broad range of links between agricultural development and ecological impact and how to limit the potential negative results. Presented in seven sections, each focusing on a specific challenge to sustaining diversity, the book provides insights toward the argument that by re-introducing diversity, it should be possible to maintain a high level of productivity of agro-ecosystems while also maintaining and/or restoring a satisfactory level of environment quality and biodiversity.
Graduate students, academics and researchers working to mitigate environmental impact while ensuring optimal agricultural output for food security purposes
1. C-N-P cycles in agro-ecosystems and impacts on environment2. Increasing diversity within agro-ecosystem for reducing environmental emissions3. Heterogeneity within and among agro-ecosystems and dynamics of biodiversity4. Diversified agro-ecosystem at farm level for more sustainable agriculture production?5. Socio-economic opportunities for and locking effects against diversification of agro-ecosystems6. Diversification beyond the farm at landscape and regional level7. Global aspects