Advances in Agroforestry

Toward Agroforestry Design

An Ecological Approach

Editors: Jose, Shibu, Gordon, Andrew M. (Eds.)

  • Excellent coverage of recent advances in ecological knowledge in agroforestry systems
  • Covers both temperate and tropical regions of the world
  • Separate sections to cover aboveground resource allocation and ecological processes, belowground processes and resource use, and modelling and analytical tools
  • Synthesis chapter that identifies knowledge gaps
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About this book

Jose and Gordon’s Toward Agroforestry Design is an important reference for anyone interested in exploring or managing the physiological and ecological processes which underlie resource allocation and plant growth in agroforestry systems.

Drawing together a wide range of examples from around the world, the book highlights how recent developments in agroforestry research can contribute to understanding agroforestry system function, and discusses the potential application of agroforestry in addressing a range of land use challenges in both tropical and temperate regions of the world.

Including both original research and synthetic analyses, the book presents examples from a wide range of environments. It focuses largely on resource allocation – both above- and below-ground – including an assessment of the recent advances in analytical and modeling tools available to this work. Concluding with a synthesis of the key questions and research gaps highlighted throughout the text, the book will be particularly useful to students and researchers involved in natural resource management, agroforestry, and applied ecology.

 

 

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From the reviews:

"This book, and indeed, the series in which it appears, ‘Advances in Agroforestry,’ is intended ‘to offer state-of-the-art’ information on diverse topics related to agroforestry. Editors Jose (Univ. of Florida, Gainesville) and Gordon (Univ. of Guelph, Ontario), focus on plot design and ecological factors that might be considered when setting up areas in which these techniques are to be applied. … The book forms a reference point for future research; it is a technical presentation. Summing Up: Recommended. Researchers/faculty and professionals." (D. H. Pfister, CHOICE, Vol. 46 (01), September, 2008)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Ecological Knowledge and Agroforestry Design: An Introduction

    Jose, S. (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Biophysical Changes Resulting from 16 Years of Riparian Forest Rehabilitation: An Example from the Southern Ontario Agricultural Landscape

    Oelbermann, Maren (et al.)

    Pages 13-26

  • Ecological Development and function of Shelterbelts in Temperate North America

    Mize, C. W. (et al.)

    Pages 27-54

  • Forage Production Under and Adjacent to Robinia pseudoacacia in Central Appalachia, West Virginia

    Feldhake, C. M. (et al.)

    Pages 55-66

  • Light Intensity Effects on Growth and Nutrient-use Efficiency of Tropical Legume Cover Crops

    Baligar, V. C. (et al.)

    Pages 67-79

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eBook $249.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $319.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6571-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Toward Agroforestry Design
Book Subtitle
An Ecological Approach
Editors
  • Shibu Jose
  • Andrew M. Gordon
Series Title
Advances in Agroforestry
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6572-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6572-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6571-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7671-7
Series ISSN
1875-1199
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 314
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