Advances in Agroforestry

Agroforestry for Ecosystem Services and Environmental Benefits

Editors: Jose, Shibu (Ed.)

  • Contains original research articles that address ecosystem services and environmental benefits of agroforestry systems
  • Includes extensive case studies that cover carbon sequestration, biodiversity conservation, soil enrichment and air and water quality from around the world
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About this book

Agroforestry systems are believed to provide a number of ecosystem services; however, until recently evidence in the agroforestry literature supporting these perceived benefits has been lacking. This volume brings together a series of papers from around the globe to address recent findings on the ecosystem services and environmental benefits provided by agroforestry. Specifically, this volume examines four major ecosystem services and environmental benefits: (1) carbon sequestration, (2) biodiversity conservation, (3) soil enrichment and (4) air and water quality. Past and present evidence clearly indicates that agroforestry, as part of a multifunctional working landscape, can be a viable land-use option that, in addition to alleviating poverty, offers a number of ecosystem services and environmental benefits. This realization should help promote agroforestry and its role as an integral part of a multifunctional working landscape the world over. The book should be particularly useful to students, professionals, researchers and policy makers involved in natural resource management, agroforestry, biodiversity conservation, and environmental management.

 

Reprinted from Agroforestry Systems, Volume 76:1 (2009)

About the authors

Shibu Jose is Professor of Forest Ecology in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida. He has authored more than 100 research articles that deal with ecological interactions, production ecology, and restoration ecology and edited four books. He currently serves as Editor-In-Chief of Agroforestry Systems, Book Review Editor of Forest Science, and Editorial Board Member of Research Letters in Ecology. He has also served as Editor of Journal of Forestry and Editorial Board Member of Tree Physiology in the past.

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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3048-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agroforestry for Ecosystem Services and Environmental Benefits
Editors
  • Shibu Jose
Series Title
Advances in Agroforestry
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3322-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3048-9
Series ISSN
1875-1199
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 264
Additional Information
Reprinted from AGROFORESTRY SYSTEMS, 76:1 (2009)
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