Issues in Agroecology – Present Status and Future Prospectus

Integrating Agriculture, Conservation and Ecotourism: Examples from the Field

Editors: Campbell, W. Bruce, López Ortíz, Silvia (Eds.)

  • Provides concise reviews of current important and complex issues in agroecology
  • Assesses the present status of knowledge of the issue with regard to effectively moving toward improving sustainability
  • Identifies inadequacies, errors, and gaps in knowledge that may hinder or oppose effective progress toward improving sustainability
  •  Discusses what, if possible, is needed to bring the issue onto a better track toward sustainability objectives
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Issues In Agroecology integrates agriculture, ecology, sociology, anthropology, environmental sciences, ethics, economics, rural development, sustainability, policy and education. The series approaches this complex panorama of topics by presenting authoritative, comprehensive, and analytical reviews from leading scientists in all areas of agroecology worldwide. Authors are invited and represent a collaborative mix to provide strong summaries and scholarly advances that serve as foundations for discussion leading to novel routes of research activity, application of management methodologies, and education and outreach programs. Each review is a concise and up-to-date synthesis of the rapidly growing quantity of scientific information within this highly interdisciplinary field. The authors for each review assess the present status of the knowledge as to whether or not it is effectively contributing to increased sustainability. As a part of this assessment, the authors identify inadequacies, errors, and gaps in knowledge that may be hindering or opposing sustainability objectives. For each review, the authors ultimately discuss what might be needed to bring work and programs onto a better track towards achieving sustainability. Such informed assessments of the routes to realize future potential go beyond the individual farm to include landscapes, communities, and biogeographic regions by emphasizing their unique agricultural and ecological values, and their biological, societal, and cultural components and processes. As a result of these efforts, this series is an essential part of the scientific method and a necessity for researchers, teachers, students, and field professionals when dealing with increasing global environmental and socioeconomic change. Issues In Agroecology is a highly citable series that is guaranteed to enlighten research teams, technology users, educators, students, and the general public on the status and advances of agroecology worldwide.

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Issues In Agroecology integrates agriculture, ecology, sociology, anthropology, environmental sciences, ethics, economics, rural development, sustainability, policy and education. The series approaches this complex panorama of topics by presenting authoritative, comprehensive, and analytical reviews from leading scientists in all areas of agroecology worldwide. Authors are invited and represent a collaborative mix to provide strong summaries and scholarly advances that serve as foundations for discussion leading to novel routes of research activity, application of management methodologies, and education and outreach programs. Each review is a concise and up-to-date synthesis of the rapidly growing quantity of scientific information within this highly interdisciplinary field. The authors for each review assess the present status of the knowledge as to whether or not it is effectively contributing to increased sustainability. As a part of this assessment, the authors identify inadequacies, errors, and gaps in knowledge that may be hindering or opposing sustainability objectives. For each review, the authors ultimately discuss what might be needed to bring work and programs onto a better track towards achieving sustainability. Such informed assessments of the routes to realize future potential go beyond the individual farm to include landscapes, communities, and biogeographic regions by emphasizing their unique agricultural and ecological values, and their biological, societal, and cultural components and processes. As a result of these efforts, this series is an essential part of the scientific method and a necessity for researchers, teachers, students, and field professionals when dealing with increasing global environmental and socioeconomic change. Issues In Agroecology is a highly citable series that is guaranteed to enlighten research teams, technology users, educators, students, and a general academic audience on the status and advances of agroecology worldwide.ody>

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From the reviews:

“This book explores the new frontier of agroecology, the fluid intersection of environment and agriculture. It is the first of an interdisciplinary multivolume series that covers the future of agriculture, the related fields of ecotourism and conservation, sustainability and environmental issues, and more. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.” (M. J. Stone, Choice, Vol. 49 (8), April, 2012)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Agroecology – Interpretations, Approaches and Their Links to Nature Conservation, Rural Development and Ecotourism

    Wezel, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Organic Compost and Manufactured Fertilizers: Economics and Ecology

    Weindorf, David C. (et al.)

    Pages 27-53

  • Global Perspectives on Birds in Agricultural Landscapes

    Johnson, Ron J. (et al.)

    Pages 55-140

  • A Review of Ecosystem Services, Farmer Livelihoods, and Value Chains in Shade Coffee Agroecosystems

    Jha, Shalene (et al.)

    Pages 141-208

  • Ecosystem Services from Smallholder Forestry and Agroforestry in the Tropics

    Idol, Travis (et al.)

    Pages 209-270

Buy this book

eBook $199.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1309-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1308-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3647-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integrating Agriculture, Conservation and Ecotourism: Examples from the Field
Editors
  • W. Bruce Campbell
  • Silvia López Ortíz
Series Title
Issues in Agroecology – Present Status and Future Prospectus
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1309-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1309-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1308-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3647-4
Series ISSN
2211-2405
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 304
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