Agroecology

Authors: Martin, Konrad, Sauerborn, Joachim

  • A condensed, interdisciplinary and up to date knowledge of all relevant processes related to agroecology
  • Topics and aspects designed to understand and to integrate complex interactions
  • More than 200 illustrations and quick overview sections for easy reference
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About this Textbook

This book represents an interdisciplinary approach to the relevant aspects of agricultural production related to the interactions between natural processes, human activities and the environment. It provides condensed and comprehensive knowledge on the functions of various agroecosystems at the field, landscape and global scale. Understanding and integrating complex ecological processes into field production, land management and food systems is essential in order to deal with the challenges of modern crop and livestock production: the need for food security for the growing human population, and the necessity to combat the detrimental effects of food production on the environment. The book provides the scientific basis required by students and scientists involved in the development of sustainable agroecosystems and contributes to a range of disciplines including Agriculture, Biology, Geography, Landscape Ecology, Organic Farming, Biological Control, and Global Change Ecology.

About the authors

Konrad Martin is biologist and agroecologist at the University of Hohenheim, Germany.
His specific interests are animal-plant interactions and community ecology. He was involved in various international research projects in countries of Southeast Asia and conducted studies on biological pest control and food webs in agroecosystems, on insect diversity cultivated tropical landscapes, and on the effects of land use change on species interactions.

Joachim Sauerborn studied agricultural sciences at the universities Giessen and Hohenheim, Germany. He conducted studies on weed ecology and agroecology in tropical and subtropical regions and spent a research period at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas in Aleppo, Syria. As a professor for agroecology at the University of Hohenheim, his main research is on land resources management in tropical regions. He has published several books and over 70 articles in refereed journals.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Martin and Sauerborn … use a broad approach to reach a wide spectrum of readers. The book has been translated very well from the original German. The examples and concepts of agroecology presented are universal. … This has the potential to be the book that introduces new student cohorts in both biology and agriculture to the other’s point of view and to begin a new, productive conversation to the benefit of both. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (M. J. Stone, Choice, Vol. 51 (4), December, 2013)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Martin, Konrad (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Origin and Development of Agriculture

    Martin, Konrad (et al.)

    Pages 9-48

  • Patterns and Processes in Ecosystems

    Martin, Konrad (et al.)

    Pages 49-102

  • Crops and Their Environment

    Martin, Konrad (et al.)

    Pages 103-185

  • Management of Unwanted Organisms

    Martin, Konrad (et al.)

    Pages 187-245

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5917-6
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.95
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5916-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.95
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9600-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agroecology
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5917-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5917-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5916-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9600-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 330
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