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Ecological Studies

Agroecology

Researching the Ecological Basis for Sustainable Agriculture

Editors: Gliessman, Stephen R. (Ed.)

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***e FACHGEBIET*** Agriculture, Agronomy, Forestry, Horticulture, Soil Science, Environmental Science (esp. Plant Ecology), Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Economics, Natural Resource Economics, Sociology, and Anthropology ***INTERESSENTENGRUPPE*** Of interest to researchers, students, and professionals in the above fields.- Level: Technical Book, Monograph ***URHEBER*** S.R. Gliessman, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA (Ed.) ***TITEL*** Agroecology ***UNTERTITEL*** Researching the Ecological Basis for Sustainable Agriculture ***BIBLIOGRAPHISCHE-ANGABEN*** 1990. XIV, 380 pp. 87 figs. (Ecological Studies. Eds.: W.D. Billings, F. Golley, O.L. Lange, J.S. Olson, H. Remmert. Vol. 78) Hardcover DM 198,- ISBN 3-540-97028-2 ***CONTENTS*** Contents: Part I: Basic Ecological Concepts in Agroecosystems.- Part II: Agroecosystem Design and Management.- Index. ***LANGTEXT*** This book provides an introduction to research approaches in the emerging interdisciplinary field of agroecology. It demonstrates in a series of international case studies how to combine the more production-oriented focus of the agronomist with the more systems-oriented viewpoint of the ecologist. Different methodologies for quantifying and evaluating agroecosystem sustainability are presented and analyzed. Leading researchers in the field provide examples of the diversity and complexity of agroecological research, ranging from archeology to insect ecology, and examine design and management of agroecosystems that span from the humid tropics to temperate regions. This timely overview will be of great value to ecologists, agronomists, geographers, foresters, anthropologists, and others involved in developing a sustainable basis for land use, management, and conservation worldwide. ***RS-ENDE*** RS 11/89 PREX ***RS-NOTIZEN*** NY/Dr. Czeschlik

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Agroecology: Researching the Ecological Basis for Sustainable Agriculture

    Gliessman, Stephen R.

    Pages 3-10

  • Two Examples of Natural Enemy Augmentation: A Consequence of Crop Diversification

    Letourneau, Deborah K.

    Pages 11-29

  • An Evaluation of Ants as Possible Candidates for Biological Control in Tropical Annual Agroecosystems

    Carroll, C. Ronald (et al.)

    Pages 30-46

  • Cropping Systems, Insect Movement, and the Spread of Insect-Transmitted Diseases in Crops

    Power, Alison G.

    Pages 47-69

  • Diversification of Agroecosystems for Insect Pest Regulation: Experiments with Collards

    Altieri, Miguel A. (et al.)

    Pages 70-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agroecology
Book Subtitle
Researching the Ecological Basis for Sustainable Agriculture
Editors
  • Stephen R. Gliessman
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
78
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-3252-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-3252-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7934-1
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 380
Number of Illustrations and Tables
50 b/w illustrations
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