Researching the Ecological Basis for Sustainable Agriculture

  • Stephen R. Gliessman

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 78)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Basic Ecological Concepts in Agroecosystems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Miguel A. Altieri, David L. Glaser, Linda L. Schmidt
      Pages 70-82
    3. R. D. Lumsden, R. García-E, J. A. Lewis, G. A. Frías-T
      Pages 83-103
    4. J. D. H. Lambert, D. Brubacher, J. T. Arnason
      Pages 122-129
    5. M. J. J. Janssens, I. F. Neumann, L. Froidevaux
      Pages 130-145
  3. Agroecosystem Design and Management

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 371-380

About this book


***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


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen R. Gliessman
    • 1
  1. 1.Agroecology Program University of California, Santa CruzSanta CruzUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7934-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3252-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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