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Agroecology

Stephen R. Gliessman

Agroecology

the ecology of sustainable food systems

by Stephen R. Gliessman

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Published by CRC Press in Boca Raton .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Agricultural ecology,
  • Sustainable agriculture,
  • Agricultural systems

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSteven R. Gliessman.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsS589.7 .G58 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination384 p. :
    Number of Pages384
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17174136M
    ISBN 100849328454
    ISBN 109780849328459
    LC Control Number2006042923

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Agroecology by Stephen R. Gliessman Download PDF Ebook

Gliessman holds graduate degrees in botany, biology, and plant ecology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. A set of principles and practices to enhance the resilience and ecological, socio-economic and cultural sustainability of farming systems 3. Evaluation in Agroecology book semesters depends on the courses chosen.

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Agroecology embraces organics, biodynamics, permaculture, urban ag, and a host of other sustainable, forward-looking initiatives grounded in justice for people, animals, and the land from which we all draw our sustenance.

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He was the founding director of the agroecology program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, one of the first formal agroecology programs in the world. The author clearly delineates the importance of using an ecosystem framework for determining if a particular agricultural practice, input, or management decision contributes or detracts from sustainability.

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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.

It includes two completely new chapters, one on the role of livestock animals in agroecosystems and one on the cultural and community aspects of sustainable food systems.

This eBook is no longer available for sale. Farmers cannot enter this territory successfully alone, though.

As a science, it is the "application of ecological science to the study, design and management of sustainable agroecosystems. Stephen R. Island Press, Washington, DC.Agroecology is a scientific discipline that uses ecological theory to study, design, manage and evaluate agricultural systems that are productive but also resource conserving.

Agroecological research considers interactions of all important biophysical, technical and socioeconomic components of farming systems and regards these systems as the.

Agroecology (3rd ed.)

4 community approaches to sustainable land management and agroecology practices The project examples described in this publication reveal the power of communities in addressing land degradation through improved land management practices.

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A quarter of a century ago, I had the privilege of serving as National Coordinator for Earth Day USA. I partnered with the Seventh Generation Fund to help bring the Council Circles project and curriculum to hundreds of North American communities.