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Biotic Diversity in Agroecosystems


Edited By: MG Paoletti and D Pimentel


Hardback | Dec 1992 | #19806 | ISBN: 0444893903
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Symposium proceedings reprinted from Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Vol 39 1/3.


Agroecosystem biodiversity: Matching production and conservation biology (M.G. Paoletti, et al.). A review: Long term effects of agricultural systems on soil biochemical and microbial parameters (R. Dick). Biodiversity of microarthropods in agricultural soils: relation to processes (D.A. Crossley, B.R. Mueller, J.C. Perdue). Macrochelid mites occurring in animal droppings in the pasture ecosystem in central Italy (B. Cicolani). Modifying traditional and high-output agroecosystems for optimization of microbial symbioses: A case study of dry beans in Costa Rica (M.E. Rosemeyer, S.R. Gliessman). Are grassy field margins essential for arthropod diversity in arable sites? A case study on ground beetles and spiders in Eastern Austria (Coleoptera: Carabidae; Arachnida: Aranei, Opiliones) (B. Kromp). Field margins: Can they enhance natural enemy densities and general arthropod diversity of farmland? (P. Dennis, G. Fry). Margins of agricultural fields as habitats for pollinating insects (J. Lagerlof, J. Stark, B. Svensson). Farming systems and insect predators (K. Booij). Conservation of insects in the temperate and tropical landscape (M.J. Samways). Effects of headland management on invertebrates of cereal fields (M. Hassall, et al.). Strategy for conservation of wild bees in an agricultural landscape (J. Banaszak). Use of mesofauna data for judgement of anthropogenic impact on ecosystems (H. Koehler). Comparative studies on the soil life in ecofarmed and conventionally farmed fields and grasslands of Austria (W. Foissner). Conserving the species-rich hay meadows of Europe (A. Garcia). Forage legumes and cultural sustainability: lessons from history (D.H. Stinner, I. Glick, B.R. Stinner). Subterranean clover living mulch: An alternative method of weed control (R.D. Ilnicki, A.J. Enache). Alternative crops for sustainable agricultural systems (R. Becker, et al). Rain forest colonization and agricultural transformation (E.E. de Miranda, C. Mattos). Conserving biodiversity in agricultural forestry and natural ecosystems in Australia (P. Greenslade). Tanzania's vanishing rain forests - assessment of nature conservation values, biodiversity and importance for water catchment (J.E. Bjorndalen). Diversity of mammals and traditional hunting in Central African rain forest (G.M. Carpaneto, F.P. Germi).

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