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Biodiversity in Agroecosystems

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Benefit from recent research, particularly work done on species diversity ,and apply tools of ecology to grasp the workings of an agricultural system o Gain a greater understanding of how the needs of agriculture can co-exist with the needs of nature to maintain biological diversity, which in turn is vital to adaptation and survival of species in a world of ever more strident environmental constraints
Appreciate the positive role that the practice of sustainable agricultural can have on species diversity of general biological populations

Series: Advances in Agroecology Series Volume: 2

By: Wanda W Collins (Editor), Calvin O Qualset (Editor)

334 pages, illustrations

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #82741 | ISBN: 1566702909
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About this book

Biodiversity in Agroecosystems shows how biodiversity can be thought of not only as the rich make-up of a great number of related and competing species within an ecologically defined community, but also as the robust behavior and resilience of those species over time and as the endurance of their eco-community. Biodiversity in Agroecosystems brings to the fore new research on biodiversity in agricultural ecosystems at both micro and macro levels, heretofore available only in journals and proceedings papers.

"[...] is topical, well referenced, and timely [...] The book is a useful reference to serious students of agriculture and natural resources, and a valuable contribution to the book series"
- Advances in Agroecology


Contents

- Preface
- Microbial Diversity in Agroecosystem Quality
- Soil Microfauna: Diversity and Applications of Protozoans in Soil
- Diversity and Function of Soil Mesofauna
- Uses of Beneficial Insect Diversity in Agroecosystems
- Biodiversity, Ecosystem Function, and Insect Pest Management in Agricultural Systems
- Livestock in Integrated Farming Systems
- Managing for Biodiversity of Rangelands
- Agroforestry for Biodiversity in Farming Systems
- The Role of Agroecosystems in Wildlife Biodiversity
- Natural Systems Agriculture
- Managing Agroecosystems as Agrolandscapes: Reconnecting Agricultural and Urban Landscapes
- Local Management of Biodiversity in Traditional Agroecosystems
- Valuing Genetic Diversity: Crop Plants and Agroecosystems
- Conserving and Utilizing Plant Genetic Resource Diversity in Agroecosystems
- Implementing the Global Strategy for the Management of Farm Animal Genetic Resources
- Agroecosystem Quality: Policy and Management Challenges for New Technologies and Diversity
- Index


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