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Main Title Agroecology : the ecology of sustainable food systems /
Author Gliessman, Stephen R.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Engles, Eric,
Publisher CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group,
Year Published 2014
OCLC Number 744303838
ISBN 9781439895610; 1439895619
Subjects Agricultural ecology. ; Sustainable agriculture. ; Agricultural systems.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  S589.7.G58 2014 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 09/30/2015
Edition Third edition.
Collation xvii, 371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Sec. I. Introduction to agroecology -- Case for fundamental change in agriculture -- Agroecology and the agroecosystem concept -- Sec. II. Plants and abiotic factors of the environment -- The plant -- Light -- Temperature -- Humidity and rainfall -- Wind -- Soil -- Water in the soil -- Fire -- Sec. III. A more complete autecological perspective -- Biotic factors -- The environmental complex -- Heterotrophic organisms -- Sec. IV. System-level interactions -- Population ecology of agroecosystems -- Genetic resources in agroecosystems -- Species interactions in crop communities -- Agroecosystem diversity -- Disturbance, succession, and agroecosystem management -- Animals in agroecosystems -- Energetics of agroecosystems -- Landscape diversity -- Sec. V. The transition to sustainability -- Converting to ecologically based management -- Indicators of sustainability -- Sec. VI. Bringing about a sustainable world food system -- Agriculture, society, and agroecology -- Community and culture in the remaking of the food system -- From sustainable agroecosystems to a sustainable food system.