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The Ecology of Agroecosystems e-book

Author:

John H. Vandermeer

Language:

English

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Science & Mathematics

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Rating:

4.4

Publisher:

Jones & Bartlett Learning (January 12, 2010)

Pages:

392

ISBN:

0763771538

The Ecology of Agroecosystems e-book

by John H. Vandermeer


Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Professor Vandermeer is masterful writer in his ability to both explain complex ideas lucidly, and to organize a work of this scope. In addition to his own clear, reasoned analyses, Professor Vandermeer gives references to articles that present other views.

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The Ecology of Agroecosystems highlights a collection of alternative agricultural methodologies and philosophies and provides an interdisciplinary approach that bridges the sociopolitical and historical context of agriculture. It includes the technical issues in a serious and ecological fashion and captures the complex merging of ecology, agriculture, politics and economics in both a historical and contemporary context. Readers will learn not only about the ethical and moral elements related to producing food of questionable quality while possibly impairing the environment, but also about the.

Those chapters begin with specific components of agroecosystem design and management, then merge into case studies that demonstrate how these components are integrated.

ISBN-13: 978-0849315817. Those chapters begin with specific components of agroecosystem design and management, then merge into case studies that demonstrate how these components are integrated. Stephen R. Gliessman, Alfred Heller Professor of Agroecology, Department of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz.

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The Ecology of Agroecosystems – el. Vandermeer. Skaitykite šią knygą naudodami „Google Play knygų programą asmeniniame kompiuteryje, „Android, „iOS įrenginiuose. The Ecology of Agroecosystems highlights a collection of alternative agricultural methodologies and philosophies and provides an interdisciplinary approach that bridges the sociopolitical and historical context of agriculture.

Wojtkowski differentiates the ecology of natural ecosystems with agroecology claiming that economics has no role in the .

Wojtkowski differentiates the ecology of natural ecosystems with agroecology claiming that economics has no role in the functioning of natural systems, whereas economics ultimately controls agroecology. Humans are the primary governing force for organisms within planned and managed environments Varieties. Buttel identifies four varieties of agroecology in a 2003 conference paper.

Part from Ecology of Agroecsystems Given the undeniable fact that we continue with the biodiversity crisis, even

Part from Ecology of Agroecsystems Given the undeniable fact that we continue with the biodiversity crisis, even. A certain historical momentum remains that still sees the agroecosystem as an enemy of biodiversity, but most modern analysts consider the kind of agroecosystem as important for biodiversity conservation, not its binary presence or absence. Thus, in conservation planning, it makes sense to ask not only how many hectares of preserved natural habitat exist, but also what is the quality of the intervening matrix.

Agroecology is the science of applying ecological concepts and principles to the design, development, and management of sustainable agricultural systems

Agroecology is the science of applying ecological concepts and principles to the design, development, and management of sustainable agricultural systems. The Ecology of Agroecosystems highlights a collection of alternative agricultural methodologies and philosophies and provides an interdisciplinary approach that bridges the sociopolitical and historical context of agriculture

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Agroecology is the science of applying ecological concepts and principles to the design, development, and management of sustainable agricultural systems. The Ecology of Agroecosystems highlights a collection of alternative agricultural methodologies and philosophies and provides an interdisciplinary approach that bridges the sociopolitical and historical context of agriculture. It includes the technical issues in a serious and ecological fashion and captures the complex merging of ecology, agriculture, politics and economics in both a historical and contemporary context. Readers will learn not only about the ethical and moral elements related to producing food of questionable quality while possibly impairing the environment, but also about the soil chemistry involved.
Amis
thank you
Zaryagan
This book treats topics as diverse as chemistry and microbiology of soils; mathematics of population dynamics; and Wallerstein's World Systems analysis of the history that gave us industrial agriculture and its all-too-familiar problems. Professor Vandermeer is masterful writer in his ability to both explain complex ideas lucidly, and to organize a work of this scope.

In addition to his own clear, reasoned analyses, Professor Vandermeer gives references to articles that present other views. One of my favorite quotes from this book gives the lie to the stereotype (promoted by sources like RationalWiki) that organic farming is largely unscientific "woo" promoted by "dirty hippies" who romanticize uncritically the sometimes-detrimental agricultural practices of our forebears:

"I have always been in opposition to those who locate the problems caused by industrial agriculture in the application of western science [as opposed to traditional knowledge]. Indeed, my position is not that we need less science and more tradition, but rather that we need more and better science [informed by traditional knowledge and allowing organic farmers to apply it in wider contexts]". (p. 363)

Vandermeer is a consummate scientist who's equally at home with gnarly math and in coffee plantations patrolled by aggressive, biting ants. Refreshingly, for all his talents, accomplishments, and experience, he hasn't forgotten how to say, "I don't know the answer" when that's the case.

Anyone who's interested in biodiversity and the future of agriculture (along with the scientific and political issues that will shape that future) will find this book valuable. A related work by Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer and Angus Wright, which I have not yet read, is Nature's Matrix: Linking Agriculture, Conservation and Food Sovereignty. The first comment on this review gives the link to a YouTube video of a discussion of that book held at UC Berkely in February 2011.
Madi
This is really a quite amazing book. I just discovered it, rather belatedly. Dr. Vandermeer manages to cover economic theory, world-systems theory, the problems with the Lotka-Volterra equations, earthworm ecology, chemistry of clays, and almost everything else you could want to know about agroecology, and make it all readable. This book is far more intensive and sophisticated than several other works on the subject that have come to my attention, and yet it is more readable and user-friendly. He manages to say a large number of new things for a textbook: his own insights into world agricultural economics, his findings on Mexican coffee-growing, his ideas on competition and coexistence, and much more. He provides good solid arguments for organic farming, sustainable management, etc. without being dogmatic or overly romantic. All in all this is a book that everyone interested in farming should read.
Kanek
Very good discussions of topics.
Kelerana
Commie biology at its best!

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