Agroecology: Researching the Ecological Basis for by Stephen R. Gliessman (auth.), Stephen R. Gliessman (eds.)

By Stephen R. Gliessman (auth.), Stephen R. Gliessman (eds.)

***e FACHGEBIET*** Agriculture, Agronomy, Forestry, Horticulture, Soil technology, Environmental technology (esp. Plant Ecology), Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Economics, ordinary source Economics, Sociology, and Anthropology ***INTERESSENTENGRUPPE*** Of curiosity to researchers, scholars, and execs within the above fields.- point: Technical booklet, Monograph ***URHEBER*** S.R.Gliessman, collage of California, Santa Cruz, CA (Ed.) ***TITEL*** Agroecology ***UNTERTITEL*** Researching the Ecological foundation for Sustainable Agriculture ***BIBLIOGRAPHISCHE-ANGABEN*** 1990. XIV, 380 pp. 87 figs. (Ecological reviews. Eds.: W.D. Billings, F. Golley, O.L. Lange, J.S. Olson, H. Remmert. Vol. seventy eight) Hardcover DM 198,- ISBN 3-540-97028-2 ***CONTENTS*** Contents: Part I: uncomplicated Ecological innovations in Agroecosystems.- Part II: Agroecosystem layout and Management.- Index. ***LANGTEXT*** This booklet presents an advent to analyze methods within the rising interdisciplinary box of agroecology. It demonstrates in a chain of foreign case reports the right way to mix the extra production-oriented concentration of the agronomist with the extra systems-oriented point of view of the ecologist. diverse methodologies for quantifying and comparing agroecosystem sustainability are provided and analyzed. prime researchers within the box offer examples of the range and complexity of agroecological learn, starting from archeology to insect ecology, and consider layout and administration of agroecosystems that span from the humid tropics to temperate areas. This well timed evaluate might be of serious worth to ecologists, agronomists, geographers, foresters, anthropologists, and others all in favour of constructing a sustainable foundation for land use, administration, and conservation all over the world. ***RS-ENDE*** RS 11/89 PREX ***RS-NOTIZEN*** NY/Dr. Czeschlik

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63: 18-24. A. Francis, A. Schoonoven, and J. Doll. 1978. Insect prevalence in bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) and maize (Zea mays) polycultural systems. Field Crop Research. 1:33-49. K. R. Davis. 1983. Developing sustainable agroecosystems. BioScience. 33(1):45-49. K. Letourneau. 1984. Vegetation diversity and insect pest outbreaks. CRC Critical Review o/Plant Sciences. 2:131-169. J. A. c. W. Todd. 1981. Chemical interactions between plants and Trichogramma sp. wasps in Georgia soybean fields. Protection Ecology.

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4. 5. 39 opment of an efficiently foraging ant community requires more time than is available in annual or biannual cultivation (for example, see Leston, 1973). Although this assumption may be true for some cropping systems, our observations lead us to believe that ant faunas develop rapidly in the traditional systems of the lowland neotropics. The location of crops changes frequently, but many ant colonies have fixed nest sites. Shifting cultivation practices no doubt prevent ant communities from achieving equilibrium species frequencies, but this has little to do with the likelihood that ant communities will significantly influence the development of pest complexes within a crop.

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