A New Approach to Understanding Agricultural Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Development
Based on principles of the conservation and optimization of biodiversity and of equity and sustainability, this book focuses on the ecology of the coffee agroecosystem as a model for a sustainable agricultural ecosystem. It draws on the authors' own research conducted over the last twenty...
Published January 19th 2015 by Routledge
Linking Agriculture, Conservation and Food Sovereignty
Landscapes are frequently seen as fragments of natural habitat surrounded by a 'sea' of agriculture. But recent ecological theory shows that the nature of these fragments is not nearly as important for conservation as is the nature of the matrix of agriculture that surrounds them. Local extinctions...
Published September 18th 2009 by Routledge
Series: Advances in Agroecology
Tropical areas present ecological, cultural and political problems that demand analysis that is distinct from general ecological analysis. The tropical environment is special in many ways, from the lack of a biological down season (winter), to generally poor soil conditions, to a reliance on...
Published December 3rd 2002 by CRC Press