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Title:
Biodiversity in agroecosystems
Author:
Collins, Wanda W. (Wanda Williams)
Publication Information:
Boca Raton : CRC Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
334 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Microbial diversity in agroecosystem quality / Ann C. Kennedy -- Soil microfauna: diversity and applications of protozoans in soil / Stuart S. Bamforth -- Diversity and function of soil mesofauna / Deborah A. Neher and Mary E. Barbercheck -- Uses of beneficial insect diversity in agroecosystem management / Petr Starý and Keith S. Pike -- Biodiversity, ecosystem function, and insect pest management in agricultural systems / Miguel A. Altieri and Clara I. Nicholls -- Livestock and biodiversity / Harvey W. Blackburn and Cornelis de Haan -- Managing for biodiversity of rangelands / Neil E. West -- Agroforestry for biodiversity in farming systems / Roger R.B. Leakey -- The role of agroecosystems in wildlife biodiversity / Thomas E. Lacher, Jr., R. Douglas Slack, Lara M. Coburn, and Michael I. Goldstein -- Natural systems agriculture / Jon K. Piper -- Managing agroecosystems as agrolandscapes: reconnecting agricultural and urban landscapes / Gary W. Barrett, Terry A. Barrett, and John David Peles -- Local management of biodiversity in traditional agroecosystems / Robert E. Rhoades and Virginia D. Nazarea -- Valuing genetic diversity: crop plants and agroecosystems / Douglas Gollin and Melinda Smale -- Conserving and using crop plant biodiversity in agroecosystems / Wanda W. Collins and Geoffrey C. Hawtin -- Implementing the global strategy for the management of farm animal genetic resources / Keith Hammond and Helen W. Leitch -- Agroecosystem quality: policy and management challenges for new technologies and diversity / Joel I. Cohen.
ISBN:
9781566702904
Format :
Book

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between the diversity of plant and animal species and host/dependent agricultural systems. 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. This book 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.