Ecology in Agriculture

Ecology in Agriculture

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Agricultural crops are prominent features of an increasing number of variously perturbed ecosystems and the landscapes occupied by these ecosystems. Yet the ecology of agricultural-dominated landscapes is only now receiving the scientific attention it has long deserved. This attention has been stimulated by the realization that all agriculture must become sustainable year after year while leaving nearby ecosystems unaffected. Ecology in Agriculture focuses exclusively on the ecology of agricultural ecosystems. The book is divided into four major sections. An introduction establishes the unique ties between agricultural and ecological sciences. The second section describes the community ecology of these sorts of ecosystems, while the final section focuses on the processes that operate throughout these agricultural landscapes. Key Features * Contains an ecological perspective on agricultural production and resource utilization Includes in-depth reviews of major issues in crop ecology by active researchers * Covers a range of topics in agricultural ecophysiology, community ecology, and ecosystems ecology * Provides examples of ecological approaches to solving problems in crop management and environmental qualityThere are exceptions for rapid changes in light intensity that are discussed in detail near the end of Section III, A. On longer time scales (several days to ... This is the scale of up to a few days, barring extreme events such as freezing that can reset the physiology quickly. ... There are concise and accurate enzyme-kinetic models for both C3 plants (Farquhar et al., 1980) and C, plants (Collatz et al., 1992).

Title:Ecology in Agriculture
Author: Louise E. Jackson
Publisher:Academic Press - 1997-09-14

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