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Request PDF on ResearchGate | Agroecology: The Ecology of Food Systems Stephen R. Gliessman at University of California, Santa Cruz. Stephen R. Gliessman, University of California Santa Cruz. I am an agroecologist who integrates science, practice, and social activism. After earning my. Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems. Front Cover. Stephen R . Gliessman. CRC Press, – Technology & Engineering – pages.

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The book then delves into power and control of food systems by agribusiness, and the need to develop a new paradigm that moves beyond production and explores issues of food justice, equity, food security and sovereignty. The title will be removed from your cart because it is not available in this region.

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The author clearly delineates the importance of using an ecosystem framework for determining if a particular agricultural practice, input, or management decision contributes or detracts from sustainability. The Bookshelf application offers access: Contents Case for Fundamental Gliessmaan in Agriculture.

The book begins with a focus on the key ecological factors and resources that impact agricultural plants and animals as individual organisms. Fick Limited preview – The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Second Edition explores environmental factors and complexities affecting agricultural crops and animals.


Stephen R. Gliessman: Alfred E. Heller Professor of Agroecology, UC Santa Cruz

Applequist, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. The student resources previously accessed via GarlandScience. The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition provides the essential foundation for understanding sustainability in all of its components: Case for Fundamental Change in Agriculture. All instructor resources are agdoecology available on our Instructor Hub.

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Exclusive web offer for individuals. Agroecology is a science, a productive practice, and part of a social movement that is at the forefront of transforming food systems to sustainability.

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Offline Computer — Download Bookshelf software to your desktop so you can view your eBooks with or without Internet access. The country you have selected will result in the following: Plants and Environmental Factors. Using examples of farming systems in a broad array of ecological conditions, the book demonstrates how to use an ecosystem approach to design and manage agroecosystems for sustainability. For Instructors Request Inspection Copy. Account Options Sign in. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition

Chapters on animal production and social change in food systems Updated case studies, references, websites, and new research Emphasis on gliwssman climate change impacts agriculture Greater focus on health issues related to food.

He also examines system level interactions, stressing the need for understanding the emergent qualities of populations, communities, and ecosystems and their roles in agrroecology agriculture. Reviews “Agroecology may be an unfamiliar concept to some, since our culture often treats agriculture and ecology as completely separate subjects, with common agricultural practices bearing no resemblance to the natural patterns that ecologists study.


Other editions – View all Agroecology: Other editions – View all Agroecology: Gliessman Limited preview – Louis, in Economic Botany. Agroecosystem Diversity and Stability. Selected pages Page 2. It includes two completely new chapters, one on the role of livestock animals in agroecosystems and one on the cultural and community aspects of sustainable food systems.

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It presents a case for food system change and why the current industrial model of food production and distribution is not sustainable. Home Agricultural Science Agroecology Agroecology: Groundbreaking in its first edition, respected in its second edition, this third edition of this standard textbook has evolved along with the field. Product pricing will be adjusted to match the corresponding currency. Agroecology is a science, a productive practice, and part of a social movement that is at the forefront of transforming food systems to sustainability.