Toward Agroforestry Design

An Ecological Approach

  • Shibu Jose
  • Andrew M. Gordon

Part of the Advances in Agroforestry book series (ADAG, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

  3. Resource Allocation in Agroforestry Systems: Aboveground Processes

  4. Resource Allocation in Agroforestry Systems: Belowground Processes

  5. Towards Better Understanding: Analytical and Modeling Tools for Agroforestry Research

    1. J. P. Kimmins, C. Welham, F. Cao, P. Wangpakapattanawong, L. Christanty
      Pages 231-248
    2. C. A. Righi, A. M. P. Lunz, M. S. Bernardes, C. R. Pereira, D. Dourado-Neto, J. L. Favarin
      Pages 249-266
    3. J. Bayala, M. van Noordwijk, B. Lusiana, K. Ni'matul, Z. Teklehaimanot, S. J. Ouedraogo
      Pages 285-297
  6. Synthesis

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 307-313

About this book


Jose and Gordon’s Toward Agroforestry Design is an important reference for anyone interested in exploring or managing the physiological and ecological processes which underlie resource allocation and plant growth in agroforestry systems.

Drawing together a wide range of examples from around the world, the book highlights how recent developments in agroforestry research can contribute to understanding agroforestry system function, and discusses the potential application of agroforestry in addressing a range of land use challenges in both tropical and temperate regions of the world.

Including both original research and synthetic analyses, the book presents examples from a wide range of environments. It focuses largely on resource allocation – both above- and below-ground – including an assessment of the recent advances in analytical and modeling tools available to this work. Concluding with a synthesis of the key questions and research gaps highlighted throughout the text, the book will be particularly useful to students and researchers involved in natural resource management, agroforestry, and applied ecology.




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Editors and affiliations

  • Shibu Jose
    • 1
  • Andrew M. Gordon
    • 2
  1. 1.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.University of GuelphCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6571-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6572-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-1199
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