Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Peter Hough
    Pages 1-41
  3. Bruno Borsari, Davide Neri, Gianna Ferretti, Stefano Tavoletti, William Wei-Choun Yu
    Pages 43-83
  4. Sabine Zikeli, Ewa Rembiałkowska, Aneta Załęcka, Maciej Badowski
    Pages 85-164
  5. Juan J. Villalba, Frederick D. Provenza, Natalie Gibson, Silvia López-Ortíz
    Pages 165-190
  6. Miguel Ángel Alonso-Díaz, Juan Felipe de Jesús Torres-Acosta, Carlos Alfredo Sandoval-Castro, William Bruce Campbell
    Pages 191-228
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 229-233

About this book

Introduction

Issues In Agroecology approaches the complex panorama of interrelated topics that encompass agroecology by presenting internationally authoritative, comprehensive, and analytical reviews. Authors are invited and provide strong summaries and scholarly advances that serve as foundations for discussion leading to novel routes of research activity, application of management methodologies, and education and outreach programs. Each review represents concise and up-to-date syntheses of the rapidly growing quantity of scientific information in each chosen topic within this highly interdisciplinary field. Authors for each review assess the present status of this knowledge as to whether or not it is effectively moving toward or contributing to increased sustainability. As a part of this assessment, authors identify inadequacies, errors, and gaps in knowledge that may be hindering or opposing sustainability objectives. For each review, the authors ultimately discuss what might be needed to bring work and programs onto a better track towards achieving sustainability. Such informed assessments of the routes to realize future potential make the series an essential part of the scientific method and a necessity for researchers, teachers, students, and field professionals when dealing with increasing global environmental and socioeconomic change. This format will make Issues in Agroecology a highly citable series that is guaranteed to enlighten research teams, technology users, educators, students, and the general public on the status and advances of agroecology around the world.

Keywords

Agroecology Conservation Food Systems Sustainable Agroecosystems Sustainable Livelihoods

Editors and affiliations

  • W. Bruce Campbell
    • 1
  • Silvia López-Ortíz
    • 2
  1. 1.Campus VeracruzColegio de PostgraduadosVeracruzMexico
  2. 2.Campus VeracruzColegio de PostgrduadosVeracruz, C.P.Mexico

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7454-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7453-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7454-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-2405
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-2413
  • About this book