Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function in Agricultural Systems

  • M. J. Swift
  • J. M. Anderson
Part of the Praktische Zahnmedizin Odonto-Stomatologie Pratique Practical Dental Medicine book series (SSE, volume 99)


In this chapter we are concerned with the significance of biodiversity in the functioning of a particular type of ecosystem. In the broadest sense all the concepts and principles covered in the other chapters of this book are relevant to this discussion. Our main purpose is thus to establish a context for considering the role and significance of biodiversity in the functioning of agricultural systems.


Ecosystem Function Agricultural System Conventional Tillage Soil Fauna Agricultural Ecosystem 
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