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The Biology of Agroecosystems

Nicola Randall and Barbara Smith

Abstract

The Biology of Agroecosystems provides an introduction to the biological and ecological attributes of ecosystems and the biological impacts of agriculture on the wider environment. Global human populations are rising and diets are becoming ever more complicated, leading to requirements for increased levels of food production. Natural biotopes are becoming increasingly fragmented as agricultural activities expand around them. Agroecosystems occur from the tropics to subarctic environments and comprise systems as varied as annual crops, perennial grasslands, orchards, and agroforestry systems. T ... More

Keywords: agriculture, agroecosystem, biology, globalization, management, functional groups, soils, pests, sustainability, biodiversity, environment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198737520
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198737520.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicola Randall, author
Principal Lecturer, Harper Adams University, UK

Barbara Smith, author
Senior Research Fellow in Agricultural Ecology and Public Science, Coventry University, UK