Toward Agroforestry Design: An Ecological Approach / Edition 1

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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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"This book, and indeed, the series in which it appears, ‘Advances in Agroforestry,’ is intended ‘to offer state-of-the-art’ information on diverse topics related to agroforestry. Editors Jose (Univ. of Florida, Gainesville) and Gordon (Univ. of Guelph, Ontario), focus on plot design and ecological factors that might be considered when setting up areas in which these techniques are to be applied. … The book forms a reference point for future research; it is a technical presentation. Summing Up: Recommended. Researchers/faculty and professionals." (D. H. Pfister, CHOICE, Vol. 46 (01), September, 2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402065712
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Series: Advances in Agroforestry Series, #4
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface     v
Ecological Knowledge and Agroforestry Design: An Introduction   S. Jose   A.M. Gordon     3
Resource Allocation in Agroforestry Systems: Aboveground Processes
Biophysical Changes Resulting from 16 Years of Riparian Forest Rehabilitation: An Example from the Southern Ontario Agricultural Landscape   Maren Oelbermann   Andrew M. Gordon   Narinder K. Kaushik     13
Ecological Development and Function of Shelterbelts in Temperate North America   C.W. Mize   J.R. Brandle   M.M. Schoeneberger   G. Bentrup     27
Forage Production Under and Adjacent to Robinia pseudoacacia in Central Appalachia, West Virginia   C.M. Feldhake   D.P. Belesky   E.L. Mathias     55
Light Intensity Effects on Growth and Nutrient-use Efficiency of Tropical Legume Cover Crops   V.C. Baligar   N.K. Fageria   A. Paiva   A. Silveira   J.O. de Souza Jr.   E. Lucena   J.C. Faria   R. Cabral   A.W.V. Pomella   J. Jorda Jr.     67
Interspecific Competition in a Pecan-cotton Alley-cropping System in the Southern United States: Is Light the Limiting Factor?   D.S. Zamora   S. Jose   P.K.R. Nair   J.W. Jones   B.J. Brecke   C.L. Ramsey     81
Modification of Microclimate and Associated Food Crop Productivity in an Alley-cropping System in Northern Sudan   H. Shapo   H. Adam     97
Tree-Crop Interactions in Fruit Tree-based Agroforestry Systems in the Western Highlands of Guatemala: Component Yields and System Performance   J.G. Bellow   P.K.R. Nair   T.A. Martin     111
Biophysical Interactions Between Timber Trees and Arabica Coffee in Suboptimal Conditions of Central America   P. Vaast   R. van Kanten   P. Siles   J. Angrand   A. Aguilar     133
Resource Allocation in Agroforestry Systems: Belowground Processes
Agroforestry Management Effects on Plant Productivity Vectors within a Humid-Temperate Hardwood Alley-Cropping System   G.R. von Kiparski   A.R. Gillespie     149
Root Competition for Phosphorus Between Coconut Palms and Interplanted Dicot Trees Along a Soil Fertility Gradient in Kerala, India   H.B.S. Gowda   B.M. Kumar     175
Establishment of Cordia dodecandra A.DC. with Bixa orellana L. on Calcareous Soils in Yucatan, Mexico   M. Reuter   H. Tiessen   J.J. Jimenez-Osornio   J. Pohlan   P.L.G. Vlek     195
Tree Foliage Polyphenols and Nitrogen Use in Crop-Livestock Systems of Southern Africa: Strategies for Increasing Efficiency   P.L. Mafongoya   L. Hove     207
Towards Better Understanding: Analytical and Modeling Tools for Agroforestry Research
The Role of Ecosystem-level Models in the Design of Agroforestry Systems for Future Environmental Conditions and Social Needs   J.P. Kimmins   C. Welham   F. Cao   P. Wangpakapattanawong   L. Christanty     231
Radiation Availability in Agroforestry System of Coffee and Rubber Trees   C.A. Righi   A.M.P. Lunz   M.S. Bernardes   C.R. Pereira   D. Dourado-Neto   J.L. Favarin     249
Modeling Green Manure Additions in Alley-Cropping Systems: Linking Soil Community Dynamics and Nitrogen Mineralization   Y. Carrillo   C. Jordan     267
Separating the Tree-Soil-Crop Interactions in Agroforestry Parkland Systems in Sapone (Burkina Faso) using WaNuLCAS   J. Bayala   M. van Noordwijk   B. Lusiana   K. Ni'matul   Z. Teklehaimanot   S.J. Ouedraogo     285
Applying Ecological Knowledge to Agroforestry Design: A Synthesis   A.M. Gordon   S. Jose     301
Index     307

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