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The Agri-Environment
     

The Agri-Environment

by John Warren, Clare Lawson, Kenneth Belcher, Kenneth Ward Belcher
 

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ISBN-10: 0521849659

ISBN-13: 9780521849654

Pub. Date: 11/30/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The application of ecological theory and conservation biology to agricultural ecosystems has become an important and growing research field and undergraduate course component in recent years. This book is both an academic textbook and practical guide to farm conservation, and has evolved from the authors' extensive teaching experience. It covers the ecology of

Overview

The application of ecological theory and conservation biology to agricultural ecosystems has become an important and growing research field and undergraduate course component in recent years. This book is both an academic textbook and practical guide to farm conservation, and has evolved from the authors' extensive teaching experience. It covers the ecology of farmed land, how agricultural practices influence the environment, how agriculture has changed over time and how the species that inhabit the agri-environment have adapted. It also covers the history of agricultural policy and subsidies and the development of agri-environment schemes. A number of different farming systems are discussed, as are the difficulties in determining their relative merits. Guidance is offered on how to produce a workable farm conservation plan, and the final chapters look to the future and the development of new, greener farming systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521849654
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2007
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

1. An introduction to agro-ecology; 2. Agricultural support and environmentalism; 3. Environmental impacts of agriculture; 4. Principles behind agri-environment schemes; 5. Farm conservation planning; 6. Habitat management; 7. The management of agricultural wastes; 8. Low impact farming systems; 9. Landscape and farmscape ecology; 10. The future of agri-environmental systems.

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