Field and Laboratory Investigations in Agroecology / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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- Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Offering step-by-step guidance for structured investigation, Field and Laboratory Investigations in Agroecology, Second Edition covers the topics of environmental factors, population dynamics in soil systems, interspecific interactions in cropping communities, farm and field systems, and food system studies. This edition facilitates hands-on, experiential learning that involves close observation, creative interpretation, and constant questioning of findings. It includes investigations that represent a broad geographical area, with more temperate and less tropical examples. Instructions on record-keeping, datasheets, and statistical analyses make this is an ideal reference.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
Table of Contents
STUDIES OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Effect of Microclimate on Seed Germination Light Transmission and the Vegetative Canopy Soil Temperature Soil Moisture Content Soil Properties Analysis Canopy Litterfall Analysis Mulch System Comparison Root System Response to Soil Type
STUDIES OF POPULATION DYNAMICS IN CROP SYSTEMS Intraspecific Interactions in a Crop Population Management History and the Weed Seedbank Comparison of Arthropod Populations Census of Soil-Surface Fauna
STUDIES OF INTERSPECIFIC INTERACTIONS IN CROPPING COMMUNITIES Bioassay for Allelopathic Potential Rhizobium Nodulation in Legumes Effects of Agroecosystem Diversity on Herbivore Activity Herbivore Feeding Preferences Effects of a Weedy Border on Insect Populations
STUDIES OF FARM AND FIELD SYSTEMS Mapping Agroecosystem Biodiversity Overyielding in an Intercrop System Grazing Intensity and Net Primary Productivity Effects of Trees in an Agroecosystem
FOOD SYSTEM STUDIES On-Farm Energy Use Farmer Interview Local Food Market Analysis
INSTRUCTOR'S APPENDICES Appendix A: Planning the Field and Laboratory Course
GENERAL APPENDICES Appendix B: Measurement Equivalents Appendix C: Equipment and Materials Suppliers