Edited by Stephen Gliessman and Helda Morales, the Advances in Agroecology series has been a keystone of the CRC Press Ecology and Agriculture book portfolio for nearly 25 years. The books span a diverse range of topics from Agroforestry, Soil Science and Microbial Ecology to food system transparency, environmental resilience and urban agroecology. The readership is international, with authors and editors from across the globe, targeting academic researchers, professionals – from ‘on-the-ground’ practitioners to policy makers - and graduate level students. Advancing ecological, political, social and environmental change since the first book published in 1998, this series continues to aid the transition of our current food system to new farming practices that mitigate climate change and prioritise local supply chains.
Stephen R. Gliessman, Professor Emeritus of Agroecology, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Helda Morales, Agroecology group, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Mexico
Editorial Advisory Board
Miguel Altieri, University of California, Berkeley, California
Christopher M. Bacon, Santa Clara University, California
Noureddine Benkeblia, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
Patrick J. Bohlen, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
Hamutahl Cohen, University of California, Riverside
Roseann Cohen, Community Agroecology Network, Santa Cruz, California
David Coleman, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Monika Egerer, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Charles A. Francis, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
Manuel González de Molina Navarro, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain
Alba González Jácome, Universidad Iberoamericana Campus Mexico City, Mexico
V. Ernesto Méndez, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
Maurizio Paoletti, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Paulo Frederico Petersen, AS-PTA - Family Agriculture and Agroecology, ABA-Agroecology
Luo Shiming, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China
Gabriela Steier, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
Julia Wright, Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University, UK
Alireza (Avaz) Koochecki, University of Mashad, Mashad, Iran
Agroecology, Ecosystems, and Sustainability
By Stephen R. Gliessman, V. Ernesto Méndez, Victor M. Izzo, Eric W. Engles
September 30, 2022
Agroecology is at the forefront of transforming our food systems. This bestselling textbook provides the essential foundation for understanding this transformation in all its components: agricultural, ecological, economic, social, cultural, and political. It presents a case for food system change, ...
By Alba González Jácome
April 19, 2022
This long-needed book highlights how traditional Mexican agriculture has changed according to environmental, climatic, geographical, social and cultural conditions. Grounded in archaeological-historical data from interrelated research of various scientific disciplines, the book also draws on ...
By Julia Wright
June 30, 2021
This book is about the invisible or subtle nature of food and farming, and also about the nature of existence. Everything that we know (and do not know) about the physical world has a subtle counterpart which has been scarcely considered in modernist farming practice and research. If you think this...
By Gabriela Steier, Adam Friedlander
June 10, 2021
This book brings together an international group of agriculture and food lawyers and scientists to define the field of Food System Transparency in three parts: the big picture, food safety and health, and the global view. Each part adds to the whole but zooms in through a unique lens. Investigating...
By Monika Egerer, Hamutahl Cohen
December 17, 2020
Today, 20 percent of the global food supply relies on urban agriculture: social-ecological systems shaped by both human and non-human interactions. This book shows how urban agroecologists measure flora and fauna that underpin the ecological dynamics of these systems, and how people manage and ...
By Gloria I. Guzman Casado, Manuel Gonzalez de Molina
October 18, 2019
Energy in Agroecosystems: A Tool for Assessing Sustainability is the first book on energy analysis that is up-to-date and specifically dedicated to agriculture. It is written from an agroecological perspective and goes beyond the conventional analysis of the efficient use of energy. The book ...
By Manuel González de Molina, Paulo Frederico Petersen, Francisco Garrido Peña, Francisco Roberto Caporal
September 11, 2019
Political Agroecology is the first book to offer a systematic and articulated reflection on Political Agroecology from the Agroecological perspective. It defines the disciplinary field responsible for designing and producing actions, institutions and regulations aimed at achieving agrarian ...
By Gabriela Steier, Alberto Giulio Cianci
August 28, 2019
Agrobiodiversity and agroecology go hand-in-hand in promoting environmental resilience in international food systems as well as climate change resilient food policy. This book contextualizes how various legal frameworks address agrobiodiversity and agroecology around the globe and makes it ...
By Noureddine Benkeblia
December 27, 2018
Presenting an overview of agroecology within the framework of climate change, this book looks at the impact of our changing climate on crop production and agroecosystems, reporting on how plants will cope with these changes, and how we can mitigate these negative impacts to ensure ...
By Luo Shiming, Stephen R. Gliessman
October 25, 2018
Key features: Reviews the development of agroecology in China, including research, practice, management, and education regarding challenges for rural and agricultural progress Presents information from sources not readily available in the West about agricultural development in China during the last...
By V. Ernesto Méndez, Christopher M. Bacon, Roseann Cohen, Stephen R. Gliessman
December 02, 2015
Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-oriented Approach is the first book to focus on agroecology as a transdisciplinary, participatory, and action-oriented process. Using a combined theoretical and practical approach, this collection of work from pioneers in the subject along ...
By Noureddine Benkeblia
November 20, 2014
We hear a lot about how agriculture affects climate change and other environmental issues, but we hear little about how these issues affect agriculture. When we look at both sides of the issues, we can develop better solutions for sustainable agriculture without adversely affecting the environment....