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Agroecology, Ecosystems, and Sustainability

1st Edition

Edited by Noureddine Benkeblia

CRC Press

393 pages

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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. Agroecology, Ecosystems, and Sustainability explor

Table of Contents

Management of Microorganisms in Relation to Plant Nutrition and Health. Soil Biogeochemistry: Up-Scaling From the Molecular to the Ecosystem Level (Using Terra Preta and Biochar as a Case Study). Carbon Capture and Use (CCU) as Alternative to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Proteomics Potential and Contribution toward Developing Sustainable Agriculture. Forest Agro-Ecosystems - Taking in Productivity and Soils. The Application of Modern Agro-Ecology in Mangrove Forest Restoration. The Food Systems Approach in Agroecology: New topics, Concepts, Applications. Removing Linguistic Barrier When Accessing to Learning Resources in Agroecology. Experiential Learning through Open-Ended Case Studies: Future Agroecology Education. Cropping Systems and Underground Biodiversity. Agroforestry Adaptation and Mitigation Options for Smallholder Farmers Vulnerable to Climate Change. Applying the Concepts of Agroecology to Food Systems in the Appalachian Region of the United States: theory Versus Practical Realities". Shifting Cultivation in the Atlantic Rainforest (Brazil): A View From Agroecology. the Impacts of Large-Scale Agricultural intensification on Birds associated With Agricultural and Grassland Habitats. The Paradox of Arable Weeds: Diversity, Conservation and Ecosystem Services of the Unwanted. Agricultural Biodiversity's Role in Agroecology for Strengthening Social-Ecological Resilience and For Poverty Alleviation.

About the Editor

Dr. Noureddine Benkeblia is a Professor of Crop Science involved in food science focusing on food-plants biochemistry and physiology. His work is mainly devoted to the pre- and postharvest metabolism in crops. Few years ago, he introduced the new concept of systems biology -Metabolomics- to investigate the mechanisms of biosynthesis and accumulation of fructans in Liliaceous plants. Prof. Benkeblia, first received his BSc, MPhil and Doctor in Food Sciences from the Institut National Agronomique (Algeria), and Doctor in Agriculture (PhD) from Kagoshima University (Japan). After few years teaching in Algeria, He joined INRA, Avignon (France) as Postdoctoral Scientist from 2000. From 2002 to 2007, he worked as a Visiting Professor at the University of Rakuno Gakuen, Ebetsu (Japan), and Research Associate at Hokaido University. Prof. Benkeblia joined the Department of Life Sciences, the University of the West Indies (Jamaica) in 2008, continuing his work on the physiology, the biochemistry and metabolomics of fructan-containing plants in Jamaica. He also works on the postharvest physiology and biochemistry of local fruits. Prof. N. Benkeblia published over 150 papers, over 37 books and book chapters, and was recipient of many awards among them the UWI-Award of the "Most Outstanding Research" in 2011 and 2013.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TEC003040
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Forestry