Book
183 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
v, 145 pages ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
139 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
vii, 462 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
1 online resource (ii, 429 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts
  • Silvopastoral systems. Main types and designs
  • Productivity, quality and management of silvopastoral systems
  • Ecological implications of the silvopastoral systems : biodiversity and sustainable management
  • Economic, social and cultural benefits of the silvopastoral systems
  • Future perspectives of silvopastoral systems in a global context.
These proceedings contain 123 papers which are divided into 5 main sessions. The first session includes the characterization of silvopastoral systems in a global context while the second session deals with the effects of the management tools on the productivity and quality of silvopastoral systems. The ecological implications of the silvopastoral systems is discussed in the third session, with emphasis on the biodiversity and sustainable management aspects. The fourth session, on the other hand, examines the main economical, social and cultural aspects of silvopastoral systems. Lastly, the fifth session evaluates the perspectives of these systems in a global and European context.
Book
vii, 178 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xvi, 460 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Contributed papers presented at two international conferences jointly organized by United Nations University, Tokyo, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and National Institute of Rural Development's North-East Regional Centre at Guwahati, India, in October 2005 and September 2006; with reference to India and Southeast Asia.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
150 p. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xx, 440 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Soil organic matter and sustainability-- modelling soil organic matter dynamics-- soil organic matter management-- soil organic matter in the global greenhouse-- nutrient fluxes-- organic matter and pollutants-- management of waste applications to land-- biodiversity and functional diversity. (Part contents).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851994659 20160528
The functioning of soils and their ability to supply nutrients, store water, release greenhouse gases, modify pollutants, resist physical degradation and produce crops within a sustainable managment system is profoundly influenced by their organic matter content. This volume contains papers from an international conference held by the British Society of Soil Science in Edinburgh in September 1999. It explores the results of recent research studies examining how organic matter functions in soils, factors affecting organic matter quality and quantity, and how management of organic matter can be optimized in order to achieve sustainable farming practices.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851994659 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xviii, 318 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • The new life sciences and sustainable development-- the new life sciences for food and agriculture-- the new life sciences for human health-- the new life sciences for the conservation of natural resources-- the safe use of new biotechnologies-- public perceptions-- towards new partnerships. (Part contents.).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851996752 20160528
Based on a conference, Biotechnology and Sustainable Development: Voices of the South and North, which was held in Alexandria, Egypt to mark the opening of the new library, this volume contains overviews of agriculture, health, ethics and the environment. It discusses how dramatic improvements in food security, health and lifestyle could accrue to the poor people of developing countries through the application of new technologies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851996752 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xix, 272 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
2 v. (xii, 1308 p.) : ill. ; 25 cm.
Agriculture is currently under increasing pressure both to be sustainably run - to be able to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs - and to provide food, energy and industrial resources to satisfy the demand of a rising world population. Reconciling these two pressures is the theme of the papers gathered in this volume. Topics covered include: assessments of sustainability; energizing the food production chain to promote food security; primary reduction of biomass; climate and agro-ecosystems; biological, ecological and organic farming; management of marginal and fragile environments; and cultural, social and economic dimensions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781873936764 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
266 p.
  • Partial table of contents: BASIC ISSUES. Agricultural Sustainability: Concepts and Conundrums (R. Herdt & R. Steiner). Long--Term Experiments and Their Choice for the Research Study (R. Steiner). DETAILED STUDIES. Long--Term Cotton Productivity Under Organic, Chemical, and No Nitrogen Fertilizer Treatments, 1896 to 1992 (G. Traxler, et al.). Extrapolating Trends from Long--Term Experiments to Farmers' Fields: The Case of Irrigated Rice Systems in Asia (K. Cassman & P. Pingali). Multi--Crop Comparisons on Sanborn Fields Missouri, USA (J. Brown, et al.). Major Cropping Systems in India (K. Nambiar). REVIEW OF FINDINGS. Incorporating Externality Costs into Productivity Measures: A Case Study Using US Agriculture (R. Steiner, et al.). Long--Term Experiments and Productivity Indexes to Evaluate the Sustainability of Cropping Systems (K. Cassman, et al.). References. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471950097 20160527
Sustainability has become an important concern for environmentalists, agricultural researchers, farmers, politicians and ordinary voters. All agree on the importance of ensuring that agricultural systems of production can, in some sense, be sustained, i.e. be operated in such a way that quality of output can be maintained year after year, without degradation of the environment. There is less agreement, however, on how this concept of sustainability should be interpreted, or precisely defined, let alone measured. It was against this background of lack of precision in defining the sustainability concept that the Rockefeller Foundation commissioned an international research study on sustainability to exploit the wealth of potential information in established long--term experiments. Six major centres of long--term experiments were invited to conduct detailed studies of their data and to address the issue of definition and, in particular, to make proposals on how to measure sustainability in quantitative terms. The book is divided into three sections: * Part I considers basic issues of definition and the choice of appropriate economic and statistical methodology* Part II presents the results of the six research studies* Part III draws together the conclusions, addresses the thorny issue of environmental externalities and makes proposals for future research and implementation. The book has been structured as a comprehensive and unified contribution to this important issue and will be a valuable resource for researchers, professionals and policy makers interested in sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471950097 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
246 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
1 online resource (550 p.) : some ill.
Sustainability has become an issue widely debated in many countries. Given the central role of food supply and the emotional relationship that modern mankind still has to its food, sustainability is seen as a value which has to be maintained throughout food supply chains. The complexity of modern food systems invokes a variety of ethical implications which emerge from contrasts between ideals, perceptions and the conditions of technical processes within food systems, and the concerns connected to this.This book covers a broad range of aspects within the general issue of sustainable food production and ethics. Linking different academic disciplines, topics range from reflections about the roots of sustainability and the development of concepts and approaches to globalisation and resilience of food systems as well as specific ethical aspects of organic farming and animal welfare. Modern technologies which are intensely advocated by certain stakeholder groups and their societal challenges are addressed, as are many other specific cases of food production and processing, consumer perception and marketing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789086860463 20160618
Book
118 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xvii, 316 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cm.
  • PART ONE THE NATURAL HERITAGE AND THE SOILS RESOURCE: Soils and Sustainability - A Natural Heritage Perspective, J E Gordon, N Gubbins, A G Taylor and A P McKirdy-- The Soil Ecosystem and Sustainability, M B Usher-- Soil Change in Scotland - The Legacy of Past Improvement Processes, D A Davidson and T C Smout-- The Monitoring of Soil Properties, M F Billett-- The Scottish Soil Resource - its Current Status and Future Priorities for its Management, S J Langan, E Paterson and A G Taylor-- Posters: Bellow-ground Biodiversity - A Literature Review for the British Isles, particularly Scotland, R Moore, A R Anderson, D Ray, C Walker, D G Pyatt, H F Evans, C I Carter, N A Straw, D Wainhouse and T G Winter-- Organic and Physical Components of Soil Quality, B C Ball, M V Cheshire and A G Robertson-- The Soil Resource of Scotland, J S Bell, F T Dry, J H Gauld, G Hudson, A Lilly and W Towers. PART TWO POLLUTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: Acid Deposition and Soils - A Perspective for Nature Conservation, S A Barcham-- Climate Change, Soils and Sustainability, M D A Rounsevell, P Bullock and J Harris-- Heavy Metals in Soils, I D Pulford-- Sustainable Use of Sewage Sludge on Agricultural Land, M N Aitken-- Posters: Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Soil Incorporation of Crop Residues, E M Baggs, R M Rees and K A Smith-- Recycling of Sewage Sludge to Land, R Wolstenholme and B Davis-- Restoration of Wet Heathland after Opencast Mining, D W Merrilees and G E D Tiley-- Determination of Regeneration Times of Opencast Coal Spoil Planted with Alder, Using a Modelling Approach, R C Hood-- Nitrate Leaching from Low and High Nitrogen Input Grassland Systems, P S Hooda, M Moynagh and I F Svoboda-- Background Levels of Heavy Metals in Scottish Soils and the Implications for Recycling Sewage Sludge to Agricultural Land, W Towers and E Paterson. PART THREE SOILS AND LAND USE: Forestry, Soils and Sustainability, D C Malcolm and A J Moffat-- One Approach to Sustainability in Agriculture: Applying Technology for the Benefit of Soils and the Natural Heritage, P H Pitkin and E J Tait-- Soils and Sustainability - A Crofting View, M M Grantham-- Soil Erosion and Sustainability, I C Grieve and J A Hipkin-- Posters: The Impacts of Reindeer on Finnmark's Landscape, Northern Norway, R Evans-- Soil Disturbance by Mechanical Scarification and Windthrow, E J F Cameron-- Defining Biologically Sustainable Stocking Levels on Scottish Peatland: Shetland Case Study, R V Birnie-- Catchment Water Quality in Relation to Land Use and Management Practices, P S Hooda, M Moynagh, I F Svoboda, H Anderson, M Thurlow and M Stewart-- Application of Nitrogen Cycle Modelling to Land Use Policy Issues - Winter and Spring Cereal Cropping, A J A Vinten-- A Snowmelt Generated Erosion Event in Fife, Scotland, R Wade. PART FOUR TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY: Points of Departure in Soil Protection Policy in the Netherlands, F A M de Haan-- Towards a Strategy for the Sustainability of the Soil.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780114952709 20160528
Based on a conference organised by the Research Advisory Services Directorate of Scottish Natural Heritage, this book explores the links between soils, the natural heritage and the long-term well-being of the environment. Written by a team of experts, the major land use is explored from the perspective of the sustainable use of the land resources of Scotland. Soil has too often been neglected by nature conservationists, but this book demonstrates how important it is in considering the management of sites, the protection of biodiversity, and the enjoyment of the natural environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780114952709 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
143 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
  • Conferencias. La ecología y la agricultura ecológica : algunas consideraciones / Juan Torres G. Bases y principios de la agricultura ecológica / Enrique Kolmans. La revolución verde y el desequilibrio de los agroecosistemas / Luis Gomero O. Composición del suelo manejado con agricultura química y con agricultura ecológica / Carmen Felipe M. Evolución histórica de la agricultura en el Perú : "Ecodesarrollo andino" / entrevista, John Earl. Economía campesina y agricultura orgánica / Alfredo Paredes B.
  • Presentacion de experiencias. La experiencia de agricultura orgánica en San Marcos / Ramírez Morales. Experiencia de agricultura ecológica en Huánuco / Arturo Chuquillanqui. Experiencia de agricultura ecológica en costa : el caso de Santa María / Enrique Rabanal Aliaga, Rodolfo Barrientos Garay.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
x, 85 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)

Looking for different results?

Modify your search: Remove limit(s) Search all fields

Search elsewhere: Search WorldCat Search library website