Agroforestry -- the practice of integrating trees and other large woody perennials on farms and throughout the agricultural landscape -- is increasingly recognized as a useful and promising strategy that diversifies production for greater social, economic, and environmental benefits. Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes brings together 46 scientists and practitioners from 13 countries with decades of field experience in tropical regions to explore how agroforestry practices can help promote biodiversity conservation in human-dominated landscapes, to synthesize the current state of knowledge in the field, and to identify areas where further research is needed. Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes is the first comprehensive synthesis of the role of agroforestry systems in conserving biodiversity in tropical landscapes, and contains in-depth review chapters of most agroforestry systems, with examples from many different countries. It is a valuable source of information for scientists, researchers, professors, and students in the fields of conservation biology, resource management, tropical ecology, rural development, agroforestry, and agroecology.However, forest lands converted to other use in the latter context are 20a50 times greater in area than those affected by itinerant slash-and-burn agriculture. ... study of forest succession or as potential routes for the restoration of tropical forest and the goods and services it provides, ... the spatial characteristics of shifting cultivation landscapes, how do they change over time, and what are the relationshipsanbsp;...
|Title||:||Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes|
|Author||:||Götz Schroth, Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca, Celia A. Harvey, Claude Gascon, Heraldo L. Vasconcelos, Anne-Marie N. Izac|
|Publisher||:||Island Press - 2013-03-22|