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Definition of the noun Agroecosystem

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  1. A conceptual model of an agricultural system (crop, farm or whole economy), relating its functions to its inputs and outputs.


Agroecosystem: An agroecosystem is the basic unit of study in agroecology, and is somewhat arbitrarily defined as a spatially and functionally coherent unit of agricultural activity, and includes the living and nonliving components involved in that unit as well as their interactions.

  • also known as Agroecosistem

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Google previewCoffee Agroecology (2015)

A New Approach to Understanding Agricultural Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Development by Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer

narrative, we could say that an experiment has been set up for us, as the coffee agroecosystem is a replicate ecosystem throughout the mid-elevation tropics. Our chapters reflect our own interests in ecosystems generally. Chapter 2 treats the ...

Google previewNature Conservation on Farms (2016)

by David George, David Brouwer

A commercial agroecosystem is an ecosystem managed with the aim of making money from food production in some form or other. Humans change the ecosystem with the aim of getting the harvests they want. If we don't manage the ...

Google previewSustainable Agriculture in California (1991)

Proceedings of a Research Symposium, Sacramento, California, March 15-16, 1990 by David Chaney

In an ecological sense, the agroecosystem is a disturbed natural ecosystem in which physical and biological resources are manipulated (farmed) to provide desired outputs ( products) ...

Google previewBeneath the Bottom Line

An agroecosystem refers to the blend of biological and physiochemical features ( e.g., soil, water, nutrients) as they are modified by agronomic practices (e.g., tillage and cropping systems, and agrichemical inputs). The interactions of these ...

Google previewEnvironmental Management for Sustainable Development (2002)

by Chris Barrow

An agroecosystem is an ecological system modified by humans to produce food or commodities, which generally means a reduction in diversity of wildlife. Agroecosystem assessment (or analysis) evolved in Thailand and attempts rapid ...

Google previewAgroecology (2014)

The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition by Stephen R. Gliessman

An agroecosystem is a site or integrated region of agricultural production—a farm , for example—understood as an ecosystem. The agroecosystem concept provides a framework with which to analyze food production systems as wholes, ...

Google previewThe Ecology of Agroecosystems (2011)

by John H. Vandermeer

All we can say for sure about the agroecosystem is that there is a certain inevitability of surprises, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems (2014)

Higher crop yields and some food security Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Diversified agroecosystem Food security and domestic self sufficiency Income Income Empowerment Gender equity Education Improved infrastructure Improved nutrition and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ecology (2014)

The Agroecosystem Figure 1 is an attempt to summarize the characteristics of an agroecosystem as compared to most natural ecosystems. Note that this comparison is between a typical natural ecosystem and a typical, high-production ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

agroecosystem. An agricultural *ecosystem, e.g. a cereal crop. agroforestry. A system of mixed arable farming and forestry that has been practised for millennia in many parts of the tropics (e.g. in home gardens in Java), especially in rainforest ...

Google previewDictionary of Ecodesign (2010)

An Illustrated Reference by Ken Yeang, Lillian Woo

Agroecosystem. The effect that agricultural practices such as humanmade structures, croplands, pasture, and livestock have on the atmosphere, soils, surface drainage, and groundwater. Air analysis Analysis of air to determine contaminant ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soil Science (2007)

by Ward Chesworth

AGROECOSYSTEM. An ecosystem that has been modified by the practice of agriculture. This will involve the replacement of native species by domesticated plants and animals, and the application of fertilizers, pesticides and other ...

Google previewDictionary of Energy (2009)

Expanded Edition by Cutler J. Cleveland, Christopher G. Morris

agroecosystem agrarianization Ecology. the establishment of agriculture; the formation and spread of a system structured around the domestication of plants ...

Google previewAne's Encyclopedic Dictionary of General & Applied Entomology (2009)

by Manjit Singh Dhooria

Agroecosystem: An agroecosystem is basically the ecosystem of an area as modified by the practice of agriculture, horticulture or Alarm Pheromones animal rearing. It is composed of cultivated land, the plants contained or grown thereon, and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Change (2013)

Three Volume Set by John A Matthews

GOH agroecosystem An agricultural ecosystem for the extensive or intensive PRODUCTION of crops and/or livestock. While less structurally and functionally complex than SEMINATURAL VEGETATION, by using energy subsidies they can ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Organic, Sustainable, and Local Food (2010)

by Leslie A. Duram

Agroecosystem Analysis.” Agronomy No. 43. American Society of Agronomy. 2004. Ryszkowski, Lech, ed. Landscape Ecology in Agroecosystems Management. Boca Raton FL: CRC Press, 2002. Shiyomi, M., and H. Koizumi, eds. Structure ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

See also agricultural ecology, agroecosystem, alternative agriculture, organic agriculture. organic farming. organic agriculture. See organic farming, preindustrial agriculture. non- mechanized agriculture, that which is dependent chiefly on ...

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Agroecosystem Meaning

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The value of this 13-letter word is 21 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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