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What can agriculture learn from natural ecosystems?
Lefroy, EC and Hobbs, RJ and O'Connor, MH and Pate, JS (1999) What can agriculture learn from natural ecosystems? In: Agriculture as a mimic of natural ecosystems. Current plant science and biotechnology in agriculture (37). Kluwer Academic Publishers, London, pp. 479-492. ISBN 978-0-7923-5965-4
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In the preceding papers, the authors evaluate the usefulness of the proposition
that mimicking characteristics of natural ecosystems, particularly patterns
of resource capture and distribution, can lead to improved sustainability of
agricultural systems. They approach this question from a diverse array of
disciplines over a broad range of geographical settings and ecosystems and
produce an equally broad range of views and conclusions. The aim of this
paper is to draw out the major themes that have emerged concerning the usefulness
of the mimic concept in generating radical solutions to the problem
of agriculture. First, a brief summary of their scope and conclusions.
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|Publisher:||Kluwer Academic Publishers|
|Page Range:||pp. 479-492|
© 1999 Kluwer Academic Publishers
|Date Deposited:||14 Jul 2009 05:32|
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