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What can agriculture learn from natural ecosystems?


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Lefroy, EC, Hobbs, RJ, O'Connor, MH and Pate, JS 1999 , 'What can agriculture learn from natural ecosystems?' , Agroforestry Systems, vol. 45, no. 1- 3 , pp. 423-436 , doi: 10.1023/A:1006293520726.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Lefroy, EC and Hobbs, RJ and O'Connor, MH and Pate, JS
Journal or Publication Title: Agroforestry Systems
ISSN: 0167-4366
DOI / ID Number: 10.1023/A:1006293520726
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