ISBN 9788181891051,New Dimensions In Agroecology

New Dimensions In Agroecology



IBDC Publisher

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9788181891051

ISBN-10 8181891058

Hard Back

Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

This book draws on outstanding leaders in agroecology to develop a broad basis for the need for sustainable agriculture and a secure glabal food supply. Confirming the need for need for agroecology and food security is the Wold Health Organization report that indicates that more than three billion people are malnourished in the world - the largest numbers in history.

About The Authors
David R Clements, PhD, is Associate Procefessor of Biology and Environmental Studeis at trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. Dr. Clements completed his PhD in Kingston, Ontario, on integrated pest management in apple orchards. During his post-doctorate research at the University of Guelph, he continued to apply ecological principles to pest management, working in the area of weed management of row crops. He has taught ecology and botany courses at Trinity Western University since 1994, including field courses in plant ecology in the Gulf Islands off the coast of British Columbia and in the Hawaiian islands. He continues to reserch various aspects of integrated weed management in agriculture as well as study invasive weed biology in natural ecosystems.

Anil Shrestha, PhD, is Weed Ecologist with the University of California's Statewide IPM Program. He is based at the University's Kearney Agricultural Center in Parlier. After completing his undergraduate degree at the Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology in Faizabad, India, he worked several yers with the Department of Agriculture and with the FAO Fertilizer program in his homeland of Nepal. Dr. Shrestha is committed to the extension and research efforts in vegetation management, integrated pest management, cropping systems, and agroecology. He has authored more than 25 refereed papers and several extension articles in the field and has recently edited a book entitled Cropping Systems: Trends and Advances.