Chapter 1. Agriculture and its anthropocentric sciences.- Chapter 2. Natural ecosystems vs Agroecosystems.- Chapter 3. Soils as the Basis for Cultivated Ecosystems.- Chapter 4. Water as the basis for cultivated ecosystems.- Chapter 5. Linking Agroecosystems to Food Systems.- Chapter 6. Agroecosystem health and services.- Chapter 7. Agroecology and hunger.- Chapter 8. Wastes or resources in agroecosystems?.- Chapter 9. Global climate change and ag-riculture.- Chapter 10. Agrobiodiversity and agroecosystem stability.- Chapter 11. Domestication in agricultural systems.- Chapter 12. Animal welfare: a good life for animals.- Chapter 13. Forage based production systems.- Chapter 14. Cereal based cropping systems.- Chapter 15. Vegetable based production systems.- Chapter 16. Fruit and nut production systems.- Chapter 17. Aquaculture production systems.- Chapter 18. Environmental innovations in urban ecosystems.- Chapter 19. Integrated Pest Management (IPM): from theory to application.- Chapter 20. Organic agriculture: a model for sustainability.- Chapter 21. Integrated Agroecosystem Management.- Chapter 22. Employing an Agroecological Approach to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals- a Case Study from China.
About the Author
Claude D. Caldwell, Professor Emeritus, Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture, received his BSc (Hon) in Biology from Mount Allison University in 1972, his MSc in Physiological Ecology from Dalhousie University in 1975; and his PhD in Plant Biophysics from the University of East Anglia, England, in 1978. He has held academic/research appointments at Mount Allison University, Brandon University, Agriculture Canada and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, now the Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University. His present research program focuses on the development of cropping systems. He has authored or co-authored in excess of 100 refereed scientific publications. Dr. Caldwell has taught students from the level of junior high school to mature students in the north of Canada, and continues to supervise both undergraduate and graduate students. He has developed curricula and taught at the University level in Canada, the Philippines, Indonesia, Jamaica, Trinidad, China and Vietnam. His international activities include development projects in Jamaica, the Philippines, Gambia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Vietnam and China. Dr. Caldwell co-authored the MOU with Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU) regarding student articulation between Canada and China, which led to the development of the cross-cultural and interdisciplinary teaching of Agroecology. Songliang Wang is a Professor at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China. He has been active in teaching and researching in Agroecology for the past thirty years at FAFU, where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Agronomy, Master's degree in Farming Systems and Ph.D. in Plant Genetics and Breeding. He has been teaching Agroecology in English with Dr. Claude Denis Caldwell and Ms. Shannon Kilyanek since 2004. Since 1999, Songliang has participated in Agroecology academic exchanges to Wageningen University and Research Institute in the Netherlands; Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Canada; and the University of British Columbia in Canada.