Agroforestry for Commodity Production: Ecological and Social Dimensions
Agroforestry systems have been touted as sustainable production systems that alleviate many of the environmental problems associated with modern production systems. Are they indeed ecologically and economically sustainable? Using case studies from around the globe, this book highlights the potential of agroforestry systems to produce a broad range of commodities. In addition to addressing the biophysical and socioeconomic dimensions of producing traditional food, fodder and fiber crops, this volume examines the potential to integrate biomass crops, botanicals and ornamental plants into agroforestry practices. The book should be particularly useful to students, professionals, researchers and policy makers involved in natural resource management, agroforestry, and environmental management.
Shibu Jose is Professor of Forest Ecology in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida. He has authored more than 100 research articles that deal with ecological interactions, production ecology, and restoration ecology and edited four books. He currently serves as Editor-In-Chief of Agroforestry Systems, Book Review Editor of Forest Science, and Editorial Board Member of Research Letters in Ecology. He has also served as Editor of Journal of Forestry and Editorial Board Member of Tree Physiology in the past.