Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes
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Agroforestry -- the practice of integrating trees and other large woody perennials on farms and throughout the agricultural landscape -- is increasingly recognized as a useful and promising strategy that diversifies production for greater social, economic, and environmental benefits. Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes brings together 46 scientists and practitioners from 13 countries with decades of field experience in tropical regions to explore how agroforestry practices can help promote biodiversity conservation in human-dominated landscapes, to synthesize the current state of knowledge in the field, and to identify areas where further research is needed.
Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes is the first comprehensive synthesis of the role of agroforestry systems in conserving biodiversity in tropical landscapes, and contains in-depth review chapters of most agroforestry systems, with examples from many different countries. It is a valuable source of information for scientists, researchers, professors, and students in the fields of conservation biology, resource management, tropical ecology, rural development, agroforestry, and agroecology.
Introduction: The Role of Agroforestry in Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes
PART I. Conservation Biology and Landscape Ecology in the Tropics: A Framework for Agroforestry Applications
Chapter 1. Biodiversity Conservation in Deforested and Fragmented Tropical Landscapes: An Overview
Chapter 2. Ecological Effects of Habitat Fragmentation in the Tropics
Chapter 3. Landscape Connectivity and Biological Corridors
PART II. The Ecological Economics of Agroforestry: Environmental Benefits and Effects on Deforestation
Chapter 4. The Economic Valuation of Agroforestry's Environmental Services
Chapter 5. Is Agroforestry Likely to Reduce Deforestation?
Chapter 6. Chocolate Forests and Monocultures: A Historical Review of Cocoa Growing and Its Conflicting Role in Tropical Deforestation and Forest Conservation
Chapter 7. Achieving Biodiversity Conservation Using Conservation Concessions to Complement Agroforestry
PART III. The Biodiversity of Agroforestry Systems: Habitat, Biological Corridor, and Buffer for Protected Areas
Chapter 8. The Biodiversity and Conservation Potential of Shifting Cultivation Landscapes
Chapter 9. Biodiversity Conservation in Neotropical Coffee (Coffea arabica) Plantations
Chapter 10. Complex Agroforests: Their Structure, Diversity, and Potential Role in Landscape Conservation
Chapter 11. Live Fences, Isolated Trees, and Windbreaks: Tools for Conserving Biodiversity in Fragmented Tropical Landscapes
Chapter 12. Agroforestry Systems: Important Components in Conserving the Genetic Viability of Native Tropical Tree Species?
PART IV. Biodiversity as Burden and Natural Capital: Interactions between Agroforestry Areas, Natural Ecosystems, and Rural Communities in Tropical Land Use Mosaics
Chapter 13. Wildlife Conservation in Agroforestry Buffer Zones: Opportunities and Conflict
Chapter 14. Hunting in Agroforestry Systems and Landscapes: Conservation Implications in West-Central Africa and Southeast Asia
Chapter 15. Invasive Agroforestry Trees: Problems and Solutions
Chaper 16. Diseases in Tropical Agroforestry Landscapes: The Role of Biodiversity
PART V. Matrix Manangement in Practice: Agroforestry Tools in Landscape Conservation
Chapter 17. Agroforestry Buffer Zones and Stepping Stones: Tools for the Conservation of Fragmented Landscapes in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest
Chapter 18. Agroforestry and Biodiversity: Improving Conservation Outcomes in Tropical Northeastern Australia
Chapter 19. Silvopastoral Systems: Ecological and Socioeconomic Benefits and Migratory Bird Conservation
Chapter 20. Agroforestry and Climate Change?Integrated Conservation Strategies
Conclusion: Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes
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