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Climate Change and Crop Production – Foundations for Agroecosystem Resilience, 1st Edition

Noureddine Benkeblia (Ed.), 2019, CRC Press, 206 p., £43.39, ISBN: 9780367895921

Presenting an overview of agroecology within the framework of climate change, this book looks at the impact of our changing climate on crop production and agroecosystems, reporting on how plants will cope with these changes, and how we can mitigate these negative impacts to ensure food production for the growing population. It explores the ways that farmers can confront the challenges of climate change, with contributed chapters from around the world demonstrating the different challenges associated with differing climates. Examples are provided of the approaches being taken right now to expand the ecological, physiological, morphological, and productive potential of a range of crop types.

  • Describes the effects and responses of the macro and micro levels of crops under the different components of climate change
  • Reports on the adaptation and resilience of food production systems within the changing climate
  • Covers how plants cope with the changing climate including physiological, biochemical, phenotype, and ecosystem responses
  • Provides an in-depth discussion on the importance of agricultural education connected to climate change

Giving readers a greater understanding of the mechanisms of plant resilience to climate change, this book provides new insights into improving the productivity of an individual crop species as well as bringing resistance and resiliency to the entire agroecosystem. It offers a strong foundation for changing research and education programs so that they build the resistance and resilience that will be needed for the uncertain climate future ahead.