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By Wanda W. Collins, Calvin O. Qualset

ISBN-10: 1566702909

ISBN-13: 9781566702904

Among the range of plant and animal species and host/dependent agricultural structures. Biodiversity in Agroecosystems indicates how biodiversity will be considered not just because the wealthy makeup of lots of similar and competing species inside an ecologically outlined group, but in addition because the powerful habit and resilience of these species through the years and because the patience in their eco-community. This publication brings to the fore new study on biodiversity in agricultural ecosystems at either micro and macro degrees, heretofore to be had merely in journals and complaints papers.

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