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Hillel and Rosenzweig 2010

Hillel, D., and C. Rosenzweig, 2010: Conclusion: Climate change and agroecosystems: Main findings and future research directions. In Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation. D. Hillel and C. Rosenzweig, Eds., ICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Vol. 1. Imperial College Press, pp. 429-435.

The Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems has surveyed the many ways that global warming and its associated effects interact with agriculture and addresses how agriculture in turn can both adapt to and mitigate a changing climate. The overall conclusion is that a multi-criteria optimization approach is needed to improve crop productivity for food security while simultaneously protecting the environment. The goal of this approach is to produce higher yields with reduced greenhouse gas emissions perunit of production and to conserve soil, water, and ecosystem integrity. This challenging goal can be implemented through three major synergistic activities: (1) improved fundamental understanding of soil functions and crop physiology, (2) targeted breeding programs based on that improved fundamental understanding, and (3) advanced agronomic management management aimed at intensifying and sustaining productive agricutural land while preserving ecosystems in non-agricultural land.

Many directions for research needed to achieve these overall goals are indicated throughout the handbook and are summarized here.

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BibTeX Citation

@inbook{hi09100s,
  author={Hillel, D. and Rosenzweig, C.},
  editor={Hillel, D. and Rosenzweig, C.},
  title={Conclusion: Climate change and agroecosystems: Main findings and future research directions},
  booktitle={Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation},
  year={2010},
  pages={429--435},
  publisher={Imperial College Press},
  address={London},
  series={ICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Vol. 1},
}

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