Advances in Agronomy, Volume 120

1st Edition

Hardcover ISBN: 9780124076860
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Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 17th May 2013
Page Count: 456
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Table of Contents

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Chapter One. Food, Nutrition and Agrobiodiversity Under Global Climate Change

1 Introduction

2 Moisture Stress and Rising CO2 and Temperature Impacts on Food Quality

3 Global Warming and Altered Pathogens and Pests Impacts on Crop Production and Quality

4 Management and Prevention of Aflatoxin

5 Agrobiodiversity to Enhance Nutritional Quality of Food Crops

6 Climate Change Analog Locations Representing Future Climate

7 Plant Phenomics to Screen Traits for Adapting to Stresses

8 Plant Traits to Accelerate Adaptation to Climate Change

9 Outlook



Chapter Two. Chromium Contamination and Its Risk Management in Complex Environmental Settings

1 Introduction

2 Sources of Chromium in the Environment

3 Distribution and Speciation of Chromium in the Environment

4 Biogeochemistry of Chromium in the Environment

5 Bioavailability and Toxicity of Chromium to Biota

6 Paradigm of Chromium Risk Management in Contaminated Environments

7 Summary and Future Research Needs



Chapter Three. Ecological Restoration: Approaches and Impacts on Vegetation, Soils and Society

1 Introduction

2 What is Ecological Restoration?

3 Challenges of Ecological Restoration

4 Approaches to Ecological Restoration

5 Impacts of Ecological Restoration

6 Synthesis and Conclusions


Chapter Four. The Role of Bioretention Systems in the Treatment of Stormwater

1 Introduction

2 Bioretention Systems

3 Soil and Plant Processes Involved in Treatment

4 Factors Affecting Treatment Efficiency

5 Conclusions

6 Future Research


Chapter Five. A Review of the Use of Organic Amendments and th


Advances in Agronomy continues to be recognized as a leading reference and a first-rate source for the latest research in agronomy. As always, the subjects covered are varied and exemplary of the myriad of subject matter dealt with by this long-running serial

Key Features

  • Maintains the highest impact factor among serial publications in agriculture
  • Presents timely reviews on important agronomy issues
  • Enjoys a long-standing reputation for excellence in the field


Professionals, researchers, students, and government involved in agronomy, crop & soil sciences, plant science, and environmental sciences


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