Agriculture as a social-ecological system embraces many
disciplines. This book breaks through the silos of individual
disciplines to bring ecologists and economists together to consider
agriculture through the lens of resilience. It explores the
economic, environmental and social uncertainties that influence the
behaviour of agricultural producers and their subsequent farming
approach, highlighting the importance of adaptability, innovation
and capital reserves in enabling agriculture to persist under
climate change and market volatility. The resilience concept and
its relation to complexity theory is explained and the
characteristics that foster resilience in agricultural systems,
including the role of biodiversity and ecosystem services, are
explored. The book discusses modelling tools, metrics and
approaches for assessing agricultural resilience, highlighting
areas where interdisciplinary thinking can enhance the development
of resilience. It is suitable for those researching sustainable
agriculture or those engaged in agricultural policy decisions and
analysis, as well as students of ecology, agriculture and
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