Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Marcelo Larramendy

National University of La Plata


Sonia Soloneski

National University of La Plata


Crop and soil biota Ecosystem processes Management practices Pesticides Chemical fertilizers Organic fertilizers Environmental pollution Association of populations Species succession Manures Compost Conservation of natural resources

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About the book

This book is intended to highlight the term“Agroecosystems” as complex systems in which many species interact, with ecological processes that take place at different spatial scales, and with strong interactions between ecological and management processes.
The book will cover some general and specific aspects related with different topics as, a) Comparison of agroecosystems with natural ecosystems; b) Agricultural activity in agroecosystems; c) Agroecosystems and environmental risk; d) Species assemblages in agroecosystems; e) Organic versus inorganic fertilizer supplies, and, finally but not at last, f) Agroecology and its relevance to man sustainable management and conservation.

We shall aim to compile information from a diversity of sources to give some real examples extending the actual concept of Agroecosystems that may stimulate new both research ideas and trends in this relevant field. Furthermore, the book shall serve as a text book not only for academia and researchers but also as a reference work for agriculturists, environmentalists and industry professionals in general.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 15th 2019

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: May 4th 2020

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: July 23rd 2020

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Expected publication date: September 21st 2020

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About the editor

Marcelo Larramendy

National University of La Plata

Marcelo L. Larramendy, Ph.D., serves as a Professor of molecular cell biology at the School of Natural Sciences and Museum (National University of La Plata, Argentina). He is an appointed Senior Researcher of the National Scientific and Technological Research Council of Argentina and a former member of the Executive Committee of the Latin American Association of Environmental Mutagenesis, Teratogenesis and Carcinogenesis. He is the author of more than 450 contributions, including scientific publications, research communications and conferences worldwide. He is also the recipient of several national and international awards. Prof. Larramendy is a regular lecturer at the international A. Hollaender Courses organized by the IAEMS and former guest scientist at NIH (USA) and University of Helsinki (Finland). He is an expert in genetic toxicology and has been referee for more than 20 international scientific journals. He was a member of the International Panel of Experts at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, WHO, Lyon, France) in 2015 for the evaluation of DDT, 2,4-D and Lindane. Presently, Prof. Dr. Larramendy is Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Cytogenetics and Genotoxicology at the UNLP

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