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Agricultural intensification and ecosystem properties.
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PMID:  20662149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Expansion and intensification of cultivation are among the predominant global changes of this century. Intensification of agriculture by use of high-yielding crop varieties, fertilization,irrigation, and pesticides has contributed substantially to the tremendous increases in food production over the past 50 years. Land conversion and intensification,however, also alter the biotic interactions and patterns of resource availability in ecosystems and can have serious local, regional, and global environmental consequences.The use of ecologically based management strategies can increase the sustainability of agricultural production while reducing off-site consequences.
P A Matson; W J Parton; A G Power; M J Swift
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  277     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1997 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-27     Completed Date:  2010-08-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  504-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ecosystem Sciences Division, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Agriculture* / methods,  trends
Conservation of Natural Resources
Crops, Agricultural
Time Factors

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