ABSTRACT

Exploring the implementation of participatory, multistakeholder, and transdisciplinary ecosystem health research, Integrated Assessment of Health and Sustainability of Agroecosystems combines the latest theories in complexity and management with practical tools and approaches for sustainable rural development research.Although the text foc

General Introduction. Design and Implementation of an Adaptive, Integrated Approach to Health and Sustainability in a Smallholder-Dominated Agroecosystem. Community Participation and the Integration of Agroecosystem Health and Sustainability Concerns into Practical Decision Making. Use of Systems Theory, Directed Graphs, and Pulse Process Models in an Adaptive Approach to Agroecosystem Health and Sustainability. Soft System Methodology in the Management of Agroecosystem Health and Sustainability Concerns of a Tropical Highlands Agroecosystem. Development of Health and Sustainability Indicators for a Tropical Highlands Agroecosystem. An Assessment of Health and Sustainability of a Smallholder-Dominated Tropical Highlands Ecosystem. General Discussion. General Conclusions. Appendices. Index.