DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
ES 501 ANALYSIS OF AGROECOSYSTEM (3L+0P) I
To disseminate the knowledge about the concepts related to agro-ecosystems and their role in agriculture.
Agro-ecosystems; ecological and social attributes; interactions among chemical, physical, biological and socio-economic components of ago-ecosystems
Trophic systems in agriculture; nutrients cycling, carrying capacity, community concepts, competition, biodiversity and complexity
Characteristics, structure and functions of agro-environmental resources (soil, water, climatic factors, living organisms, farm chemicals, rural infrastructure); energy movements; interactions between biotic and abiotic components; properties of various agro-ecosystems; biogeochemical cycles
Integrated management of agro-ecosystems and their adaptation strategies for sustainable production; sustainable agriculture and its significance; agro-ecological analysis of various agro- ecosystems - productivity, stability, profitability, autonomy and sustainability aspects
Impact assessment of environmental changes on agro-ecosystems; options for sustainable development; ecological assessment of traditional and modern agriculture