Seeds of sustainablility : lessons from the birthplace of the Green Revolution

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  • Creator edited by Pamela A. Matson
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Washington, DC : Island Press, [2012] ©2012
  • Physical Details
    • xviii, 292 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781597265225, 1597265225, 9781597265256, 159726525X
  • OCLC ocn725295494


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Why the Yaqui Valley? An introduction / Pamela Matson and Walter Falcon -- A brief history of the Yaqui Valley / Ashley Dean -- Looking for "win-wins" in intensive agriculture / Pamela Matson, Rosamond Naylor, and Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio -- Ecosystems and land use change in the Yaqui Valley: does agricultural intensification "spare land for nature"? / Pamela Matson and Peter Jewett -- Linking knowledge with action for sustainable development: A case study of change and effectiveness / Ellen McCullough and Pamela Matson -- Exploring vulnerability in the Yaqui Valley human-environment system / Pamela Matson, Amy Luers, and Ellen McCullough -- From wheat to waves and back again: connections between the Yaqui Valley and the Gulf of California / Michael Beman and Amy Luers -- The Yaqui Valley's agricultural transition to a more open economy / Rosamond Naylor and Walter Falcon -- Agricultural research and management at the field scale / Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio and David Lobell -- Nitrogen in the Yaqui Valley: sources, transfers, and consequences / Toby Ahrens ... [et al.] -- Water resources management in the Yaqui Valley / Gerrit Schoups ... [et al.] -- Lessons learned / Pamela Matson, Rosamond Naylor, and Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio
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