Sustainability, Vol. 10, Pages 3131: The Main Agroecological Structure (MAS) of the Agroecosystems: Concept, Methodology and Applications Sustainability doi: 10.3390/su10093131 Authors: Tomás Enrique León-Sicard Javier Toro Calderón Liven Fernando Martínez-Bernal José Alejandro Cleves-Leguízamo This document presents the concept of the Main Agroecological Structure of agroecosystems (MAS) from the perspective of environmental thinking (ecosystem-culture relationships) and considered as a dissipative cultural structure. It discusses the possible applications of this concept (resilience, production, diversity) both inside and outside the farms. The potential MAS can be useful in the planning processes of the farms because it allows the quantification of the internal and external corridors, including natural vegetation. At the same time, it can be an important tool in the context of landscape management because it shows a series of cultural relations (economic, social, symbolic and technological) that are normally overlooked by the partial analysis of landscape ecology.
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