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Sustainability

sustainable development, social justice, ecology, community, green energy, sustainable scholarship, food

Sustainability Terms

Listed are various terms synonymous with sustainability. Use different terms when searching databases, and catalogs. From Virginia Tech’s Sustainability Research Guide.

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Movements

  • Agrarian
  • Agrarianism
  • Agricultural ecology
  • Agricultural land
  • Agri-environmental indicator
  • Agrobiodiversity
  • Agroecology
  • Agroecosystems
  • Agroforestry
  • Agroforestry systems
  • Agropastoral systems
  • Alternative agriculture
  • Alternative farming
  • Animal ecology
  • Appropriate technology
  • Arthropoda as biological pest control agents
  • Bacterial diversity
  • Best management practices (pollution prevention)
  • Bio-control
  • Biodiversity
  • Biodynamic farming or agriculture
  • Biofertilizers
  • Biointensive gardening
  • Biointensive integrated pest management
  • Biological control
  • Biological control agents
  • Biological diversity
  • Biological farming or agriculture
  • Biological indicators
  • Biological pest control agents
  • Biologically integrated farming systems
  • Bonemeal
  • Bufferstrips
  • Carbon footprint (CF)
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Carrying capacity
  • Community food system
  • Community gardens
  • Community life
  • Community-based agriculture
  • Community-based economics
  • Community-supported agriculture (CSA)
  • Compost
  • Conservation
  • Conservation buffers
  • Conservation tillage
  • Controlled grazing
  • Crops—ecology
  • Dendroecology
  • Direct agricultural markets
  • Eco-agriculture
  • Ecological farming
  • Ecological farming or agriculture
  • Ecological footprint (ef)
  • Ecosystems
  • Environmental indicators
  • Externalities
  • Externalities (economic)
  • Family farms
  • Farmers markets
  • Farmers’ markets
  • Farmland preservation
  • Farmland protection
  • Field crops—ecology
  • Food chains
  • Food circle
  • Food consumption
  • Food cooperatives (co-ops)
  • Food miles
  • Food patriotism
  • Food policy
  • Food security
  • Food supply
  • Food webs
  • Foodshed
  • Foodways (food symbolism and traditions)
  • Garden ecology
  • Good agricultural practices (gap)
  • Grass farming or agriculture
  • Grass-based farming or agriculture
  • Grassland management
  • Grasslands
  • Grazing intensity
  • Grazing systems
  • Green manuring
  • Green politics
  • High-intensity, low-frequency grazing (hilf)
  • Holistic management (HM)
  • Holistic range management
  • Holistic resource management (hrm)
  • Human ecology
  • Humus
  • Integrated agricultural systems
  • Integrated pest management
  • Intensive grazing
  • Kyusei nature farming or agriculture
  • Land use and sustainability
  • Life cycle and (environmental assessment or environmental impact)
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Local food movement
  • Local food system
  • Local foods
  • Local independent processors
  • Localist agriculture
  • Low input agriculture
  • Low input sustainable agriculture (LISA)
  • Management intensive grazing (MIG)
  • Manures
  • Market gardens
  • Microenvironments
  • Mini-farming
  • Natural farming or agriculture
  • Natural foods
  • Natural grasslands
  • Natural products in agriculture
  • Nematoda as biological pest control agents
  • Nutrient balance
  • Nutrient content
  • Nutrient management
  • Organic dairy farming
  • Organic farming
  • Organic fertilizers
  • Organic foods
  • Organic production
  • Pasture based farming or agriculture
  • Pastures
  • Permaculture
  • Permanent grasslands
  • Pests—integrated control
  • Plant communities
  • Plant diversity
  • Plant ecology
  • Precision agriculture
  • Precision farming
  • Product life cycle
  • Regenerative agriculture or farming
  • Regional food
  • Resource management
  • Restoration ecology
  • Rhizosphere
  • Rotational grazing
  • Rural sustainability
  • Seed savers
  • Slow food
  • Small farms
  • Soil air
  • Soil bacteria
  • Soil biology
  • Soil ecology
  • Soil organic matter
  • Soils
  • Species diversity
  • Suburban agriculture
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Sustainable development
  • Sustainable forestry
  • Sustainable horticulture
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Time-controlled grazing (TCG)
  • Urban agriculture
  • Voisin management grazing
  • Weed control
  • Weeds—biological control
  • Weeds—integrated control