Andy Dyer is Professor of Biology at the University of South Carolina, Aiken. He is the author or co-author of thirty journal articles and book chapters in plant ecology. Dr. Dyer's research interests are in population and community ecology, invasive species ecology, and habitat restoration. His current research focuses on population biology of invasive grasses, including competitive ability and germination traits.
"insightful...A well-written and timely analysis of an increasingly
dire agricultural dilemma."--Booklist
"Dyer endeavors to scientifically inspire a paradigm shift in the practice of production agriculture."--CHOICE
"A very thoughtful and well-written book...a good read and a great synthesis of ecology, evolutionary theory, and sustainable agriculture." --Natural Areas Journal
"Illustrates the unwise, nature alien use of chemicals...however, the book offers more than an alarming cry...its message appeals to anyone concerned with the long-term viability of the post-modern food production system."--Environment, Development, and Sustainability
"Its message appeals to anyone concerned with the long-term viability of the post-modern food production system."--Environment, Development, and Sustainability
"An unsuspecting advocate of the agricultural status quo who attempts this book may find herself seduced by the calm clarity with which the author makes his arguments. ...the elegance of Dyer's rhetorical scaffolding ...a voice of reason."--Acres USA