We have rigorously pursued opportunities to publish results from the planning and evaluation of our educational experiences. In this section you find a collection of publications representing a portion of the educational activities conducted and summarized over the past decade.

The following is not a complete record of our publication, but we hope that it serves as a useful resource to educators interested in seeking new and creative ways to work with tomorrow’s students.

  • Francis, C. 2000. Applications of current research and teaching in agroecology to natural systems agriculture. The Land Institute, Scholars’ Workshop, Matfield Green, Kansas. July 23. 8 pp
  • Francis, C., 2000. Agroecology and ecological agriculture. Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society (NSAS) Newsletter, Fall. p. 4
  • Francis, C., 2000. Designing a durable and positive future for agriculture. Amer. J. Alternative Agric. 15(1):44-47
  • Francis, C.A. 2004. Education in agroecology and integrated systems. J. Crop Improvement 11(1/2):21-43.
  • Francis, C.A. 2004. Greening of agriculture for long-term sustainability. Agron. J. 96:1211-1215.
  • Francis, C., and H. Olsen. 1998. Visions for future education. KVL Mosaik, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, October 15, week 42, p.8-9
  • Francis, C., and J. King. 1997. Impact of personal values on agricultural research. Society & Natural Resources 10:273
  • Francis, C., G. Lieblein, H. Steinsholt, T.A. Breland, J. Helenius, N. Sriskandarajah, and L. Salomonsson. 2005. Food systems and environment: building positive rural-urban linkages. Human Ecology Review (in press)
  • Francis, C., G. Lieblein, S. Gliessman, T.A. Breland, N. Creamer, R. Harwood, L. Salomonsson, J. Helenius, D. Rickerl, R. Salvador, M. Wiedenhoeft, S. Simmons, P. Allen, M. Altieri, C. Flora, and R. Poincelot. 2003. Agroecology: the ecology of food systems. J. Sustainable Agric. 22(3): 99-118
  • Francis, C., J. Helenius, G. Lieblein, J. Porter, H. Olsen, and L. Salomonsson. 2000. Conceptual foundation for innovative education in agroecology. Ch. 5 in: Integrating Concepts of Sustainability into Education for Agriculture and Rural Development, W. van de Bor, P. Holden, A. Wals, and W.L. Filho, editors. Proc. Wageningen Workshop, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. p. 125-139
  • Francis, C., L. Salomonsson, G. Lieblein, and J. Helenius. 2004. Serving multiple needs with rural landscapes and agricultural systems. Ch. 10 in: D. Rickerl and C. Francis, editors, Agroecosystems Analysis, Monograph Series No. 43, Amer. Soc. Agron., Madison, Wisconsin. p. 147-165.
  • Francis, C.A. 2003. Advances in the design of resource-efficient cropping systems. J. Crop Improvement. J. Crop Production Vol. 8, No.1/2, p. 15-32
  • Francis, C.A., and H.C. Carter. 2001. Participatory education for sustainable agriculture: everyone a teacher, everyone a learner. J. Sustain. Agric. 18(1):71-83
  • Francis, C.A., G. Lieblein, J. Helenius, L. Salomonsson, H. Olsen, and J. Porter. 2001. Challenges in designing ecological agriculture education: A Nordic perspective on change. Amer. J. Altern. Agric. 16(2):89-95
  • Francis, Charles & Lieblein, Geir & Salomonsson, Lennart & Rutkoviene, Vida & Sriskandarajah, Nadarajah & Breland, Tor Arvid & Moulton, Michael & Helenius,
    Innovative education in agroecology: the ecology of food systems in the Nordic Region. Vagos. – Akademija (Kauno raj.): Lietuvos zemes ukio universiteto Leidybos centras ISSN 1648-116X. (2003): 61 (14), p. 14-19
  • Langer, V., J. Rasmussen, and C. Francis. 2004. Focus of MSc/PhD Agricultural Research in Denmark, U.S. and Canada. Amer. Soc. Agronomy, Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington (disk)
  • Lieblein G, Moulton M, Sriskandarajah N, Christensen D, Waalen W, Breland T A, Francis C, Salomonsson L and Langer V (2005), A Nordic Net-based Course in Agroecology – Integrating student learning and teacher collaboration, European Journal of Open and Distance Learning, Vol 2,
  • Lieblein, G., C. Francis, and J. King. 2000. Conceptual framework for structuring future agricultural colleges and universities. J. Agric. Educ. Extension (Wageningen) 6:213-222.
  • Lieblein, G., C. Francis, W. Barth-Eide, H. Torjusen, S. Solberg, L. Salomonsson, V. Lund, G. Ekblad, P. Persson, J. Helenius, M. Loiva, L. Sepannen, H. Kahiluoto, J. Porter, H. Olsen, N. Sriskandarajah, M. Mikk, and C. Flora. 2000. Future education in ecological agriculture and food systems: a student-faculty evaluation and planning process. J. Sustain. Agric. 16(4):49-69
  • Lieblein, G., C.A. Francis, L. Salomonsson, and N. Sriskandarajah. 1999. Ecological agriculture research: increasing competence through PhD courses. J. Agric. Education and Extension. 6(4):31-46
  • Lieblein, G., C.A. Francis, and H. Torjusen. 2001. Future interconnections among ecological farmers, processors, marketers, and consumers in Hedmark County, Norway: creating shared vision. Human Ecology Review 8(1):61-72
  • Lieblein, G., L. Salomonsson, T.A. Breland, N. Sriskandarajah, H. Kahiluoto, C. Francis, and E. Ostergaard. 2004. Experiential learning in agriculture and food systems: NOVA University model in agroecology. Amer. Soc. Agronomy, Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington (disk)
  • Lieblein, G., E. Østergaard, and C. Francis. 2005. Becoming an agroecologist through action education. J. Agricultural Sustainability (U.K.) ( in press).
  • Salomonsson, L. & Lieblein, G. & Francis, C. & Sriskandarajah, N. & Helenius, Juha. Education in agroecology: pedagogical experiences from the Nordic countries / L. Salomonsson … [et al.]. // Rebuilding Africa’s capacity for agricultural development. – Nairobi : African Network for Agroforestry Education (ANAFE) ISBN 92-9059-1609. p. 121-129
  • Salomonsson, L., C.,A. Francis, G. Lieblein, and B. Furugren. 2004. Just in time education. NACTA Journal [in press].
  • Salomonsson, L., G. Lieblein, C. Francis, N. Sriskandarajah, and J. Helenius. 2003. Education in Agroecology – pedagogical experiences from the Nordic Countries. ICRAF Workshop on Education in Agroforestry, Nairobi, April.
  • Schneider, M., A. Colglazier, C. Pollard, R. Beutler, and C. Francis. 2005. Discovering the whole: multiple paths to systems learning. NACTA J. (in press).
  • Tigerstedt, P., C. Francis, and M Koppel. 1998. Enriched education of Nordic-Baltic plant breeders. J. Nat. Res. Life Sci. Educ. 27:70-74
  • Torjusen, H., G. Lieblein, M. Wandel, and C.A. Francis. 2001. Food system orientation and quality perception among consumers and producers of organic food in Hedmark County, Norway. Food Quality and Preference 12:207-216
  • Waage, S., and C. Francis 2004. The elephant in the room: core stumbling blocks to operationalize sustainability concepts in large corporations. Green Money, Business and Sustainability Section, Summer, 2004.;=317
  • Wiedenhoeft, M., S. Simmons, R. Salvador, G. McAndrews, C. Francis, J. King, and D. Hole. 2003. Agroecosystems analysis from the grass roots: a multidimensional experiential learning course. J. Natural Res. Life Sci. Educ. 32:73-79.

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Contact information: Associate Professor Geir Lieblein, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Agroecology Group, P.O. Box 5003, N-1432 Ås, Phone: +47 64 96 56 44, Fax: +47 64 94 78 02, E-mail: [email protected]