Ecological Studies

Ecosystem Organization of a Complex Landscape

Long-Term Research in the Bornhöved Lake District, Germany

Editors: Fränzle, O., Kappen, L., Blume, H.-P., Dierßen, K. (Eds.)

  • Analyses the fundamental processes of energy, water and nutrient cycling
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This book presents the major findings of a 12-year ecological study of the Bornhöved Lake District, situated some 30 km south of Kiel. Historically speaking, the present research scheme, like comparable long-term ecosystem studies at Göttingen, Bayreuth, München, and Berchtesgaden, has been conceived as the core of a comprehensive ecological surveillance system for Germany (Ellenberg et al. 1978). Comprising three interrelated components, namely an ecological monitoring network, comparative ecosystem research, and an environmental specimen bank, this system is intended to promote both ecological science and planning and policy. In this connection the geo- and bioscientifically based ecosystem research aims at understanding the structure and functions of systems, the natural equilibrium and stress tolerance of singular components and the entire system against changes and disturbances from within and from outside, and the relationships between diversity, productivity, and stability. Thus, ecosystem research forms the indispensable basis for the rational analysis of the comprehensive data sets made available by ecological monitoring networks and for the adequate selection of plant, animal, and soil specimens for environmental specimen banking purposes.

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Aus den Rezensionen: “Dieser Band fasst die wesentlichen Ergebnisse eines der großen Ökosystemforschungsprojekte Deutschlands zusammen, an dem 12 Jahre lang zahlreiche Wissenschaftler unterschiedlichster Disziplinen überwiegend von der Universität Kiel beteiligt waren. ... Insgesamt konnten fast 2.000 Arten aus den untersuchten Gruppen in den vier betrachteten Hauptlebensräumen ... nachgewiesen werden. Der Band wird durch ein äußerst umfangreiches Literaturverzeichnis ... und einen Index abgerundet, der das schnelle Auffinden der gesuchten Information erleichtert ...“ (Jürgen Dengler, in: Kieler Notizen zur Pflanzenkunde, 2009, Vol. 33, Issue 2, S. 134)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • General Concept of the Research Pogramme and Methodology of Investigations

    Fränzle, Otto (et al.)

    Pages 3-28

  • Ecological Setting of the Study Area

    Blume, Hans-Peter (et al.)

    Pages 29-57

  • Ecophysiological Key Processes in Agricultural and Forest Ecosystems

    Dilly, Oliver (et al.)

    Pages 61-81

  • Carbon and Energy Balances of Different Ecosystems and Ecosystem Complexes of the Bornhöved Lake District

    Kutsch, Werner L. (et al.)

    Pages 83-99

  • Water Relations at Different Scales

    Hörmann, Georg (et al.)

    Pages 101-117

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecosystem Organization of a Complex Landscape
Book Subtitle
Long-Term Research in the Bornhöved Lake District, Germany
Editors
  • Otto Fränzle
  • Ludger Kappen
  • Hans-Peter Blume
  • Klaus Dierßen
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
202
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-75811-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-75811-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-75810-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09494-1
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 392
Number of Illustrations and Tables
150 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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