Ecological Studies

Functioning and Management of European Beech Ecosystems

Editors: Brumme, Rainer, Khanna, Partap K. (Eds.)

  • Presents future perspectives for forest development and forest management

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Temperate forests cover large areas of Europe and perform a number of important functions such as the regulation of energy and matter, production of wood and other resources, and conservation of biodiversity and habitats; they also have special signi?cance in social and cultural contexts. Initiated in 1960s, the ?rst International Biological Program (IBP) focused on ‘‘the biological basis of productivity and human welfare. ’’ As the German contribution to the IBP, ecosystem research has been carried out since 1966 in the Solling area (Ellenberg H. , Ecological Studies 2, 1971), an upland region in Northwest Germany. This study provided clear evidence that the stability of forest ecosystems was threatened by the high inputs of at- spheric pollutants. This promoted many interdisciplinary research programs which were coordinated by Prof. Dr. Bernhard Ulrich and the Forest Ecosystems Research Center of the University of Go¨ttingen. This involved, in addition to the Solling site, the establishment of two other sites for long-term monitoring of ecosystem pro- ¨ cesses. The two contrasting sites were established in 1980 at Gottinger Wald on base-rich calcareous soil and in 1989 at Zierenberg on volcanic soil. These projects were funded initially by the Federal Ministry of Research and Technology (BMBF) as interdisciplinary projects under the titles: ‘‘Conditions of Stability of Forest Ecosystems’’ (1989–1993), and ‘‘Dynamics of Forest Ecos- tems’’ (1993–1998). The primary goal of these studies was to quantify the ecolo- cal condition of forests in a changing environment and element ?uxes.

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“Studying, understanding and managing such a complex forest system is the central theme of the book … . The good news is that data from many unpublished PhD and Diploma theses are included in this book, and otherwise these would have been forever lost to public use. … The result is a rather heterogeneous book that has its strengths … . Overall, the book is very useful for soil scientists who seek detailed information about abiotic and microbial parameters of forest ecosystems … .” (Mark Maraun, Basic and Applied Ecology, Vol. 11 (6), 2010)


Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Brumme, R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • General Description of Study Sites

    Meesenburg, H. (et al.)

    Pages 7-11

  • Climatic Condition at Three Beech Forest Sites in Central Germany

    Panferov, O. (et al.)

    Pages 13-32

  • Soil Properties

    Meesenburg, H. (et al.)

    Pages 33-47

  • Changes in C and N Contents of Soils Under Beech Forests over a Period of 35 Years

    Meiwes, K. J. (et al.)

    Pages 49-63

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Functioning and Management of European Beech Ecosystems
Editors
  • Rainer Brumme
  • Partap K. Khanna
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
208
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-00340-0
DOI
10.1007/b82392
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-00339-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26912-7
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 501
Topics