Long-Term Ecological Research

Between Theory and Application

Editors: Müller, F., Baessler, C., Schubert, H., Klotz, S. (Eds.)

  • Fills a gap, as most literature deals with short-term monitoring
  • Studies provide a snap-shot of the range of methods and practices in use in long-term ecosystem research today
  • The international dimension of long-term monitoring, observations and research are brought together
  • Promotes a better application of scientific methodology in environmental practice
  • Demonstrates the high significance of long-term oriented research questions
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About this book

Ecosystems change on a multitude of spatial and temporal scales. While analyses of ecosystem dynamics in short timespans have received much attention, the impacts of changes in the long term have, to a great extent, been neglected, provoking a lack of information and methodological know-how in this area.

This book fills this gap by focusing on studies dealing with the investigation of complex, long-term ecological processes with regard to global change, the development of early warning systems, and the acquisition of a scientific basis for strategic conservation management and the sustainable use of ecosystems.

Theoretical ecological questions of long-term processes, as well as an international dimension of long-term monitoring, observations and research are brought together. The outcome is an overview on different aspects of long-term ecological research.

Concepts and results of case studies in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems are discussed. The different time dimensions, as well as scales from the community and ecosystems up to the landscape scale are included. Finally, research is linked with application in different fields of ecology, and urgent future infrastructural, methodological and research demands and challenges are described.

This book will be of interest not only to ecologists, conservation biologists, biodiversity scientists and environmentalists, but also to administrators of protected areas and natural resource managers.

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“Each of the 30 chapters (written by 104 authors) deals with the conceptual issue of long-term research … . The book can serve as a source of arguments and ideas for grant proposals of those who are preparing any monitoring, as even short-term monitoring might be repeated in future and become long-term. The book is an excellent source of flow charts incorporating different scales, ecosystems subjects methods, etc … .” (Jitka Klimešová, Folia Geobot, Vol. 47, 2012)

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Long-Term Ecosystem Research Between Theory and Application – An Introduction

    Müller, Felix (et al.)

    Pages 3-7

  • Theoretical Demands for Long-Term Ecological Research and the Management of Long-Term Data Sets

    Müller, Felix (et al.)

    Pages 11-25

  • Long-Term Ecosystem Dynamics: Theoretical Concepts of Environmental Change

    Fath, Brian D. (et al.)

    Pages 27-38

  • The Scientific Potential of Environmental Monitoring

    Schimming, Claus-G. (et al.)

    Pages 39-55

  • Twenty-Eight Years of the US-LTER Program: Experience, Results, and Research Questions

    Gosz, James R. (et al.)

    Pages 59-74

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $239.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9669-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Long-Term Ecological Research
Book Subtitle
Between Theory and Application
Editors
  • Felix Müller
  • Cornelia Baessler
  • Hendrik Schubert
  • Stefan Klotz
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8782-9
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8782-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8781-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9669-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 456
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